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Released: 20-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
IAFNS Announces Two New Summer Fellows to Study Lipids, Recycled Resins
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Now in its second year, IAFNS Summer Research Opportunity Fellowship Program supports the next generation of scientists.

Released: 19-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Characterization of False or Misleading Fluoride Content on Instagram: Infodemiology Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Online false or misleading oral health–related content has been propagated on social media to deceive people against fluoride’s economic and health benefits to prevent dental caries. Objective: The ai...

5-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Clemson Scientists Discover New Tools to Fight Potentially Deadly Protozoa
Clemson University

Researchers have discovered a promising therapy for those who suffer from toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by the microscopic protozoa Toxoplasma gondii.

Newswise: From seawater to drinking water, with the push of a button
Released: 28-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
From seawater to drinking water, with the push of a button
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT researchers have developed a portable desalination unit, weighing less than 10 kilograms, that can remove particles and salts to generate drinking water.

Released: 26-Apr-2022 9:55 AM EDT
Study reveals stream restoration trade-offs: Higher environmental benefits to be had where homeowners are less willing to pay
University of Maryland, College Park

Although stream restoration filters pollutants out of local waterways and improves the health of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore area neighborhoods where it would do the most for water quality are far less willing to pay for such projects, according to a new study by a University of Maryland environmental economist and an interdisciplinary team of colleagues.

Newswise: Greening Food Preservation Nourishes the Environment
Released: 21-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Greening Food Preservation Nourishes the Environment
Cornell University

As consumers seek fewer preservatives in packaged food – while the environment needs less plastic waste – Cornell University scientists are finding ways to make active packaging materials with a biologically-derived polymer that helps salad dressings, marinades and beverages last longer in the fridge.

Newswise: UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have impact on textile wastewater pollution research
Released: 20-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have impact on textile wastewater pollution research
Digital Science

The world’s research effort into wastewater pollution caused by the textiles industry has increased threefold over the past five years, according to a new analysis released this week in the lead up to Earth Day (Friday 22 April).

Released: 20-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Food Safety in Focus: Clarifying Potential Hazards on Low-Moisture Foods
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

IAFNS supports studies on threats posed by pathogens and viruses in low-moisture fruits and nuts.

Newswise: Chlorinated Water Supplies Don’t Disturb Healthy Gut Microbiomes in Young Children
12-Apr-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Chlorinated Water Supplies Don’t Disturb Healthy Gut Microbiomes in Young Children
Tufts University

Tufts scientists find chlorinated water supplies in Bangladesh have little effect on the abundance and diversity of bacteria in children’s guts. This set of bacteria, or gut microbiome, plays an important role in maintaining health as children grow older

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Released: 4-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Story tips: Clean water bots, self-sanitizing N95 masks and cooking with hydrogen
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL story tips: Clean water bots, self-sanitizing N95 masks, cooking with hydrogen

Released: 29-Mar-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Listeria survives better at low temperatures in cured and soft cheeses than at room temperature
University of Cordoba

A study carried out by the University of Cordoba and the University of Burgos to understand the food safety of soft and cured cheeses found that storage at room temperature does not compromise food safety with respect to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in both types of cheeses, compared to refrigeration, nor does the reduction of salt in soft cheeses in the range studied.

Released: 25-Mar-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Yes, microplastics have been found in human blood
Newswise

An article says that microplastics have been found in human blood for the first time. We rate this claim as true, although more studies are needed to determine if these substances in humans are associated with a public health risk.

15-Mar-2022 8:00 AM EDT
High schoolers develop an inexpensive filter to remove lead from tap water
American Chemical Society (ACS)

A group of high school students and their instructor have developed an inexpensive faucet attachment to remove lead from drinking water. Their filter indicates when it’s “used up” by turning the tap water yellow. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2022.

15-Mar-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Cooking up a way to remove microplastics from wastewater — with okra, aloe
American Chemical Society (ACS)

The goo from okra is known to thicken stews, but it can also clean water of some types of pollutants. Now, researchers report that combinations of okra and other food-grade plant extracts can remove microplastics from wastewater. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2022.

Released: 18-Mar-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Registration Opens for Food and Nutrition Science Institute’s Annual Conference
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Leading food safety and nutrition scientists are meeting June 21-23, 2022, at the National Press Club.

Newswise: Tracking arsenic contamination to former orchards
Released: 16-Mar-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Tracking arsenic contamination to former orchards
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Arsenic is a major drinking water contaminant, often linked to the bedrock where wells are drilled in the Northeastern part of the United States. However, new research suggests that pesticides used 100 years ago may also be to blame.

