Excess zinc in muscles contributes to wasting syndrome in cancer
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study from Columbia University suggests that an overload of zinc in muscle leads to a debilitating wasting syndrome in cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Egg-xactly: Eating organic eggs does not increase your risk for cardiovascular disease
(Natural News) Eggs are sometimes referred to as “nature’s perfect food,” and it’s easy to see why. They’re healthy, easy to digest, and complete, and consuming them can even help you reduce your weight. Full of nutrients like B-vitamins, iron and zinc, they’re also incredibly nutritious. With so many benefits, you’d think everyone would be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Milk, Meat & Eggs Can Make a Big Difference to World ’s Most Nutritionally Vulnerable People
By Silvia AlonsoADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 1 2018 (IPS)As the world becomes increasingly aware of the growing demands being made of our planet, more and more of us are making lifestyle choices to reduce our negative environmental impact and carbon footprint. Understandably, this has led to calls for changes to our diets, including reducing the amount of livestock-derived foods, such as meat, milk and eggs, we consume.However, a new, extensive review of research published today (JUNE1) has found that these foods can make an important difference to nutritional well-being in the first 1,000 days of life, with life-long benefi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Silvia Alonso Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Zn-InsP6 complex can enhance excretion of radioactive strontium from the body
(Kanazawa University) Researchers at Kanazawa University have found a new phenomenon that a complex of myo-inositol-hexakisphosphate (InsP6) with zinc enhances excretion of radioactive strontium from the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baby Teeth May Predict Autism
(MedPage Today) -- Zinc and copper metabolism biomarker may lead to new diagnostic tools (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Baby Teeth Give Clues to Autism's Origins, Detection
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- A close examination of baby teeth is giving new insight into the roots of autism -- and ways to spot it early. The research suggests that the way infants metabolize two nutrients -- zinc and copper -- may predict who will... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World
Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.(Image credit: Maximilian Stock, Ltd./Getty Images/Passage) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angus Chen Source Type: news

As The Planet Warms, We'll Be Having Rice With A Side Of CO2
Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.(Image credit: Maximilian Stock, Ltd./Getty Images/Passage) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angus Chen Source Type: news

Cobalt-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of enamides enabled by single-electron reduction
Identifying catalyst activation modes that exploit one-electron chemistry and overcome associated deactivation pathways will be transformative for developing first-row transition metal catalysts with performance equal or, ideally, superior to precious metals. Here we describe a zinc-activation method compatible with high-throughput reaction discovery that identified scores of cobalt-phosphine combinations for the asymmetric hydrogenation of functionalized alkenes. An optimized catalyst prepared from (R,R)-Ph-BPE {Ph-BPE, 1,2-bis[(2R,5R)-2,5-diphenylphospholano]ethane} and cobalt chloride [CoCl2·6H2O] exhibited high ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Friedfeld, M. R., Zhong, H., Ruck, R. T., Shevlin, M., Chirik, P. J. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

How to interpret heavy metals lab test results from CWC Labs
(Natural News) If you’ve purchased a heavy metals lab test kit from the Health Ranger Store, you’ll receive a report listing the ppb (parts per billion) concentrations for over 20 elements, including lead, zinc, magnesium, cadmium and more. We use ICP-MS instrumentation (“mass spec”) to test heavy metals down to single-digit ppb concentrations. See the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MBI Distributing, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir Due to a Lack of Process Controls
MBI Distributing, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir, within expiry, to the consumer level. The drug products have been found to be manufactured with a lack of adequate controls. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Extraordinary plasticity of an inorganic semiconductor in darkness
Inorganic semiconductors generally tend to fail in a brittle manner. Here, we report that extraordinary "plasticity" can take place in an inorganic semiconductor if the deformation is carried out "in complete darkness." Room-temperature deformation tests of zinc sulfide (ZnS) were performed under varying light conditions. ZnS crystals immediately fractured when they deformed under light irradiation. In contrast, it was found that ZnS crystals can be plastically deformed up to a deformation strain of t = 45% in complete darkness. In addition, the optical bandgap of the deformed ZnS crystals was distinctl...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Oshima, Y., Nakamura, A., Matsunaga, K. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Recipe to Save 700,000 Young Children a Year: Clean Water & Decent Toilets
This study adds to the evidence that the lives of hundreds of thousands of young children could be saved each year if these pillars of development were combined with other health interventions.WaterAid and Defeat DD are calling on governments and donors to align child health and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, policies and financing to address this unnecessary health crisis more effectively and more efficiently. These investments create a positive cycle that builds human capital, strengthens economies, reduces future healthcare costs and contributes to national development.This July the UN’s Sustainable Dev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Savio Carvalho Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Nanoparticles found in canned goods might be damaging your digestive tract
(Natural News) If you eat a lot of commercial canned food, you might be causing serious damage to your gut. A landmark study warned that the contents of certain canned foods have been contaminated by zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles. These tiny particles could hurt the digestive tract, according to a ScienceDaily article. Conducted by a research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women lacking in mineral zinc will struggle to conceive for 3 months
A study from Pennsylvania State University has revealed that zinc deficiencies, which affect 80 percent of women, can cause infertility by inhibiting the development of eggs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Army research rejuvenates older zinc batteries
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Army scientists, with a team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, have created a water-based zinc battery that is simultaneously powerful, rechargeable and intrinsically safe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rechargeable zinc-ion batteries stretch, bend, and weave like yarn
Researchers report high-capacity, washable, rechargeable Zn-ion batteries with a "yarn" form factor for flexible wearable power storage. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - April 10, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Joshua Lewis Source Type: news

