OSU, Children ’s start to see fruits of research labor
At long last, successes are piling up. The two Columbus institutions have generated not only revenue, but IPOs, several acquisitions, job-creating startups and an FDA-approved gene therapy that has normally non-effusive scientists using the term cure. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Rare Norovirus GIV Foodborne Outbreak, Wisconsin, USA Rare Norovirus GIV Foodborne Outbreak, Wisconsin, USA
An epidemiologic investigation identifies a novel GIV genotype as the cause of a foodborne norovirus outbreak linked to fruit consumption.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Hungry fruit flies are extreme ultramarathon fliers
(California Institute of Technology) New research indicates that the common fruit fly can travel tens of kilometers in a single flight when in search of food. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Why African Countries Need Reliable Local Data On Sugary Drinks Taxes
[The Conversation Africa] Diets in sub-Saharan Africa are changing as more countries advance from low-income to middle-income status. People's eating habits are shifting from food rich in starchy staples, vegetables and fruits to a more westernised diet high in sugar, saturated fats and oils. This shift to unhealthy foods is fuelling obesity related chronic, noncommunicable conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Three types of fruit to avoid if you’re taking statins
STATINS help to erect a barrier against heart disease by lowering high cholesterol levels. However, consuming three types of fruit may render the drugs ineffective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OU Doctoral student's research on fruit fly behavior earns award at international conference
(University of Oklahoma) Mehrnaz Afkhami, a doctoral biology student at the University of Oklahoma, was awarded the graduate student poster award at this year's 62nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fruit flies give researchers new insights into the 'highway of the nerve cells'
(University of Copenhagen - The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have gained new insights into how signal molecules are transported in some of the longest cells in the nervous system. The discovery is made by examining the transport process in fruit flies. The researchers hope that the results can contribute to understanding human illnesses such as neuropathy and neurodegenerative disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Of apples and oil pumpkins: News from microbiome research
(Graz University of Technology) The extent to which the composition of the microbiome of apples and oil pumpkins depends on the geographical location and what insights can be derived from this for breeding, health and shelf life of the fruits is shown in two recent publications by researchers at TU Graz. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The five best fruit and veg to lower a high blood pressure reading
HIGH blood pressure plays a role in the development of heart disease so it is imperative to reduce a high reading. Fruit and veg are a crucial part of the heart's armoury but what are the best types for lowering high blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Junctions between three cells serve as gateways for the transport of substances
(University of M ü nster) A team headed by developmental biologist Prof Dr Stefan Luschnig from the University of M ü nster has discovered that during egg development in fruit flies, intercellular gaps open between epithelial cells in a controlled way at the points where three cells meet. This process allows yolk proteins to be transported into the egg cell. The study has been published in the journal " Developmental Cell " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

She's Beating Leukemia With a Healthy Change to Her Diet
TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 -- Angie Gaytan never cared much for beets, but beets sure do love her -- doctors say that veggie shakes, fruits, beet juice and other healthy foods likely helped the 16-year-old defeat her life-threatening leukemia. Such a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding fruit fly behavior may be next step toward autonomous vehicles
(Northwestern University) 1. Fruit flies use antennae temperature differences of less than one degree to escape hot temperatures2. Complex decision-making sheds light on ongoing challenges to developing self-driving vehicles3. Principles learned from drosophila research could guide better, more efficient control systems for autonomous vehicles (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes diet: Four 'superfood' fruits to protect against high blood sugar symptoms
DIABETES diet swaps can be absolutely crucial in protecting against unwanted high blood sugar spikes. You could lower your risk of diabetes symptoms by adding these four "superfood" fruits to your daily diet. Should you consider making some lifestyle swaps to lower your chances of diabetes signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Scientists identify molecular pathway that helps moving cells avoid aimless wandering
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Working with fruit flies, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have identified a new molecular pathway that helps steer moving cells in specific directions. The set of interconnected proteins and enzymes in the pathway act as steering and rudder components that drive cells toward an " intended " rather than random destination, they say (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is a glycemic index diet?