Released: 2-Mar-2022 2:40 PM EST
IAFNS Celebrates its First Year Advancing Food and Nutrition Sciences
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Collaborative North American research institute supported 25 peer-reviewed papers, 31 webinars and earned over 140 media mentions since its launch in February 2021.

Released: 28-Feb-2022 11:00 AM EST
Taking climate action now can secure our future
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

People and ecosystems least able to cope are being hardest hit by climate change, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today.

Newswise: How Bad is the Bloom? New Indexes Developed to Gauge Severity of Red Tides
Released: 22-Feb-2022 10:10 AM EST
How Bad is the Bloom? New Indexes Developed to Gauge Severity of Red Tides
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

Authors of a new paper recently published in the peer-review journal PLOS One have developed a new Bloom Severity Index and a new Respiratory Irritation Index for red tide blooms in the Gulf of Mexico — the first standardized and objective way to gauge how severe red tides are.

Newswise: Clemson study shows planting cucumbers early can help to avoid downy mildew
Released: 16-Feb-2022 3:05 PM EST
Clemson study shows planting cucumbers early can help to avoid downy mildew
Clemson University

Downy mildew affects cucumber crops in South Carolina every year and can cause huge crop losses, but Clemson University researchers say planting early can cut growers’ losses to just about zero.

Newswise: New UNC Charlotte research center to drive pandemic preparedness and prevention
Released: 9-Feb-2022 1:50 PM EST
New UNC Charlotte research center to drive pandemic preparedness and prevention
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The key to preventing another global pandemic may be found at UNC Charlotte. Expanding upon the University’s award-winning development of a novel COVID-19 wastewater surveillance program and rapidly growing success in bioinformatics, the University is bringing together experts to explore ways to combat threats to human health.

Newswise: Early childhood exposure to lead in drinking water associated with increased teen delinquency risk
Released: 31-Jan-2022 5:05 PM EST
Early childhood exposure to lead in drinking water associated with increased teen delinquency risk
Indiana University

An IU study found that exposure to lead in drinking water from private wells during early childhood is associated with an increased risk of being reported for delinquency during teenage years.

Newswise: WVU research finds wealth affects water facility compliance
Released: 31-Jan-2022 10:00 AM EST
WVU research finds wealth affects water facility compliance
West Virginia University

Levan Elbakidze, a researcher at West Virginia University's Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, has identified a money factor in water quality.

Released: 27-Jan-2022 10:45 AM EST
Groups petition FDA to restrict bisphenol A in food packaging
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society joined a coalition of physicians, scientists and public health and environmental organizations to send a formal petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), calling on the agency to rescind its approvals for bisphenol A (BPA) in adhesives and coatings and set strict limits on its use in plastics that contact food.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 1:30 PM EST
Ripple effects: Flint water crisis has lasting health impacts on children
Cornell University

As many as a quarter of children in Flint, Michigan – approximately seven times the national average – may have experienced elevated blood lead levels after the city’s water crisis, and more children should have been screened, new Cornell University research finds.

Released: 18-Jan-2022 3:05 PM EST
The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences is Now Accepting Applications for Summer Research Opportunity Fellowships
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

IAFNS is committed to ensuring that the opportunity to apply to this fellowship is open to a diverse pool of qualified applicants.

Newswise: What are blue, green, and grey water?
Released: 17-Jan-2022 8:00 AM EST
What are blue, green, and grey water?
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Each classification of water can be used differently, preserving this precious resource

Newswise: New Research: Almost 400,000 Californians May Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water
11-Jan-2022 8:05 AM EST
New Research: Almost 400,000 Californians May Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

An estimated 370,000 Californians rely on drinking water that may contain high levels of the chemicals arsenic, nitrate or hexavalent chromium, and contaminated drinking water disproportionately impacts communities of color in the state, according to a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Newswise: Ecological coating for Bananas
Released: 4-Jan-2022 7:05 AM EST
Ecological coating for Bananas
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Empa and Lidl Switzerland have jointly developed a cellulose protective coating for fruit and vegetables. The novel coating is made from so-called pomace – squeezed fruit and vegetable peels. The innovative project can reduce packaging and prevent food waste.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 11:50 AM EST
Identifying schools with high lead levels in drinking water
American Chemical Society (ACS)

In a new study in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letters, researchers used real-world data to determine an approach for identifying schools likely to have problematic tap water lead levels

Newswise: Better Identification of Sesame in Food Packaging Needed to Avoid Anaphylaxis
Released: 15-Dec-2021 9:45 AM EST
Better Identification of Sesame in Food Packaging Needed to Avoid Anaphylaxis
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that among those who self-reported an allergic reaction to sesame, more than 56% of products which contained sesame did not declare sesame on the label.

