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New vitamin K-based drug shows promise against medication-resistant epilepsy
Medical University of South Carolina researchers have designed a new vitamin K-based compound that shows excellent seizure-control properties, even in preclinical models of medication-resistant seizures. (2020-07-06)
Vitamin D may help prevent a common side effect of anti-cancer immunotherapy
New research published in CANCER indicates that taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent a potentially serious side effect of a revolutionary form of anti-cancer therapy. (2020-06-22)
Higher rates of severe COVID-19 in BAME populations remain unexplained
Higher rates of severe COVID-19 infections in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) populations are not explained by socioeconomic or behavioral factors, cardiovascular disease risk, or by vitamin D status, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London. (2020-06-19)
Vitamin D could help mitigate chemotherapy side effects
New findings by University of South Australia researchers reveal that Vitamin D could potentially mitigate chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis and provide relief to cancer patients. (2020-06-17)
Summer favorite bitter gourd genome shows unusual domestication, insight into evolution
The genomic architecture of the Long-read bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) has been elucidated to show nonclassic domestication. (2020-06-16)
Multi-ethnic study suggests vitamin K may offer protective health benefits in older age
A new, multi-ethnic study from researchers at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center found adults aged 54-76 with low circulating vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those with adequate levels, suggesting vitamin K may offer protective health benefits as we age. (2020-06-15)
Addressing the safety of high folate levels in the older population and implications for fortification in Ireland
A new study from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College challenges claims from some international scientific circles, that having high blood levels of folate (folic acid) increases the risk of poor cognition in older adults, especially in those with low levels of vitamin B12. (2020-06-15)
A vitamin A analog may help treat diabetic retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness among the working-age population. (2020-06-11)
Review: A good vitamin D status can protect against cancer
A good vitamin D status is beneficial both in cancer prevention and in the prognosis of several cancers, according to a new research review. (2020-06-10)
Female athletes at risk for nutritional deficiencies
Two decades of research among female athletes over the age of 13 years shows that a lack of nutrition knowledge about what they need to eat to stay healthy and compete may contribute to poor performance, low energy and nutrient intake, and potential health risks, according to a Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School study. (2020-06-09)
UMN trial shows hydroxychloroquine has no benefit over placebo in preventing COVID-19
Today, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers published the results from the first randomized clinical trial testing hydroxychloroquine for the post-exposure prevention of COVID-19. (2020-06-03)
High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no current benefit in preventing or treating COVID-19
Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, led by the University of Surrey have published a vitamin D consensus paper warning against high doses of vitamin D supplementation as current research shows it has no benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19. (2020-05-21)
New wearable sensor tracks vitamin C levels in sweat
A team at the University of California San Diego has developed a wearable, non invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a new, highly personalized option for users to track their daily nutritional intake and dietary adherence. (2020-05-20)
Vitamin B3 revitalizes energy metabolism in muscle disease
An international team of scientists, led by University of Helsinki reported that vitamin B3, niacin, has therapeutic effect in progressive muscle disease. (2020-05-14)
Vitamin D determines severity in COVID-19 so government advice needs to change
Researchers in Trinity College Dublin are urging the Irish government to immediately change recommendations on vitamin D supplements given recent changes by Welsh, English and Scottish governments. (2020-05-12)
A combo of fasting plus vitamin C is effective for hard-to-treat cancers, study shows
Researchers from USC and IFOM Cancer Institute found a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C. (2020-05-12)
Vitamin D linked to low virus death rate -- Study
A new study has found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries. (2020-05-07)
Conservative and social media usage associated with misinformation about COVID-19
A study based on a survey of more than 1,000 US adults examines the association between media consumption and misinformation about COVID-19. (2020-04-24)
Dietary supplements an important weapon for fighting off COVID-19
Supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients, sometimes in amounts exceeding the federally recommended levels, are a safe, effective and low-cost means of helping your immune system fight off COVID-19 and other acute respiratory tract diseases. (2020-04-23)
