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Researchers identify 'carbohydrates in a coal mine' for cancer detection
Researchers at New York University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that carbohydrates serve as identifiers for cancer cells. Their findings show how these molecules may serve as signals for cancer and explain what's going on inside these cells, pointing to new ways in which sugars function as a looking glass into the workings of their underlying structures. (2014-03-03)

Iowa State chemist synthesizes carbohydrates, launches startup company
Nikki Pohl, an associate professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, and Beatrice Collet, the principal scientist for LuCELLa Biosciences Inc. in Ames, Iowa, have developed a process for synthesizing custom-order carbohydrates. They're launching LuCELLa to produce and market the carbohydrates to researchers. (2009-04-01)

Weaning on finger foods rather than spoon-fed purees may help children stay slim
Infants allowed to feed themselves with finger foods from the start of weaning are likely to eat more healthily and be an appropriate weight as they get older than infants spoon-fed purees, indicates a small study published in BMJ Open. (2012-02-06)

Athletes Need Both Fat, Carbohydrates
One of an athlete's favorite beliefs -- fat is bad food, carbohydrates is good -- needs to be reexamined in the light of facts, according to the Penn State Sports Medicine Newsletter. (1997-03-11)

Baltimore chemist wins national award for insights into body's carbohydrates
Yuan Chuan Lee of Timonium, Md., will be honored April 3 for his achievements in revealing how carbohydrates function as biological signals in the body. He will receive the 2001 Claude S. Hudson Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry from the American Chemical Society at its national meeting in San Diego. (2001-03-28)

Carbs during workouts help immune system recovery
Eating carbohydrates during intense exercise helps to minimise exercise-induced immune disturbances and can aid the body's recovery, QUT research has found. (2017-02-15)

More carbohydrates make trees more resistant to drought
How well tropical trees weather periods of drought depends on the carbohydrates stored, as revealed by a novel experiment conducted by an international team of researchers headed by ecologists from the University of Zurich in contribution to the University Research Priority Program on 'Global Change and Biodiversity'. The findings are extremely important for assessing the resistance of tropical forests to climate change and reforestation. (2014-06-30)

DOE awards UGA $3.1 million to support complex carbohydrate study nationwide
The Department of Energy has awarded the University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center a four-year, $3.1 million grant to continue as a national resource for researchers who study the complex carbohydrates of plants and of microbes that interact with plants. (2009-03-17)

Green diesel: New process makes liquid transportation fuel from plants
University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering researchers have discovered a new way to make a diesel-like liquid fuel from carbohydrates commonly found in plants. (2005-06-02)

Moderately reduced carbohydrate diet keeps people feeling full longer
A modest reduction in the amount of carbohydrates eaten, without calorie restriction and weight loss, appears to increase a sense of fullness, which may help people eat less, a preliminary study found. The results will be presented Thursday at the Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (2009-06-11)

Scientists discover new clue to the chemical origins of life
Organic chemists at the University of York have made a significant advance towards establishing the origin of the carbohydrates (sugars) that form the building blocks of life. (2012-01-24)

Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine
An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts. The discovery also suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria -- the most deadly form of the disease. (2017-09-15)

Researchers from IKBFU discover that pine nut shells increase physical endurance
For several decades, the number of chronicle diseases has been growing. The main reason for this is the imbalanced diet. Biologists and chemists study natural foods concerning the fact that it can help strengthen health and prevent numerous diseases. (2019-06-06)

Study IDs gene that turns carbs into fat
UC Berkeley researchers have identified a gene that plays a critical role in converting dietary carbohydrates into fat. The gene, called BAF60c, could eventually be important in the development of treatments for such diseases as fatty liver and diabetes. (2012-12-06)

Loving the sweet enemy
Foods rich in fats and carbohydrates stimulate the reward system in the brain particularly strongly. (2018-06-15)

New technique improves efficiency of biofuel production
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient technique for producing biofuels from woody plants that significantly reduces the waste that results from conventional biofuel production techniques. The technique is a significant step toward creating a commercially viable new source of biofuels. (2010-06-30)

High-carbohydrates diet lead to weight loss, according to new study
Diets high in carbohydrates reduce body weight and body fat and improve insulin function in overweight individuals, according to a new study published in Nutrients. (2018-09-24)

Women who eat foods with high glycemic index may be at greater risk for heart disease
Consuming carbohydrates with high glycemic index -- an indicator of how quickly a food affects blood glucose levels -- appears to be associated with the risk of coronary heart disease in women but not men, according to a report in the April 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-04-12)

Obesity crisis in insects? Not a problem, says expert
Ever seen a fat insect? Probably not. Dr. Spencer Behmer may have the answer why, and that could have implications for what is billed as the current human obesity epidemic. (2006-09-20)

Eating proper foods at right time after exercise can speed recovery
Athletes have been advised for years that carbohydrates and amino acids can enhance their performance. Now, it appears that timing of the right food -- in addition to fluid replacement -- may be crucial to post-exercise recovery, according to University of Illinois researchers. (1999-07-07)

Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to smaller risk of coronary heart disease
A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland shows that dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. (2014-09-30)

