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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...

Why Cells And Organelles Don't Get Stuck
2012-08-31 11:44:50

Researchers explain 'hydration repulsion' between biomembranes Biomembranes enclose biological cells like a skin. They also surround organelles that carry out important functions in metabolism and cell division. Scientists have long known in principle how biomembranes are built up, and also that water molecules play a role in maintaining the optimal distance between neighboring membranes–otherwise they could not fulfill their vital functions. Now, with the help of computer...

2012-08-28 23:00:39

A recent independent study on US military personal demonstrated a strong association between the levels of omega-3s, such as found in Omega XL, and cognitive flexibility and executive function. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 27, 2012 The US Military has a strong interest in the potential health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, such as found in Omega XL, for service members, particularly for the potential cognitive effects for soldiers on active duty. A recent study published in the...

2012-08-25 23:02:25

Approximately 4 million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer´s disease with approximately another 4.8 million sufferers in Europe, notes Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP. After the age of 65, the incidence of Alzheimer´s doubles every 5 years. Most current forms of treatment have appeared hopeless in stemming this tide. While there are many genetic and environmental risk factors leading to Alzheimer´s, early recognition and natural preventative measures have been shown to...

2012-08-15 01:21:20

Pioneering mass spectrometry methods developed at the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE´s) Ames Laboratory are helping plant biologists get their first glimpses of never-before-seen plant tissue structures. The new method opens up new realms of study, ones that might have long-ranging implications for biofuels research and crop genetics. “The data we´re seeing are unprecedented,” said Basil Nikolau, the Ames Laboratory faculty scientist heading up the project,...

2012-08-14 23:01:51

The findings of a recent epidemiological study suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, such as found in Omega XL®, blunted cardiac responses to air pollution exposure. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 It is well documented that exposure to particulate matter in the air can increase cardiovascular disease and related deaths. Just in California, fine particulate air pollution is estimated to cause 9,000 premature deaths per year. In the first study of its kind, omega-3 fatty...

A New Target For The Treatment Of Diabetes And Obesity
2012-08-02 15:15:52

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a potential target for treating diabetes and obesity. Studying mice, they found that when the target protein was disabled, the animals became more sensitive to insulin and were less likely to get fat even when they ate a high-fat diet that caused their littermates to become obese. The findings are published online in the journal Cell Metabolism. The researchers studied how the body manufactures fat...

2012-07-27 06:30:47

(Ivanhoe newswire) - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While research has shown that increasing the amount of n-3 fatty acids within your diet could help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new research shows that might not be all true. The new blind, randomized, placebo study looked at 12,536 patients of at least 50 years of age with a high risk for cardiovascular events that has impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, or diabetes....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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