The Best Technologies Against Food Allergies
Food has a significant role in our lives, yet, we practically have no idea what we eat. With the advent of industrial farming and the food processing industry, consumer control over food has been lost – and we lost track of substances. Food labels are far from providing enough information about what is actually in the package. Although labelling of allergens is mandatory in most countries, factual data is often hidden behind mysterious E-s and numbers. Various tech devices promise a solution. And a solution is indeed needed. About 7.5% of the global population is allergic to certain foods. Over 200,000 people require ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Lifestyle medicine Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Biotechnology Digital Health Research Future of Food Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Medical Diagnostics digital technology food allergy Nima food sensor digital health techno Source Type: blogs

The Stress of Choosing the “Right” Food
Does trying to choose the "right" food stress you out? In our information-saturated landscape, choosing what to eat has become more and more complicated.  Food stress is the pressure of making the right choice often makes us self-limit choices.  We avoid buying this food because a television doctor said it is terrible for us.  We choose to eat only certain foods because a celebrity lost weight doing that.  Or we stand in the grocery aisle wondering if we’ll be judged by our family, friends, or community because we don’t buy something with the “right” label.Eating well shoul...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - September 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Eliz Greene Tags: Diet and Nutrition Tips Stress Management Source Type: blogs

What Does Christmas Have To Do With Genomics?
Do you have the feeling that genomics is all around this year and you cannot escape DNAs, SNPs, chromosomes and double spirals wherever you look? Do you suspect that even Billy Mack is considering a change to “Genes are all around you” in everyone’s favorite holiday movie, Love Actually? Well, that won’t be a surprise as Christmas and genetics have more in common than you think – and scientists are even working on figuring out Santa’s genetic make-up. Gene-edited Christmas trees and Santa’s DNA If it’s all in our genes, the explanation for the Grinch hating the holidays or Santa’s incredible working capac...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Genomics Patients christmas Christmas tree december dinner DNA dna testing food future Gene genes genetics holiday holidays Innovation nutrigenomics pharmacogenomics Santa technology Source Type: blogs

It ’s not just about nutrients – the Journal of Ethnic Foods now open for submissions
This article contained an outline of the subsequent Seoul Declaration, which was the result of a cross-disciplinary effort by almost 100 experts. Of course more research is needed on this subject, but I think this article goes a long way towards promoting greater understanding of a local food tradition like the Korean one. Why open access? All the content published in this journal is ultimately about health, well-being, food safety and eating behaviors. We believe that a wider public of researchers, scholars and consumers should access to this kind of information and the open access model suits perfectly this purpose. Also...
Source: BioMed Central Blog - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Roberto Garbero Tags: Developing World Health Open Access Publishing Journal of Ethnic Foods Source Type: blogs

It ’s not just about nutrients – the Journal of Ethnic Foods now open for submissions
This article contained an outline of the subsequent Seoul Declaration, which was the result of a cross-disciplinary effort by almost 100 experts. Of course more research is needed on this subject, but I think this article goes a long way towards promoting greater understanding of a local food tradition like the Korean one. Why open access? All the content published in this journal is ultimately about health, well-being, food safety and eating behaviors. We believe that a wider public of researchers, scholars and consumers should access to this kind of information and the open access model suits perfectly this purpose. Also...
Source: BioMed Central Blog - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Roberto Garbero Tags: Developing World Health Open Access Publishing Journal of Ethnic Foods Source Type: blogs

Against A Highly Regressive “Meat Tax”
Some economists want to make it more expensive for the less well-off to enjoy aclear revealed pleasure: eating red and processed meat.The  average household in the poorest fifth of the income distribution dedicates 1.3 percent of spending towards it. That’s over double average household spending in the richest quintile. Yet meat is now a new “public health” target. Once, lifestyle controls stopped at smoking and drinking. They recently expanded to soda and even caffeine. Now, even the hallowe d steak is not sacred.Last week,  a report by University of Oxford academics calculated supposedly “optimal tax rates”...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Bourne Source Type: blogs

Nutrigenomics: Could Your Genes Choose the Right Cheese for You?
Nutrigenomics emerged lately in food science and dieting similarly to blockchain: it shows the way into the future, but sometimes seems to be hijacked by companies yearning for attention but not having the proper science to back up their products. As many people have no idea what nutrigenomics entails, not to speak about what it should, The Medical Futurist decided to show what nutrigenomics means, where the technology stands at the moment and what it could bring in the future. Food shopping and eating out in 2068 Mathilda had her full genome sequenced in school as part of the general health check-up. Her parents not only ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Food Genomics diet dieting DNA eating food science Genetic testing genetics Health Healthcare healthy lifestyle nutrigenomics technology Source Type: blogs

