Latest Hormesis Stories

2009-06-25 11:03:37

When humans and animals delay reproduction because food or other resources are scarce, they may live longer to increase the impact of reproduction, according to a new study by University of Minnesota researchers published in the June 25 issue of PLoS (Public Library of Science) One.The discovery, which explains why starvation can lead to longer life, has important implications for improving human health and lengthening lifespan.The basic premise is that individuals use environmental cues to...

2009-05-29 08:05:14

Oxidative stress has been linked to aging, cancer and other diseases in humans. Paradoxically, researchers have suggested that small exposure to oxidative conditions may actually offer protection from acute doses. Now, scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have discovered the gene responsible for this effect. Their study, published in PLoS Genetics on May 29, explains the underlying mechanism of the process that prevents cellular damage by reactive oxygen species (ROS)."We...

2008-09-27 03:00:26

By Terry, Leon In a bid to help the industry maintain product quality and slow down deterioration rates, Cranfield University's Plant Science Laboratory reviews research into post-harvest treatment. Dr Leon Terry reports The market for ready-to-eat salads has grown rapidly in recent decades as a result of changes in consumer attitudes towards convenience, health and choice. Minimally processed horticultural products, such as fresh-cut prepared salads, are generally subjected to simple...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.