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2011-08-03 05:05:00

People who turn to fatty comfort foods, such as a scoop of ice cream or a piece of chocolate cake, during times of emotional stress know firsthand how calming these foods can be.  However, new research shows that so-called "Ëœcomfort eating' really does work at a molecular level to lift our mood, findings that could help explain why so many people spiral into obesity amid long-term stressful situations. The scientists at the University of Leuven in Belgium concluded that...

2011-07-07 19:08:09

Mice without cortisol receptor lose weight and suffer from gallstones Nature sees to it that we do not have "too much choler" (bile) in our body. A delicately equilibrated regulation system ensures that there is always exactly the right amount of bile in the gallbladder. When we are hungry, our body releases a hormone called cortisol, which is a glucocorticoid. Hepatic cells receive this hormone signal through their cortisol receptors (glucocorticoid receptors) and respond by filling the...

2011-06-23 15:05:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Stepan Specialty Products, LLC has acquired the Clarinol®, Marinol® and Pinnothin® product lines of Lipid Nutrition B.V., a part of Loders Croklaan B.V. The acquired product lines will be integrated into Stepan's Food and Health Specialties business, which will be renamed Stepan Lipid Nutrition. "The Lipid...

2011-06-06 07:30:00

DENVER, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced it has entered into a non-exclusive co-marketing and reselling agreement with PREMIER Biosoft International (Palo Alto, CA) to advance lipidomics research. Waters will offer PREMIER Biosoft's SimLipid® informatics platform for sale with Waters® ACQUITY UPLC® and high-resolution, exact mass SYNAPT® and XEVO® mass...

2011-05-31 21:10:09

Blood clotting is a complicated business, particularly for those trying to understand how the body responds to injury. In a new study, researchers report that they are the first to describe in atomic detail a chemical interaction that is vital to blood clotting. This interaction "“ between a clotting factor and a cell membrane "“ has baffled scientists for decades. The study appears online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. "For decades, people have known that blood-clotting...

2011-05-27 07:05:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A natural product called DLPC (dilauroyl phosphatidylcholine) increases sensitivity to insulin and reduces fatty liver in mice, leading Baylor College of Medicine researchers to believe it may provide a treatment for prediabetic patients. DLPC is an unusual phospholipid and a trace component of the dietary supplement lecithin. Dr. David D. Moore, professor of molecular and cellular biology at BCM, and his colleagues at first thought that DLPC would provide a useful tool...

2011-05-26 21:07:54

A Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing low-cost, renewable biofuels from bacteria.  The team has reprogrammed photosynthetic microbes to secrete high-energy fats, making byproduct recovery and conversion to biofuels easier and potentially more commercially viable. "The real costs involved in any biofuel production are harvesting the goodies and turning them into fuel," said Roy Curtiss, of the...

2011-05-24 18:31:19

In a large study of men in Japan, the presence of fatty liver disease by ultrasonography showed an inverse ( reduced risk) association with the frequency of moderate alcohol consumption; however, there was some suggestion of an increase in fatty liver disease with higher volume of alcohol consumed per day. Moderate drinkers had lower levels of obesity than did non-drinkers, and both obesity and metabolic abnormalities were positively associated with fatty liver disease. These findings support...

2011-05-13 00:00:30

Finding the omega 3 / omega 6 balance by eating the right foods is essential to health. A new healthy eating guide can aid in reaching this balance. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 The typical American diet contains a dangerous imbalance of omega 3s and 6s. Wellwise.org has joined the campaign of Dr. Bill Lands, the world's foremost authority on essential fatty acids, to give Americans healthier lifestyle choices by providing access to Dr. Lands' extensive research on the omega 3 and...

2011-05-11 23:46:03

Research identifies novel metabolic signaling pathway in worms that coordinates the aging response to nutrient availability There is no longer any doubt that dietary restriction (DR) extends lifespan. Many studies have shown that limiting nutrient intake extends lifespan in yeast, worms, flies and as well as postponing age-related diseases in mice. However, scientists are still puzzling over the exact mechanism of DR, convinced its secrets are the key to new therapies for diseases such as...