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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

If you have cracked lips and brittle nails, you may be severely deficient in this almost miraculous vitamin
(Natural News) There is another supervitamin that slips by even the most health-conscious of people, vitamin B complex. According to Rob Hobson, registered nutritionist and head of nutrition at Britain-based health supplement supplier Healthspan, they comprise of the following: thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6),... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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 m...
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

Cerus, Terumo land $48m in BARDA grants for anti-Zika push
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 during pregnanc...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Cerus Corp. Terumo Zika virus Source Type: news

These Vitamin Deficiencies Could Explain Your Migraines
People who suffer from migraines may want to check if they’re getting enough of certain vitamins and nutrients. While it isn’t yet clear if supplementation might help prevent migraines, new research presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in San Diego revealed that a significant portion of kids, teens and young adults who suffer from migraines are mildly deficient in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10. "We think that there is a likelihood that patients with migraines are more likely to be deficient in these vitamins than the general population," lead study autho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Vitamin Deficiencies Could Explain Your Migraines
People who suffer from migraines may want to check if they’re getting enough of certain vitamins and nutrients. While it isn’t yet clear if supplementation might help prevent migraines, new research presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in San Diego revealed that a significant portion of kids, teens and young adults who suffer from migraines are mildly deficient in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10. "We think that there is a likelihood that patients with migraines are more likely to be deficient in these vitamins than the general population," lead study autho...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Riboflavin Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now...
ReportsnReports.com adds “Global and Chinese Riboflavin Industry, 2009-2019 Market Research Report” to its store.(PRWeb February 06, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/riboflavin-industry/2015-2019/prweb12500560.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Experts from CNIO discover shining cells responsible for developing tumors
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)) Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have discovered and characterized a new specific marker for cancer stem cells: riboflavin, or vitamin B2, a pigment that emits green fluorescence as a result of its accumulation inside intracellular vesicles. This light emission property, acts to track, isolate, and later purify it, without the need for antibodies or other more costly and complex techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 29, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Engineered E. coli produces high levels of D-ribose as described in Industrial Biotechnology journal
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) D-ribose is a commercially important sugar used as a sweetener, a nutritional supplement, and as a starting compound for synthesizing riboflavin and several antiviral drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Wants More Info on Avedro's Corneal Cross-Linking NDA FDA Wants More Info on Avedro's Corneal Cross-Linking NDA
Company chief executive officer is 'confident' the issues surrounding riboflavin ophthalmic solution/KXL System for keratoconus and corneal ectasia after refractive surgery can be resolved. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ultraviolet A and Riboflavin Therapy for Corneal UlcersUltraviolet A and Riboflavin Therapy for Corneal Ulcers
Is ultraviolet A and riboflavin therapy effective in the management of corneal ulcers that are unresponsive to medical management? Eye & Contact Lens (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 20, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Natural compound can be used for 3-D printing of medical implants
Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Laser Zentrum Hannover have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound can be incorporated into three-dimensional (3-D) printing processes to create medical implants out of non-toxic polymers. The compound is riboflavin, which is better known as vitamin B2. "This opens the door to a much wider range of biocompatible implant materials, which can be used to develop customized implant designs using 3-D printing technology," says Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

Why Engineers Want To Put B Vitamins In 3-D Printers
The chemicals used in some 3-D printers can be toxic to humans. So researchers are looking to use naturally occurring vitamin B2 instead. They have already been able to make intricate, microscopic structures with the vitamin-rich material.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Natural Compound Can Be Used For 3-D Printing Of Medical Implants
Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Laser Zentrum Hannover have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound can be incorporated into three-dimensional (3-D) printing processes to create medical implants out of non-toxic polymers. The compound is riboflavin, which is better known as vitamin B2. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 25, 2013 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Study finds natural compound can be used for 3-D printing of medical implants
(North Carolina State University) Biomedical engineering researchers have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound can be incorporated into three-dimensional printing processes to create medical implants out of non-toxic polymers. The compound is riboflavin, which is better known as vitamin B2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nutrition 101: Riboflavin
(HealthCastle.com) Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is one of eight B vitamins. All of the B vitamins are water soluble, meaning that the body does not store them but excretes them in the urine. Riboflavin is responsible for the bright yellow colored urine in individuals who take supplements containing B vitamins, such as a multivitamin. Recommended Intakes The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for riboflavin are shown below: read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - October 7, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Incredible Eggs
(Healthcastle.com) Eggs have gotten a bad rap, but they’re a great addition to a healthy diet and a fast, cheap and convenient way to get more filling protein in early in the day when your body needs it most. Read on to find out more about this dietitian approved food. Nutrition powerhouse: Why should you add eggs to your arsenal? One serving (2 large eggs) is only 142 calories but packs 12 g of protein and 10% of your daily iron needs. Eggs are a great source of several other nutrients including: Riboflavin: Energy metabolism read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - September 3, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