Pectin power
Scientists from the UK's Institute of Food Research have found a new possible explanation for why people who eat more fruit and vegetables may gain protection against the spread of cancers. They have shown that a fragment released from pectin, found in all fruits and vegetables, binds to and is believed to inhibit galectin 3, a protein that plays a role in all stages of cancer progression. (2008-10-12)

Scientists offer sweet solution to marathon fatigue
Health researchers have tested the effect of different energy drinks in staving off tiredness. Their findings reveal the importance of sucrose for endurance sports. (2015-11-30)

Eating Less Fat At One Meal May Lead To Higher Fat Intake Later
A new study finds that people who eat low-fat or low- carbohydrate lunches compensate by eating more fat or carbohydrates at other meals. The result is that participants consume similar levels of fat carbohydrates each day, regardless of how healthy their lunch is. (1998-05-04)

Low-carb diets can affect dieters' cognition skills
A new study from Tufts University shows that when dieters eliminate carbohydrates from their meals, they performed more poorly on memory-based tasks than when they reduce calories, but maintain carbohydrates. When carbohydrates were reintroduced, cognition skills returned to normal. (2008-12-11)

Sugar Does Not Cause Weight Gain, Mood Alterations
Healthy people can lose weight on a high-sugar, low-fat diet without experiencing mood changes or adverse health effects as long as they reduce their total caloric intake, according to a study at Duke University Medical Center. (1996-04-29)

Eating lots of carbs, sugar may raise risk of cognitive impairment, Mayo Clinic study finds
People 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, and the danger also rises with a diet heavy in sugar, Mayo Clinic researchers have found. Those who consume a lot of protein and fat relative to carbohydrates are less likely to become cognitively impaired, the study found. The findings are published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (2012-10-16)

'Telling people what they want to believe'
Writing in the April issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Dean Ornish, founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and author of numerous diet books, seeks to (2004-03-31)

Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results
When carbohydrates were restricted, study subjects spontaneously reduced their caloric intake to a level appropriate for their height, did not compensate by eating more protein or fat, and lost weight. (2005-03-14)

A low-carb diet may stunt prostate tumor growth
A diet low in carbohydrates may help stunt the growth of prostate tumors, according to a new study led by Duke Prostate Center researchers. The study, in mice, suggests that a reduction in insulin production possibly caused by fewer carbohydrates may stall tumor growth. (2007-11-13)

MU researcher leads new $6.6 million study that could lead to better corn plants
A University of Missouri researcher has received a $6.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a research team to study the genes that control the movement of carbohydrates in corn. This research may lead to increased yield, more drought resistant plants, larger plants and easier production of biofuels. (2011-03-14)

Sugar molecules lose their 'Cinderella' status
A team from the York Structural Biology Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York has produced user-friendly software called Privateer that enables scientists to analyze and study the three-dimensional structure of carbohydrates facilitating their exploitation in academic and modern medicine. (2015-11-10)

Setting the record straight on weight loss
It's time to set the record straight. The only reliable way to lose weight is to eat less or exercise more. Preferably both. So why bother to state the obvious? Because a body of scientific literature has arisen over recent years, suggesting that fat oxidation -- burning the fats we eat as opposed to the carbohydrates -- is enough to promote fat loss. It isn't. (2010-01-06)

New synthesis method imitates the way molecules were formed at the dawn of life on Earth
Researchers from CSIC, with support from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, have developed a method for synthesising organic molecules very selectively. This is a significant step forward since it replicates the formation of carbohydrates in prebiotic conditions and because it allows relatively large organic molecules to be obtained very selectively and efficiently. (2015-09-23)

York leads the way in carbohydrate research
Scientists at the University of York have secured funding to purchase ground-breaking equipment that will transform glycoscience in the UK. (2014-10-13)

Moths' sweet way of compensating for lack of antioxidants
Animals that feed almost solely on nectar, which doesn't produce protective antioxidants, are still able to avoid experiencing oxidative damage to their muscles through a clever adaption that involves converting carbohydrates into antioxidants, a new study reveals. (2017-02-16)

Kavli Lecture: Mining the secrets of carbohydrates for new leads on antibiotics (Video)
Laura Kiessling, Ph.D., will present new findings that could exploit differences between human and microbial carbohydrates to fight infections during today's 'The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture' at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. (2015-03-23)

At high altitude, carbs are the fuel of choice
Mice living in the high-altitude, oxygen-starved environment of the Andean mountains survive those harsh conditions by fueling their muscles with carbohydrates. The findings, reported online on Dec. 6 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, provide the first compelling evidence of a clear difference in energy metabolism between high- and low-altitude native mammals. (2012-12-06)

Wood completely broken down into its component parts
Crude oil is getting scarce. This is why researchers are seeking to substitute petroleum-based products - like plastics - with sustainable raw materials. Waste wood, divided into lignin and cellulose, could serve as a raw material. A pilot plant has been set up to handle this division on a larger scale. The pilot plant opened on Oct. 2 as part of the new building constructed for the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna. (2012-10-24)

Gut microbes turn carbs into colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study published in Cell shows that gut microbes metabolize carbohydrates in the diet, causing intestinal cells to proliferate and form tumors in mice that are genetically predisposed to colorectal cancer. Treatment with antibiotics or a low-carbohydrate diet significantly reduced tumors in these mice, suggesting that these easy interventions could prevent a common type of colorectal cancer in humans. (2014-07-17)

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