Scientists reveal how tuberculosis bacteria import vitamin B12 to grow
Researchers from Russia, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the US have revealed the structure of the protein responsible for vitamin B12 import into the cells of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. (2020-04-22)
Foods high in vitamin D may benefit heart health
Consuming foods high in vitamin D may have heart-protective effects, according to new research published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. (2020-04-08)
Natural sunscreen gene influences how we make vitamin D
Genetic variations in the skin can create a natural sunscreen, according to University of Queensland researchers investigating the genes linked with vitamin D. (2020-04-02)
New therapeutic strategy against diabetes
A study by the CIBERDEM and the UAB demonstrates that high vitamin D receptor levels in pancreatic β cells improve resistance to diabetes. (2020-03-26)
SLAC researcher discovers giant cavity in key tuberculosis molecule
The giant cavity, in a protein that transports nutrients across the cell membrane, is unlike anything researchers have seen before. (2020-03-25)
Tuberculosis bacterium uses sluice to import vitamins
A transport protein that is used by the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis to import vitamin B12 turns out to be very different from other transport proteins. (2020-03-25)
Vitamin D boosts chances of walking after hip fracture
Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2020-03-17)
Vaping chemical creates toxic ketene gas, RCSI research
A chemical found in some vaping products can produce a highly toxic gas when heated up, according to new research from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. (2020-03-12)
New research finds infant cereal consumption is associated with improved nutrient intake
An investigation of infant feeding patterns found infants and toddlers consuming baby cereal, such as rice cereal, had higher intakes of key nutrients of concern, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamin E. (2020-03-10)
Study finds athletes who play indoor sports at risk of vitamin D deficiency
George Mason University and Mayo Clinic Health System study assesses vitamin D status and supplementation of college athletes. (2020-03-09)
Genome editing strategy could improve rice, other crops
Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have used CRISPR technology to genetically engineer rice with high levels of beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. (2020-03-04)
Drinking weakens bones of people living with HIV: BU study
For people living with HIV, any level of alcohol consumption is associated with lower levels of a protein involved in bone formation, raising the risk of osteoporosis, according to a new study by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and School of Medicine (BUSM) and published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. (2020-03-03)
Chemists learn how to detect phenols in smoked food samples using vitamin B4
They propose to extract these phenols by use of choline chloride, otherwise known as vitamin B4. (2020-02-26)
Secondary analysis confirms safety of blood thinning agent
The blood thinner apixaban, which treats and prevents blood clots in some people with irregular heart rhythm, is safe and effective in stroke patients. (2020-02-21)
Carrots plus sticks: Study looks at what works to reduce low-value care
The old story of a farmer trying to get a stubborn mule to pull a wagon by dangling a carrot in front of its nose, or hitting its rump with a stick, may not seem to have much to do with the practice of medicine. (2020-02-19)
Vitamin C may shorten ventilation in critically ill patients
Vitamin C administration shortened the duration of mechanical ventilation in critical care patients, but the effect depended on the severity of illness. (2020-02-14)
Vitamin E effective, safe for fatty liver in HIV patients
A type of fatty liver disease that commonly affects patients with HIV can be safely treated with vitamin E, a McGill-led study has found. (2020-02-14)
Postmenopause vitamin D deficiency associated with disc degeneration and lower back pain
Lumbar disc degeneration and resulting lower back pain become greater concerns with age and disproportionately affect women more than men, likely as a result of decreasing estrogen levels during menopause. (2020-02-12)
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy connected to elevated risk of ADHD
According to a study conducted in Finland, the risk of ADHD was 34 percent higher in children whose mother had a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy than in those children whose mother's vitamin D level was sufficient during the first and second trimesters. (2020-02-10)
No clear path for golden rice to reach consumers
Heralded as a genetically modified crop with the potential to save millions of lives, Golden Rice has just been approved as safe for human and animal consumption by regulators in the Philippines. (2020-02-07)
Study reveals seasonal variations in hypertensive disorders during pregnancy
Researchers observed seasonal variations in the risk of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy -- including gestational hypertension and preeclampsia -- in a Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica study of Danish women. (2020-02-05)
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