Genetics & Molecular Biology
- Are New Government Guidelines For Genetically Engineered Products Going Far Enough?
Since 2014, China has spent $4 billion on advanced agricultural science and is approving new technologies rapidly. Meanwhile, our food science regulatory system remains trapped in the 1980s, paralyzed by environmental lobbyists who buy full-page ads in the ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 20 2017 - 6:30am
- Scholars Requested To Defend Film Propaganda Claim
The documentary film Food Evolution provides a fresh, scientific look at the technology of crop genetic engineering and some situations it has, or could, help solve problems for farmers. It shows the ugly politics and distortions that have maligned a use ...
Article - Kevin M. Folta - Jun 29 2017 - 5:32am
- How Nature's Bleach Protects Against Sun Damage
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is best known for use in bleach and hair treatments and is often invoked as a scary chemical by environmental groups promoting concern about food and products, but it is produced naturally in our bodies. A new study shows it is a u ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2017 - 5:16am
- Genetically Engineered Wheat Can Boost Food Security
Though genetically engineering food using science remains controversial in some circles, with concerns about genetically modified corn syrup in candy and claims that CRISPR can somehow be harmful whereas mutagenesis-derived foods can be labeled organic, p ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2017 - 2:23pm
- Yes, We May Have No Bananas, But Monoculture Wasn't So Easy To Avoid
Article - Steve Savage - Jan 6 2018 - 10:38am
- Improve Mitochondria And You May Improve Heart Health
A small study published in Hypertension resurrects the notion that oral antioxidants, broadly dismissed as ineffective, could reap measurable health benefits if they are bioavailable. And it was in older people. The study consisted of 20 healthy men and wo ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2018 - 11:33am
- IMP-1088: Finally, Progress Toward A Cure For The Common Cold?
There is no existing cure for the common cold. The reason is simple: it is caused by a family of viruses with hundreds of variants, making it nearly impossible to become immune to or vaccinate against all of them. On top of that, the viruses evolve rapidly ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2018 - 4:20pm
- 500 Million Year Old Gene Could Mean A Path To New Treatments For Influenza, Arthritis- And You Can Help Name It
A gene called called C6orf106, or "C6", has existed for 500 million years, but understanding how it controls the production of proteins involved in infectious diseases, cancer and diabetes is only being understood more recently. The human genome ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 2 2018 - 1:44pm
- 30 Percent Of Indians Are Anemic- Switching From Rice (Or Bioengineering Better Stuff) Would Help
Starting in the 1960s, a Green Revolution in India led to a boom in rice and wheat production and that helped reduce hunger- but it meant demands on the water supply and pollution from fertilizer. When Indians have embraced modern technology more recently, ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2018 - 4:54pm
- Natural Fatty Acid As A Potential Anti-Inflammatory
Francisella tularensis bacteria are the cause of tularemia, a life-threatening disease spread to humans via contact with an infected animal or through the bite of a mosquito, tick or deer fly. The bacteria are able to suppress host inflammation when infec ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2018 - 10:32am