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A carbohydrate is an organic compound with general formula C''m''(H2O)''n'', that is, consisting only of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, the last two in the 2:1 atom ratio. Carbohydrates can be viewed as hydrates of carbon, hence their name.
Analysis of Candida glabrata fungus mutations reveals new genes that confer anti-fungal tolerance

Analysis of Candida glabrata fungus mutations reveals new genes that confer anti-fungal tolerance

A group of researchers at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories has created one of the three world's largest gene libraries for the Candida glabrata yeast, which is harmful to humans. [More]
Researchers recommend low carbohydrate diet for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Researchers recommend low carbohydrate diet for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

A new study involving researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and other institutions says patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes should eat a diet low in carbohydrates. [More]
A personalized approach for patients with ccRCC-related mutations

A personalized approach for patients with ccRCC-related mutations

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified an enzyme key to applying the brakes on tumor growth. [More]
Health concerns over arsenic in rice-especially for children

Health concerns over arsenic in rice-especially for children

Inorganic arsenic in rice and rice-based foods poses health concerns in infants and young children, and steps should be taken to minimize exposure, according to a commentary in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, official journal of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. [More]
Carbohydrates from Okra plant can improve quality of food products

Carbohydrates from Okra plant can improve quality of food products

Estonian-born Katerina Alba's research at the University of Huddersfield could help to improve the quality of some of the most popular emulsion-based food products - such as butter, mayonnaise, yoghurt and fruit drinks - and she is starting to gain an international profile for her work. [More]
New gene therapy may be effective for fighting fungal infections in cancer patients

New gene therapy may be effective for fighting fungal infections in cancer patients

Sleeping Beauty and fungal infections - not two items one would normally associate together, but for immunocompromised cancer patients they may prove to be a helpful combination. [More]
Lack of leisure-time physical activity linked to increased obesity, particularly in young women

Lack of leisure-time physical activity linked to increased obesity, particularly in young women

Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). [More]
Researchers find novel inhibitor that prevents cholera toxin from binding to carbohydrates

Researchers find novel inhibitor that prevents cholera toxin from binding to carbohydrates

Cholera against cholera: a novel inhibitor prevents the cholera toxin from binding to carbohydrates found on the surface of intestinal cells. [More]
Insulin pumps better than injections for glycaemic control in Type 2 diabetes

Insulin pumps better than injections for glycaemic control in Type 2 diabetes

Patients with Type 2 diabetes achieve better glycaemic control with insulin pumps than multiple insulin injections, show the findings of the OpT2mise randomised trial. [More]
Fatty acids in nuts help reduce risk of CHD in people with type 2 diabetes

Fatty acids in nuts help reduce risk of CHD in people with type 2 diabetes

Findings from a new study published in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases show that the fatty acids in nuts have the potential to help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in people with type 2 diabetes. [More]
Alcoholic liver disease: an interview with Dr Vinood Patel, University of Westminster

Alcoholic liver disease: an interview with Dr Vinood Patel, University of Westminster

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and also in the UK. As its name indicates this disease arises due to consuming excessive amounts of alcohol (80 g/day) over an extended period, normally 10-20 years. [More]
70% of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use blood glucose self-monitoring devices to download historical data

70% of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use blood glucose self-monitoring devices to download historical data

Almost 70 percent of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use their blood glucose self-monitoring devices or insulin pumps to download historical data about their blood sugar levels and insulin doses-information that likely would help them manage their disease better. [More]
Bionic pancreas device controls blood sugar in patients with type 1 diabetes

Bionic pancreas device controls blood sugar in patients with type 1 diabetes

The latest version of a bionic pancreas device has been successfully tested in two five-day clinical trials - one in adults, the other in adolescents - that imposed minimal restrictions on patient activities. [More]
Risk of breast cancer recurrence associated with carbohydrate intake

Risk of breast cancer recurrence associated with carbohydrate intake

Dartmouth researchers have found that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence among women whose tumor tissue is positive for the IGF-1 receptor. [More]
Findings provide new strategy for developing safe, effective vaccine against strep throat

Findings provide new strategy for developing safe, effective vaccine against strep throat

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified the genes encoding a molecule that famously defines Group A Streptococcus (strep), a pathogenic bacterial species responsible for more than 700 million infections worldwide each year. [More]
Reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

Reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

Dartmouth researchers have found that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence among women whose tumor tissue is positive for the IGF-1 receptor. The study, "Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Associated with Carbohydrate Intake and Tissue Expression of IGFI Receptor," will appear in the July issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. [More]
New app for smartphones automatically calculates carbohydrate content of meal

New app for smartphones automatically calculates carbohydrate content of meal

An app for smartphones automatically calculates the carbohydrate content of a meal. The programme called "GoCARB" enables diabetics to better plan their meals and to control their blood glucose easier. [More]
New study suggests that blue light exposure may increase hunger, alter metabolism

New study suggests that blue light exposure may increase hunger, alter metabolism

A new study suggests that blue-enriched light exposure immediately before and during the evening meal may increase hunger and alter metabolism. [More]
Swim times are significantly faster when swimmers recover with chocolate milk

Swim times are significantly faster when swimmers recover with chocolate milk

Grabbing chocolate milk after a hard swim could give swimmers a performance edge, according to new research presented at one of the nation's top sports medicine conferences - the American College of Sports Medicine's annual conference. [More]
Specific low-carbohydrate diet may reduce weight and risk of heart disease

Specific low-carbohydrate diet may reduce weight and risk of heart disease

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have shown for the first time that, in addition to weight loss, a specific low-carbohydrate diet may also reduce the risk of heart disease by 10 per cent over 10 years. [More]