The glycemic index is a system of assigning a number to carbohydrate-containing foods according to how much each food increases blood sugar. Examples of foods with low, middle and high glycemic index values include the following: Low: Green vegetables, most fruits, raw carrots, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils and bran breakfast cerealsMedium: Sweet corn; bananas; raw pineapple; raisins; oat breakfast [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Genome sequenced for pesky pumpkin pathogen
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Pumpkin growers dread the tiny tan scabs that form on their fruit, each lesion a telltale sign of bacterial spot disease. The specks don't just mar the fruit's flesh, they provide entry points for rot-inducing fungus and other pathogens that can destroy pumpkins and other cucurbits from the inside out. Either way, farmers pay the price, with marketable yields reduced by as much as 90%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 24, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists created edible food films for food packaging
(Ural Federal University) An international group of scientists from India and Russia has created edible food films for packaging fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, and seafood. Films consist of natural ingredients, they are safe for health and the environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fruit fly egg takes an active hand in its own growth, highlighting parallels to mammals
(Simons Foundation) Scientists discover bidirectional communication between the Drosophila oocyte and nurse cells, challenging the long-held view that the oocyte plays a passive role in development. These findings have implications for understanding development in mammals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USC Stem Cell scientists start a buzz around fruit flies in hearing research
(Keck School of Medicine of USC) In a new study published in the journal Development, USC Stem Cell scientists describe how adult flies can regenerate sensory hearing cells in their antennae, and how studying flies can provide a new way to understand and develop treatments for the hundreds of millions of patients worldwide who live with hearing and balance disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Big Tech trying to replace human crop harvesters with flying robots
(Natural News) An Israeli corporation known as Tevel Aerobotics Technologies has developed a new flying autonomous robot (FAR) that it claims is able to harvest fruit day and night from orchards without the need for humans. Advancing the agenda to eliminate most people and replace them with artificial intelligence (AI) robots, Tevel says its AI-embedded... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lemurs can sniff out hidden fruit from afar
(New York University) Lemurs can use their sense of smell to locate fruit hidden more than 50 feet away in the forest--but only when the wind blows the fruit's aroma toward them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New proteins 'out of nothing'
(University of M ü nster) In a worldwide collaboration, researchers have analysed, at unprecedented breadth and depth, the evolutionary history of how a protein - which is essential for the fertility of male fruit flies and emerged from previously non-coding DNA became functional and took on a relatively stable structure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What do you know about sugar substitutes?
March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about sugar substitutes. Sugar substitutes are sweeteners that can be used instead of regular table sugar. Types of sugar substitutes include: Natural sweeteners, such as fruit juices, honey, molasses and maple syrup, which often are promoted as healthier options than sugar [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 12, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Breast cancer: Soursop fruit is said to have anticancer effects and could be a treatment
BREAST cancer: Experts and a few studies have pinpointed an exotic fruit for its anticancer effects. It could be used as s treatment for the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Raspberries have anti-cancer properties and help lower blood sugars
HOW TO live longer could potentially be as simple as tucking into your favourite fruit. One such fruit could help to not only reduce your cancer risk but also help with weight loss and your lifespan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lemon juice benefits: How to use lemon juice as a face wash to improve your skin
LEMON juice is usually used for cooking or baking, but the citrus fruit could also be used for its numerous health benefits, including improving the quality of skin and to prevent spots. Here's how to use lemon juice as a face wash at home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Voucher Program Makes Healthy Eating Easier for Food-Insecure People
TUESDAY, March 9, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- As soon as Joseph Angelo enrolled in Vouchers 4 Veggies, he started to replace processed foods with fruits and vegetables. " There were times when I'd been eating healthier, but I'd really... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/fruit-vegetable-consumption-reduce-risk-death " > Fruit and vegetable consumption reduce risk of death < /a >
Eating more fruits and vegetables, at least five servings per day, was associated with reduced mortality. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - March 9, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY reveals which fruit and veg you should have - and clever ways to boost your intake
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Fruit and vegetables are packed with a complex network of nutrients, not simply the ones everyone knows about, such as vitamins C and E. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Big Number: Eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day can help give you a longer, healthier life
The suggested dietary goal stems from an analysis of data from multiple studies involving over 2 million people worldwide. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Lemon juice benefits: Five 'incredible' ways lemon juice can improve your health
LEMON juice is usually used for cooking or baking, but the citrus fruit also reportedly has numerous health benefits, including boosting weight loss diet plans, and even helping with digestion. These are the five "incredible" ways lemon juice might improve your health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study reveals how egg cells get so big
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) The process of egg formation in fruit flies relies on physical phenomena analogous to the exchange of gases between balloons of different sizes, according to a study by MIT biologists and mathematicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Spanish city is squeezing electricity from leftover oranges
(Natural News) Seville, the capital city of the Andalusia region in southern Spain, is popular for its orange trees. However, they are less a source of pride for locals and more a nuisance. The trees produce bitter fruits that are unsuitable for eating. Normally, they are simply left to fall and rot or get squashed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home gardening basics: Harvesting and storing seeds from garden plants
