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NEWSWISE Food Science Wire with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 27-Apr-2018
 

Food Science Wire with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

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Food Science & Production


3-D Printed Food Could Change How We Eat

Jin-Kyu Rhee, associate professor at Ewha Womans University in South Korea, will discuss his new research and the potential of 3-D printing technology for food production at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting d...

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting, April 21–25,2018

Embargo expired on 24-Apr-2018 at 15:45 ET


People Waste Nearly a Pound of Food Daily

Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, but the exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, new research finds. Annually, food waste corresponds with the use of 30M acres of land (7% of total US cropland) an...

– University of Vermont

PLOS One

Embargo expired on 18-Apr-2018 at 14:00 ET


A Foodborne Illness Outbreak Could Cost a Restaurant Millions, Study Suggests

A single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Health Reports

Embargo expired on 16-Apr-2018 at 00:05 ET


Study Could Spawn Better Ways to Combat Crop-Killing Fungus

About 21 million years ago, a fungus that causes a devastating disease in rice first became harmful to the food that nourishes roughly half the world’s population, according to an international study led by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scient...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Scientific Reporters ; Rutgers Today


Fungal Highways on Cheese Rinds Influence Food Safety, Ripeness

Bacteria traveling along "fungal highways" on cheese rinds can spread more quickly and ruin quality or cause foodborne illnesses, but cheesemakers could manipulate the same highways to help cheese mature faster and taste better, according to new rese...

– Tufts University

Nature Communications, Jan-2018; 2017-67013-26520 ; 1715552; CAREER-1554095 ; CBET-1511340


What Can a Tasty Milkshake Teach Us About the Genetics of Heart Disease?

A genomic analysis of a large study population has identified uncommon gene variants involved in responses to dietary fats and medicine. Although these variants are rare, they may play a large role in a carrier's risk of heart disease.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Lipid Research, April 2018; U01HL072524, R01HL091357, U01 HL072515, P30 DK072488, 3R01HL121007-01S1, 3R01HL-117626-02S1, 3R01HL-120393-02S1, 2015-67015-229


Mammary Stem Cells Challenge Costly Bovine Disease

Bovine mastitis is typically treated with antibiotics, but with the potential threat of antimicrobial resistance and the disease’s long-term harm to the animal’s teat, researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are layin...

– Cornell University

Nature Scientific Reports


Scientist Creates System to Quickly Detect Food Pathogens

University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has created a system that can identify foodborne pathogens in a fraction of the time taken by traditional methods.

– University of Georgia

Applied and Environmental Microbiology


Faba Fix for Corn’s Nitrogen Need

Researchers have good news for growers. Farmers raising a nitrogen-hungry crop like sweet corn may save up to half of their nitrogen fertilizer cost. The key: using a faba bean cover crop.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Agronomy Journal, Feb. 1, 2018


Analyzing the Animal Ethics of Celebrity Chefs

For consumers looking to reduce their consumption of meat — particularly due to a greater understanding of the ethical treatment of animals — researchers have analyzed the leading cookbooks of 26 celebrity chefs to offer insight and guidance. The...

– University of California San Diego

Food Ethics


Keeping Your Lawn Healthy Benefits You as Well

Many homeowners appreciate the springy feel of a healthy lawn. But what are the tricks to keeping your lawn healthy? The April 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how to maintain your lawn, and where to find resources specific to your region....

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)


Partnerships Are Key to UF/IFAS Plant-Breeding Success

UF/IFAS researchers like Fred Gmitter saw some of the fruits of their labor consumed at this week’s Flavors of Florida event in Gainesville, Florida.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


What Should I Consider Before Using Fertilizers and Pesticides at Home?

Choosing the right fertilizer or pesticide for your needs can be overwhelming. The April 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how to make the right choice, and why following label directions is important.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)


Tasty Tomatoes and Other Produce: A UF/IFAS Expert Urges Scientists to Breed for Flavor

Imagine sinking your teeth into a fat, bright red tomato, whose aroma promises a tantalizing treat. Instead, you realize you got a great looker, but not a great taster. That’s because the consumer has been left out of the breeding process. For 20 y...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Danforth Center Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for International Crop Improvement

MacKenzie will manage the IICI’s programs and partnerships dedicated to translating key discoveries in plant health, disease and pest management, genomics, advanced breeding and nutrition to staple crops that impact food security around the globe. ...

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center


UCI Earth System Science J. Keith Moore Available to Comment on Research Related to Atlantic Ocean Currents, Climate Change, and Fisheries

– University of California, Irvine


Obesity, Nutrition, & Public Policy


Drinking Kefir May Prompt Brain-Gut Communication to Lower Blood Pressure

Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. Research...

