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Researchers win $13m grant for next-gen fMRI
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have been awarded a $13.4 million grant after developing a new functional magnetic resonance imaging system with 20 times the resolution of traditional fMRI machines, according to a new report. The $13.4 million comes from the National Institute of Health’s BRAIN initiative grant, and will help researchers develop the NexGen 7T fMRI machine by 2019, according to the report. The resolution of the device would allow the machine to focus down to a region the size of a poppy seed, researchers said, which would allow imaging of neuron clusters involved in the same type...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Neurological Research & Development Siemens UCberkeley Source Type: news

Home-brewed poppy seed tea can be lethal, study finds
(Sam Houston State University) A home-brewing technique used to extract morphine from unwashed poppy seeds can produce lethal doses of the drug, according to research at Sam Houston State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Home-Brewed Poppy Seed Tea Can Be Lethal, Study Finds
(Sam Houston State University) A home-brewing technique used to extract morphine from unwashed poppy seeds can produce lethal doses of the drug, according to research at Sam Houston State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poppy Seed Tea: Beware This Beverage Poppy Seed Tea: Beware This Beverage
For centuries, poppy seed tea has been used for its narcotic, analgesic, antidiarrheal, or euphoric effects, or as a substitute for opiates. What are the risks associated with this herbal beverage?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Williams-Sonoma Announces the Voluntary Recall of Meyer Lemon Poppy Quick Bread
Williams-Sonoma of San Francisco, CA is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of WILLIAMS-SONOMA MEYER LEMON POPPY SEED QUICK BREAD, as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The ingredient supplier has issued a recall of the bulk milk powder. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 17, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Concentrations of morphine and codeine in paired oral fluid and urine specimens following ingestion of a poppy seed roll and raw poppy seeds - Samano KL, Clouette RE, Rowland BJ, Sample RHB.
Interpretation of opiate drug test results can be challenging due to casual dietary consumption of poppy seeds, which may contain variable opiate content. Opiate concentrations in paired oral fluid (OF), collected with the Oral-Eze ® Oral Fluid Collection ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What's that? New study finds jumping spiders can hear more than you think
While jumping spiders are known to have great vision, a new study proves for the first time that spiders can hear at a distance. A study describes how researchers used metal microelectrodes in a jumping spider's poppy-seed-sized brain to show that auditory neurons can sense far-field sounds, at distances up to 3 meters, or about 600 spider body lengths. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Caf é Valley Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared (Walnuts) In 12ct Banana Nut Mini Muffins Labeled as 12ct Lemon Poppy Seed Mini Muffins
Caf é Valley of Marion, Indiana is recalling 543 cases of Banana nut mini muffins labeled as Lemon poppy seed mini muffins, because they may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they cons ume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 27, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Smallest Part in the World
Micromolded parts continue to get smaller and smaller. They are also getting more precise with details nearly invisible. MTD Micro Molding successfully molded an EVA ophthalmic part that weighs in at about one-tenth the weight of a poppy seed. It is an ophthalmic implant for glaucoma treatment. This feat required MTD’s Sarix technology to make a precise gate needed for such a tiny part. Even at 100X, the part is hardly visible. In this downloadable white paper you will find out: How small is the smallest part in the world? What part features are attainable with Sarix micro tooling How Sarix micro EDM technology work...
Source: Mass Device - April 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: White Papers MTD Micro Molding Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Implantation: your pregnancy week by week
What is happening in week 4 of your pregnancy? Your baby is measuring 0.078 inches - the size of a poppy seed. You may experience mild spotting called implantation bleeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_1604201522190500000AA.mp4 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Think you’re safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven’t been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed the Northeast this winter was like a cozy quilt for baby blacklegged ticks that are now questing for blood as the weather warms up. And a researcher at New York’s Binghamton University said Lyme disease-infected ticks aren’t just in forests and fields. “We&rs...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Everyday Earth Health Local News LYME DISEASE tick season ticks Source Type: news

6 Whole Grains To Try
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Including plenty of whole grains in your diet puts you at lower risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain kinds of cancer. Studies show it also can help trim belly fat and make statin drugs (that lower cholesterol) more effective. Yet, most Americans are lucky if they eat one whole grain serving a day. And that’s too bad. There’s a big wide world of healthy whole grains, each with distinct flavors and health benefits for the fiftysomething years. We’re not talking about oatmeal, popcorn or ever-popular quinoa. Here are six lesser-known whole grains sho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morphine and codeine in oral fluid after controlled poppy seed administration - Concheiro M, Newmeyer MN, da Costa JL, Flegel R, Gorelick DA, Huestis MA.
Opiates are an important drug class in drug testing programmes. Ingestion of poppy seeds containing morphine and codeine can yield positive opiate tests and mislead result interpretation in forensic and clinical settings. Multiple publications evaluated ur... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sight neurons recorded in jumping spider brain
For the first time, a team of interdisciplinary researchers have made recordings of neurons associated with visual perception inside the poppy seed-sized brain of a jumping spider using a hair-sized tungsten recording electrode. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 22, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Cases 10 Times Higher Than Previously Reported
ATLANTA (AP) — Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday. As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced. Read: CDC report Usually, only 20,000 to 30,000 illnesses are reported each year. For many years, CDC officials have known that many doctors don’t report every case and that the true count was probably much higher. The new figure is the CDC’s most comprehensive attempt at a better estimate. The number comes from a survey of seven national laboratories,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News CBS Boston LYME DISEASE WBZ Source Type: news

New Mom Settles After Failing Drug Test Due to Poppy Seed Bagel
It's every new Mom's nightmare -- that someone could take away her newborn baby . Drug using mothers face this daunting prospect every day, but whether you agree with the policy of removing children from drug using parents or not, removing a three day old baby on the basis of an inaccurate drug test is clearly wrong on every level. Yet, according to the Huffington Post, that is what one mother of a three day old baby faced....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Addictions)
Source: About.com Addictions - July 3, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Gluten-Free Buckwheat, Poppy Seed and Blueberry Muffins — Recipes for Health
The buckwheat flour is high-fiber and makes a dark, richly-flavored muffin. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 28, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Recipes Medicine and Health Muffins Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news