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Water, Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Electricity, Conductivity, hydrogen, Proton

For the First Time, Scientists Catch Water Molecules Passing the Proton Baton

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Water conducts electricity, but the process by which this familiar fluid passes along positive charges has puzzled scientists for decades. But in a paper published in the Dec. 2 in issue of the journal Science, an international team of researchers has finally caught water in the act — showing how water molecules pass along excess charges and, in the process, conduct electricity.

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Social Determinants, Social Health, Population Health, Hunger, Hunger and health, poverty and health

Ohio-Based ProMedica Health System Celebrates One-Year Anniversary for Its Grocery Market and Announces Plans to Expand

One year ago ProMedica opened a full-service grocery market in an area of Toledo that was labeled a food desert due to the lack of grocery stores and healthy food providers. Today leaders from ProMedica announced plans to expand its services beyond the grocery market to offer a variety of community programs including cooking and nutrition classes, health screenings, financial counseling and job training. According to philanthropist and business community leader Russell Ebeid, ProMedica is "writing a new chapter in the way healthcare systems collaborate with neighborhoods and communities to improve health."

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Kansas State University, K-State, KSU, Kansas State, Sensory Analysis Center, Edgar Chambers, Food Safety, hand-washing, Temperature, Kitchen, meat, meat thermometer

A Safer Supper: Study Finds Recipes with Hand-Washing, Temperature Reminders Improve Food Safety

Kansas State University researchers have discovered the secret ingredient to improving kitchen food safety: include hand-washing reminders and meat thermometer instructions in published recipes.

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UF/IFAS Survey Shows Homeowners Want Incentives to Conserve More Water

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Respondents to a UF/IFAS online survey of 3,000 homeowners in Florida, Texas and California said reducing the price of water-efficient equipment would be the most effective strategy. That was followed by more practical information on household water conservation, easier identification of water-efficient appliances and better landscape irrigation ordinances.

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Foodborne disease, Salmonella, Salmonella disease, Food Poisoning, Metagenomics

Genomics Technique Could Accelerate Detection of Foodborne Bacterial Outbreaks

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A new testing methodology based on metagenomics could accelerate the diagnosis of foodborne bacterial outbreaks, allowing public health officials to identify the microbial culprits in less than a day.

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Water, Contamination, Environment, Mercury, lead, mercury contamination, lead contamination, Cleanup, Metal Organic Frameworks, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Advanced Light Source, Advanced Light , X-rays, Department Of Energy, national laboratories, Rutgers University, Fluorescence, LMOF

Glowing Crystals Can Detect, Cleanse Contaminated Drinking Water

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Motivated by public hazards associated with contaminated sources of drinking water, a team of scientists has successfully developed and tested tiny, glowing crystals that can detect and trap heavy-metal toxins like mercury and lead.

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IFT, CIFST, IFT and CIFST Partnership, Global Food System, association news, Food Industry

Institute of Food Technologists and Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology to Offer Joint Membership

With our planet’s population estimated to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, the world faces many pressing food demands. In order to help food scientists and technologists meet these challenges, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) are excited to announce a new joint-membership program.

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Food Science

Don’t Drop That Turkey Leg: 5-Second Rule Unsupported by Science

When you were a kid, you might have heard a parent or sibling cite the “five-second rule” before swooping down on a piece of fugitive salami or a wayward grape. The basic premise is that once food is dropped on the floor you have a time limit of five seconds before it becomes unsafe to eat. The problem with the theory, according to microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert, is that it simply isn’t true.

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Hemorraghic stroke, Brain Bleed, energy drink, energy drink ingredients, Supplements, intracranial hemorrhage, sympathetic nervous system

UAB Case Study Chronicles First Brain Bleed Tied to Energy Drinks

Investigators at UAB have presented the first case study of a patient experiencing a brain bleed following consumption of an energy drink.

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UF/IFAS Researcher: Neighborly Conversations Can Help with Water Conservation

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“You may not notice the ways someone conserves, but they may already be taking action to not waste water by using good irrigation practices, and they may be open to some new ideas if you strike up a conversation about how you save water in the home landscape,” said Laura Warner, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of agricultural education and communications.

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UF/IFAS Tips for Safe Holiday Meal Preparation

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With the holidays approaching, you want the turkey and stuffing – or whatever you’re preparing – to be safe to eat, and consume again as leftovers.

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Fast-Cooking Dry Beans Provide More Protein, Iron Than ‘Slower’ Varieties

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Beans are a versatile, inexpensive staple that can boost essential nutrients in a diet, especially for people in low-resource areas where food options are limited. To get the most out of these legumes, new research suggests choosing fast-cooking dry beans could be the way to go. A study in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that fast-cooking beans retained more protein, iron and other minerals than “slower” dry beans.

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Materials, Ultraviolet, LED, deep UV, deep ultraviolet, foil

New LEDs May Offer Better Way to Clean Water in Remote Areas

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For the first time, researchers have created light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on lightweight flexible metal foil. Engineers at The Ohio State University are developing the foil based LEDs for portable ultraviolet (UV) lights that soldiers and others can use to purify drinking water and sterilize medical equipment.

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Water Policy, Freshwater, Freshwater Science, water resources management

Bestselling Author Seth M. Siegel Becomes Senior Policy Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences

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As the new Daniel M. Soref Senior Water Policy Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, bestselling author Seth M. Siegel will focus on freshwater resources in the United States. His book “Let There Be Water” established him as an expert on Israel’s response to water scarcity.

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Great Lakes, Great Lakes Basin, Water, Energy, Natural Resources, Sustainability, Environmental Policy, Flint, Environmental Justice, Chicago, University Of Illinois At Chicago

Environmental policy center to convene Great Lakes mayors

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The Freshwater Lab, a University of Illinois at Chicago-based environmental research and policy center, will host a Great Lakes mayoral summit in 2017 to address the region's basin issues, water, energy and natural resources.

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Food Safety, food handling, television and food, Cooking shows, Consumer education, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behav

Television Cooking Shows Overlook Safe Food Handling Practices

Television cooking shows are an important resource for home cooks, but if these shows fail to model recommended food safety measures, it may lead to poor practices among consumers. Therefore, researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst devised a study to assess food safety on television food shows and determine whether they present positive or negative models for viewers.

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Mislabeled Seafood May Be More Sustainable, New Study Finds

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A University of Washington study is the first to broadly examine the ecological and financial impacts of seafood mislabeling. The paper, published online Nov. 2 in Conservation Letters, finds that in most cases, mislabeling actually leads people to eat more sustainably, because the substituted fish is often more plentiful and of a better conservation status than the fish on the label.

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Emulsifiers, Food Additive, processed foods, Intestinal Bacteria, intestinal inflammation , Colorectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Microbiota

Common Food Additive Promotes Colon Cancer in Mice

Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter intestinal bacteria in a manner that promotes intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer, according to a new study.

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California Water Projects

Research Center Receives $10 Million for California Water Projects

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Sacramento State students will make a difference in the lives of thousands of Californians who need clean drinking water.

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UF/IFAS study: Food safety knowledge – or lack thereof -- passed from one generation to next

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The real issue, as assistant professor Joy Rumble found in her newly published study, is that few Floridians bother to find out the safest ways to prevent food-borne illnesses. And it’s not that they don’t care, said Rumble, an assistant professor in agricultural education and communication. “They’ve just never had a reason to care. They don’t know they are doing something wrong, or they’ve never knowingly gotten sick from something they made.”







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