Viruses sprayed on food to help prevent food poisoning

Public Release: 20-Feb-2018 Bacteria-eaters to prevent food poisoning? Phages eliminate Yersinia from food University of Helsinki   IMAGE: “Our study can serve as a model for the prevention of other, more serious foodborne infections through phage treatment, ” says Professor Mikael Skurnik. Credit: Helena Hiltunen, University of Helsinki Bacteria-killing viruses could be employed not just…

Want to make money with stocks? Never ever listen to analysts

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018 Research by Nicola Gennaioli and colleagues shows that investing in the stocks least favored by analysts yields five times more than buying the most recommended. Here’s why Bocconi University Investors probably expect that following the suggestions of stock analysts would make them better off than doing the exact opposite. Nevertheless, recent research…

Jeans made with child labor? People choose willful ignorance

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018   Consumers ‘forget’ when products have ethical issues Ohio State University   COLUMBUS, Ohio — Many consumers have found a way to cope with the knowledge that products they like have been made unethically: They simply forget they ever knew it. In a series of studies, researchers found that consumers conveniently “forgot”…

Dietary sugar linked to increasing bacterial epidemics

Public Release: 3-Jan-2018   Baylor College of Medicine IMAGE: This photo shows Dr. James Collins (left) and Dr. Robert Britton (right). Credit: Baylor College of Medicine The increasing frequency and severity of healthcare-associated outbreaks caused by bacterium Clostridium difficile have been linked to the widely used food additive trehalose. A team of researchers discovered that…

Britain argues against importing U.S. dirty turkey

Public Release: 17-Dec-2017 Risk of ‘dirty’ turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal City University London Consumers could be eating “dirty” chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts. The team – from the…

Temple research: Canola oil linked to worsened memory & learning ability in Alzheimer’s

Public Release: 7-Dec-2017   Temple University Health System   Caption Domenico Praticò, MD, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Microbiology and Director of the Alzheimer’s Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, as well as senior investigator on the study. Credit: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (Philadelphia,…

Perinatal BPA exposure induces chronic inflammation by modulating gut bacteria

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017   American Society for Microbiology Washington, DC – October 10, 2017 – Emerging evidence from a research study in rabbits suggests that environmental toxicants may influence inflammation-promoted chronic disease susceptibility during early life. BPA exposure just before or after birth leads to reduced gut bacterial diversity, bacterial metabolites such as short-chain fatty…

GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver function

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017   UC Riverside mouse study compares Plenish to conventional soybean, coconut, and olive oils University of California – Riverside   IMAGE: This photo shows Poonamjot Deol (seated) and Frances Sladek. Credit: I. Pittalwala, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested a genetically-modified (GM) soybean oil…

Mislabeled moisturizers create problems for skin disorder sufferers

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017   Eczema, psoriasis patients have trouble navigating products with misleading ingredients Northwestern University CHICAGO — A new Northwestern Medicine study found that moisturizers marked “fragrance free” or “hypoallergenic” were not, and products labeled as “dermatologist-recommended” often came with a higher price tag. The inaccurate claims and higher prices make it difficult for…

Common antiseptic ingredients de-energize cells and impair hormone response

Public Release: 22-Aug-2017   Some disinfectants inhibit cell energy and alter reproduction University of California – Davis A new in-vitro study by University of California, Davis, researchers indicates that quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats,” used as antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, as well as estrogenic functions in…