THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 — Blood donation is associated with iron deficiency among both adolescent girls and younger adult women in the United States, according to a study recently published in Transfusion. Eshan U. Patel, M.P.H., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues used data from the 1999 to 2010 […]Continue Reading ...
Past experiments have shown that wheat, rice, barley, and other related crops end up with less iron and zinc in them if they are grown in environments with high levels of carbon dioxide. So, if we put more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, that’s likely to might make our crops have less of these important […]Continue Reading ...
The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23-October 28 at the San Diego Convention Center. Because type 2 diabetes is a common cause of kidney failure, the effects of glucose-lowering therapies on kidney outcomes are of great interest. The double-blind […]Continue Reading ...
Treatment for Iron Deficiency Shield Therapeutics Announces Submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) for Feraccru for the treatment of Iron Deficiency London, UK, 1st October 2018: Shield Therapeutics plc (LSE:STX), a commercial stage, pharmaceutical company delivering innovative specialty pharmaceuticals to address patients’ unmet medical needs, today announces that it has received confirmation from the […]Continue Reading ...
Best known as a pathogen that causes food poisoning or steals nutrients away from its host, the E. coli bacterium actually plays a critical role in promoting health by producing a compound that helps cells take up iron, new CU Boulder research shows. The study, published today in the journal Cell, sheds new light on […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScJuly 17, 2018 A study led by researchers at the University of Buffalo has shown that an advanced MRI technique can help to identify patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are at an increased risk of developing a physical disability. Image Credit: sfam_photo / Shutterstock Lead author Robert Zivadinov hopes the technique, […]Continue Reading ...
June 21, 2018 Alzheimer’s disease could be better treated, thanks to a breakthrough discovery of the properties of the metals in the brain involved in the progression of the neurodegenerative condition, by an international research collaboration including the University of Warwick. Dr Joanna Collingwood, from Warwick’s School of Engineering, was part of a research team […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScApril 12, 2018 A new study conducted at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden has shown that two commonly available iron compounds increase the formation of a known biomarker for cancer. Credit: Fahroni/Shutterstock.com One of the compounds, ferric citrate, is often found in dietary supplements and the other, ferric EDTA, is a commonly […]Continue Reading ...
New public health measures could help protect this vulnerable population, authors say Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and nondonors, which could have significant negative consequences on their developing brains, a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. Based […]Continue Reading ...
A team led by Professor Arne Skerra at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron, which is crucial for its survival. It does so by neutralizing a special iron complexing agent produced by the bacterium. Because the anthrax pathogen only spreads in the […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 19 2018 Iron is the top nutritional deficiency in the world, as many as 80 percent of people do not have enough iron in their body according to the World Health Organization. BetterYou Iron Oral Spray What’s more, a 2016 study in medical journal The Lancet suggests that a third of the UK population […]Continue Reading ...
Cancer cells tend to hoard iron, and researchers at UConn Health have found that iron may be playing a critical role in fueling the cells’ growth through increased fatty acid synthesis. Credit: Yesenia Carrero/UConn Illustration An unexpected link between iron and fatty acids may be juicing the metabolism of ovarian cancer cells, report UConn Health […]Continue Reading ...
July 12, 2018 Drinking heavily results in uncontrolled iron absorption into the body, putting strain on vital organs and increasing the risk of death, according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition. The study looked at health outcomes in 877 women in sub-Saharan Africa over a median follow-up time of nine years. […]Continue Reading ...
April 24, 2018 An abnormally high level of iron in the body is associated with prostate cancer, and researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore may have uncovered the mechanism to explain this link. They have found the role of the iron storage gene, FTH1, and […]Continue Reading ...
April 11, 2018 Scientists at the University of Wyoming have found that mice engineered to have Huntington’s disease (HD) have an over-accumulation of iron in their mitochondria. The research identifying a pathway for the neurodegenerative disease also has relevance to understanding related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, says Jonathan Fox, […]Continue Reading ...
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