Tinned tuna contains up to 100 times more zinc than is safe
Researchers from Binghamton University, New York, found the mineral leaches into food and becomes lodged in digestive systems, altering people's abilities to absorb nutrients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Stress-Busting Smoothie
I designed this smoothie for myself due to my busy work schedule, and hectic work environment. My immune system was low and my cortisol levels were high, so I needed to pay more attention to my heatlth and get my own wellbeing back on track. This smoothie is my ultimate healthy breakfast. It provides sustained energy, supports my immune system, my digestive system and is rich in protein and antioxidants. It takes just one minute to make and any leftovers can be taken to work and enjoyed as a snack or light meal the same day. Adding protein in my smoothies helps to keep me full all morning and it also aids my concentration ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Modular radical cross-coupling with sulfones enables access to sp3-rich (fluoro)alkylated scaffolds
Cross-coupling chemistry is widely applied to carbon-carbon bond formation in the synthesis of medicines, agrochemicals, and other functional materials. Recently, single-electron–induced variants of this reaction class have proven particularly useful in the formation of C(sp2)–C(sp3) linkages, although certain compound classes have remained a challenge. Here, we report the use of sulfones to activate the alkyl coupling partner in nickel-catalyzed radical cross-coupling with aryl zinc reagents. This method’s tolerance of fluoroalkyl substituents proved particularly advantageous for the streamlined preparat...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Merchant, R. R., Edwards, J. T., Qin, T., Kruszyk, M. M., Bi, C., Che, G., Bao, D.-H., Qiao, W., Sun, L., Collins, M. R., Fadeyi, O. O., Gallego, G. M., Mousseau, J. J., Nuhant, P., Baran, P. S. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

MarcasUSA, LLC Emite Retiro Voluntariamente a Nivel Nacional de Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Protector de la Piel con 25% de óxido de Zinc, en Tubos de 60 Gramos, Debido a Contaminación Microbiana
PARA PUBLICACI ÓN INMEDIATA - 29 de marzo de 2018 - El Segundo, CA, MarcasUSA, LLC e Industria Farmacéutica Andromaco, S.A. de C.V. están retirando voluntariamente tres lotes de Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Protector de la Piel con 25% de óxido de zinc, en tubos de 60 gramos, al nivel minorista. El análisis de l a FDA de este producto confirmó que Pasta De Lassar Andromaco está contaminado con altos niveles de bacterias y hongos. El lote específico asociado a los hallazgos positivos se puso en cuarentena y se destruyó, ninguna pieza fue vendida en los EE. UU. Sin ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

