Dietary Supplements

One in two persons aged 65 and above has suboptimal levels of vitamin D in the blood and one in four older adults has suboptimal vitamin B12 levels. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 4:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
An antibiotic candidate compound shelved in the 1970s in favor of more worthwhile drugs could be worth a second look, new research has found. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 2:44:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Recently developed computational strategies could help realize the promise of peptide-based drugs. Researchers were able to sample the diverse landscape of shapes that peptides can form as a guide for designing the next generation of stable, potent, selective drugs. They compiled a library of peptide scaffolds upon which drug candidates might be designed. Their methods also can be used to design additional custom peptides with arbitrary shapes on demand. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 9:40:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
A new approach for identifying important undiscovered functions of proteins has been revealed by a team of researchers. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 8:33:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have found fresh evidence to explain the processes that occur in the body's cells leading to the onset of type2 diabetes. [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 4:48:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Lipid, also known as fat, is an optimal energy source and an important cell component. Much is required for the rapid and uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. Researchers have now discovered that the protein mTOR stimulates the production of lipids in liver tumors to satisfy the increased nutrient turnover and energy needs of cancer cells among other functions. [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 7:04:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Being over ideal body weight has known risks with respect to heart and blood pressure problems, but the list is growing. Now researchers have studied nearly 3000 patients undergoing routine physicals over a 6-year period, and found a link between weight and colon polyps. [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 4:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Tuberculosis is one of the most widespread life-threatening infectious diseases. Not only does antibiotic resistance make treatment increasingly difficult, but the bacteria's relatively impermeable mycomembrane also limits the effectiveness of many drugs. In search of new antibiotics, researchers have developed a structural analogue of mycolic acid, the essential membrane building block. This drug blocks key enzymes used in mycomembrane biosynthesis, significantly increasing the effectiveness of conventional antibiotics. [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017 2:55:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
New research explains how an enzyme acts as a kind of thermostat that responds to and adjusts levels of cholesterol in the cell. This insight could lead to new strategies for combating high cholesterol. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017 6:22:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and vitamin A deficiencies at the point of care. [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017 6:01:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
High levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children’s blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years, new research shows. [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017 2:20:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
After 40 years of research, researchers have finally identified the enzyme responsible for the tubulin detyrosination. Surprisingly, it is not one enzyme but two which control the modification of this essential component of the cytoskeletal structure. This work opens up new prospects for improved understanding of the role played by tubulin, deregulation of which has been linked to cancers, cardiovascular diseases and neural disorders. [...]
Mon, Dec 04, 2017 8:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have developed a new microscopy technique that allows for the direct tracking of fatty acids after they've been absorbed into living cells. What they found using this technique could have significant impact on both the understanding and treatment of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. [...]
Fri, Dec 01, 2017 11:15:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Scientists discovered that a component of fish oil not only protects cells critical to vision from potentially lethal initial insults, but also from those that occur in the future. The study showed that the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA, and its derivatives 'precondition' photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells to survive. [...]
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 10:02:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
There is currently insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on the use of vitamin D supplements in pregnancy, conclude researchers in a new report. [...]
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 1:58:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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