UT Arlington undergrad recognized for 'green chemistry'
(University of Texas at Arlington) John Gurak, a junior at the University of Texas at Arlington, is one of less than 40 scholars nationwide to be awarded the $50,000 EPA National Center for Environmental Research's two-year fellowship for undergraduate study this year. Gurak is working on using riboflavin for "green chemistry." (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nanotech roundup: a cheap oil guzzler, vitamin lasers, and quantum algae | Liesbeth Venema
A biocompatible laser and a material that can absorb 100 times its own weight in oil feature in this month's roundupSuck it upAerogel is a remarkable material. Made entirely from carbon, it is the lightest material on Earth, weighing a seventh as much as air. In addition, it can absorb 900 times its own weight in oil. Highly porous, ultralight solids such as this have many possible applications beyond mopping up oil spills – for example as electrodes in high-power rechargeable batteries, or protection against extreme heat, or for detecting gas pollutants.Researchers at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China have...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2013 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Oil spills Solar power Medical research Nanotechnology Physics Chemistry Environment Science Source Type: news

What are the Recommendations for Neuromaging Because of Headaches?
Discussion Headaches are not only painful but can significantly affect the lives of patients and families. Education and support for patients is key to managing headaches. Detailed diaries not only help with initial diagnosis but also chronic management. Common headache types include: Tension headache Location – bilateral Intensity – mild or moderate Description – non-pulsating tightening or pressure Activities – not aggravated by usual activities Duration – 30 minutes – continuous Frequency – 15 days per month for more than 3 months for chronic tension headache Treatment &ndash...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 15, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Everything You Need to Know About Yogurt
Yogurt, yoghurt or yoguhurt, they all refer to the same thing - a milk product requiring bacterial fermentation during the production process.  The beneficial bacteria (also known as yogurt cultures) acts on the lactose in milk to give yogurt a distinct texture and tangy flavor.   This unique dairy product is rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 but the nutrient content of yogurt varies, depending on the production process.   read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - July 1, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Vitamin B2 May Be An Antidote To Cyanide Poisoning
With the remains of a recent lottery winner having been exhumed for foul play related to cyanide poisoning, future winners might wonder what they can do to avoid the same fate. A new report in The FASEB Journal involving zebrafish suggests that riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, may mitigate the toxic effects of this infamous poison. In addition, the report shows that zebrafish are a viable model for investigating the effects of cyanide on humans. As with any research involving animal models, these findings are preliminary until thoroughly tested in clinical trials... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Zebrafish study suggests that vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is an antidote to cyanide poisoning
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) With the remains of a recent lottery winner having been exhumed for foul play related to cyanide poisoning, future winners might wonder how they can avoid the same fate. A new report in The FASEB Journal involving zebrafish suggests that riboflavin may mitigate cyanide's toxic effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Whole-Wheat Pasta versus Inulin-Infused White Pasta: Is One Better for Me?
(HealthCastle.com)  I’ve been buying inulin-infused white pasta (the SmartTM pasta) for years now.   I remember the day I compared the nutrition facts on the boxes and thought, wow, these products are practically identical!   Both Catelli’s SmartTM pasta and whole grain pastas contain the same amount of calories, fibre (8 grams!), protein and carbohydrate per 3/4 cup dry serving.  As well, they’ve both been enriched with iron and B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folic acid. read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - March 26, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Comparative Transcriptome Analysis for Metabolic Engineering
Transcriptome profiling allows massively parallel analysis of the dynamic expression of all genes and captures the cell physiology and regulatory mechanism in a holistic manner. Compared to other “omic” techniques, transcriptome is more tractable and sensitive. Transcriptomics has profoundly promoted development and applications of metabolic engineering by analysis of cell metabolism at a system level. Our recent effort was performed on a comparative transcriptome profiling between a riboflavin-producing Bacillus subtilis strain RH33 and the wild-type strain B. subtilis 168 to rationally identify new targets fo...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Biotechnology - February 19, 2013 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Quinoa brings riches to the Andes
Bolivian and Peruvian farmers sell entire crop to meet rising western demand, sparking fears of malnutritionA burst of colour on a monochromatic panorama, a field of flowering quinoa plants in the Bolivian desert is a thing of beauty. A plant ready for harvest can stand higher than a human, covered with knotty blossoms, from violet to crimson and ochre-orange to yellow.Quinua real, or royal quinoa, flourishes in the most hostile conditions, surviving nightly frosts and daytime temperatures upwards of 40C (104F). It is a high-altitude plant, growing at 3,600 metres above sea level and higher, where oxygen is thin, water is ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Dan Collyns Tags: Nutrition The Guardian Peru Americas World news Food & drink Bolivia Life and style Business Agriculture Nutrition and development Source Type: news