Protein Found That Initiates DNA Repair

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A research team has discovered a protein that may serve as a first responder that sets in motion a cascade of molecular activity to repair damaged DNA. The research team was led by Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov, professors of biology at the University of Rochester. Biologists, geneticists, and other scientists who study the cellular […]

How Manuka Honey Helps Fight Infection

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Manuka honey may kill bacteria by destroying key bacterial proteins. Dr Rowena Jenkins and colleagues from the University of Wales Institute – Cardiff investigated the mechanisms of manuka honey action and found that its anti-bacterial properties were not due solely to the sugars present in the honey. The work was presented this week (7-10 September […]

Young Blood Does Not Reverse Aging In Old Mice

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A new study from UC Berkeley found that tissue health and repair dramatically decline in young mice when half of their blood is replaced with blood from old mice. The study argues against the rejuvenating properties of young blood and points to old blood, or molecules within, as driving the aging process. “Our study suggests […]

Don’t Throw Out Old, Sprouting Garlic — It Has Heart-Healthy Antioxidants

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“Sprouted” garlic — old garlic bulbs with bright green shoots emerging from the cloves — is considered to be past its prime and usually ends up in the garbage can. But scientists are reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that this type of garlic has even more heart-healthy antioxidant activity than its […]

Food Additives Linked To Hyperactivity In Children, Study Shows

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A study by researchers at the University of Southampton has shown evidence of increased levels of hyperactivity in young children consuming mixtures of some artificial food colours and the preservative sodium benzoate. The possibility of food colours and preservatives affecting children’s behaviour has long been an unresolved question for parents. This significant new research by […]

Precut Salad May Encourage Growth Of Salmonella

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A new study from the University of Leicester shows that small amounts of damage to salad leaves in bagged salads encourage the presence of Salmonella enterica. Juices released from damaged leaves also enhance the pathogen’s ability to attach to the salad’s plastic container. The research is published November 18th in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a […]

Challenge Conventional Coffee Using CHEMEX Coffeemaker

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The Chemex® coffeemaker, together with Chemex-Bonded® Coffee Filter, makes perfect coffee. Clear, pure, flavorful and without bitterness or sediment every time. The coffee only comes in contact with the scientifically designed filter and non-porous glass. With the Chemex® method, you can make coffee as strong as you like without bitterness. Perfect for iced coffee and […]

Bananas Are As Beneficial As Sports Drinks, Study Suggests

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Bananas have long been a favorite source of energy for endurance and recreational athletes. Bananas are a rich source of potassium and other nutrients, and are easy for cyclists, runners or hikers to carry. Research conducted at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab in the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) has revealed additional benefits. […]

Contact Lenses Alter Eye Bacteria, Making It More Skin-Like

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Contact lenses may alter the natural microbial community of the eyes, according to a study published this week in mBio®, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. In a study of 58 adults seeking outpatient eye care, researchers at New York University School of Medicine found that contact lenses make the eye […]

Hazardous Chemicals Discovered In Flavored E-Cigarette Vapor

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Building on more than 30 years of air quality research in some of the most polluted urban environments on Earth, a team of atmospheric scientists at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) has turned their attention toward the growing e-cigarette industry and the unidentified effects of vaping on human health. New research published this week in […]