Rice eaters beware: Study reveals fungicide and insecticide residues on rice hulls across a majority of samples
(Natural News) A concerning amount of fungicide and insecticide residues were found in rice hulls in rice plants in southern Brazil, according to a study. The study was done during three crop seasons – fungicides and insecticides were sprayed at different crop growth stages on the aerial portion of the rice plants in Brazil, where... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of the interaction between genetic factors and maltreatment on child and adolescent psychiatric disorders - Carvalho CM, Pan PM, Ota VK, Spindola LM, Xavier G, Santoro ML, Mazzotti DR, Pellegrino R, Hakonarson H, Rohde LA, Miguel EC, Gadelha A, Bressan RA, Belangero SI.
We evaluated the effects of the interaction between child maltreatment (CM) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on development of mental disorders (MD) and psychopathology. We genotyped 720 individuals from a Brazilian community school-based prospec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Microbiologists Determine That Workout Warriors Are Drinking from Reusable Water Bottles Contaminated with Bacteria Found to Cause Hospital-Acquired Infections
Brazilian study finds Staph, E. coli, and other bacteria that contribute to hospital-acquired infections in reusable water bottles used by members of multiple fitness centers In the latest example of Microbiologists swabbing and culturing samples taken from common, everyday items, a research team in Brazil has found germs associated with hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) infections on […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Brazil institute: Potential health crisis from dam breach
Brazil's leading research institute is warning of a potential health crisis from the failure of a dam in Minas Gerais state, which unleased a flood of muddy mining waste that killed at least 134 people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil institute: Potential health crisis in dam breach
A top research institute in Brazil is warning of a potential health crisis following the collapse of a dam containing large amounts of mining waste (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Scientists poised to study reproducibility of Brazilian biomedical research
(eLife) A project to assess the reproducibility of biomedical research in Brazil has been described today in the open-access journal eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Here's another reason to use organic fertilizer: Crops show greater development
(Natural News) Organic farming is becoming a trend – even for big agricultural companies which normally make use of conventional farming methods – and for good reason: Researchers found that using organic fertilizers promote greater plant growth. A team of Brazil-based researchers conducted a study to see how differently plants – soybean, in particular – will grow... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senseonics extends distribution agreement with Roche Diabetes Care
Senseonics Holdings (NYSE-American: SENS) — maker of an implantable continuous glucose monitoring system for people with diabetes — has extended its distribution agreement with Roche Diabetes Care. The agreement extension, announced yesterday, has Roche continuing as Senseonics’ exclusive distributor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa — excluding Scandinavia and Israel. The agreement also adds 17 countries including Brazil, Russia, India and China where Roche will have exclusive distribution. Senseonics officials boast that the company’s Eversense device is the first CGM system with an...
Source: Mass Device - February 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Distribution News Well Roche Diabetes Care Senseonics Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Tied to Higher Blood Glucose Levels (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in Brazilian women with lower serum 25(OH)D levels (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with caregiver abuse of elderly dependents: the hidden face of family violence - Lino VTS, Rodrigues NCP, Lima IS, Athie S, Souza ER.
This cross-sectional study was carried out in Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and aimed to identify the prevalence and factors associated with familial violence perpetrated by caregivers against elderly dependents. A sample of 135 pairs was evaluated us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Prevalence of frailty and associated factors in a community-dwelling older people cohort living in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil: Fibra-JF Study - Louren ço RA, Moreira VG, Banhato EFC, Guedes DV, Silva KCAD, Delgado FEDF, Marmora CHC.
This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and associated factors of frailty in the Fibra-JF Study, Minas Gerais, Brazil. We selected... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sex Education and Women ´s Health
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 4 2019 (IPS)Is there a connection between sex education, gender equality and promiscuity? On this website, Fabiana Fraysinnet recently denounced a Brazilian crusade against sex education conducted by conservative and religious sectors. Such initiatives are common in several other countries, where politicians and religious leaders accuse sexual education of blurring boundaries between male and female and thus foment homosexuality and transsexualism, as well as a moral relativism undermining family structures and adherence to religious guidance and dogma. An opposite position is reflected ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Featured Gender Gender Identity Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Lighting and homicides: evaluating the effect of an electrification policy in rural brazil on violent crime reduction - Arvate P, Falsete FO, Ribeiro FG, Souza AP.
