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Making cookies that are good for your heart
Years of research has proven that saturated and trans fats clog arteries, make it tough for the heart to pump and are not valuable components of any diet. Unfortunately, they are contained in many foods. Now, a University of Missouri research team has developed a soybean which produces oil that is naturally low in saturated and trans fats. (2010-09-13)

Going where no unhydrogenated soybean oil has gone before
A new soybean oil developed at Iowa State University not only has low linolenic acid, but also high oleic acid. That means the trans fat-free oil could go where no unhydrogenated soybean oil has gone before--into food products like non-dairy creamers and cereal and energy bars that require more stability than previous unhydrogenated soybean oils could deliver. The food industry is testing the oil. (2006-06-23)

Replacing soybean meal in pig diets
Canola, cottonseed, and sunflower products can replace soybean meal in diets fed to pigs, but they contain less protein and energy. To determine if it makes economic sense to use them, producers need to know the concentrations and digestibility of the nutrients they contain. To help them make the decision, University of Illinois researchers examined amino acid digestibility for these products. (2013-02-28)

Mussels inspire development of waterproof adhesives
Nature provides spectacular examples of adhesives that work extraordinarily well in wet and harsh conditions. Mussels stick to boats and rocks by secretion of protein-based adhesives that demonstrate adhesion even in the harsh marine environment. Inspired by these marine creatures, Dr. Abraham Joy and Dr. Ali Dhinojwala and their teams at The University of Akron have developed a synthetic mimic of mussel adhesives using soybean oil as a starting material, which is a renewable resource. (2015-08-10)

Genetically modified soybean oil only slightly healthier than regular soybean oil
A new soybean oil genetically modified to be healthier than conventional soybean oil causes obesity, pre-diabetes and fatty liver in a nearly identical manner to that of regular soybean oil when part of a typical American high-fat diet, an animal study shows. The study results will be presented Friday at The Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (2015-03-05)

Soybean grant gives researchers tools to unravel better bean
For millennia, people have grown soybeans and turned them into many useful products. But when it comes to understanding why a soybean grows, blooms or produces like it does, researchers are left with unanswered questions. University of Georgia professor Wayne Parrott aims to find the answers with a three-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation and a jumping gene in rice found by a UGA colleague. (2008-11-20)

America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain
New UC Riverside research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression. (2020-01-17)

High yield, protein with soybean gene
Soybean growers face a challenge. It has proved difficult to develop soybean varieties with both high protein levels and high yields. However, new research suggest it might be possible to breed soybeans with higher protein concentration without significantly decreasing yields. (2017-11-22)

Team converts sugarcane to a cold-tolerant, oil-producing crop
A multi-institutional team reports that it can increase sugarcane's geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30 percent and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production. (2014-02-23)

Latency of seizures determined by diet
Scientists are increasingly appreciating estrogen's role in brain health. The latest research from Hiroshima University connecting DHA synthesis to estrogen production, and consequentially brain health, backs up further the old adage that a daily intake of fish oil is good for you. (2017-08-17)

Mapping out pathways to better soybeans
Agricultural Research Service scientists are a step closer to unlocking genetic clues that may lead to packing more protein and oil into soybeans, a move that would boost their value and help US growers compete in international markets. (2010-07-19)

6 months of fish oil reverses liver disease in children with intestinal failure, study shows
A clinical trial conducted at the Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA has found that, compared with soybean oil, a limited duration (24 weeks) of fish oil is safe and effective in reversing liver disease in children with intestinal failure who require intravenous nutrition. The researchers believe that fish oil may also decrease the need for liver and/or intestinal transplants -- and mortality -- associated with this disease. (2013-08-14)

Mapping and sequencing of soybean genome paves the way for improved soybean crops
Soybean, one of the most important global sources of protein and oil, is now the first major crop legume species with a published complete draft genome sequence. This sequence, which essentially provides a parts list of the soybean genome, will help scientists use the plant's genes to improve its characteristics. The soybean sequencing study appears as the cover story of the Jan. 13 edition of Nature. (2010-01-13)

Research proves new soybean meal sources are good fish meal alternatives
Two new sources of soybean meal are capturing attention throughout the country. University of Illinois research indicates that fermented soybean meal and enzyme-treated soybean meal may replace fish meal in weanling pig diets. (2011-02-07)

IUB biologist gets $2.6 million to study soybean disease resistance
The National Science Foundation has approved funding for a new three-year, $2.6 million Indiana University Bloomington study of genes that make soybean plants resistant to disease. (2003-09-25)

New biotech advance to add heart healthy omega-3s to US diet
A new heart-healthy, essential omega-3 fatty acid is about to improve an American pantry staple: soybean oil. US soybean farmers are applying this scientific advance and other biotechnology to benefit the environment, human health and feed the world. (2010-03-16)

Gator in your tank: Alligator fat as a new source of biodiesel fuel
Amid growing concern that using soybeans and other food crops to produce biodiesel fuel will raise the price of food, scientists have identified a new and unlikely raw material for the fuel: Alligator fat. Their report documenting gator fat's suitability for biofuel production appears in ACS' journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. (2011-08-17)

Soybean oil causes more obesity than coconut oil and fructose
A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, a sugar commonly found in soda and processed foods, according to a just published paper by scientists at the University of California, Riverside. (2015-07-22)

Plant soybean early to increase yield
Planting date is probably one of the most important yet least expensive management decisions that significantly affects soybean yield, yet few scientists have studies the effect of early planting. A new article in Agronomy Journal features results of a recent study that examines its benefits for soybean crops. (2009-02-02)

New CSIRO soybean a hit in Japan
A new soybean variety from CSIRO is gaining popularity in Japan due to its enhanced suitability as an ingredient in traditional Japanese dishes. (2010-04-15)

