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Research suggests coffee consumption associated with reduced risk of death
A new roundtable report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) titled 'Coffee, caffeine, mortality and life expectancy' highlights the potential role of coffee consumption on all-cause mortality, examining both published and yet-to-be published research to date. (2018-07-31)

Relationship between amount and frequency of sugars intake by children
At the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress, Paula Moynihan, Newcastle University, England, gave an oral presentation titled 'Relationship Between Amount and Frequency of Sugars Intake by Children.' (2018-07-25)

Hydrogen and plastic production: New catalyst with a dual function
Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a new, low-cost catalyst for plastic production. It turns a biorefinery product into a starting material for the synthesis of plastics, which could represent a sustainable alternative to widespread PET. At the same time, the potential energy source hydrogen can also be formed during the reaction. (2018-07-24)

Study shows how the brain controls food cravings
A newly published study from the University of Waterloo shows that when activity in a specific part of the brain is suppressed, our desire for high-calorie foods increases. (2018-07-23)

States boost renewable energy and development when utilities adopt renewable standards
States that require utilities to increase renewable energy see expansion of renewable energy facilities and generation -- including wind and other renewable sources, but especially solar -- according to new research from Indiana University and two other institutions. (2018-07-23)

Researchers explore popular food trends in nutritional review
What's the bottom line on the potential heart health benefits of popular health foods? In their second paper on controversial nutrition trends, researchers from the American College of Cardiology Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council discuss nutritional ''hypes'' and controversies around dairy products, added sugar, legumes, coffee and tea, alcohol, energy drinks, mushrooms, fermented foods, Omega-3s and vitamin B12. The review article publishes today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2018-07-23)

Diverse salmon populations enable 'resource surfing' bears to eat tons of fish
Research shows that Kodiak brown bears that sync their stream-to-stream movements to salmon spawning patterns eat longer and more than bears that don't, with one bear in the study consuming greater than 2 tons of fish in one summer. (2018-07-23)

The genes are not to blame
Individualized dietary recommendations based on genetic information are currently a popular trend. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has systematically analyzed scientific articles and reached the following conclusion: There is no clear evidence for the effect of genetic factors on the consumption of total calories, carbohydrates, and fat. According to the current state of knowledge, the expedience of gene-based dietary recommendations has yet to be proven. (2018-07-20)

High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer
Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (2018-07-19)

Moderate alcohol consumption may boost male fertility
The question of whether alcohol intake affects male reproductive function is controversial. In a new Andrology study, moderate alcohol intake was linked with higher semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm count. (2018-07-18)

Fish consumption may prolong life
Consumption of fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids was associated with lower risks of early death in a Journal of Internal Medicine study. (2018-07-18)

Which strategies help cut consumption of sugary beverages in young children?
An Obesity Reviews analysis of published studies reveals strategies that can successfully reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in young children. (2018-07-18)

Searching for wind for the future
The first quantification of wind energy in Saudi Arabia points to high wind power potential for many decades to come. (2018-07-18)

China's livestock transition: Driving forces, impacts, and consequences
To explore the impact of 'livestock revolution' (or transition) in China, a research group led by Prof MA Lin from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, together with collaborators from home and abroad, quantified the livestock transition by using a Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response framework. (2018-07-18)

New tool to calculate 'nitrogen footprint' offers guide to pollution reduction
University of Melbourne researchers have helped create the first tool to calculate the 'nitrogen footprint' of an organisation. The tool will provide a guide to sustainability and pollution reduction for daily activities such as food consumption, travel and energy use. (2018-07-16)

An MSU-based researcher developed an algorithm to improve information security tools
A scientist from MSU developed an algorithm increasing the speed of calculation of cryptographic transformations based on elliptical curves that requires little computational power. An algorithm like that may be used as a security feature on the Internet of things and blockchain platforms. The results of the study were published in the Applied Mathematics and Computation magazine. (2018-07-13)

Reducing Australia's cancer death rate
New research has revealed for the first time what impact cutting back on drinking and smoking as a population would have on Australia's cancer death rate. (2018-07-13)

Study finds potential link between alcohol and death rates
Heavy drinking causes iron loading which puts strain on vital organs, research finds. (2018-07-12)

Intensive care patients' muscles unable to use fats for energy
The muscles of people in intensive care are less able to use fats for energy, contributing to extensive loss of muscle mass, finds a new study co-led by UCL, King's College London and Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. (2018-07-12)

Origin of neutrinos proved by Drexel University astrophysicist, IceCube colleagues
With nine-and-a-half years of data and a South Pole observatory, a Drexel University professor and her colleagues has shown the origin of at least some of the high-energy particles known as 'neutrinos.' (2018-07-12)

A blazar is a source of high-energy neutrinos
A celestial object known as a blazar is a source of high-energy neutrinos, report two new studies. (2018-07-12)

Breakthrough in construction of computers for mimicking human brain
A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research. Tested for accuracy, speed and energy efficiency, this custom-built computer named SpiNNaker, has the potential to overcome the speed and power consumption problems of conventional supercomputers, with the aim of advancing our knowledge of neural processing in the brain, including learning and disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. (2018-07-11)