This study estimates the effects of lighting on homicides in rural areas of developing countries.METHODSWe use an IV strategy by exploring the LUZ PARA TODOS or Light for All (LPT) program that was adopted by the federal government to e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Whole-body vibration exercise improves the health of people with metabolic syndrome
(Natural News) Miserable due to the various unhealthy conditions that make up metabolic syndrome? Brazilian researchers have recently reported that patients suffering from that syndrome could improve their quality of life through weekly or bi-weekly sessions of whole-body vibration exercise (WBVE). WBVE is a physical exercise where an oscillating platform transmits vibrations to a person... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A daily serving of Brazil nuts helps control your weight and manage blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Nuts have been extensively studied for their nutritional content and potential in keeping the heart healthy. Recently, two separate studies have added more insights into the health benefits of nuts, particularly Brazil nuts. Both studies were presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018; one study reveals that eating nuts like Brazil nuts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can the Sun Protect Against Diabetes?
(MedPage Today) -- Brazilian women with lower vitamin D levels were 30% more likely to have high blood glucose (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Woman, 28, has huge uncontrollable tumours on her legs and hips
Karina Rodini, from Sao Paolo, Brazil, has type one neurofibromatosis, a condition which makes non-cancerous tumours grow along someone's nerves and cannot be cured. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Promoting patient utilisation of cardiac rehabilitation
Cochrane reviewers from Canada, the UK and Brazil came together to assesshow to get more patients using cardiac rehabilitation programmes, which aid recovery from cardiac events such as heart attack, coronary stent placement, and bypass surgery, and reduce the likelihood of further illness.  Cardiac rehabilitation programmes offer the following to patients: exercise, education, risk factor management, and psychological counselling/support. Despite the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, not everyone enrolls, and, of those who do, many people do not adhere to and complete the programme. This review evaluated trials of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Why Do You Get Sleepy After Eating? These Are the Top Theories
If eating makes you tired, you’ve got something in common with most people—and, for that matter, with most living things. Researchers have turned up evidence of “postprandial sleepiness,” also known as a food coma, in insects, snakes, worms and rats. “The conservation of this behavior across species suggests that it’s really important for something,” says William Ja, an associate professor of neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida who has studied this food coma phenomenon. Some experts have hypothesized that animals—humans included—have built-in &ldqu...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rescuers Probe Mud from Brazil Dam Breach
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian firefighters and Israeli rescue workers poked sticks into treacherous mud Monday looking for bodies as pressure mounted on the mining company responsible for a dam that burst and spilled a flood of iron ore waste. By late in the day, the death toll rose to 65, with 279 people still missing, said Lt. Col. Flavio Godinho of the civil defense department in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. In a sign of the risks posed by the deep mud, Col. Alexandre Ferreira, a doctor with the military police of Minas Gerais, advised rescue crews, volunteers and journalists to take antibiotics t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 29, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Oversized meals have been shown to be a factor in obesity
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 percent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK's National Health Service. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rescuers Search for Survivors after Brazil Dam Collapse
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies, four days after a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste. The confirmed death toll rose to 58, with up to 300 people still missing, authorities said. In an ominous sign, nobody was recovered alive Sunday, a stark difference from the first two days of the disaster, when helicopters were whisking people from the mud. The slow speed of search efforts was due to the treacherous sea of reddish-brown mud that surged...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Waist-stature ratio can indicate the risk of cardiovascular disease even in healthy men
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Physically active men who are not overweight but who have a relatively high waist-stature ratio are more likely to develop heart disorders, according to a study by Brazilian researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bolsonaro's first moves have Brazilian scientists worried
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Escobar, H. Tags: Ecology, Latin American News, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