MarcasUSA, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Skin Protectant 25% Zinc Oxide 60g Due to Potential Contamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 29, 2018 – El Segundo, CA, MarcasUSA, LLC and Industria Farmacéutica Andromaco, S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling four lots of Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Skin Protectant, 25% zinc oxide to the retail level. FDA analysis of this product confirmed that Pasta De Lassar Andromaco is con taminated with high levels of yeast, mold, and bacteria. The specific lot associated to the positive findings was never sold in the US. However, due to the amount and type of contamination the remaining four lots in the US market are being recalled out of an abundance of caution. Use of the c...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Best supplements for muscle gain: Add this to your workout to build strength and endurance
SUPPLEMENTS for muscle gain have been shown to boost workout performance and help towards body transformation goals, but which are some of the best? Vitamin and mineral based supplements, zinc and protein supplements can all assist you in your journey to reach peak fitness, according to one health shop. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An evolutionarily conserved gene family encodes proton-selective ion channels
Ion channels form the basis for cellular electrical signaling. Despite the scores of genetically identified ion channels selective for other monatomic ions, only one type of proton-selective ion channel has been found in eukaryotic cells. By comparative transcriptome analysis of mouse taste receptor cells, we identified Otopetrin1 (OTOP1), a protein required for development of gravity-sensing otoconia in the vestibular system, as forming a proton-selective ion channel. We found that murine OTOP1 is enriched in acid-detecting taste receptor cells and is required for their zinc-sensitive proton conductance. Two related murin...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tu, Y.-H., Cooper, A. J., Teng, B., Chang, R. B., Artiga, D. J., Turner, H. N., Mulhall, E. M., Ye, W., Smith, A. D., Liman, E. R. Tags: Biochemistry, Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news

Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Vapor
The team found that e-liquid exposed to heating coils produced a vapor containing significant amounts of chromium, lead, manganese, nickel and zinc. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Grass-Fed Beef Bourguignon With Cauliflower Mash
This recipe is rich with goodness and flavor — and is comfort food at its best. The ingredients are simple: Quality grass-fed beef is married together with vegetables and a few glasses of full-bodied red wine. I’ve used carrot puree to thicken the Bourguignon sauce towards the end of cooking, which is a lovely way of thickening sauces without using refined white flours. Don’t overcook your cauliflower. Make sure to chop the ingredients finely before cooking and keep an eye on the cooking time. Blend it when hot, which will result in a creamy, white mash that tastes wonderful. This recipe is from my cookbo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime weekend recipe Source Type: news

East Bay gene editing company snags Gilead deal worth up to $3.2 billion
Sangamo Therapeutics Inc.'s gene-editing technology is playing second fiddle to CRISPR no longer. The Richmond-based company (NASDAQ: SGMO) Thursday disclosed a deal with Kite, a subsidiary of Foster City-based Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD), to develop next-generation cell therapies in cancer. It will receive $150 million upfront but could receive $3 billion more over the course of the c ollaboration by hitting a series of milestones. The deal is a huge win for Sangamo, whose zinc finger nucleases… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Kite, a Gilead Company, And Sangamo Therapeutics Announce Collaboration To Develop Next-Generation Engineered Cell Therapies For The Treatment Of Cancer
Kite to Receive Exclusive License to Leverage Sangamo's Gene Editing Technology in Allogeneic and Autologous Cell Therapy Programs in Oncology SANTA MONICA, Calif. and RICHMOND, Calif., Feb. 22, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Kite, a... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Licensing Sangamo Therapeutics, Kite, Gilead, zinc finger nuclease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Green leafy vegetables irrigated with wastewater may contain high levels of toxic heavy metals
(Natural News) A study published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology showed that irrigating agricultural fields and green leafy vegetables  with wastewater may result in potentially hazardous buildup of heavy metals including copper (Cu), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn), as well as nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr) and cadmium (Cd). “On the survey... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

New, safe zinc oxide quantum dots
(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Zinc oxide as a heavy metals-free substituent for commonly investigated cadium-based semiconductors is one of the most versatile systems with far-reaching perspectives. Physicochemical properties and biocompatibility of ZnO nanocrystals are strongly dependent on their interface, which is largely determined by synthetic procedures. Chemists from Warsaw have shown that ZnO nanoparticles produced by a new self-supporting organometallic method are safe for human cells. Now it's only one step towards innovative applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The nutrient mix that could boost women's energy levels
The supplement, yet to be given a name by researchers at Ohio State University, contains zinc, copper, iron, carnitine and phosphatidylserine. It will cost around $35 ( £25) for a month's supply. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Are the Best Foods for a Baby ’s Brain
So much is going on in the first few months of a baby’s life, it’s no surprise that what a baby eats can have an effect on how important structures and connections in the brain develop. To help parents understand what babies need, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a set of recommendations for foods that ensure healthy brain development in babies’ first 1,000 days. In the guidelines, just published in the journal Pediatrics, the AAP’s Committee on Nutrition say that certain nutrients, including protein, zinc, iron, folate, certain vitamins and polyunsaturated fatty acids are critical fo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized babies brains babies diet babies nutrition babies supplements baby diet baby food baby food diet best foods for a baby brain health breast milk breastmilk Diet/Nutrition healthytime what do babies eat what do ba Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Pediatricians Call For Improved Nutrition In First 1,000 Days of Life
BOSTON (CBS) — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is issuing a policy statement to improve the nutrition of children in their first 1,000 days of life. They’re calling on healthcare professional to educate pregnant women about breastfeeding and provide help when needed, to counsel caregivers about important brain nutrients, and to advocate for improved nutrition programs at a local, state, and federal level. The most critical period of brain development begins at conception in the womb and ends at the beginning of age 3. Poor nutrition during this time can lead to lifelong deficits in brain function even ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Nutrition Pediatrician Source Type: news

