A drug that is currently used for cancer can relieve and slow down the progression of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) in rats, according to a new study. The discovery might one day lead to better forms of treatment for patients with MS.
Research in roundworms reveals that omega-6 fatty acids may stimulate a cellular renewal process tied to human health.
The search for the perfect diet— one that promotes weight loss and optimal health— has left many people empty handed. Researchers suggest that a broad focus on the negative effects of high-fat or processed carbohydrate-rich diets could be misplaced.
Colorado lawmakers Thursday rejected a proposal that would have required genetically engineered food to be labeled, amid fears that the mandate would burden farmers and raise food prices.
A new study shows that resistant starch helps the body resist colorectal cancer through mechanisms including killing pre-cancerous cells and reducing inflammation that can otherwise promote cancer.
Soda makers and sellers are in court over a bid to delay enforcement of New York City's first-of-its-kind effort to limit the size of sugary drinks. The American Beverage Association and other groups are facing off with city officials Wednesday in a Manhattan courtroom. The city Board of Health...
Reports that milk in the Balkans has been contaminated by a cancer-causing toxin have triggered a major health scare throughout the region, with authorities appealing for calm before official tests are conclusive. Senior agriculture official Goran Jesic claims on his website that out of 35 tested...
Vernon Hugh Bowman seems comfortable with the old way of doing things, right down to the rotary-dial telephone he said he was using in a conference call with reporters. But the 75-year-old U.S. farmer figured out a way to benefit from a high-technology product, soybeans that are resistant to...
A recent study determined the optimum cooking times needed to achieve microbial safety in shrimp and salmon for a variety of common cooking methods.
Three horse carcasses that tested positive for the equine drug bute may have entered the human food chain in France, the British government said Thursday. Environment Minister David Heath told the House of Commons that eight horses from British abattoirs had tested positive for bute, and "three...
The research center largely responsible for launching the "green revolution" of the 1960s is now planning to develop more genetically-modified seeds to help farmers in the developing world grow more grain in the face of changing climate conditions and increased demand. Donations of $25 million...
Scientists wondering why some children and not others survived one of China's worst food safety scandals have uncovered a suspect: germs that live in the gut. In 2008, at least six babies died and 300,000 became sick after being fed infant formula that had been deliberately and illegally tainted...
Wheat breeders have developed a higher-yielding soft white winter wheat, known as Kaseberg, that is also resistant to the disease stripe rust.
Regular consumption of deep-fried foods such as French fries, fried chicken and doughnuts is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, and the effect appears to be slightly stronger with regard to more aggressive forms of the disease.
Amino acids in orange juice might reveal secrets to the successful attack strategy of the plant pathogen that causes citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing or HLB. Studies of these amino acids may pave the way to a safe, effective, environmentally friendly approach to undermine Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus.
To plant food, insect repellant and other homespun uses for spent coffee grounds, scientists are adding an application that could make the gunk left over from brewing coffee a valuable resource for production of dietary supplements. Their new report concludes that used coffee grounds are a rich source of healthful antioxidant substances.
The key to giving whole wheat bread a more appetizing aroma and taste may lie in controlling the amounts of a single chemical compound that appears in the bread, which nutritionists regard as more healthful than its refined white counterpart.
Sodium – the everyday meal offender that might make your face feel puffy and your jeans look, and feel, tighter. Did you know that by reducing your sodium intake during a three week period you can change your sodium palate and start enjoying foods with less sodium?
A new study that finds the earliest solid evidence of cheese-making. Scientists performed a chemical analysis on fragments from 34 pottery sieves discovered in Poland to determine their purpose. Until now, experts weren't sure whether such sieves were used to make cheese, beer or honey.
MO BIO Laboratories announced the launch of PowerFood Microbial DNA Isolation Kit, designed to isolate high-quality genomic DNA from food cultured microorganisms.
A 40-page catalog featuring over 240 reagents and ELISA kits for researchers studying the metabolic syndrome is now available from Enzo Life Sciences.
The Waters SYNAPT G2 System features new QuanTof and enhanced High Definition MS technologies intended to accelerate scientists toward their research goals.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments' new Multi-Dimensional Gas Chromatography system (MDGC) expands the capabilities of chemists who perform target compound analyses in complex sample matrices, including natural product extracts, food and flavor components, and biological extracts.
Sempermed offers SemperGuard Latex Industrial Powder-Free Gloves. The gloves provide optimal barrier protection while offering the property advantages of co-polymer technology.