2019: The Year Of Tech Startup Exits In Brazil
Investments made a decade ago will start bearing fruit this year, according to venture capitalist Romero Rodrigues. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angelica Mari, Contributor Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Boost Sexual Function in Women Bariatric Surgery May Boost Sexual Function in Women
Sexual function in severely obese women improves after bariatric surgery, researchers in Brazil say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

How teledermatology is improving access to care for 60,000 Brazilians
The city of S ão Paolo put machine learning to work to combat a specialist shortage. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

'Brazilian butt lift' inquest: Fat clot killed woman
Leah Cambridge, 29, from Leeds, died after travelling to a hospital in Turkey for cosmetic surgery. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is dental trauma more prevalent in maltreated children? A comparative Study in Southern Brazil - da Silva-J únior IF, Hartwig AD, Goettems ML, Azevedo MS.
BACKGROUND: Although a high prevalence of head and neck trauma has been reported in maltreated children and adolescents, most of these studies focused on record-based analyses, and only a few used control groups. AIM: To assess the presence of dent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Snake bite accidents in Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil: epidemiology, health management and influence of the environmental scenario - da Costa MKB, da Fonseca CS, Navoni JA, Freire EMX.
OBJECTIVES: Brazil is home to large veriety of snake species, of which about 17% are venomous. A large proportion of reported snakebite accidents in the country take place in northeast Brazil. We aimed to analyze the epidemiology of snakebites as a public ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Urbanization changes shape of mosquitoes' wings
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research shows that rapid urbanization in S ã o Paulo City, Brazil, is influencing wing morphology in the mosquitoes that transmit dengue and malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Use of mental health services by children with mental disorders in two major cities in Brazil - Fatori D, Salum GA, Rohde LA, Pan PM, Bressan R, Evans-Lacko S, Polanczyk G, Miguel EC, Graeff-Martins AS.
OBJECTIVE:: The study examined lifetime use of mental health services among children diagnosed as having mental disorders in two major cities in Brazil and identified characteristics associated with unmet need. METHODS:: The data were collected as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Criminal chaos in Brazil sheds light on likely future for America when Trump starts arresting the criminal traitors of the deep state
(Natural News) Chaos has erupted in Brazil, and authorities in the state of Ceará are being overwhelmed by an unprecedented wave of violent crime. For more than a week, gang members and other criminals have been terrorizing communities in response to a crack-down on crime proposed by the new president, Jair Bolsonaro. During his inaugural speech... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Spectre is Haunting Europe
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Jan 17 2019 (IPS)After Teresa May’s defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx’s Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the Berlin Wall, until the financial crisis of 2009. Roberto SavioIn 2008, governments spent the astounding amount of 62 trillion dollars to save the financial system, and close to that amount in 2009 (see Britan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Featured Financial Crisis Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Less Beef and More Beans. Report Recommends a New Diet for Planetary Health
(NEW YORK) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that’s about as much red meat people should eat to do what’s best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world’s diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods should be about a serving a day, or less. The report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts recommends a plant-based diet, based on previously published studies that have linked red meat to increased risk of health problems. It also comes amid recent studies of how eating habits aff...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Candice Choi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition onetime overnight Source Type: news

Brazil's endangered postgraduate system
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Junior, H. M., Martelli, D. R., Silva, A. C. S. e., Oliveira, M. C. L., Oliveira, E. A. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Earlier alcohol use and lower neuropsychological performance in Brazilian adolescence: is the school environment related to this? - Willhelm AR, Viacava KR, Cabral JCC, Vanmeter JW, de Almeida RMM.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate impulsivity, inhibitory control, and alcohol use in preadolescents and adolescents aged 10 to 16 from public and private schools. METHODS: Participants were 190 adolescents selected from public and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol use and associated factors among physicians and nurses in northeast Brazil - Tobias JSP, da Silva DLF, Ferreira PAM, da Silva AAM, Ribeiro RS, Ferreira ASP.
The consequences of alcohol use are closely related to its pattern of intake. The aim of this study is to analyze the pattern of alcohol use by doctors and nurses. Associated co-factors have also been considered. We calculated a representative sample of do... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

