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Seeds From The Moringa Tree Can Be Used For Water Purification

August 14, 2017

Pure water is a key requirement for good health and alternative cheap, safe methods are required in many countries. In a paper that has just been published in the leading American Chemical Society journal on interfaces, Langmuir, researchers from Uppsala University in co-operation with The University of Botswana describe how extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification. Flocculation of particulate impurities is a common first stage in purification of water....

Analyzing Urinary Potassium May Improve Patient Outcomes

August 13, 2017

A simple urine test may enable physicians to help improve their patients' overall diet quality, according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego. Despite the significant impact that diet quality has in reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and total mortality, there is no simple, objective and inexpensive way for physicians to assess a person's diet in routine clinical practice. Current methods re...

Women Find It Harder To Keep In Shape

August 12, 2017

Research has shown that "women find it harder than men to keep in shape as they get older," the Daily Mail reports. It says that women should eat lots of protein to try to compensate for the muscle that they lose during the aging process. Older men, however, have no problems in converting the protein that they eat into muscle. The report is based on an experiment carried out in 29 elderly people. The researchers examined the effects of food on the production of muscle proteins. Contrary to what...

In The Fight Against Malaria, Scientists Transplant Nose Of Mosquito

August 11, 2017

Scientists at Vanderbilt and Yale universities have successfully transplanted most of the "nose" of the mosquito that spreads malaria into frog eggs and fruit flies and are employing these surrogates to combat the spread of the deadly and debilitating disease that afflicts 500 million people. The research is described in two complimentary papers, one published this week in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the other which appeared online Feb. 3 ...

Survival Matching Should Be Used To Allocate Kidneys To Transplant Recipients

August 10, 2017

Providing kidney transplants to patients with the best probability of longer survival would reduce repeat transplant operations and improve life span after kidney transplant, says a U-M researcher in a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine March 16. Alan B. Leichtman, M.D., professor of Internal Medicine at U-M and his co-authors endorsed new concepts designed to improve kidney allocation. These concepts were circulated in February by the Organ Procurement and Transplantati...