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My day on a plate: Ky Hurst

Athlete Ky Hurst, 37, shares his day on a plate. Former Australian Olympian and Ironman Ky Hurst,.Credit:James Brickwood 5.45am A mug of warm water with half a lemon squeezed into it. 7.45am After a 12-kilometre run, I have a bowl of Special K with coconut milk with my kids. 8.05am I sip on coffee with […]

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Study identifies two proteins that suppress tumor growth in fruit flies, suggests similar effect on human cancers

The concept sounds simple, but understanding the process has been elusive: Cut off the nutrient supply to suppress the growth of tumors. Now researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University are unveiling promising results for this concept by studying the behaviors of specific proteins in fruit flies. The proteins have known […]

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New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. As reported in Nature Communications, a global research team led by the University of Bristol studied how the […]

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FDA panel has tie vote on new type 1 diabetes drug

(HealthDay)—A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel vote on whether to recommend approval of the first oral medication for type 1 diabetes ended in an 8-8 tie Thursday. Despite that result, the FDA is expected to decide by the end of March whether the drug—sotagliflozin, brand name Zynquista—should be made available in the United […]

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Alzheimer’s: Study zeroes in on brain’s weakest link

In Alzheimer’s disease, as in other forms of dementia, a defining feature is the accumulation of certain toxic proteins in the brain. These proteins aggregate into plaques that disrupt the communication between brain cells, thus enhancing cognitive problems and other issues. More often than not, researchers identify the protein beta-amyloid as the main culprit in […]

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Protein portions: Feeling satisfied on fewer calories

(HealthDay)—Eating protein every day is important for good health. While it can come from animal and/or plant sources, the amount of protein we need is rather small—just 5 to 7 “ounce equivalents,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An ounce equivalent can be one ounce of meat, poultry or seafood; one large egg; a […]