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2013-02-14 10:25:09

Study of tiny roundworms provides clue to observed human health benefits A search for genes that change their levels of expression in response to nutrient deprivation has uncovered potential clues to the mechanism underlying the health benefits of omega fatty acids. In the Feb. 15 issue of Genes & Development, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers describe finding that feeding omega-6 fatty acids to C. elegans roundworms or adding them to cultured human cells activates a...

2013-01-29 10:14:54

A new way of looking at a cell's surface reveals the distribution of small molecules in the cell membrane, changing the understanding of its organization. A novel imaging study by researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of Illinois and the National Institutes of Health revealed some unexpected relationships among molecules within cell membranes. Their findings provide a new way of studying cell structure and ultimately its function. Led by Mary Kraft...

Gene Converts Carbohydrates Into Fat
2012-12-07 05:54:07

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) recently discovered a gene that helps the body change carbs into fat. The team of investigators believes that the finding will be incredibly beneficial in terms of developing treatments for diabetes and fatty liver disease. In particular, the scientists at UCB looked at how the molecular mechanisms in an individual´s body can turn dietary carbohydrates into fats....

2012-12-02 05:02:20

Recent studies show omega-3 and cocoa reduce bad cholesterol and raise HDL while lowering stroke risk and leading to better cardiovascular health Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) December 01, 2012 Benefit6 Whole Body Protection by I Do Strive, LLC is the first product to focus on six key areas of health to provide consumers with the most comprehensive whole body protection supplement including weight loss. At the American Heart Institute´s conference in 2011 Harvard researchers looked...

Soldier Beetle Defense Turned Into Biotech Opportunity Through Gene Discovery
2012-11-08 10:31:11

CSIRO Australia New antibiotic and anti-cancer chemicals may one day be synthesized using biotechnology, following CSIRO's discovery of the three genes that combine to provide soldier beetles with their potent predator defense system. CSIRO researchers, and a colleague at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, published details of the gene identification breakthrough and potential applications recently in the international journal Nature Communications. "For the first time, our team has been...

Insect-repelling Compounds Discovered In Jatropha
2012-11-05 13:54:00

U.S. Department of Agriculture A tip about a folk remedy plant used in India and Africa to ward off bugs has led to the discovery of insect-repelling compounds. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified components of Jatropha curcas seed oil that are responsible for mosquito repellency. Researchers at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Natural Products Utilization Research Unit (NPURU) in Oxford, Miss., often find effective plant-derived compounds to deter...

2012-10-24 04:02:26

Omega 3 May Reduce Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease According to Recent Studies Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2012 Diabetes Support contains 2 grams of pure Omega 3 fish oil which according to a recent study shows it may benefit people with Type 2 Diabetes. Numerous studies in the past decade have shown clinical support for the use of omega 3 fatty acids supplements to assist in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. A study published in...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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