Day: October 9, 2018

Researchers develop new thermoelectric material that converts waste heat into electricity

Because the supply of fossil fuels is in no way infinite, researchers are looking for ways to conserve these resources and reduce wastage. Besides finding alternative sources of energy, one of the strategies being considered involves turning fossil fuel waste products into actual energy. A study published in the journal Nature

A popular citrus fruit in East Asia, the yuzu, helps control your cholesterol levels

A study, conducted by researchers from the University of Science and Technology in Korea, has revealed that yuzu (Citrus junos Tanaka) prevents fats from accumulating in the liver. This inhibitory effect of yuzu on hepatic lipid accumulation was evaluated using different in vivo and in vitro experiments. Yuzu is a citrus fruit common in countries

The therapeutic potential of rosemary

Researchers from Pars Bioscience Research Center and the University of Kansas-City Missouri have shown that rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) has many different therapeutic applications. This meta-analysis, published in Herbal Medicine, collated information from various articles to evaluate the preservative and therapeutic potential of rosemary. The team gathered research articles from various public databases using the search words “Rosmarinus officinalis,”

How do you get to be a “ridiculously healthy” senior citizen? Take care of your gut — research has linked gut health to healthy aging

There is no secret to being “ridiculously healthy.” It can seem that way — given how obsessed we are with miracle creams and magic pills — but the truth is, natural ways trump synthetic solutions each and every time. To further drive home this fact, one of the largest microbiota studies

Sea level rise has SLOWED DOWN since 2002, totally contradicting the climate change “science” narrative

We need a new way of viewing global warming — especially in making it the storm in a teacup. Scientists are saying that while ocean levels continue to rise, the rate in which they have increased has actually decelerated by 31 percent since 2002 and 44 percent since 2004 to less than

Resveratrol reduces oxidative stress in the lungs

Taiwanese researchers investigated the use of resveratrol to protect the lungs against oxidative stressed caused by carbon black nanoparticles (CBNPs), a common toxic industrial pollutant. They reported that reservatrol – a plant-based polyphenol – could shield lung cells from the harmful inflammation caused by CNBPs. Their research efforts were supported

One step closer to decentralized renewable energy? New magnetic floating flywheels may provide the storage solution

The use of alternative energy sources has become increasingly important as energy costs have been rising and fossil fuels such as coal and gas have contributed greatly to environmental pollution. One solution is to save energy from wind turbines and solar cells; however, to store energy when sunlight and wind

Puppies spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria in recent diarrhea outbreak

Puppy poop gave 118 people diarrhea in a recent outbreak caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Nobody died, but 26 people were hospitalized. And if the pet industry doesn’t change its puppy-peddling ways, these outbreaks could continue. The CDC was first clued into the

Plant-based protein maintains muscle mass in aging people

A joint Canadian-Scottish study compared proteins from animal and plant sources in order to determine which is better at stimulating the muscles of older people to create new protein. They reported that diets with more than one type of plant protein or taking leucine along with plant-based protein can help

Another study connects probiotics and gut health to maintaining a healthy weight

Yogurt is a food that contains probiotics, which can aid digestive health. Aside from being rich in nutrients and having a high protein content, a study has recently revealed that yogurt drinks can also help you lose weight. According to a new study headed by Norwegian researchers, taking probiotic supplements might

Phytochemical-rich foods inhibit the growth of pathogenic trichomonads

A U.S. Department of Agriculture research team tested phytochemical-rich food as natural therapeutic agents against Trichomonas infections in humans and animals without harming beneficial gut microbes. They reported that theaflavin extracts from black tea were the most successful at inhibiting trichomonad growth. Their findings were published in the science journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Plants create

A protein found in the pea effectively kills off common bacteria strains

A purified protein from peas (Pisum sativum L.) was evaluated to have more than 120 amino acids, all of which work together to improve the immune system. This effect was observed to have a profound effect in the prevention and treatment of infections caused by common bacterial strains such as E. coli and S.

Evidence shows honey can be used to treat various eye diseases

Honey is a sweet substance often associated with food, but nothing’s sweeter than finding out that it c an also be used for other purposes. For one, studies have shown that honey can serve as a natural remedy for multiple eye diseases. Although honey has been medicinally used for a long time,

Preventing hepatocellular carcinoma-related deaths with Ajwa dates

Researchers at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia have found that Phoenix dactylifera L., locally referred to as ajwa dates, can prevent hepatocellular carcinoma by improving liver function. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, assessed the anti-cancer effects and other beneficial properties of ajwa dates. Researchers examined the beneficial effects of

Looking at ways to decrease agricultural greenhouse gas emissions by producing eco-friendly animal feed

Feeding livestock is very costly for the environment. To ensure our cattle, chickens, and pigs eat well – so that we, in turn, will also eat well – we cut down biodiverse forests and jungles and fill the air with pollution. In an article in Science Daily, researchers are looking for