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting, April 21–25,2018

Embargo expired on 25-Apr-2018 at 12:00 ET


Preconception Zinc Deficiency Could Spell Bad News for Fertility

An estimated 10 percent of couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility. While a variety of factors can make it difficult for some people to get pregnant, ovulation disorders are a leading cause of female infertility. Now, researchers at Pennsylvani...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018

Embargo expired on 24-Apr-2018 at 12:00 ET


Research Explains Link Between Exercise and Appetite Loss

Ever wonder why intense exercise temporarily curbs your appetite? In research described in today’s issue of PLOS Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers reveal that the answer is all in your head—more specifically, your arcuate n...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

PLOS Biology

Embargo expired on 24-Apr-2018 at 14:00 ET


Why Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Can Still Lead to Diabetes, Obesity

Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in recent decades. However, new research finds sugar replacements can also cause health chan...

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting, April 21–25

Embargo expired on 22-Apr-2018 at 13:00 ET


Researchers Report Four New Insights Into Diet and Health

What we eat plays a significant role in our health. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting (EB 2018) will showcase new research into how diet could be used to fight cancer and how specific eating patterns can encourage weight loss.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

EB 2018

Embargo expired on 22-Apr-2018 at 13:00 ET


Study Finds High Rates of Type 1 Diabetes Near Food Swamps

Hotspots of type 1 diabetes in New York City are found in food swamps, areas with a higher proportion of fast food restaurants, for children and adults with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of t...

– Endocrine Society

Journal of the Endocrine Society, Apr-2018

Embargo expired on 17-Apr-2018 at 14:00 ET


Mount Sinai Research on Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for Dry Eye

Results show supplement is no better than placebo in relieving signs and symptoms of disease.

– Mount Sinai Health System

NEJM April 13th ; ASCRS Annual Meeting, April 2018 1:26pm

Embargo expired on 13-Apr-2018 at 13:30 ET


New Study Finds Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Ineffective in Treating Dry Eye Disease

Findings from a new randomized clinical trial, now show that contrary to a long held belief in the ophthalmic community, omega-3 supplements are no more effective than placebo at alleviating dry eye symptoms.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 13-Apr-2018 at 13:30 ET


Omega-3s From Fish Oil Supplements No Better Than Placebo for Dry Eye

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements taken orally proved no better than placebo at relieving symptoms or signs of dry eye, according to the findings of a well-controlled trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of H...

– NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

New England Journal of Medicine; American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery ; U10EY022879 ; U10EY022881

Embargo expired on 13-Apr-2018 at 13:30 ET


Study: Vaccine Suppresses Peanut Allergies in Mice

A vaccine may successfully turn off peanut allergy in mice, a new study shows.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Embargo expired on 11-Apr-2018 at 03:00 ET


School Lunch Decisions Made by the Child and Not the Parent

While school lunches in the UK are subject to food standards, the contents of packed lunches are not as closely scrutinized, and studies have raised concern regarding the nutritional quality of packed lunches. A new study published in the Journal of ...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Embargo expired on 06-Apr-2018 at 00:00 ET


Spoilage Alert: Researchers Develop Transparent Patch to Detect Dangerous Food Threats Before You Open the Package

McMaster researchers have developed a test to bring certainty to the delicate but critical question of whether meat and other foods are safe to eat or need to be thrown out.

– McMaster University

ACS Nano

Embargo expired on 06-Apr-2018 at 01:00 ET


Want to Remember Your Dreams? Try Taking Vitamin B6

New research from the University of Adelaide has found that taking vitamin B6 could help people to recall their dreams.

– University of Adelaide

Perceptual and Motor Skills


Mediterranean Diet Boosts Beneficial Bacteria

Here’s another reason to eat a Mediterranean-type diet: It’s good for your gut.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Frontiers in Nutrition, April - 2018


Innovative Research Partnership Addresses Needs of College Bound Students with Food Allergy

Researchers identify needs and work alongside designers to develop a toolkit to support safe transition to college for students with food allergy

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Apr-2018


Could Eating Moss Be Good for Your Gut?

An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide has discovered a new complex carbohydrate in moss that could possibly be exploited for health or other uses.

– University of Adelaide

The Plant Cell


Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Greater Risk of Diabetes

An epidemiological study conducted by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Seoul National University suggests that persons deficient in vitamin D may be at much greater risk of developing diabetes. The findings are...

