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Males may play major role in the development of An Infant's Brain Even Before Pregnancy Begins

  • Posted on: 8 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brain even before pregnancy starts, says a study. The research found that female mice exposed to male pheromones gave birth to infants with greater mental ability. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences.

Israeli Scientists evolve Method to Decode Unique Sense of Smell

  • Posted on: 8 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A method developed by a team of Israeli scientists to decode an individual's unique sense of smell which they call an "olfactory fingerprint" has been found, claims a new research. The paper was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). This "olfactory fingerprinting", in addition to help identify individuals, can detect diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's early.

A glass of Tart Cherry Juice helps to Lower Post-Race Respiratory Tract Symptoms after a Marathon

  • Posted on: 7 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

For the runners who did not drink the tart cherry juice, 50 percent suffered from upper respiratory tract symptoms (URTS). Post-race sniffles are a common problem among endurance athletes. The study found that Montmorency tart cherry juice reduced upper respiratory tract symptoms associated with marathon running in study participants. The study appears in International Society of Sports Nutrition Journal.

Zydus receives US FDA marketing nod for morphine sulfate ER tablets

  • Posted on: 7 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing authorisation for morphine sulfate ER tablets. A subsidiary of Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc., Nesher has considerable expertise in niche therapies with development or products barriers, such as controlled release medications and DEA-controlled substances. Morphine sulfate ER tablets used in the treatment of chronic pain or cancer related pain. The product will be manufactured at Nesher Pharmaceuticals (USA) LLC, located at St. Louis, USA.

Infrared Dry Blanching Retain more level of Vitamin C in Dried Mangoes

  • Posted on: 7 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A new research by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has found that infrared dry blanching prior to blanching may improve the retention of water-soluble vitamins, like vitamin C in dried mangoes. The new blanching process can be especially relevant in places where water is scarce and the consumers can benefit from dried fruits and vegetables with enhanced nutritional value. The study findings suggested that infrared blanching was a potential method for improving vitamin C retention in mango without extensive water consumption that was used in the traditional blanching method.

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