Foods high in riboflavin could lower blood pressure - what to eat
One study found that people with cardiovascular disease could significantly reduce their blood pressure by increasing their intake of riboflavin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Vitamin B12 deficiency: Do you have this cognitive difficulty? It could be a lack of B12
VITAMIN B2 deficiency can affect anyone, and most are oblivious to the fact that their daily struggles are health woes may be due to a deficiency. Experiencing this cognitive difficulty could mean you need to top up your B12 levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Using riboflavin, UV light reduces SARS-CoV-2 pathogens in plasma, whole blood
(Colorado State University) Researchers at Colorado State University used existing technologies to show that exposing the coronavirus to riboflavin and ultraviolet light reduces blood-borne pathogens in human plasma and whole-blood products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
MAIT cells are imprinted by the microbiota in early life and promote tissue repair
How early-life colonization and subsequent exposure to the microbiota affect long-term tissue immunity remains poorly understood. Here, we show that the development of mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells relies on a specific temporal window, after which MAIT cell development is permanently impaired. This imprinting depends on early-life exposure to defined microbes that synthesize riboflavin-derived antigens. In adults, cutaneous MAIT cells are a dominant population of interleukin-17A (IL-17A)–producing lymphocytes, which display a distinct transcriptional signature and can subsequently respond to skin commen...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Constantinides, M. G., Link, V. M., Tamoutounour, S., Wong, A. C., Perez-Chaparro, P. J., Han, S.-J., Chen, Y. E., Li, K., Farhat, S., Weckel, A., Krishnamurthy, S. R., Vujkovic-Cvijin, I., Linehan, J. L., Bouladoux, N., Merrill, E. D., Roy, S., Cua, D. J Tags: Immunology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news
What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” P...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Findings Fortify Low Riboflavin, Migraine Link Findings Fortify Low Riboflavin, Migraine Link
Treating migraine with nutritional supplements to increase levels of riboflavin in patients with vitamin B2 deficiency appears to cut the frequency and severity of headaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 30, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Photrexa Viscous (Riboflavin 5 ’-Phosphate in 20% Dextran Ophthalmic Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 8, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
What Treatment is Recommended for Common Headaches?
Discussion Headache is pain in the scalp, forehead, orbits and temple. Facial and neck pain are usually excluded from this definition. It is a common problem with more than 6 million pediatric patients having migraine. Headaches can also have co-morbidities and more than 1 primary headache type can co-exist. The costs are high both economically and in the quality of life for the patients and families. A review of common headache types and indications for neuroimaging can be found here. Treatment is necessarily multi-pronged. Patients should understand their diagnosis so they can understand what reasonably can be expected...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Scientists further understanding of delivering drugs through nanocarriers
In one case, pairing drugs and vitamin B2 on teeny-tiny polymer truck may minimize drug side effects. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Cholesterol: The Myth of Heart Disease
The next time your doctor says you need to lower your LDL cholesterol so you don’t have a heart attack or stroke, show him the results of the Northern Manhattan Study. The researchers that conducted the study found that higher LDL cholesterol was linked to LOWER stroke risk.1 And another study published this year reviewed research on nearly 70,000 people. The authors of that study found NO LINK between LDL cholesterol and premature deaths in people over 60 from heart disease.2 LDL Isn’t “Bad” Cholesterol This backs up what I’ve been saying for two decades! LDL isn’t “bad” cho...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 28, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Heart Health Source Type: news
Chemists create vitamin-driven battery
A team chemists has created a battery that stores energy in a biologically derived unit, paving the way for cheaper consumer electronics that are easier on the environment.The battery is similar to many commercially-available high-energy lithium-ion batteries with one important difference. It uses flavin from vitamin B2 as the cathode: the part that stores the electricity that is released when connected to a device. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
University of Toronto chemists create vitamin-driven battery
(University of Toronto) A team of University of Toronto chemists has created a battery that stores energy in a biologically derived unit, paving the way for cheaper consumer electronics that are easier on the environment.The battery is similar to many commercially-available high-energy lithium-ion batteries with one important difference. It uses flavin from vitamin B2 as the cathode: the part that stores the electricity that is released when connected to a device. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 3, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news
A battery inspired by vitamins
Researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large batteries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
A battery inspired by vitamins
(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Harvard researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large flow batteries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 18, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news
UPDATE: Cerus, Terumo land $48m in BARDA grants for anti-Zika push
Updated with comments from Terumo. Cerus (NSDQ: CERS) and Terumo Corp. (TYO:4543) won grants from a U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. agency worth a collective $48 million to study their respective devices for eliminating blood pathogens like the Zika virus. Zika, which the World Health Organization declared a global emergency in February, has been linked to microcephaly, a birth defect characterized by an unusually small head and potential developmental problems. Last week U.S. officials said 3 babies were born here with defects that were most likely caused when their mothers contracted the mosquito-borne virus ...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Funding Roundup Cerus Corp. Terumo Zika virus Source Type: news