Food Science

Scientists Deliver Insulin Using LEDs and a Smartphone

A new technique involving red LED light and engineered human cells could deliver insulin without any needles.<p>Currently, a diabetic needs to routinely self-administer painful shots to keep their insulin levels maintained. This is a difficult procedure that can also carry a risk of infection. But …

Genetics

Astronaut Demonstrates How He Makes A PB&J Sandwich In Space

When you're on the International Space Station, floating jars of peanut butter can be a job hazard.<p>It’s always nice to have a taste of home ― even when you’re 220 miles above Earth.<p>So it’s natural that NASA astronaut Robert Kimbrough might get a hankering for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich …

NASA

Ingesting soy protein may ease severity of inflammatory bowel disease | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, Penn State …

Nutrition

Vital role for mitochondrial calcium exchange in heart function: Discovery reveals new therapeutic target for heart disease

Discovery reveals new therapeutic target for heart disease<p>Scientists have long thought that calcium transport into mitochondria is a key signal …

Biology

Eat cheddar, live longer? The 5 surprising health benefits of cheese

Eating cheese could stop you from developing liver cancer and boost liver health, according to new research. The study, from Texas A&M University, found that aged cheeses such as brie and cheddar have the potential of boosting life expectancy by up to 25 per cent.<p>This is because these cheeses …

Longevity

Do you really choose what you eat – or do your gut microbes decide for you?

Most of us believe in free will, particularly when it comes to our eating habits. That’s why most people don’t regard obesity as a disease but rather …

Microbiome

How Gut Bacteria Tell Their Hosts What to Eat

By suppressing or increasing cravings, microbes help the brain decide what foods the body “needs”

Microbiome

Worm That Likes to Eat Plastic May Help Save Marine Species From Ocean Pollution

Now that we are facing the immense problem of plastic waste overflowing our planet, we almost wish something would just magically take care of all …

Vegan Recipes

Why Cinnamon Is Insanely Good for You

Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. …

Diabetes

'Junk food' and the consumer blame game

People in the UK are hooked on takeaways and microwave meals, or so we are constantly told by TV chefs and the media. This apparent addiction to fast …

Obesity

Edwina Currie Lambasted For Tweet About Child Poverty And Obesity

'You can't really be this stupid!'<p>Edwina Currie has been roundly lambasted for suggesting children living in poverty in the UK can’t be going hungry at the same time the country faces an epidemic of child obesity.<p>The former Tory MP was reacting to recent report that found up to three million …

Obesity

Make a Buttermilk Substitute and Never Worry About Running Out of Buttermilk Again

Buttermilk is one of those tricky ingredients that's <i>always</i> sitting in the fridge in abundance when you don't actually need it. But the second you …

Breakfast

Milk glut could force Wisconsin family dairies to close

MILWAUKEE -- The dairy industry is facing a global glut of milk, threatening to force farmers out of business amid calls to voluntarily lower production.<p>Mullins Cheese factory offers a means of survival to eight dairy farms threatened by Canada's milk pricing policies that may force others to …

Farming

Campbell Is Recalling Chicken Soup After Packaging the Wrong Product

Campbell Soup Company is recalling some 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products, according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of …

Chicken Soup

PSA: This is how long milk can be out of the fridge before it’s unsafe to consume

We’ve all been guilty of leaving milk out of the fridge at some point in our lives. Maybe you accidentally left milk out for an afternoon after …

Life Sciences

Frito-Lay Issues Recall for Jalapeño-Flavored Chips

The seasoning may be contaminted by Salmonella.<p>Searching for a reason to stop eating junk food? Look no further.<p>Frito-Lay has announced that it’s …

Salmonella

World's Largest Nachos Successfully Breaks Record, Chips Were For Real Made Of Crickets

A publicity stunt and world-record attempt to build the largest order of nachos ever assembled was indeed successful on Saturday afternoon at SoMa …

Nachos

Four exciting diabetes and obesity research discoveries

Researchers look for new ways to treat and prevent diabetes and obesity<p>Chicago (April 22, 2017) - With more than one-third of adults in the U.S. …

Obesity

Are We Wrong About What Makes Food Healthy?

Some of the foods we think are the healthiest may play a role in leaky gut, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases, says goop contributor, Steven …

Nutrition

'Organized' bandits, $46K of stolen cheese still missing

In 2016, three semitrailers filled with cheese were stolen in Wisconsin. The crimes continue to stump law enforcement who suspect the bandits may be involved in other cargo crimes targeting the freight shipping industry. Wochit<p>APPLETON, Wis. — For one hard-luck semitrailer driver, the routine task …

Fraud

Go ahead and take a bite out of Lush’s packing peanuts, because they are 100% edible

Environmentally-conscious cosmetics brand, Lush has a new package that comes shipped with an added edible bonus, peanuts! It’s good for both your …

Peanuts

Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria's ability to evade immune system defenses

A study from Indiana University has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how …

Biology

Raw milk advocates push to expand legalized sales

Raw milk advocates' efforts to expand availability across the U.S. have not slowed despite health officials' assertions that it's dangerous to drink …

Marijuana

Probing into the molecular requirements for antioxidant activity

This article by Dr. David W. Morton et al will be published in Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, Volume 20, Issue 1, 2017<p>Free …

Biology

Sunflower seeds traced as source of toxic mold, potent liver carcinogen

Sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide, …

Nutrition

Of course, all our plastic crap ends up in the Arctic

It isn’t freaking Narnia<p>The Arctic, in our popular imagination, is a frozen expanse teetering figuratively and literally on the edges of human culture. It remains primal and wild and unsullied by human contagions.<p>It's a nice idea, but one that doesn't match reality.<p>The Arctic, as a physical place, …

Sustainable Seafood

Over 30,000 pounds of chicken burritos recalled due to undeclared allergens

Over 30,000 pounds of frozen burritos are being recalled because they contain undeclared allergens.<p>Request Foods, Inc. is recalling 6 oz. packages of …

FDA

Spermidine-rich foods may prevent liver cancer, extend lifespan

Spermidine—a compound found in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn and whole grains—seems to prevent (at least in animal …

Cancer

In roundworms, fats tip the scales of fertility

Proper nutrition can unleash amazing powers, moms have always assured us, frequently citing Popeye the Sailor Man as evidence. Now, two University of …

Biology

Unilever Buys Sir Kensington’s, Maker of Fancy Ketchup

Unilever, the giant food and consumer product company, is buying Sir Kensington’s, a small condiment maker that has muscled its way on to grocery store shelves long thought impervious to disruption.<p>It is the first acquisition Unilever has made since it fended off a $143 billion takeover offer from …

Unilever