Today’s Solutions: June 18, 2024

Waterways protein

Eating less meat could help oceans and waterways by reducing nitrogen

It’s difficult for us to consider the long-term, downriver consequences of the simplest of our actions. It isn’t because we’re indifferent; it’s because there are several complicated results to everything we do. Take eating too much meat. When our bodies have more protein than they need, Read More...

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Study: Higher protein intake while on a diet leads to healthier eating

A study from Rutgers University has found that increasing protein intake while on a diet may lead to better food choices and prevent loss of muscle mass. More protein, healthier food choices As part of the research, the scientists analyzed a pool of data from several weight-loss trials Read More...

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Study shows how eggs could make our hearts healthier

Eggs are delicious and diverse foods. You can scramble, fry, bake, or poach then, depending on your mood. Not only do they taste great, but they are also an excellent source of dietary protein, cholesterol, and a variety of essential nutrients. There have been numerous papers looking at the Read More...

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Asian elephant cured of tuberculosis using new method

Before corona came along, tuberculosis (TB) was the world’s deadliest infectious disease in humans. The contagious virus infects the lungs and spreads to other parts of the body - like the brain and spine - causing severe organ damage. However, this doesn’t stop at humans. TB affects multiple Read More...

Green sprout of a young branch of a Bush of hazel illuminated by the sun with a visible spectrum of light The concept of plant photosynthesis.

This ancient enzyme can boost photosynthesis and crop yield

Photosynthesis - turning carbon dioxide, water, and light into oxygen and sugars - is the natural process by which plants sustain themselves. It's what has allowed life to flourish on this earth by transforming the atmosphere into an oxygen-rich environment. Besides pumping out oxygen, these Read More...

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Is peanut butter healthy?

Nutritionists have historically debated the health profile of peanut butter, mostly because of the spread’s high-fat content. However, when looked at in its entirety, most will agree that peanut butter offers “a great nutritional package,” (as Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and Read More...

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Bacterial enzymes may be the future of medicine

We may think of machines as nuts, bolts, and maybe a CPU. Microorganisms, though, create many proteins and enzymes which perform a very machine-like function. A famous example of this is CRISPR-Cas9, which was originally an evolutionary adaptation observed in microorganisms. While Read More...

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How healthy is hummus? Here's what the experts have to say

Hummus, a standard part of many Middle Eastern diets, is gaining popularity in the US and other countries. This is likely because many of us want to maintain a healthier diet, and hummus is seen as a healthier alternative for dips, spreads, or salad dressings.  However, before we make Read More...

Treatment of wound by sterilizing and closing with a bandage.

This gel heals the delicate skin of people with “butterfly disease”

What is butterfly disease? The rare disease known as epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a genetic condition that causes the skin to be extremely fragile. Even the slightest touch can tear it, leaving people with wounds that never heal and even resulting in skin cancer. This gives EB its name Read More...

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Lab-grown meat can reduce your pet's carbon pawprint

Did you know about one-fifth of global meat production is for pet food? This means that around 5% of food-based greenhouse gas emissions are due to our furry friends' appetites. In the US alone, an estimated 65 million tons of CO2-equivalent methane and nitrous oxide is due to dog and cat Read More...