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Insects as the food of the future: Locusts, grasshoppers, crickets, silk moth pupae, and beetle and moth larvae

Insects as the food of the future: Locusts, grasshoppers, crickets, silk moth pupae, and beetle and moth larvae

As the human population grows, it is critical that the drain on the planet’s resources be lessened by decreasing consumption of animal protein. According to two panel discussions on June 23 and 24 at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans, insects are a promising, economically viable alternative source of high quality protein that leave a substantially smaller environmental footprint. The world adds about 70 million people each year to the population Continue reading

Insects as the food of the future: Locusts, grasshoppers, crickets, silk moth pupae, and beetle and moth larvae

Insects as the food of the future: Locusts, grasshoppers, crickets, silk moth pupae, and beetle and moth larvae

As the human population grows, it is critical that the drain on the planet’s resources be lessened by decreasing consumption of animal protein. According to two panel discussions on June 23 and 24 at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans, insects are a promising, economically viable alternative source of high quality protein that leave a substantially smaller environmental footprint. The world adds about 70 million people each year to the population. Continue reading

Role of cohesin in cancer revised by researcher

Role of cohesin in cancer revised by researcher

Massive sequencing of cancer genomes brings to light new genes every day that could be involved in the process of tumour formation. Continue reading

Virus kills triple negative breast cancer cells, tumor cells in mice

Virus kills triple negative breast cancer cells, tumor cells in mice

A virus not known to cause disease kills triple-negative breast cancer cells and killed tumors grown from these cells in mice, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Understanding how the virus kills cancer may lead to new treatments for breast cancer Continue reading

The truth behind the 5-second rule

The truth behind the 5-second rule

The burger patty that slides off the plate, the ice cream treat that plops on the picnic table, the hot dog that rolls off the grill — conventional wisdom has it that you have five seconds to pick it up before it is contaminated. Fact or folklore? Continue reading

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lead to childhood obesity, diabetes

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lead to childhood obesity, diabetes

Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy may be unknowingly predisposing their infants to type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life, according to new research from McMaster University. The study finds a correlation between the use of the medication fluoxetine during pregnancy and an increased risk of obesity and diabetes in children. Currently, up to 20 per cent of woman in the United States and approximately seven per cent of Canadian women are prescribed an antidepressant during pregnancy. Continue reading

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lead to childhood obesity, diabetes

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lead to childhood obesity, diabetes

Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy may be unknowingly predisposing their infants to type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life, according to new research from McMaster University. The study finds a correlation between the use of the medication fluoxetine during pregnancy and an increased risk of obesity and diabetes in children. Currently, up to 20 per cent of woman in the United States and approximately seven per cent of Canadian women are prescribed an antidepressant during pregnancy. Continue reading

Gene critical for development of brain motor center found

Gene critical for development of brain motor center found

In a report published in Nature Communications , an Ottawa-led team of researchers describe the role of a specific gene, called Snf2h, in the development of the cerebellum. Snf2h is required for the proper development of a healthy cerebellum, a master control centre in the brain for balance, fine motor control and complex physical movements. Athletes and artists perform their extraordinary feats relying on the cerebellum. Continue reading

Gene critical for development of brain motor center found

Gene critical for development of brain motor center found

In a report published in Nature Communications , an Ottawa-led team of researchers describe the role of a specific gene, called Snf2h, in the development of the cerebellum. Continue reading

Effectiveness of PTSD treatments provided by DOD, VA unknown

Effectiveness of PTSD treatments provided by DOD, VA unknown

The U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should track the outcomes of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) provided to service members and veterans and develop a coordinated and comprehensive strategy to do so, says a new congressionally mandated report from the Institute of Medicine Continue reading