Early Results Give Hope For Human Gene Editing to Change DNA
(PHOENIX) — Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it’s too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed. The results announced Wednesday are from the first human test of gene editing in the body, an attempt to permanently change someone’s DNA to cure a disease — in this case, a genetic disorder called Hunter syndrome that often kills people in their teens. In two patients who got a medium dose of the treatment, urine levels of large sugar compounds that are hallmarks of ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Disease onetime Source Type: news

Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Two patients who received Sangamo's zinc finger-based treatment for Hunter syndrome have lower biomarkers of the condition, but no signs of new enzyme production. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 5, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Eating organic food and using supplements can prevent zinc and iron deficiencies
(Natural News) The world’s food supply is seriously lacking in iron and zinc, according to an international study led by researchers from the U.K. and Austria. Their article, released in the journal Global Food Security, looked at the current micronutrient deficiency in food systems around the world, especially in areas that need it. This phenomenon, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising carbon dioxides levels could cause global nutritional deficiencies: Study
Rising CO2 levels could leave hundreds of millions zinc and protein deficient. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rising C02 levels could cause nutritional deficiencies across the globe: Study
Rising CO2 levels could leave hundreds of millions zinc and protein deficient. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rising CO2 levels could leave as many as 200 million people worldwide deficient in nutrients
A new study from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health says the increasing levels of CO2 are decreasing the amounts of protein, iron, and zinc in crops such as rice and wheat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate change will make hundreds of millions more people nutrient deficient
Crops grown in a high CO2 atmosphere are less nutritious, containing less protein, zinc and ironRising levels of carbon dioxide could make crops less nutritious and damage the health of hundreds of millions of people, research has revealed, with those living in some of the world ’s poorest regions likely to be hardest hit.Previous research has shown that manyfood crops become less nutritious when grown under the CO2 levels expected by 2050, with reductions of protein, iron and zinc estimated at 3 –17%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Nutrition Nutrition and development Climate change Food Global development Stunting Source Type: news

Is Climate Change Draining Nutrients From Crops?
MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 -- Rising levels of carbon dioxide caused by air pollution are making crops less nutritious, a new study warns. That could put hundreds of millions of people worldwide at risk for protein, zinc and iron deficiencies and related... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Signs and symptoms of zinc deficiency - do you know what to look for?
(Natural News) After iron, zinc is the most common mineral in the body. This mineral plays important roles in the functioning of more than 300 hormones and enzymes, and a deficiency in zinc may lead to various health problems. People with zinc deficiency may experience symptoms, such as brittle nails, white spots on the fingernails,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian Zinc Oxide Company GHC First In America To Receive European...
European CEP And GMP License Combine To Further Validate GHC As The Premier Choice For Pharmaceutical Customers Seeking Zinc Oxide(PRWeb August 16, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/canadian_zinc_oxide_company_ghc_first_in_america_to_receive_european_certification/prweb15689557.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DNA-induced liquid phase condensation of cGAS activates innate immune signaling
The binding of DNA to cyclic GMP–AMP synthase (cGAS) leads to the production of the secondary messenger cyclic GMP–AMP (cGAMP), which activates innate immune responses. We have shown that DNA binding to cGAS robustly induced the formation of liquidlike droplets in which cGAS was activated. The disordered and positively charged cGAS N terminus enhanced cGAS-DNA phase separation by increasing the valencies of DNA binding. Long DNA was more efficient in promoting cGAS liquid phase separation and cGAS enzyme activity than short DNA. Moreover, free zinc ions enhanced cGAS enzyme activity both in vitro and in cells b...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Du, M., Chen, Z. J. Tags: Immunology reports Source Type: news

Excess Zinc in Muscles May Drive Cancer - Related Wasting
ZIP14 may be a therapeutic target for its treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Excess Zinc in Muscles May Drive Cancer-Related Wasting
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- ZRT- and IRT-like protein 14 (ZIP14) upregulation in skeletal muscles may play a role in cancer-related muscle loss, according to a study published online June 6 in Nature Medicine. Gang Wang, Ph.D., from Columbia University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Pneumonia, Diarrhoea Persist in Nigeria
[Leadership] The prevalence of ailments such as pneumonia and diarrhoea in Nigeria has been linked to the inability of state governments to domesticate Amoxicillin dispersible tablet and Co-Pack Zinc tablet/Low Osmolality Oral Rehydration Solution for the treatment of the diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zn-DTPA (Pentetate Zinc Trisodium Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

