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Consuming Eggs with Raw Vegetables Increases Nutritive Value

There is burgeoning research showing that co-consuming cooked whole eggs with your veggies can increase carotenoids absorption. With the recent scientific report from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lessening past concern over cholesterol in eggs, this is particularly good news.

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Survey of Salmonella Species in Staten Island Zoo’s Snakes

To better understand the variety of Salmonella species harbored by captive reptiles, Staten Island Zoo has teamed up with the microbiology department at Wagner College.

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New Therapeutic Target May Improve Treatment for Brain Cancer

These data indicate that TG2 is a possible chemotherapeutic target for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) treatment.

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Natural Extract Shows Promise for Preventing Breast Cancer

In a new study, the extract from rosehips — the fruit of the rose plant — significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young women as well as those who are African-American or Hispanic.

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New Compounds Could Offer Therapy for Multitude of Diseases

An international team of more than 18 research groups has demonstrated that the compounds they developed can safely prevent harmful protein aggregation in preliminary tests using animals. The findings raise hope that a new class of drugs may be on the horizon for the more than 30 diseases and conditions that involve protein aggregation, including diabetes, cancer, spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Oral Hepatitis B Vaccine Could Become a Reality

In a new study, researchers report progress toward perfecting a radical new method of producing vaccines using genetically modified corn. The approach could lead to an oral hepatitis B vaccine that requires no refrigeration and costs less than $1 per dose to manufacture.

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Ozone Air Pollution Could Harm Women’s Fertility

Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health. New research in mice suggests breathing high levels of ozone could also affect women’s ability to conceive.

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Highly Processed Foods Dominate U.S. Grocery Purchases

A nation-wide analysis of grocery purchases reveals that highly processed foods make up more than 60 percent of the calories in food we buy, and these items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less-processed foods.

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UAB Researcher Probes Role of a Master Gene in Skeletal Formation

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The runx2 master transcription factor functions differently in chondrocytes and osteoblasts, two key cells in bone formation.

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New Genetic Link Found for Alcohol-Related Liver Cirrhosis

In most people, any liver damage that might occur from drinking alcohol is reversible. However, in 25 to 30 percent of alcoholics what begins as accumulation of fat in the liver progresses to inflammation, fibrosis and ultimately irreversible cirrhosis, for which the only treatment is a liver transplant. A new study indicates that specific gene mutations might predispose some people to irreversible liver cirrhosis.