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Microparticles could help fight malnutrition

November 19, 2019

About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin…
Millions more children in West and Central Africa suffering from malnutrition, according to study

October 21, 2019

The number of malnourished children in West and Central Africa rose by three million in the space of…
Food Insecurity in Young Adults Raises Risk for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Asthma

October 2, 2019

A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. Now, a study led…
Test for Life-Threatening Nutrient Deficit Made From Bacteria Entrails

September 26, 2019

In a remote village, an aid worker pricks a sickly toddler’s fingertip, and like most of the other…
Do plant cells hold the roadmap for surviving climate change?

July 22, 2019

Do plant scientists hold the key to saving vulnerable populations in a changing climate? How should plant researchers…
Eating more like our ancestors would improve human health

November 6, 2017

Malnutrition problems can be traced to poor-quality diets lacking in diversity, a recent phenomenon in evolutionary history, according…
‘Hunger neurons’ act to reduce fertility during starvation

February 15, 2017

“Hunger neurons” that help our bodies’ cope when food is scarce can also act to reduce fertility and…
Malnutrition results from more than just poor diet

June 1, 2016

Malnourished children are most likely to die from common infections, not starvation alone. Immune disorder may be part…
Study Shows Ozanimod as Effective in Treating Ulcerative Colitis

May 5, 2016

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have shown that ozanimod (RPC1063), a novel drug…
The unique biology of human breast milk

April 20, 2016

Humans may have the most complex breast milk of all mammals. Milk from a human mother contains more…
Gender inequality linked to child malnutrition and mortality

March 23, 2016

People in the Western world mostly have resolved gender inequality or at least are heading to the right direction.…
Metabolism protein found to also regulate feeding behavior in the brain

February 26, 2016

The molecular intricacies of hunger and satiety, pivotal for understanding metabolic disorders and the problem of obesity, are…
Dietary link to stunted growth identified

February 24, 2016

Worldwide, an estimated 25 percent of children under age 5 suffer from stunted growth and development. The most…
Gut Microbes and Milk Compounds Tackle Childhood Malnutrition

February 19, 2016

The “forests” of microbes that naturally grow in babies’ guts are increasingly recognized as key players in childhood…
Could the food we eat affect our genes? Study in yeast suggests this may be the case

February 11, 2016

Almost all of our genes may be influenced by the food we eat, suggests new research published today…
High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds

August 24, 2015

The East London Family (ELF) Study found that a mother’s perception of effective general family functioning has a…
Born during a drought: Bad news for baboons

April 2, 2015

The saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” may not hold up to scientific scrutiny. After the…
Global health experts call into question sub-Saharan cancer data

March 1, 2015

Global health experts believe the current data on cancer prevalence, incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa – which…
Gut microbes targeted for diagnosis, treatment of childhood undernutrition

February 27, 2015

Guided by the immune system, researchers have identified types of gut bacteria in young children in Malawi that…
Economic growth no cure for child undernutrition

March 31, 2014

A large study of child growth patterns in 36 developing countries finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, economic…
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