Genome sequencing speeds ability to improve soybeans
Purdue University scientists led an effort to sequence the soybean genome, giving researchers a better understanding of the plant's genes and how to use them to improve its characteristics. (2010-01-13)

How healthy is genetically modified soybean oil?
Soybean oil accounts for more than 90 percent of all the seed oil production in the United States. Genetically modified soybean oil, made from seeds of GM soybean plants, was recently introduced into the food supply on the premise that it is healthier than conventional soybean oil. But is that premise true? Just barely, say scientists at the University of California, Riverside and their colleagues at UC Davis. (2015-03-05)

Meeting pigs' phosphorous requirements with fermented soybean meal
Fermented soybean meal (FSBM), considered a promising substitute for fish meal in weanling pig diets because of its protein content, lower cost, and lack of anti-nutritional factors, may have an additional advantage. University of Illinois researchers recently found that pigs digest the phosphorous in FSBM better than the phosphorus in conventional soybean meal. (2012-10-01)

Nutritional value of soybean meal varies among sources from different countries
Research from the University of Illinois is helping swine producers know what they're getting when they buy soybean meal from different countries. Genetic differences among varieties of soybeans, as well as differences in growing conditions and processing, may affect the nutritional value of soybean meal produced in different places. (2017-07-24)

Tillage and cover cropping effects on grain production
Soybean yields decreased when planted after cereal rye. (2020-06-04)

Soy natural: Genetic resistance against aphids
Each year, soybean aphids cause billions of dollars in crop losses. In a recent study, researchers have taken a big step toward identifying new soybean genes associated with aphid resistance. (2018-08-29)

Soybean genome analysis reveals pathways for improving biodiesel
Soybean, one of the most important global sources of protein and oil, is now the first legume species with a published complete draft genome sequence. The sequence and its analysis appear in the Jan. 14 edition of Nature. The research team comprised 18 institutions, including the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, the USDA-ARS, Purdue University and the University of North Carolina, supported by the DOE, National Science Foundation, USDA and United Soybean Board. (2010-01-13)

MSU licenses plant oil enhancement technology to BASF Plant Science
Technology that could enhance plants' seed oil content for food and animal feed applications has been licensed to BASF Plant Science under an exclusive commercial agreement with Michigan State University. (2009-09-25)

Food fried in vegetable oil may contain toxic compound
When highly unsaturated vegetable oils are heated at frying temperature (365 F) for extended periods--or even for half an hour--a highly toxic compound, HNE (4-hydroxy-trans-2-nonenal) forms in the oil. (2005-05-02)

GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver function
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested a genetically-modified soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil, the major vegetable cooking oil used in the United States, with popularity on the increase worldwide. The study also compares the GM soybean oil to coconut and olive oils. (2017-10-02)

Soybean database will help breeders engineer better-performing plants
Soybean farmers soon will be one step closer to better drought-tolerant soybean varieties. University of Missouri researchers will construct a comprehensive database of all proteins and metabolites in soybeans. Once compiled, the database will allow researchers to study changes in proteins and metabolites in soybeans grown under drought and other stressed conditions. (2008-12-30)

Researchers look at soy oil to replace petroleum for a range of products
Virginia Tech researchers are mixing air and soybean oil to create new polymers to replace petroleum-based materials. (2004-04-01)

Soybean meal produced in US has greater energy values when fed to pigs than previously estimated
Differences in soil type, variety of soybeans, climate, or processing conditions can cause the same crop to have different nutritional value when produced in different locations. However, feed composition tables combine values from crops grown all over the world. Results of recent research at the University of Illinois indicate that book values for energy in soybean meal underestimate the energy value of soybean meal produced in the United States. (2016-01-21)

Michigan Agreement Puts Canola Motor Oil On Consumer'S Shelf
Colorado and Michigan officials today signed a limited partnership agreement to industrialize the production of canola-based motor oil, developed by Duane Johnson, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension alternative crops specialist. Johnson, who may be the only man around who tests his oil by licking the engine dip-stick, developed the oil as an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional motor oil. This contract will make the oil available to consumers within months. (1998-08-18)

Lower food and fuel costs could result from MU researcher's battle against soy pest
University of Missouri plant pathologist Melissa Mitchum and colleagues recently received a $466,000 grant from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to continue their research on protecting soybeans from nematode parasites, which cause $1.3 billion annually in soybean crop losses in the US. (2012-04-26)

Biodiesel from sugarcane more economical than soybean
America's oil consumption far exceeds that of every other country in the world. What's more, it's unsustainable. Soybeans, an important dietary protein and the current primary source of plant-based oils used for biodiesel production, only yield about one barrel per acre. New research shows that engineered sugarcane can produce up to 17 barrels of oil per acre. (2016-03-17)

Fires in Papua, Indonesia and New Guinea
According to a NASA story from 2009, 'human activities in this area of the world have contributed to the growing fire emissions issue.' (2014-09-29)

New study highlights strong anti-cancer properties of soybeans
First study to report that proteins found in soybeans, could inhibit growth of colon, liver and lung cancers, published in Food Research International. (2013-03-20)

Biology of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States
A new, open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes the biology and ecology profiles of the soybean aphid, an insect pest which can reduce soybean yields by $2.4 billion annually if left untreated. (2011-09-08)

Environmentally friendly invention may save soybean industry millions of dollars per year
Harold N. Trick, professor of plant pathology; Timothy C. Todd, instructor of plant pathology; and Jiarui Li, post-doctoral researcher in plant pathology, designed a patented soybean variety that protects the crop from nematode parasitic infestation. (2016-10-12)

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