Everyone ’s talking about the flu. Here’s what to do about it
H3N2: If you ’ve had it, you know how bad it can be. If you don’t, you’ve heard about it and are afraid. Very afraid.We ’re talking about the flu, specifically this flu season’s dominant strain.Others are taking about the flu as well. Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, have been featured in the media, and sought by patients and the public for advice on flu care and prevention — and for good reason.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that flu activity is widespread across the country. The California Department of Publi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Defect in zinc supply mechanism affects pathology of intractable pulmonary diseases
(Kumamoto University) Japanese researchers revealed that abnormal delivery of zinc to lung cells contributes to obstructive pulmonary diseases. They further showed that mRNA splicing abnormalities are involved in the detailed mechanism. So far, the importance of zinc in the lung has only been understood from a nutritional aspect. This discovery is thought to be the first to clarify zinc's effects on the regulation of mRNA ligation (splicing), and its involvement in the onset of pulmonary diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about zinc deficiency
A look at zinc deficiency, a condition where the body doesn ’t have enough of the mineral. Included are details on causes and how it is diagnosed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

ProPhase completes $4.5M tender offer
ProPhase Labs Inc. is buying back $4.5 million of its common stock, completing a tender offer announced earlier this month. The Doylestown, Pa., natural health products company said Thursday it has accepted for purchase about 1.95 million shares at $2.30 per share. That number of shares represents about 15 percent of the 12.4 million shares of ProPhase (NASDAQ:PRPG) common stock that have been issued by the company. ProPhase is the original developer of Cold-Eeze zinc lozenges for cold suffers.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

A little zinc makes the rings all link
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Source: ScienceNOW - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

Best supplements for the brain: Take these THREE nutrients to PREVENT memory loss
BEST SUPPlEMENTS for the brain include not just omega-3, but magnesium and zinc too. Here ’s why they could help memory and prevent dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements: Get rid of cold and flu symptoms taking THESE vitamins daily
GET RID of a cold and banish the flu by taking a handful of supplements every day. Vitamins A, B12, C, D, zinc, selenium all help to keep the nation fit and healthy - and they could tackle that snotty nose and sore throat too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Have Made Their First Attempt at Gene Editing Inside a Human Patient
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot. “It’s kind of humbling” to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. “I’m willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.” Signs of whether i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized gene editing Genetics health Innovation onetime overnight Research Source Type: news

RUDN University scientists have approved the role of zinc in type 2 diabetes mellitus
(RUDN University) Researchers from RUDN University and P. G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University have demonstrated the association between changes in the concentration of trace elements in blood (especially zinc) with prediabetes -- a condition preceding the disease. The obtained data suggest that zinc metabolism disorders play an important role in the development of the disease. The results of the study were published in Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Causes White Nails?
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sex warning: A lack of RED MEAT in in your diet could be causing THIS bedroom issue
SEX drive in men could wane because of a lack of red meat in their diet. Unlike some other meats, it is rich in zinc - a nutrient known to maintain testosterone levels and boost fertility. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers greenlight gas detection at room temperature
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Russian researchers proposed sensors capable of operating at room temperature. Their new nanocomposite sensors are based on zinc and indium oxides, and their efficiency is maximized by green light illumination. The proposed device could be used to detect combustible, explosive, or poisonous substances in the atmosphere even at low concentrations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zinc
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc battery breakthrough may allow homes to efficiently store energy for off-grid use
(Natural News) Since the early 1990s, scientists have attempted to create a battery that would replace the standard lithium-ion variety. The difficulty in such a project lay in the energy density of the power source. Scientists found that while other materials proved to be more energy-efficient, their cycles were, if anything, pathetic. Hope was sparked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six signs of zinc deficiency: Are YOU getting enough?
(Natural News) Next to iron, zinc is the most abundant mineral found in the human body. This mineral is essential in cellular metabolism, immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division. Moreover, zinc enhances better growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence. Zinc is also essential for proper functioning of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news