Ask Well: Are ‘Natural Flavors’ Really Natural?

Q. I heard that “natural flavors” added to flavored seltzer water are not natural, because of a loophole in the regulations covering additives. Is that true? A. Government regulations define natural flavors as those that derive their aroma or flavor chemicals from plant or animal sources, including fruit, meat, fish, spices, herbs, roots, leaves, buds…

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Microbes hitched to insects provide a rich source of new antibiotics

IMAGE: This is the Streptomyces bacteria that produced the new antibiotic cyphomycin shows off a purple hue. view more  Credit: Marc Chevrette MADISON — Medicine was transformed in the 20th century by the discovery and development of antibiotics, the vast majority of which came from one source: soil bacteria. But we seem to have tapped out…

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OU researcher developing new approach for early intervention of lupus

IMAGE: Wu, an assistant professor in the OU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is providing the first snapshot of autoantibody development in Lupus patients by developing a novel detection method. view more  Credit: University of Oklahoma A University of Oklahoma researcher, Si Wu, and collaborators from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Indiana University, are developing…

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A new toolkit for studying how ‘PARP’ activity boosts cancers

A new method developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is likely to speed the study of an important biological process called ADP-ribosylation. ADP-ribosylation occurs at high levels in some cancers, and drugs called PARP inhibitors, which block ADP-ribosylation, comprise one of the most promising new classes of cancer therapy. Yet…

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ATS publishes new clinical guideline on home oxygen for children

IMAGE: The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children. The guideline appears in the Feb. 1 edition of the Society’s American Journal… view more  Credit: ATS Feb. 1, 2019—The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children. The guideline…

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How shaving cream works (video)

IMAGE: Whether you rock sideburns or baby-smooth legs, all shavers share one concern — the threat of razor-sharp metal. But luckily, shaving cream packs the right chemistry to keep us looking… view more  Credit: The American Chemical Society WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2019 — Whether you rock sideburns or baby-smooth legs, all shavers share one concern —…

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Fiber composition in rice coproducts revealed in Illinois study

URBANA, Ill. — Rice coproducts in pig diets add fat and fiber, but too much fiber can decrease energy absorption and digestibility. A recent study from the University of Illinois characterizes the chemical composition of fiber in rice and rice coproducts, which could lead to diet interventions for improved digestibility. «Because of rice fiber’s low…

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KIT National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease one step further toward healthy respiratory organs

IMAGE: KIT NCER researcher is using a Visual Instillobot. Visual Instillobot is replacement test equipment for performing toxicity inhalation. view more  Credit: KIT NCER The Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT·Chief Dr. Song, Chang-woo) National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease Product (NCER·Chief Dr. Lee, Kyu-hong) obtained on January 10 the final decision from the Ministry…

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nTIDE January 2019 Jobs Report: Job numbers hold steady for Americans with disabilities

IMAGE: Infographic compares the January 2019 economic indicators for people with and without disabilities, showing flat numbers for people with disabilities, and increases for people without disabilities. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ — February 1, 2019 — Economic indicators for Americans with disabilities were flat in January, while those for people without disabilities…

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