– University of California San Diego Health

PLOS ONE; AG07181; AG028507; DK31801


Adolescents’ Cooking Skills Strongly Predict Future Nutritional Well-Being

Evidence suggests that developing cooking and food preparation skills is important for health and nutrition, yet the practice of home cooking is declining and now rarely taught in school. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education an...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior


Food Packaging Could Be Negatively Affecting Nutrient Absorption in Your Body, New Research Shows

Food packaging could be negatively affecting the way in which your digestive tract operates, according to new research by faculty and students at Binghamton University, State University at New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Food and Function, Feb-2018


How to Fight Side Effects of Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer may benefit significantly from hitting the gym with fellow patients and choosing more veggies and fewer cheeseburgers, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Annals of Behavioral Medicine


Caffeine Found to Reduce Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury in Neonates

Preterm neonates who are exposed to caffeine within the first seven days after birth have reduced incidence and severity of acute kidney injuries than neonates who did not, according to findings from the Neonatal Kidney Collaborative’s Assessment o...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Microbiome Food for Thought

How can dietary changes shape a person’s gut bacteria, and then how do those bacteria shape health and diseases, like obesity, diabetes, and susceptibility to infection diseases?

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cell Host & Microbe


You Are What Your Friends Eat

USC’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society’s is developing a comprehensive algorithm that provides health practitioners the tool to form real-life peer support groups based on demographic, social and health-related data self-volunteered ...

– University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering


‘Gut-on-a-Chip’ Tips Off Researcher Quest for Better Nutrition

The difficulties of conducting research on the human gut are substantial: the presence of trillions of bacterial cells interacting with human cells and each other, constant environmental changes every time food is consumed and zero chance of conducti...

– Cornell University


Do You Eat with Color in Mind?

When you look down at your plate at meal times do you see a variety of colors? If the answer is yes, then you are probably eating very nutritious food. If not, then you may be missing important nutrients during your day. More color usually indicates ...

– Valley Health System


Healthy Eating Key for Age-related Macular Degeneration Prevention

There is no permanent cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in adults ages 50 and older affecting about 10 million Americans.

– LifeBridge Health


Tulane University to Host Health Meets Food 2018 Culinary Medicine Conference

The definitive culinary medicine conference—Health Meets Food 2018—will be held June 14-17 in New Orleans. The conference is dedicated to teaching medical professionals and the communities they serve about the important connection between good he...

– Tulane University

Health Meets Food 2018


New CSU Working Group to Make Affordable Healthy Food a Reality for Students

Students are increasingly seeking healthier food options on campus. The CSU Food Systems Working Group is finding ways to meet their demand.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Review of Vitamin D Research Identifies Ethical Issues in Placebo Use

George Washington University's Dr. Leigh Frame reviewed several studies using placebo groups in clinical trials that may pose ethical issues.

– George Washington University


Do Veggie Vans Change the Way People Eat? New UB Study Aims to Find Out

Lucia Leone and her team will expand their successful Veggie Van project by helping organizations across the Northeast and Southeast start mobile produce markets using the Veggie Van model.

– University at Buffalo

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 1R01CA215232-01A1


Could a Cup of Joe a Day Keep the Doctor and Death Away?

So what is it about the link between drinking coffee and living longer? Could it be the 200 plus organic compounds in the coffee bean itself and its proven benefits of reducing inflammation and regulating glucose levels? Or could it be something else...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics


Meatless Monday Introduces the Plant Protein Power Campaign

A common concern in going Meatless Monday is how to get enough protein. To address this, Meatless Monday teamed up with Johns Hopkins CLF to create the "Plant Protein Power" campaign. This campaign includes posters, social media graphics, GIFs and a ...

– Monday Campaigns


Juice Products Association AnnouncesNew Health Professionals Toolkit

The Juice Products Association has launched a new nutritional toolkit for health professionals to help them communicate information about 100% juice.

– Juice Products Association


Speakers Announced for Nutrition 2018 Meeting

Renowned scientists and practitioners will address key topics in nutrition in the United States and around the globe at Nutrition 2018, the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition.

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition Meeting 2018


AED Announces 2018 ICED Awardees

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce its 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) awardees. Each year, AED presents a number of awards, fellowships, grants, scholarships, and confers AED Fellow honors during its...

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)


Using Tapeworms for Weight Loss Is Dangerous; Ideas Behind It Are Perpetuated by Society’s Ideals of Being Thin and Losing Weight Says @Binghamtonu Professor

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


Coffee and Cancer: Epidemiologist Available

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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