(Natural News) After managing a vegetable garden for a full season, the next logical step is to harvest your fruits and vegetables, as well as other produce from your beloved plants. But before you start thinking about how to use your harvest in your next meal, you should also think of harvesting the seeds –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five-a-day diet: Two servings of fruit and three of vegetables is key to longer life
Harvard University scientists believe they've found the ideal diet for living a longer, healthier life: Eating three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mortality Lowest With Five Servings of Fruit, Vegetables/Day
Lowest mortality seen with two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables; no additional risk reduction seen with higher intake (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mortality Lowest With Five Servings of Fruit, Vegetables/Day
MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- Mortality is lowest with consumption of five servings of fruit and vegetables per day, according to a study published online March 1 in Circulation. Dong D. Wang, M.D., Sc.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Get Your '5 a Day' Fruits & Veggies to Live Longer
Five servings. That is all the fruits and vegetables you need to eat every day to live longer, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Your'5 a Day' Fruits and Veggies to Live Longer
MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- Five servings. That is all the fruits and vegetables you need to eat every day to live longer, new research suggests. Scientists analyzed data from more than 2 million people in the United States and dozens of other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The time is ripe! An innovative contactless method for the timely harvest of soft fruits
(Shibaura Institute of Technology) In agriculture, there are many mechanical methods to indirectly measure a fruit's ripeness through its firmness. However, most fall short for soft fruits, which do not exhibit the same types of measurable vibration as harder ones. Now, scientists from Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, have developed an innovative method to measure fruit firmness using laser-induced plasma shockwaves. Their contactless, non-destructive approach works on mangoes and should be useful for other soft fruits as well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Strange Fruit': The history behind Billie Holiday's 'radioactive' protest song that inspired Hulu film
Get to know the story behind Billie Holiday's controversial "Strange Fruit," now the subject of Hulu biopic "The United States vs.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid evolution may help species adapt to climate change and competition
(Washington State University) A study shows that a fruit fly species can adapt rapidly to an invader and this evolutionary change can affect how they deal with a stressful climate. Over a few months, the naturalized species adapted to the invasive species' presence. This affected how the flies adapted to cold weather. The flies exposed to invasive species evolved in the fall to be larger, lay fewer eggs and develop faster than flies that hadn't been exposed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lawyers Are Working to Put ‘Ecocide’ on a Par with War Crimes. Could an International Law Hold Major Polluters to Account?
When a Nigerian judge ruled in 2005 that Shell’s practice of gas flaring in the Niger Delta was a violation of citizens’ constitutional rights to life and dignity, Nnummo Bassey, a local environmental activist, was thrilled. Bassey’s organization, Friends of the Earth, had helped communities in the Niger Delta sue Shell for gas flaring, a highly polluting practice that caused mass disruption to communities in the region, polluting water and crops. Researchers had found that those disruptions were associated with increased rates of cancer, blood disorders, skin diseases, acid rain, and birth defects&mdash...
Source: TIME: Science - February 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Lawyers Are Working to Put ‘Ecocide’ on Par with War Crimes. Could an International Law Hold Major Polluters to Account?
When a Nigerian judge ruled in 2005 that Shell’s practice of gas flaring in the Niger Delta was a violation of citizens’ constitutional rights to life and dignity, Nnummo Bassey, a local environmental activist, was thrilled. Bassey’s organization, Friends of the Earth, had helped communities in the Niger Delta sue Shell for gas flaring, a highly polluting practice that caused mass disruption to communities in the region, polluting water and crops. Researchers had found that those disruptions were associated with increased rates of cancer, blood disorders, skin diseases, acid rain, and birth defects&mdash...
Source: TIME: Science - February 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

New research on mitochondrial function can play significant part in serious disease
(Karolinska Institutet) Disorders of the cells' energy supply can cause a number of serious diseases, but also seem to be connected to ageing. More research is needed on mitochondrial function to find future treatments. A new study involving researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows how an important molecule inside the mitochondria affects their function in mice and fruit flies. The study, which is published in Science Advances, adds valuable knowledge on formerly relatively unexplored protein modifications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Indigenous Fruit Trees Offer Major Benefits. but They're Being Ignored
[The Conversation Africa] Indigenous fruits have been collected from the wild for centuries for human consumption and other purposes. Across the African continent, indigenous fruit trees are valuable assets for local communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccination rate is 6 times higher in Indigenous communities than in general population
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the nationwide push to prioritize First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities for the COVID-19 vaccine is starting to bear fruit, and that vaccination rates in those communities are now significantly higher than those reported elsewhere. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Study shows how some neurons compensate for death of their neighbors
(University of Chicago Medical Center) By studying several neuron pairs that innervate distinct muscles in a fruit fly model, researchers found that some neurons compensate for the loss of a neighboring partner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Invasive flies prefer untouched territory when laying eggs
(North Carolina State University) A recent study finds that the invasive spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) prefers to lay its eggs in places that no other spotted wing flies have visited. The finding raises questions about how the flies can tell whether a piece of fruit is virgin territory - and what that might mean for pest control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news