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Study finds salt nanoparticles are toxic to cancer cells

January 8, 2020

A new study at the University of Georgia has found a way to attack cancer cells that is potentially…
Study links high-salt diet and cognitive impairment

October 30, 2019

A high-salt diet may negatively affect cognitive function by causing a deficiency of the compound nitric oxide, which…
Nicholas Moringo, left, and Logan Bishop, both National Science Foundation graduate fellows at Rice University, discuss a detail in their work to refine models of how salt modifies surface interactions in chromatography used to separate valuable drug proteins. The research could be a step toward simplifying drug manufacture. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Salt helps proteins move on down the road

October 29, 2019

With a lot of hard work and a dash of salt, Rice University scientists have taken a step…
Pathogenic tau and cognitive impairment are precipitated by a high-salt diet

October 25, 2019

High levels of dietary salt can activate a pathway in the brain to cause cognitive impairment, according to…
Salt shakers should carry tobacco-style health warning, say experts

September 27, 2019

Salt sold in supermarkets and salt shakers in restaurants should be required to carry a front-of-pack, tobacco-style health…
Eating cheese may offset blood vessel damage from salt?

September 18, 2019

Cheese lovers, rejoice. Antioxidants naturally found in cheese may help protect blood vessels from damage from high levels…
Study highlights the benefits of a salt reduction strategy to US food industry

July 26, 2019

New research, published in The Milbank Quarterly, highlights the potential health and economic impact of the United States (US)…
Changes in food industry salt regulations negatively impact disease rates

July 19, 2019

A new study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, links the relaxation of UK industry regulation…
The Salt-Craving Neurons

April 1, 2019

Potato chips, French fries, popcorn—whichever your preference, we all know that salt is a key component of many…
Flowing Salt Water Over This Super-Hydrophobic Surface Can Generate Electricity

October 4, 2018

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can be used to…
Scientists discover how a pinch of salt can improve battery performance

May 15, 2018

They found that adding salt to the inside of a supermolecular sponge and then baking it at a…
Hidden salt must prompt hearty conversations

May 4, 2018

Dangerous levels of hidden salt in packaged foods – including bread – make it “almost impossible” to stay…
Solving the dietary salt question: why is my blood pressure sensitive to salt?

April 13, 2018

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the George Washington University School of Medicine have…
A high-salt diet produces dementia in mice

January 17, 2018

A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice, according to a…
Salt pond in Antarctica, among the saltiest waters on Earth, is fed from beneath

November 16, 2017

At the base of the Transantarctic Mountains lies a geological oddity. Don Juan Pond is one of the…
A simple decision could save thousands of lives – scientists are pushing for cutting salt

October 7, 2017

If you could save thousands of lives and prevent a lot of suffering with a simple decision, would…
Sea salts bring potentially harmful mold to the table, researchers find

September 26, 2017

Like fine wines, sea salts are artisanal products that inspire talk of terroir, texture and provenance. Now there’s…
Squeezing Every Drop of Fresh Water from Waste Brine

May 30, 2017

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new way to recover almost 100 percent of…
Australians consume much more salt than they think

May 17, 2017

Australians are underestimating the amount of salt they eat by at least a third, a new study has…
‘Healthy’ breads contain more salt than a packet of chips, study finds

March 22, 2017

Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health analysed 1439 bread products from 2010-2017 and found some loaves…
Current salt reduction strategies do not address health inequalities

February 5, 2017

New research conducted by the University in partnership with the universities of Gdansk and Manchester shows that current…
Changing salt marsh conditions send resident microbes into dormancy

September 29, 2016

Could the future of a salt marsh be hidden in the health of its microbes? Scientists say yes.…
Biodiversity in salt marshes builds climate resilience

August 21, 2016

Coastal ecosystems worldwide are feeling the heat of climate change. In the Southeastern U.S., salt marshes have endured…
Seaweed instead of salt

July 29, 2016

Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential nutrient, but one that is often present in surprising quantities in industrially…
Salt and solar heat can power future houses

May 26, 2016

There is a huge potential in using renewable energy sources such as solar energy to heat buildings. Still,…
Study predicts salt marshes will persist despite rising seas

March 4, 2016

A new study in Nature Climate Change contends that traditional assessment methods overestimate the vulnerability of salt marshes…
Shoppers warned of hidden ingredient: salt

March 3, 2016

Salt intake in Australia has reached critical levels, with adults consuming almost twice the recommended limit. This week,…
Salt Wars: Science is strong despite doubters

February 22, 2016

Is salt bad for you? Scientists, it seems, are divided on the issue. Researchers have examined more than…
With a broken circadian clock, even a low-salt diet can raise resting blood pressure, promote disease

February 3, 2016

In the face of a disrupted circadian rhythm, a low-salt diet and a hormone known to constrict blood…
Nanopores could take the salt out of seawater

November 19, 2015

University of Illinois engineers have found an energy-efficient material for removing salt from seawater that could provide a…
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