One Dead in Police Helicopter Crash in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian police officer died and three others were hospitalized Monday after their helicopter crashed in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay. Police officials said that Sgt. Felipe Marques de Queiroz, 37, had not survived the accident, but that the three other crew members were out of danger. The men were patrolling in a Fenix 08 helicopter along a major thoroughfare when they had to conduct an emergency landing around 10 a.m. local time, a police statement said. The cause of the crash remained unknown. Images on the Globo television station showed firefighters bringing crew members out of the wat...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Operations Source Type: news

Jiu Jitsu Move May Curb Blood Loss After Limb Trauma Jiu Jitsu Move May Curb Blood Loss After Limb Trauma
The Brazilian Jiu jitsu knee-mount position can decrease blood flow in major limb arteries and may help control bleeding after injury, according to a small proof-of-concept study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Physical school violence perpetrated against students of public schools in a municipality in northeastern Brazil - Silva GCB, Marcolino EC, Cavalcanti AL.
OBJECTIVE: Describe the profile of physical violence suffered by adolescents in public schools in a municipality in northeastern Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using a direct observation technique involvi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological profiles of Brazilian adolescent offenders - Bazon MR, Galinari LS.
The present study verified the existence of psychological profiles among Brazilian adolescent offenders, using data from a sample (n=858) collected with the Brazilian version of the Revised Jesness Inventory (JI-R-Br). This instrument is a comprehensive, s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patterns of risk behaviors in Brazilian older adults: a latent class analysis - de Mello GT, da Silva KS, da Costa BG, Borgatto AF.
AIM: The aim of the present study was to describe the clustering of diet, physical activity, television viewing, and tobacco and alcohol use among Brazilian older adults (aged ≥60 years). METHODS: We carried out a secondary analysis of the Braz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

This Brazilian plant is a great natural antidiarrheal agent
(Natural News) If you’ve ever suffered from diarrhea, then you know how much of an inconvenience it can be. The frequent and unpredictable bowel movement of loose, watery stool associated with this condition can leave you so tired — you might not even want to get out of the bathroom anymore. Although there are conventional remedies... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estimation of exposed population to landslides and floods risk areas in Brazil, on an intra-urban scale - Assis Dias MC, Saito SM, Alval á RCS, Stenner C, Pinho G, Nobre CA, Fonseca MRS, Santos C, Amadeu P, Silva D, Lima CO, Ribeiro J, Nascimento F, Corrêa CO.
The knowledge on population demographics and the living conditions in risk areas are crucial for risk management and disaster response. In Brazil, this information is not available yet on a national scale. With the goal of characterizing at risk population... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Mortality from homicides in slums in the City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil: an evaluation of the impact of a re-urbanization project - de Salles Dias MA, de Lima Friche AA, Mingoti SA, da Silva Costa D ÁRA, de Souza Andrade AC, Freire FM, de Oliveira VB, Teixeira Caiaffa W.
Background: Homicide rates in Brazil are among the highest worldwide. Although not exclusive to large Brazilian cities, homicides find their most important determinants in cities' slums. In the last decade, an urban renewal process has been initiate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Anticancer drug candidate inhibits lethal aggregation of mutant tumor suppressor protein
(Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Biologia Estrutural e Bioimagem (INBEB)) Brazilian researchers are the first to demonstrate the action of the synthetic compound PRIMA-1 (p53 reactivation with induction of massive apoptosis-1) against amyloid aggregates of mutant p53 protein, structure found in more than half of malignant tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The five: genetically modified fruit
New varieties created through genetic editing and engineering promise to beat disease, and offer enticing new flavoursIt was reported this week that Brazilian scientists are hoping tocreate spicy tomatoes using Crispr gene-editing techniques. Although tomatoes contain the genes for capsaicinoids (the chemicals that give chillies their heat) they are dormant – Crispr could be used to make them active. This is desirable because, compared to tomatoes, chillies are difficult to farm – and capsaicinoids have other useful applications besides their flavour – in pepper spray for example.Continue reading... (Sour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Bertille Duthoit Tags: Gene editing Biology Science Genetics Fruit Technology Source Type: news