Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field : Discovery could have far-reaching implications for US wheat industry

Genetically modified wheat found in Oregon field raises trade concerns Discovery could have far-reaching implications for US wheat industry if growth of Monsanto crop turns out to be far-flung    Associated Press in Washington guardian.co.uk,    Wednesday 29 May 2013 17.35 EDT No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for US farming. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters Unapproved…

Some omega-3 oils better than others for protection against liver disease

2-5-13 Media Release Some omega-3 oils better than others for protection against liver disease CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research at Oregon State University has found that one particular omega-3 fatty acid has a powerful effect in preventing liver inflammation and fibrosis – common problems that are steadily rising along with the number of Americans who are…

Zinc supplements during pregnancy may counteract damage from early alcohol exposure

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Peter Coyle, Ph.D. 61-8-8222-3028 peter.coyle@imvs.sa.gov.au Hanson Institute Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research Animal research has shown that binge drinking – even just once – during early pregnancy can cause numerous problems for the fetus, including early postnatal death. Fetal zinc deficiency may explain some of the birth defects and…

Zinc deficiency mechanism linked to aging, multiple diseases: animals given about 10 times their dietary requirement for zinc, the biomarkers of inflammation were restored to those of young animals.

10-1-12 Media Release Zinc deficiency mechanism linked to aging, multiple diseases CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study has outlined for the first time a biological mechanism by which zinc deficiency can develop with age, leading to a decline of the immune system and increased inflammation associated with many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune…

Optimal Dose of Vitamin E Maximizes Benefits, Minimizes Risk: 24% fewer deaths from heart disease

2008 Study Posted for filing   Corvallis, Oregon – October 29, 2008 — Vitamin E has been heralded for its ability to reduce the risk of blood clots, heart attack, and sudden death. Yet in some people, vitamin E causes bleeding. Scientists have known for more than 50 years that excess vitamin E promotes bleeding…

EPA pesticide exposure test too short, overlooks long term effects: EPA only test Pesticides health effects over 4 days

Contact: Morgan Kelly mekelly@pitt.edu 412-624-4356 University of Pittsburgh Pitt research suggests EPA pesticide exposure test too short, overlooks long term effects PITTSBURGH—The four-day testing period the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commonly uses to determine safe levels of pesticide exposure for humans and animals could fail to account for the toxins’ long-term effects, University of…

Vitamin B3 ( NIacin ) may offer new tool in fight against ‘superbugs’ – increased by 1,000 times the ability of immune cells to kill staph bacteria

Contact: Adrian Gombart adrian.gombart@oregonstate.edu 541-737-8018 Oregon State University CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study suggests that nicotinamide, more commonly known as vitamin B3, may be able to combat some of the antibiotic-resistance staph infections that are increasingly common around the world, have killed thousands and can pose a significant threat to public health. The research…

Increase in RDA for vitamin C could help reduce heart disease, stroke, cancer

  CORVALLIS, Ore. – The recommended dietary allowance, or RDA, of vitamin C is less than half what it should be, scientists argue in a recent report, because medical experts insist on evaluating this natural, but critical nutrient in the same way they do pharmaceutical drugs and reach faulty conclusions as a result. The researchers,…