New study: LDL quality is a novel, modifiable cardiovascular risk marker
The presence of sticky, aggregation-prone LDL in circulation is an independent predictor of cardiovascular death. This novel finding indicates that in addition to LDL-cholesterol levels, the quality of the cholesterol-carrying LDL particles also needs to be considered when estimating the cardiovascular risk of a person, say the researchers from the University of Helsinki and Wihuri Research Institute. (2018-07-11)

Global quadrupling of cooling appliances to 14 billion by 2050 -- new report
Soaring global need for cooling by 2050 could see world energy consumption for cooling increase five times as the number of cooling appliances quadruples to 14 billion -- according to a new report by the University of Birmingham, UK. (2018-07-10)

Six transformations needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals: New report
The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative has launched a new report, setting out six key transformations that will enable the world to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (2018-07-10)

Alcohol consumption is associated with nocturnal leg cramps
New research finds that, among patients over 60 years old, there is a strong association between consumption of alcoholic beverages and nocturnal leg cramps. (2018-07-10)

New human study: Short-term improved vascular function after consuming red raspberries
A recent randomized controlled trial, published in the Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, provides insights on the promising outcomes of short-term improvements in blood vessel function among healthy males who consumed dietary achievable amounts of red raspberries. (2018-07-10)

Insectivorous birds consume annually as much energy as the city of New York
The world's insectivorous birds consume annually 400 to 500 million tons of prey and thereby use as much energy as the megacity New York. This is demonstrated by zoologists in the journal 'The Science of Nature.' Especially in forested areas, insectivorous birds play a significant role in the suppression of pest insects. (2018-07-09)

Research confirms a new way for cells to conserve energy
By proving a theory that was first proposed almost 40 years ago, researchers have confirmed a new way that cells conserve energy. The study, led by William Metcalf, G. William Arends Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and leader of the Mining Microbial Genomes research theme at the University of Illinois Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, was published in mBio and gives scientists a better understanding of how organisms conserve energy and function as a part of the global carbon cycle. (2018-07-09)

Mystery of phase change in sub-nanosecond-octahedra structure motif
Phase change memory has been successfully applied in next-generation computer as storage class memory. However, the reversible phase change mechanism is still not clear yet. Recent paper published in SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences proposes an octahedra structure motif theory, which clearly elucidates the inherent mystery. (2018-07-07)

Isoglucose and sucrose
Isoglucose, also known as high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is used in the food industry as a substance to sweeten processed foods such as soft drinks, creams, cakes, confectionery, yogurts etc. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has been asked by various parties whether these sweeteners, which contain a high proportion of the free monosaccharide (simple sugar) fructose, pose a particular risk to health as compared to other sweeteners such as sucrose (household sugar, beet sugar, cane sugar). (2018-07-05)

Consumption of fast food linked with asthma and other allergic diseases
A new Respirology review and analysis of published studies reveals a link between fast food consumption and an increased likelihood of having asthma, wheeze, and several other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis. (2018-07-05)

Study examines salmon poisoning disease in grizzly bears
Salmon in the northwestern continental US often carry a fluke containing bacteria that can produce a deadly disease in bears called salmon poisoning disease (SPD). (2018-07-05)

Healthy diet may lower eye disease risk
An analysis of recent high-quality research reveals that diet may affect individuals' risks related to the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The findings are published in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. (2018-07-04)

In a warming world, could air conditioning make things worse?
As climate change continues to push summer temperatures ever higher, the increased use of air conditioning in buildings could add to the problems of a warming world by further degrading air quality and compounding the toll of air pollution on human health, according to a new study. (2018-07-03)

The impact of the sugar tax in Chile: A bittersweet success?
A new sugar tax introduced on soft drinks in Chile has been effective in reducing consumption of sugary drinks, new research carried out in the country has revealed. However, the international research team, led by academics from the University of York, say although consumption may have dropped, it may not be enough to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in diet-related health. (2018-07-03)

Shedding light on the energy-efficiency of photosynthesis
A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, suggests that photorespiration wastes little energy and instead enhances nitrate assimilation, the process that converts nitrate absorbed from the soil into protein. (2018-07-02)

New study shows lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes among those who consume walnuts
A new epidemiological study representing more than 34,000 American adults suggests that those who consume walnuts may have about half the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to adults who do not eat nuts. (2018-06-27)

A milestone on the path towards efficient solar cells
Generating more electricity from solar cells and conducting further research into so-called singlet fission. This is what scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) are currently working on as part of a joint research project conducted in collaboration with Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center at Northwestern University in Evanston, USA. Singlet fission could considerably boost the efficiency of solar cells -- and thanks to the latest research it is one step closer to becoming possible. (2018-06-27)

Journal explores database that quantifies environmental impacts in a 'global' world
In a special issue, Yale's Journal of Industrial Ecology examines a new global database that offers new clarity on the complex links between international trade, consumption, and environmental impact. (2018-06-25)

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