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Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies.
Researchers investigate distribution of trace elements in tissue of bone tumours

Researchers investigate distribution of trace elements in tissue of bone tumours

In a study that is the only one of its kind worldwide, researchers from the MedUni Vienna, the Vienna Technical University and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute have investigated the distribution of trace elements in the tissue of bone tumours. [More]
‘No convincing evidence’ for zinc supplements to prevent otitis media

‘No convincing evidence’ for zinc supplements to prevent otitis media

There is no convincing evidence that zinc supplements reduce the risk of otitis media in children or adults, say the authors of an updated Cochrane review. [More]
Scientists discover new role for pair of compounds which alter circadian rhythm

Scientists discover new role for pair of compounds which alter circadian rhythm

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a surprising new role for a pair of compounds—which have the potential to alter circadian rhythm, the complex physiological process that responds to a 24-hour cycle of light and dark and is present in most living things. [More]
Scientists discover new compounds that could alter circadian rhythm

Scientists discover new compounds that could alter circadian rhythm

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a surprising new role for a pair of compounds—which have the potential to alter circadian rhythm, the complex physiological process that responds to a 24-hour cycle of light and dark and is present in most living things. [More]

New technique improves quality of flexible, conductive, transparent glass

A new technique developed by a Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues will improve the quality of flexible, conductive, transparent glass. (The sort that's needed for Minority Report-style giant computer displays.) [More]

Researchers discover way to use water as solvent to synthesize chemical products

Green-chemistry researchers at McGill University have discovered a way to use water as a solvent in one of the reactions most widely used to synthesize chemical products and pharmaceuticals. [More]
Investigators isolate protein that is responsible for fungus' ability to cross blood-brain barrier

Investigators isolate protein that is responsible for fungus' ability to cross blood-brain barrier

In a remarkable series of experiments on a fungus that causes cryptococcal meningitis, a deadly infection of the membranes that cover the spinal cord and brain, investigators at UC Davis have isolated a protein that appears to be responsible for the fungus' ability to cross from the bloodstream into the brain. [More]

Tips to protect child's skin during summer

Marty Visscher, Ph.D., Director, Skin Sciences Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, explains that some parents do not understand the dangers of prolonged sun exposure on their child's skin. [More]
Novel bone implants can keep germs at bay

Novel bone implants can keep germs at bay

Hospital germs can be fatal, since they are resistant to antibiotics. As a result, alternative methods of defense against bacteria are in demand. Fortunately, a German-French research team has been able to develop bone implants that keep the germs at bay. [More]
Grain legume crops overlooked as potentially valuable sources of micronutrients

Grain legume crops overlooked as potentially valuable sources of micronutrients

Popular diets across the world typically focus on the right balance of essential components like protein, fat, and carbohydrates. These items are called macronutrients, and we consume them in relatively large quantities. [More]
Comprehensive analysis of global markets for immunoassay technologies

Comprehensive analysis of global markets for immunoassay technologies

Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Immunoassays: Technologies and Global Markets [More]
CIRM grants $5.6 million to develop HIV/AIDS therapeutic using Sangamo's ZFN genome-editing technology

CIRM grants $5.6 million to develop HIV/AIDS therapeutic using Sangamo's ZFN genome-editing technology

Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. announced that the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has granted a $5.6 million Strategic Partnership Award to fund clinical studies at City of Hope to develop a potentially curative ZFP Therapeutic for HIV/AIDS based on the application of Sangamo's zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) genome-editing technology in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs). [More]
Protein complex structure that plays an important role in regulating circadian rhythm identified

Protein complex structure that plays an important role in regulating circadian rhythm identified

Structural biologists have made important progress towards better understanding the functioning of the circadian clock. The circadian or inner clock coordinates the sleep-wake rhythm and many other body processes that regulate, for example, metabolism, blood pressure, and the immune system. [More]
Female mice deprived of dietary zinc before conception experience fertility problems

Female mice deprived of dietary zinc before conception experience fertility problems

Female mice deprived of dietary zinc for a relatively short time before conception experienced fertility and pregnancy problems and had smaller, less-developed fetuses than mice that ingested zinc during the same times, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. [More]
5 super foods for attaining summer glow

5 super foods for attaining summer glow

Chances are you have seen glow-enhancing creams and serums lining the shelves of your local supermarket. Some are marketed as age- defying and promise to energize skin in a matter of days. [More]
Full gene editing tool announced by AMSBIO

Full gene editing tool announced by AMSBIO

AMSBIO announces the introduction of CRISPR/Cas9 - a full gene editing tool designed to produce a genetically modified cell using any mammalian cell line and targeting any gene. [More]
SinoVeda announces positive clinical results for EffectiCal in post-menopausal women

SinoVeda announces positive clinical results for EffectiCal in post-menopausal women

SinoVeda Canada Inc. today announces positive clinical results for EffectiCal® from its 24-week double-blind, randomized comparative clinical trial in post-menopausal women. [More]
Consumer Reports reveals truth about sunscreen products

Consumer Reports reveals truth about sunscreen products

When it comes to sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is the feature that influences consumers' purchasing decision most. [More]
Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and infections in malnourished children

Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and infections in malnourished children

Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and other infections in malnourished children, and may prevent death, according to a new study published in The Cochrane Library. [More]
Study: Elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 threaten human nutrition

Study: Elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 threaten human nutrition

At the elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 anticipated by around 2050, crops that provide a large share of the global population with most of their dietary zinc and iron will have significantly reduced concentrations of those nutrients, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). [More]