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New Superfood: healthy insects are

For the first Time, the amount of antioxidants was measured by commercially available edible insects. Antioxidants can make in the metabolism resulting free radicals and prevent many diseases, so foods that contain a lot of it, as "Superfood" to be referred to. In grasshoppers, silkworms and crickets any quantity of these substances found. "At least […]

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The human microbiome is a treasure trove waiting to be unlocked

Bacteria are at the center of all life forms on planet earth and are the essential building blocks that make living organisms the way they are. Both the mitochondrion —found in most organisms, which generates energy in the cell —and the chloroplast —the solar energy-harvester located in plants —can be traced to their bacterial ancestors. […]

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As a bacterium with weight loss could help

Akkermansia muciniphila is a spell? No, behind the cryptic name of a bacterium is in the intestine for the formation of the mucous membrane responsible hides. Scientists suspect already for a Long time, that it has a positive effect on the intestinal immune system. Now, Belgian researchers have found out that A. muciniphila is likely […]

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What are Superfoods really?

Chia seeds, Açai or Goji berries: The supply of exotic foodstuffs in which particular effects can be attributed to the health or well-being is great. The German cancer research center (Deutsches krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) has now come to the judgment that it is in many of these Superfoods to be a sham. So-called Superfoods to protect […]

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Pakistan wants to finally eradicate polio

Pakistan wants to start in the face of a sharp rise in cases of polio an emergency vaccination campaign. The campaign will be carried out according to the testimony of the chief of the Anti-Polio programme, Babar Bin Atta, starting Monday, in twelve districts of the country. Since the beginning of the year, the authorities […]