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December 8, 2019

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Over the course of several months, researchers created Escherichia coli strains that consume carbon dioxide for energy instead of organic compounds. This achievement in ... read more
A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them. Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu ... read more
New research offers specific metrics that might qualify foods as hyper-palatable -- and finds most foods consumed in the United States meet ... read more

Crabs Can Solve and Remember Their Way Around a Maze

A new study has revealed how common shore crabs can navigate their way around a complex maze and can even remember the route in order to find ... read more
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How Does Protein Fit in Your Holiday Diet or New Year's Resolutions?

While some diets load up on protein and other diets dictate protein sources, it can be hard to know what to consume while managing weight or during weight loss. A new study by nutrition scientists ... read more

Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves 'Food Deserts' Behind

An analysis found that most people in 'food deserts' in 8 states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part ... read more

Life, Liberty -- And Access to Microbes?

Poverty increases the risk for numerous diseases by limiting people's access to healthy food, environments and stress-free conditions. Researchers argue that poverty also compromises health by ... read more

Using Controlled Environment Food Production to Solve Food Shortages

Before land and labor shortages prompted by the Industrial Revolution forced food production to move away from cities, agriculture was central to urban environments and their planning. Now, certain ... read more

The Cause of Chewy Chicken Meat

The most delicious-looking broiler chicken could consist of hard, chewy meat. The problem plagues the poultry industry, but researchers have found the cause and mapped a solution. Gene expression ... read more

Beyond the Green Revolution

There has been a substantial increase in food production over the last 50 years, but it has been accompanied by a narrowing in the diversity of cultivated crops. New research shows that diversifying ... read more

Hear This: Healthful Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Hearing Loss

Investigators have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing ... read more

Unlikely Wasp Enemy of a Serious Alien Pest in North America Named Idris Elba

Idris is a worldwide genus of microscopic, parasitic wasps. A new species of Idris from Mexico (Guanajuato) and the United States (California, New Mexico) proved to be an unlikely enemy of the ... read more

Genetics May Determine Who Benefits from Broccoli's Effects on Kidney Health

Deletion of the gene that codes for an enzyme called GSTM1 increased kidney injury in mice with hypertension and kidney disease, but supplementing the diet with broccoli powder lessened kidney injury ... read more

Sugar Binges Increase Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Short-term increases in sugar consumption could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and have a significant impact on our health, a new study suggests. Researchers found that mice had an ... read more

Unhealthy Habits Can Start Young: Infants, Toddlers, and Added Sugars

A new study found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61%) and almost all toddlers (98%) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and ... read more

Microparticles Could Help Fight Malnutrition

Researchers have now developed a new way to fortify staple foods with these micronutrients by encapsulating them in a biocompatible polymer that prevents the nutrients from being degraded during ... read more

Tuna Carbon Ratios Reveal Shift in Food Web

The ratio of carbon isotopes in three common species of tuna has changed substantially since 2000, suggesting major shifts are also taking place in the phytoplankton populations that form the basis ... read more

Knowledge of the Origin of the Food Makes It Taste Better

Food we are familiar with tastes the best, but if we know where the food comes from and how it is made, it actually gets better, even if we don't think the taste is spot ... read more

Too Much Sugar Doesn't Put the Brakes on Turbocharged Crops

Plants make sugars to form leaves to grow and produce grains and fruits through the process of photosynthesis, but sugar accumulation can also slow down photosynthesis. Researching how sugars in ... read more

Sensitivity to Bitter Tastes May Be Why Some People Eat Fewer Vegetables

A gene that makes some compounds taste bitter may make it harder for some people to add heart-healthy vegetables to their diet. Researchers hope to learn more from this type of genetic research to ... read more

Superfood for Mesozoic Herbivores?

The long-necked, big bodied sauropod dinosaurs comprise some of the largest terrestrial vertebrates to walk the earth. These behemoths were herbivores that survived solely on plant material. There ... read more

Intended to Help Human, Planetary Health, EAT-Lancet Diet Too Costly for 1.6 Billion People

A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in ... read more

Origin of Deadly Wheat Pathogen Revealed

A team of researchers has uncovered the basis of stem rust pathogen Ug99's wide virulence, attacking a direct threat to the world wheat ... read more

Minimizing Post-Harvest Food Losses

Researchers develop biological methods to improve the shelf life of fruit and ... read more

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