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2011-03-02 13:08:25

Indiana University scientists have solved a perplexing mystery regarding one of the body's main energy storage molecules, in the process shedding light on a possible route to treatment of a rare but deadly disease in teenagers. The disease occurs when a genetic mutation causes excessive amounts of phosphate to build up in glycogen. Glycogen is a chain-like molecule the body uses to temporarily store glucose when it's not needed to provide energy for cellular activities. The excess phosphate...

2011-02-24 17:32:23

Study finds maternal fructose consumption may also effect placental development A recent study accepted for publication in Endocrinology, a publication of The Endocrine Society, reports for the first time that maternal fructose intake during pregnancy results in sex-specific changes in fetal and neonatal endocrinology. Fructose is a simple sugar found naturally in honey, fruit and some vegetables. Diets high in dietary fructose, particularly due to calorically sweetened beverages, are now...

2011-02-10 16:30:42

A new comprehensive review, recently published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, concludes that fructose does not increase food intake or impact body weight or blood triglycerides in overweight or obese individuals. The review examined data regarding the normal consumption of fructose and any subsequent development of alterations in lipid or and/or glucose metabolism or weight gain in overweight people. Researchers were unable to find any relationship between fructose and...

2011-02-09 23:23:36

The dietary concerns of too much fructose is well documented. High-fructose corn syrup has become the sweetener most commonly added to processed foods. Many dietary experts believe this increase directly correlates to the nation's growing obesity epidemic. Now, new research at Oregon Health & Science University demonstrates that the brain "“ which serves as a master control for body weight "“ reacts differently to fructose compared with another common sweetener, glucose. The...

2011-01-25 10:07:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A comprehensive review of oral glucosamine use and its effect on glucose metabolism in normal and diabetic individuals has been accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews. The authors of the review, a team of experts in diabetes and glucose metabolism, concluded that consuming glucosamine as an oral supplement at typical levels does not adversely affect glucose metabolism. The purpose of the...

2010-12-27 20:41:56

A newly engineered yeast strain can simultaneously consume two types of sugar from plants to produce ethanol, researchers report. The sugars are glucose, a six-carbon sugar that is relatively easy to ferment; and xylose, a five-carbon sugar that has been much more difficult to utilize in ethanol production. The new strain, made by combining, optimizing and adding to earlier advances, reduces or eliminates several major inefficiencies associated with current biofuel production methods. The...

2010-12-17 00:00:42

One in five adults has chronic joint symptoms, yet half of those people thing nothing can be done to help them. Registered dietitian Marie Spano provides tips for managing joint discomfort. Ferndale, WA (Vocus) December 16, 2010 The Arthritis Foundation reports that one in five adults has chronic joint symptoms, and half of those people think nothing can be done to help them. And when joint discomfort increases because of cold weather, that's a message people don't want to hear....

2010-12-10 14:41:40

A team of Bioengineers in the United States have modified a strain of bacteria to increase its ability to produce ethanol. The research, published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, reveals how adaptation and metabolic engineering can be combined for strain improvement, a positive development for the biofuel industry. The team focused their research on Zymomonas mobilis, a bacterium noted for its bio-ethanol producing potential. However, the team believed that ethanol production could be...

2010-12-08 11:58:00

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX), an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis; and providers of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today announced the signing of a multi-unit research contract between its wholly-owned subsidiary, Biospherics Incorporated, and a leading global contract research organization (CRO) to...

2010-12-06 09:57:00

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX), an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis; and providers of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today announced that it will host an investment community conference call beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, December 9, to discuss results of the Company's Phase 3...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.