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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…
Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

August 12, 2019

People whose diets included high levels of vitamin A had a 17 percent reduction in risk for getting…
New Analysis Finds Vast Majority of Dietary Supplements to have no Effect on Heart Disease and Overall Lifespan

July 18, 2019

A massive new analysis published on 8 July in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which included findings from…
Scientists discover how vitamin A drives the lung immune system to control TB

June 20, 2018

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital, Dublin, have discovered how vitamin A drives the lung…
“Golden” potato delivers bounty of vitamins A and E

November 10, 2017

An experimental “golden” potato could hold the power to prevent disease and death in developing countries where residents…
New TB Risk Factor

June 12, 2017

People with low levels of vitamin A who live with individuals who were sick with tuberculosis were 10…
Enzyme that digests vitamin A also may regulate testosterone levels

December 7, 2016

An enzyme that converts the dietary carotenoid beta carotene into vitamin A in the body may also regulate…
Vitamins A and C help erase cell memory

October 12, 2016

Vitamins A and C aren’t just good for your health, they affect your DNA too. Researchers at the…
A new improved vitamin A test will take only one day

October 5, 2016

What if there was a simple discovery that could effectively help millions to improve their health? Just a…
New study uses cutting-edge miniature photography to unravel how vitamin A enters cells

September 2, 2016

Using technology similar to smartphone cameras, University of Maryland School of Medicine biologists uncover never-before-seen details Using a…
Vitamin A may help improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

June 1, 2016

The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in…
Carrot Genome Paints Colorful Picture of Domestication

May 12, 2016

Sometimes, the evolutionary history of a species can be found in a fossil record. Other times, DNA and…
Breast cancer drug ‘could be safe treatment’ for reducing obesity and diabetes

January 25, 2016

A drug initially designed to fight breast cancer could be a safe treatment for obesity and diabetes, according…
Obesity leads to ‘silent’ vitamin A deficiency in organs

November 6, 2015

Obesity impairs the body’s ability to use vitamin A appropriately and leads to deficiencies of the vitamin in…
Research shows possible way to prevent degenerative eye condition

June 23, 2015

An Oxford University study has found that reducing the tendency of vitamin A to form toxic clumps could…
Rare mutation causes vitamin A deficiency and eye deformities

April 23, 2015

Altered protein highlights unique genetic inheritance Researchers at the University of Michigan and UC Davis have solved a…
Natural gene selection can produce orange corn rich in provitamin A

October 6, 2014

Purdue researchers have identified a set of genes that can be used to naturally boost the provitamin A…
Vitamin A derivative potentially treats type 2 diabetes and prevents its cardiovascular complications

June 17, 2014

At a time when obesity, type 2 diabetes, and their complications are a veritable epidemic worldwide, researchers at…
You can have too much of a good thing: Skin fibroblasts shield mast cells from excess Vitamin A

May 19, 2014

Mast cells are one of several types of immune cell that are also the cause of allergies and…
Rutgers scientists could be one step closer to solving a global health problem

March 28, 2014

  The chemical formula for vitamin A. Human beings need it, but can’t make it, and many people,…
Fighting Vitamin A Deficiency

March 12, 2014

Rutgers scientists believe that they have found a way to fight vitamin A deficiency – a discovery they…
Vitamin A deficiency associated with more frequent childhood illness

February 11, 2014

School-age children with vitamin A deficiencies are more likely to get gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses, a new study…
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