diet
A Lot to Chew On
A Lot to Chew On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2014
Complex layers of science, policy, and public opinion surround the things we eat and drink.
Digesting Dietary Data
Digesting Dietary Data
Christopher Gardner and Michael Stanton | Jun 1, 2014
Why are there so many contradictory nutrition studies, and how can they be improved?
Mutagens and Multivitamins
Mutagens and Multivitamins
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2014
Not one to shy away from controversy, Bruce Ames has pitted himself against industry groups, environmentalists, and his peers through his work identifying DNA mutagens. And he’s not done yet.
Longevity Diet
Longevity Diet
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Researchers unmask a gene that protects C. elegans from lifespan-shrinking metabolic byproducts.
Nutrient-Sensing Neurons
Nutrient-Sensing Neurons
Tracy Vence | Jun 1, 2014
Using just three dopaminergic neurons, Drosophila larvae can sense whether a food source lacks a full roster of essential amino acids.
Beneficial Brew
Beneficial Brew
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Drinking green tea appears to boost the activity of DNA repair enzymes.
Epigenetic Effects of Mom’s Diet
Epigenetic Effects of Mom’s Diet
Emily Willingham | Apr 29, 2014
Molecular markers of a mother’s nutrition around the time of conception can be found in her child’s DNA.
Another Way Fiber Is Filling
Another Way Fiber Is Filling
Tracy Vence | Apr 29, 2014
Acetate, a short-chain fatty acid released following the fermentation of dietary fiber in the gut, accumulates in the brain and can affect appetite in mice.
Fighting Fire with Fire
Fighting Fire with Fire
Kerry Grens | Jan 30, 2014
Exposing severly allergic children to progressively larger amounts of peanut flour desensitizes them over time, a study shows.
Fiber-Rich Diet Cuts Asthma in Mice
Fiber-Rich Diet Cuts Asthma in Mice
Kerry Grens | Jan 7, 2014
Scientists show that fiber’s influence on gut microbes affects the lungs’ response to allergens.