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2012-01-25 12:36:15

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in journal Maturitas on the role of vitamin D in postmenopausal women with summary recommendations. Vitamin D deficiency is common and may affect up to 70% of Europeans. It is classified as a public health issue as it can contribute to many diseases, especially osteoporosis....

2011-12-12 16:07:09

Scientists at University College Dublin, Ireland, have identified a genetic alteration which causes a child to be born with no eyes — a condition called anophthalmia. According to the findings published in the current issue (December 2011) of Human Mutation, a child's eyes will not develop fully in the womb if the child has alterations in both copies of its STRA6 gene which is responsible for transporting vitamin A into the cells. This new discovery means that scientists can now...

2011-11-04 12:47:48

Deficiency may hinder recovery A new study indicates that many patients undergoing spine surgery have low levels of vitamin D, which may delay their recovery. In a study of 313 patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery, orthopaedic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that more than half had inadequate levels of vitamin D, including one-fourth who were more severely deficient. The researchers report their findings today at the 26th Annual Meeting of...

Image 1 - Students Coax Yeast Cells To Add Vitamins To Bread
2011-10-26 03:20:11

[ Watch the Video ] Any way you slice it, bread that contains critical nutrients could help combat severe malnutrition in impoverished regions. That is the goal of a group of Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students who are using synthetic biology to enhance common yeast so that it yields beta carotene, the orange substance that gives carrots their color. When it´s eaten, beta-carotene turns into vitamin A. The students´ project is the university´s entry in iGEM,...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

In a recent review of vitamin A, beta-carotene and cod liver oil supplements, Swanson Health Productsâ Swanson Premium Beta-Carotene was given an âœApprovedâ rating by ConsumerLab.com. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 In a recent health product review conducted by ConsumerLab.com, vitamin A supplements, including beta-carotene and cod liver oil, were reviewed for potency and potential lead contamination. Included in the voluntary product...

2011-10-24 22:56:44

Low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), but the first randomized, controlled trial using high-dose vitamin D in MS did not find any added benefit over and above ongoing low-dose vitamin D supplementation, according to a study published in the October 25, 2011, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "We did not find added benefit from high-dose vitamin D over and above ongoing low-dose...


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Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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