Discovery could lead to more potent garlic, boosting flavour, bad breath
For centuries, people around the world have used garlic as a spice, natural remedy, and pest deterrent - but they didn’t know how powerful or pungent the heads of garlic were until they tasted them.
Mixing crushed eggshells with gel helped bone cells to grow, harden
Eggshells could help broken bones heal or regrow, research suggests.A study found a mixture of crushed eggshells and a type of gel could help rats’ bone cells to regrow faster and harder in a lab experiment.
Walking, strength training decrease risk of dying from liver disease, studies find
Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019.
Maternal nut consumption linked to child’s neurodevelopment improvements
Nuts are known to help reduce the risk of hypertension, oxidative stress and diabetes and they may exercise a protective effect against cognitive decline in older age.
Gene editing creates mice with two biological fathers for first time
For the first time, researchers have created mice with two dads. No female contributed to the rodents’ genetic makeup.This unusual reproduction took place in a lab where researchers gathered fathers’ stem cells, and used them to produce embryos that were implanted into surrogate mothers.
How to slow ageing in humans, by researchers
Previous research showed it was possible to reduce the burden of damaged cells, termed senescent cells, and extend lifespan and improve health, even when treatment was initiated late in life.
Appetite-suppressant stops diabetes
A breakthrough twice-a-day weight-loss drug slashes the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly a fifth, a landmark trial has found. Lorcaserin, hailed as the 'holy grail' of weight management, controlled high blood sugar in obese and overweight patients.
How to stay active in the workplace
Millions of us have jobs that require us to sit at desks or around conference tables for several hours per day. Many health risks are associated with sitting down for prolonged periods — but how do we stay active in the workplace? We find out.
Spice up your meals, live longer
Spicing your meals with curry, ginger and chilli pepper this Yuletide could help to fight arthritis, diabetes, breast cancer, heart diseases, and ultimately live longer.