Brewing Microbiology review
Excerpt from a book review of Brewing Microbiology: Current Research, Omics and Microbial Ecology"I learnt a great deal from this volume, and there is no doubt that this will be a valuable information source not just for those involved in the brewing industry, but for those in applied mycology and food science courses. The editors are to be congratulated on putting together such an authoritative overview of brewing yeasts and their exploitation." from IMA Fungus (2017) 8: 29. read more ...Brewing Microbiology: Current Research, Omics and Microbial EcologyEdited by: Nicholas A. Bokulich and Charles W. BamforthRecent discove...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - August 31, 2017 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

The Jittery Patient
​A 22-year-old woman with no past medical history presented to the emergency department with palpitations. She reported that she had ingested a handful of caffeine tablets with a large glass of wine two hours earlier. She reported feeling "stressed out" and wanting to hurt herself. The patient was alert but appeared anxious on arrival at the ED.Her blood pressure was 90/49 mm Hg, heart rate was 115 beats/min, respiratory rate was 20 breaths/min, and SPO2 was 100% on room air. An ECG showed sinus tachycardia at 120 beats/min with normal intervals. Shortly after arrival, her blood pressure dropped to 83/42 mm Hg,...
Source: The Tox Cave - March 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Methods and technology for microbiologists
Current publications on the latest methods and technology of interest to molecular biologists and microbiologists: MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry in MicrobiologyEdited by: Markus Kostrzewa and Sören Schubert read more ... Flow Cytometry in Microbiology: Technology and ApplicationsEdited by: Martin G. Wilkinson"an impressive group of experts" (ProtoView); "practical and up-to-date information" (Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ.); "a variety of valuable information" (Biospektrum) read more ... Next-generation Sequencing: Current Technologies and ApplicationsEdited by: Jianping Xu"written in an accessible style" (Zentralb...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - August 15, 2016 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Fatty meals and sticky platelets : A new trigger for ACS ?
Every time , patients ask me  what diet he or she  should follow , Iam sort of  amused , as my understanding of diet and cardio vascular disease is at best primitive.I used  go with a standard single phrase  advice “Anything in moderate should be okay  “ What about going for a saturday night party doctor? One of  my shrewd looking  patient who was recently double stented with DES , asked. Human body is a biological marvel.While medical professional divide it  into various systems  for our convenience. God doesn’t  think that way .He has no systems in mind when the body was designed . There is...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - January 31, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: acute coronary syndrome atherosclerosis platelet function platelet adhesion and aggrgation and fatty meal briyani platelet stickyness and dietery fat platlet anf fat ldl and triglycerides tgl mediated platlet aggregation Source Type: blogs

Postdoc: Stress biology using Neurospora as a model system (SLU – Sweden)
Stress biology using Neurospora as a model organism Research at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology center on fundamental and applied aspects of fungal, microbial and plant biology. Important research topics include fungal interaction with other microorganisms and plants as well as ecological functioning and evolution. Central themes are plant pathology and nutrient cycling in agricultural and forest ecosystems. The department is placed at Bio Center at SLU, Uppsala with approx. 300 employees in plant science, microbiology, plant pathology, chemistry, molecular biology, food science and computing biology...
Source: Fungal Genomes and Comparative Genomics - January 28, 2016 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Jason Stajich Tags: postdoc neurospora stress biology sweden Source Type: blogs

Trash or Treasure? Repurpose Would-Be Wasted Food to Feed the Hungry & Create Jobs
If I offered you a brown banana at the end of a buffet line, you probably wouldn’t be interested. But what if I offered you some banana ice cream on a hot summer day? I bet you’d find that a lot more appealing. And what if that “ice cream,” was just pureed frozen bananas—handled well, at peak ripeness and nutrient quality—with no added ingredients and requiring minimal labor. It was this simple observation that inspired a new model, called the FSSM, Food System-Sensitive Methodology, for recovering would-be wasted – or surplus – food and repurposing it to feed hungry people, generate revenue and even create...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Food Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Second August Man of the Month: Chef Bill Barum
Hippocrates is quoted as saying “let food be thy medicine.”  Disruptive Women’s August co-Man of the Month, Chef Bill Barum, has taken this philosophy to unprecedented levels, linking culinary excellence and better health at respected institutions and delivering measurable – and eye-opening – results. That the Cleveland Clinic, under the leadership of CEO Toby Cosgrove, has become one of the world’s leading health and wellness facilities is well known.  A critical component of the Clinic’s success was the hiring of Chef Barum as the hospital’s Senior Director of Hospitality, Food and Retail Services.  Br...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Food Nutrition Source Type: blogs