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Are You Ready For A Lab-Grown Hamburger Patty?
2011-11-14 10:17:09

The future of your backyard BBQ may be a bit different from what you are used to if researchers have their way.  Along with a growing global population that has recently passed 7-billion people, comes an ever-growing hunger for meat, which needs inherently inefficient resources to grow, sustain, process and ship those products to the table. Vascular biologist Mark Post, from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, hopes to grow animal protein, or cultured meat, burgers or...

2004-11-27 03:00:11

ABSTRACT Vitamin K-dependent proteins, including matrix Gla-protein, have been shown to inhibit vascular calcification. Activation of these proteins via carboxylation depends on the availability of vitamin K. We examined whether dietary intake of phylloquinone (vitamin K-1) and menaquinone (vitamin K-2) were related to aortic calcification and coronary heart disease (CHD) in the population-based Rotterdam Study. The analysis included 4807 subjects with dietary data and no history of...


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.