Fatty Fare a Fave for 'Otzi the Iceman'

The wild meat consumed by Otzi was eaten fresh or perhaps dried. The presence of toxic bracken particles could be due to Otzi taking bracken as a way to treat intestinal problems caused by parasites, or by using the leaves to wrap food.
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ConclusionThe results of this investigation demonstrate for the first time the chemical composition of the hydroethanolic extract of the Ximenia Americana stem bark, your potential antiparasitic and modulatory effect. The low cytotoxic and biological potential against S. aureus open therapeutic perspectives against leishmaniosis and bacterial infections.
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Publication date: 15 June 2019Source: Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Volume 96Author(s): Duy Phong Pham, Sangho Kim, Sehyeon Kim, Sunhwa Lee, Anh Huy Tuan Le, Jinjoo Park, Junsin YiAbstractWe demonstrate the clear advantage of a n-type hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon (n-µc-Si:H) seed layer on the optoelectronic properties and crystallisation behaviour of n-type hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon oxide (n-µc-SiOx:H) front contact layers. The presence of a non-oxidic n-µc-Si:H seed layer can reduce the thickness and refractive index of the n-µc-SiOx:H front layer significantly...
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CONCLUSIONS: Although the sample size is relatively small, these results suggest that P. falciparum artemisinin-resistant mutants do not exist in Brazil, thereby supporting the continuation of current treatment programs based on artemisinin-based combination therapy.
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Chem. Commun., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00046A, CommunicationWoochul Shin, Kang Pyo So, William F. Stickle, Cong Su, Jun Lu, Ju Li, Xiulei Ji Lithium metal anode suffers a short cycle life, and the parasitic reactions of lithium with the electrolytes are widely observed. The common sense is to avoid such reactions. Herein, we... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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(University of Texas at Arlington) A biologist at the University of Texas at Arlington is using a new grant to look for ways to finish off a disease that has stubbornly resisted all attempts to eradicate it.
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Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis is a public health and agricultural problem, especially in low-income countries, and has been ranked the top foodborne parasitic hazard globally. In 2012, the World Health Or...
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TheAlphaproteobacteria is an extraordinarily diverse and ancient group of bacteria. Previous attempts to infer its deep phylogeny have been plagued with methodological artefacts. To overcome this, we analyzed a dataset of 200 single-copy and conserved genes and employed diverse strategies to reduce compositional artefacts. Such strategies include using novel dataset-specific profile mixture models and recoding schemes, and removing sites, genes and taxa that are compositionally biased. We show that theRickettsiales andHolosporales (both groups of intracellular parasites of eukaryotes) are not sisters to each other, but ins...
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Molecules, Vol. 24, Pages 785: Flavopereirine—An Alkaloid Derived from Geissospermum vellosii—Presents Leishmanicidal Activity In Vitro Molecules doi: 10.3390/molecules24040785 Authors: da Silva e Silva Cordovil Brigido Oliveira de Albuquerque Miranda Carvalho Ferreira Reis Vinhal Faria Coelho-Ferreira Silveira da Silva Carneiro Percário do Rosário Marinho Dolabela Chemotherapy is limited in the treatment of leishmaniasis due to the toxic effects of drugs, low efficacy of alternative treatments, and resistance of the parasite. This work assesses the in vit...
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This study was undertaken to assess the evolution of antibodies to the dominant surface antigens of Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum following controlled human malaria infection (CHMI) in malaria-naive individuals. Serum samples from malaria-naive adults, collected before and after CHMI with either P. vivax (n = 18) or P. falciparum (n = 18), were tested for the presence of antibodies to the circumsporozoite protein (CSP) and the 42-kDa fragment of merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP-142) of P. vivax and P. falciparum using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Approximately 1 month following CHMI with either P. viv...
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