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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...

2012-10-10 04:02:54

Recent studies show omega-3 and cocoa reduce bad cholesterol and raise HDL while lowering inflammation leading to better cardiovascular health Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 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 at...

2012-09-24 23:01:24

Recent studies prove omega-3 and cocoa reduce bad cholesterol and raise HDL while lowering inflammation Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 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 at 21 studies involving 2,575...

Fatty Acid Affects Risk Of Breast Cancer
2012-09-18 10:43:57

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Before you pick up a piece of food high in fatty acid, you might want to think twice. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) showed that the risk of breast cancer could be increased by certain diet and metabolic syndrome factors found earlier in life. In particular, the scientists looked at the effects of a particular form of fatty acid. The findings, featured in the early edition of the...

2012-09-17 14:10:44

Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a method that for the first time provides scientists the ability to attach chemical probes onto proteins and subsequently remove them in a repeatable cycle. Their achievement, detailed in a paper that appears online this week in the journal Nature Methods, will allow researchers to better understand the biochemistry of naturally formed proteins in order to create better antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs, biofuels, food crops and other natural products....

Intestinal Bacteria Boost Fat Absorption 091312
2012-09-13 14:40:46

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Carnegie Institution for Science recently discovered that microbes in the intestine help the body increase the absorption of calories from food by extracting dietary fats. The results from the study on microbes in the digestive tract were recently published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. "This study is the first to demonstrate that...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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