Released: 8-Dec-2021 11:05 AM EST
Collaborative Nutrition and Food Safety Research Institute to Host Science Innovation Showcase
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

This exciting, virtual event will bring together university, industry, venture investment, non-profit and government experts to review, discuss, and advance innovations in the food and beverage ecosystem.

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6-Dec-2021 4:30 PM EST
Researchers create contamination test for dairy products using technology that can be printed inside containers
McMaster University

Researchers have developed a test to reveal bacterial contamination in dairy products well before they have a chance to reach anyone’s lips. The concept is designed to be applied to any form of packaged food.

Newswise: Frying Your Turkey This Thanksgiving? Loyola Medicine Tips to Prevent a Serious Burn Injury
Released: 23-Nov-2021 6:05 PM EST
Frying Your Turkey This Thanksgiving? Loyola Medicine Tips to Prevent a Serious Burn Injury
Loyola Medicine

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, Joshua Carson, MD, regional director of Loyola Medicine's Burn Center is reminding everyone to be vigilant to prevent burn injuries around the holidays. Loyola's Burn Center is the largest in Illinois and is a regional leader in treating adult and pediatric burns and trauma.

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Released: 23-Nov-2021 9:45 AM EST
How to Plan a Holiday Season Free of COVID, Allergies and Asthma
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

With a bit of preparation ahead of your holiday events, you can make sure everyone is safe from allergy and asthma flares, in addition to possible COVID-19 exposure.

Released: 22-Nov-2021 3:35 PM EST
残羹剩饭在冰箱安全保存时间是多长?
Mayo Clinic

不管是午餐还是为家人朋友准备的餐点的残羹剩饭,保证食物安全非常重要。食物中毒—也叫食源性疾病—是由受污染食物中的有害病菌(如细菌)引起的。因为细菌通常不会改变食物的色香味,所以您无法判断食用该食物是否会有危害。因此,如有疑问,请扔掉它。

Released: 22-Nov-2021 3:35 PM EST
إلى متى يمكن الاحتفاظ ببقايا الطعام آمنةً في البرّاد؟
Mayo Clinic

إن الحفاظ على سلامة الطعام أمر هام، بدءًا من بقايا الطعام في غدائك وصولاً إلى التخطيط لوجبة للعائلة والأصدقاء، حيث يحدث التسمم الغذائي - ويسمى أيضًا المرض المنقول عن طريق الغذاء - بسبب الجراثيم الضارة، مثل: البكتيريا، في الطعام المُلوَّث.

Released: 22-Nov-2021 3:30 PM EST
Por quanto tempo você pode manter sobras de comida na geladeira de forma segura?
Mayo Clinic

Desde sobras do almoço até o preparo de uma refeição para família e amigos, é importante manter os alimentos de forma segura. A intoxicação alimentar, também conhecida como doença de origem alimentar, é causada por germes nocivos, como bactérias, em alimentos contaminados.

Released: 22-Nov-2021 3:25 PM EST
¿Cuánto tiempo pueden permanecer en el refrigerador las sobras de comida?
Mayo Clinic

Es importante mantener la comida a salvo, sean las sobras del almuerzo o los preparativos para una comida con familiares y amigos. La intoxicación alimentaria, también conocida como enfermedad por los alimentos, es producto de la contaminación de los alimentos por microbios, como bacterias.

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Released: 22-Nov-2021 10:45 AM EST
Chew on These Holiday Safety Tips Before Chowing Down
Cedars-Sinai

This holiday season, millions of people will be celebrating with family and friends, perhaps for the first time in two years. While good cheer may fill the air, danger could be lurking just beyond the door to the kitchen or dining room.

Newswise: How Food Supply Issues May Affect Your Thanksgiving Table
Released: 18-Nov-2021 4:10 PM EST
How Food Supply Issues May Affect Your Thanksgiving Table
Georgia Institute of Technology

What can shoppers expect and how can they be prepared this holiday season? Georgia Tech food supply chain and safety expert Wendy White shares her insights.

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Released: 17-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EST
Research offers sweet (potato) relief
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Herbicides meant to help sweet potatoes fight weeds but often damage the crop; new “safener” formulas provide protection to the crop but not weeds


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