VHL substrate transcription factor ZHX2 as an oncogenic driver in clear cell renal cell carcinoma
Inactivation of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) E3 ubiquitin ligase protein is a hallmark of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Identifying how pathways affected by VHL loss contribute to ccRCC remains challenging. We used a genome-wide in vitro expression strategy to identify proteins that bind VHL when hydroxylated. Zinc fingers and homeoboxes 2 (ZHX2) was found as a VHL target, and its hydroxylation allowed VHL to regulate its protein stability. Tumor cells from ccRCC patients with VHL loss-of-function mutations usually had increased abundance and nuclear localization of ZHX2. Functionally, depletion of ZHX2 inhibited...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, J., Wu, T., Simon, J., Takada, M., Saito, R., Fan, C., Liu, X.-D., Jonasch, E., Xie, L., Chen, X., Yao, X., Teh, B. T., Tan, P., Zheng, X., Li, M., Lawrence, C., Fan, J., Geng, J., Liu, X., Hu, L., Wang, J., Liao, C., Hong, K., Zurlo, G., Parker, J Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Electrofluorochromism at the single-molecule level
The interplay between the oxidation state and the optical properties of molecules is important for applications in displays, sensors, and molecular-based memories. The fundamental mechanisms occurring at the level of a single molecule have been difficult to probe. We used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to characterize and control the fluorescence of a single zinc-phthalocyanine radical cation adsorbed on a sodium chloride–covered gold (111) sample. The neutral and oxidized states of the molecule were identified on the basis of their fluorescence spectra, which revealed very different emission energies and vibr...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Doppagne, B., Chong, M. C., Bulou, H., Boeglin, A., Scheurer, F., Schull, G. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

Is Shellfish Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
With all the talk about the disease-fighting, life-extending superpowers of the Mediterranean diet, a lot of people are trying to cram more seafood into their meals. But while there are endless articles extolling the healthful glories of fatty, omega-3-rich fish like salmon and mackerel, there’s not much talk about shellfish—or whether these sea creatures deserve space on your shopping list. As it turns out, they do. “Shellfish are high-quality protein sources—just like land animals—meaning they have all the essential amino acids,” says Faye Dong, professor emerita of food science and hu...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is hypochlorhydria?
People with hypochlorhydria are unable to produce enough stomach acid. This can lead to problems with digestion and nutritional deficiencies. Stress, advancing age, zinc deficiency, or certain medications may be responsible, but prompt treatment can ease symptoms and prevent serious complications. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Controlling zinc in the oceans
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Smith, H. J. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Biological uptake and reversible scavenging of zinc in the global ocean
Zinc (Zn) is a key micronutrient for marine phytoplankton, with a global distribution that is similar to silicic acid. The processes that govern this relationship, despite the very different biological cycling of Zn and silica, remain poorly understood. Here, we use diagnostic and mechanistic models to show that only a combination of Southern Ocean biological uptake and reversible scavenging of Zn onto sinking particles can explain the observations. The distinction between organic and adsorbed Zn can also reconcile the vertical distribution and mass balance of Zn isotopes, which previously appeared at odds. This holistic u...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Weber, T., John, S., Tagliabue, A., DeVries, T. Tags: Oceanography reports Source Type: news

Almost 1 out of 2 people are not taking enough zinc: Here are 10 reasons why you should start supplementing today
(Natural News) We are always on the lookout for the best nutrient to help us get into tip-top shape. As society becomes increasingly health-conscious, more and more people are looking into various ways to combat the daily grind. While there are many nutrients out there, only a select few all-star nutrients can ultimately aid in maintaining optimal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postmenopausal women who supplement their diet with zinc have stronger bones
(Natural News) Older women who suffer from low levels of estrogen after menopause may strengthen their bones by adding more zinc in their diet, according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism. In the study, researchers from Panjab University and Shobhit University in India, have established that supplementing with zinc at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Zinc finger proteins used in first gene-editing trial
MRC-funded research from Sir Aaron Klug’s lab at MRC LMB underpins a historic gene editing trial. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 30, 2018 Category: Research 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

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

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