Every year, a staggering 48 million people in the USA alone will suffer from foodborne illnesses, resulting in approximately 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. This public health epidemic is exacerbated … Continue Reading Using synthetic, DNA-barcoded microbes to track food contamination.
Highly painful in nature, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) consisting of Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are caused by dysregulation of the immune system leading to intestinal inflammation and microbial changes. Numerous … Continue Reading Metabolite produced by gut microbiota from pomegranates reduces inflammatory bowel disease.
Genetically-coded brain circuits can switch feeding and drinking behaviours on and off in mice.
Vital to our bodies, preproglucagon otherwise known as GCG peptides act in both the periphery and the CNS to change food intake, glucose homeostasis, and metabolic rate. Although the actions … Continue Reading Neurons successfully regulate appetite and glucose levels in mice.
The decision to engage in food-seeking behaviour depends on homeostatic signals relating to energy balance and the presence of competing motivational drives, as well as learned brain cues signaling food … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows the effect of hunger on the brain’s response to food cues.
The molecular intricacies of hunger and satiety, pivotal for understanding metabolic disorders and the problem of obesity, are not yet fully understood by scientists. How much a person eats and … Continue Reading Protein responsible for regulating feeding behaviour in the brain identified.
Bacteriophages are abundant in the environment, which means they are ecologically friendly. They infect and kill only bacteria, which means they could be used as novel biocontrol agents and even … Continue Reading Bacteriophage decontaminates infant formula infected with superbug.
A new blood test promises to predict which people will have severe allergic reactions to foods according to a new study from Mount Sinai researchers. To detect food allergies, physicians … Continue Reading New immune-based blood test predicts severity of peanut and seafood allergies.
A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete … Continue Reading Researchers develop the first fully-implantable micropacemaker designed for fetal use.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit for the company PerkinElmer, the first screening test permitted to be marketed by FDA for Severe … Continue Reading The FDA clears the first-ever newborn test to detect Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An … Continue Reading Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed.
British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to … Continue Reading Five-a-day keeps the doctor away: Larger study proves fruit and veg advice is correct.