« BACK

Agronomy/Food Science



Results 1 - 20 of 538.
1 2 3 4 5 ... 27 Next »


Environment / Sustainable Development - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.06.2018
Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China’s small farms harms health and environment: new study
The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too small to be environmentally sustainable, a new study has found. The research - conducted by a team from the Universities of Melbourne, Zhejiang, Fudan, Wuhan and Stanford -  is published today in the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.06.2018
Reduction of Environmental Impacts of Plant Protection Products Is Possible
Reduction of Environmental Impacts of Plant Protection Products Is Possible
Zurich-Reckenholz, 14.06.2018 - Agroscope researchers investigated the risks and environmental impacts of plant-protection products (PPPs) in Switzerland's main agricultural crops. They found that a targeted selection of active substances and systematic adherence to the principles of integrated plant protection can significantly reduce the risks and undesirable environmental impacts of PPPs.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.05.2018
Almost 1 in 4 people worldwide to be obese by 2045
Almost 1 in 4 people worldwide to be obese by 2045
If current trends continue, almost a quarter (22%) of the people in the world will be obese by 2045 (up from 14% in 2017), and one in eight (12%) will have type 2 diabetes (up from 9% in 2017), according to a study presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (23-26 May).

Environment / Sustainable Development - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.05.2018
Sentinels modernise Europe's agricultural policy
Sentinels modernise Europe’s agricultural policy
In a move that could benefit around 22 million farmers, the EU's Common Agricultural Policy has entered the space age. Offering detailed and timely information on crops and farmland, the Copernicus Sentinels are now being used to simplify and modernise this longest-serving EU policy. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) came into force in 1962 to ensure affordable food for European citizens and a fair standard of living for farmers.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.05.2018
Yogurt may dampen chronic inflammation linked to multiple diseases
New research from UW-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences shows that consumption of yogurt may have a general anti-inflammatory effect. Photo: Jeff Miller Inflammation can be good. It's part of the body's innate immune system, our first line of defense against illness and injury. However, if the inflammatory response goes on for too long, it can lead to a condition called chronic inflammation, where the body essentially attacks itself, wreaking biological havoc on our organs and systems.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.05.2018
Treating tapeworm infection could improve academic performance
Tapeworm infection from eating contaminated pork can damage the brain, causing learning impairments and possibly enforcing cycles of poverty. A new study is the first to look at infection rates within schools and propose solutions targeting children. A Stanford-led study in China has revealed for the first time high levels of a potentially fatal tapeworm infection among school-age children.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.05.2018
Can switching from sugar to diet drinks reduce health risks?
A University of Sydney study that models a sugar to diet beverage switch in rats suggests swapping to artificially sweetened beverages may help improve metabolic and cognitive impairments that result from too much sugar. The study, published in Physiology and Behaviour , includes two experiments designed to assess the effect on female rats of switching to either water or an artificially sweetened saccharin-based solution following unrestricted access to a sucrose-based sugar solution.

Agronomy / Food Science - 07.05.2018
Translating my research into Smurf
Introduction: On May 1st, 2018, Els Lecoutere presented her research on the Flemish public television broadcaster, the VRT (Vlaamse Radio -en Televisieomroeporganisatie). If you think of a dull science documentary, you got it wrong... She explained how gender and power relations influence collective action in Smurfs' land.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.05.2018
Eggs not linked to cardiovascular risk, despite conflicting advice
Eating up to 12 eggs a week does not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds - despite conflicting dietary advice continuing around the world. University of Sydney researchers aim to help clear up conflicting dietary advice around egg consumption, as a new study finds eating up to 12 eggs per week for a year did not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.04.2018
Keeping the soil fit
Keeping the soil fit
Erosion, compaction and a loss of humus and biodiversity are afflicting the soil, thereby endangering the many services it offers for humans and the environment.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.04.2018
Early treatment for leg ulcers gets patients back on their feet
Treating leg ulcers within two weeks by closing faulty veins improves healing by 12% compared to standard treatment, according to new findings The research, led by Imperial College London and funded by the National Institute for Health Research , studied 450 UK patients with the most common type of leg ulcers known as venous ulcers.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.04.2018
A clearer understanding of the impact of extreme climate events on wheat yields
A clearer understanding of the impact of extreme climate events on wheat yields
France, the major bread-basket for Western Europe, experienced catastrophic yield losses in 2016. Scientists from INRA, CNRS and CEA 1 have shown that in 2016, and in other years, abnormally high temperatures in late autumn accentuated the negative effect on wheat production of excessive rainfall the next spring.

Innovation / Technology - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.04.2018
Switzerland needs nationwide soil mapping
Switzerland needs nationwide soil mapping
To use soil sustainably calls for detailed information about its properties. However, this is lacking for large areas of Switzerland. The National Research Programme "Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource" (NRP 68) is proposing a "Swiss soil information platform" and showing how soil mapping can be expedited by using digital methods.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.04.2018
Lack of Sleep leads to Obesity in Children and Adolescents
Children who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of the same age gain more weight when they grow older and are more likely to become overweight or obese.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.03.2018
Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the 'obesity paradox'
Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the ’obesity paradox’
The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the “obesity paradox”, has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people published in in the European Heart Journal . ‌This latest research shows that the risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure, increases as body mass index (BMI) increases beyond a BMI of 22-23 kg/m 2 .

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.03.2018
Early puberty linked with increased risk of obesity for women
Girls who start puberty earlier are more likely to be overweight as adults, finds new research from Imperial College London. The researchers say their findings, published today in the International Journal of Obesity , strengthen existing evidence of a link between the onset of puberty and a woman's body mass in adulthood.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.03.2018
Smoking linked with higher risk of type 2 diabetes
Smoking is associated with significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research in China published in The Lancet Public Health . The prevalence of diabetes has increased almost 10-fold in China since the early 1980s, with one in 10 adults in China now affected by diabetes.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.03.2018
Paradigm shift in the diagnosis of diabetes
Paradigm shift in the diagnosis of diabetes
A completely new classification of diabetes which also predicts the risk of serious complications and provides treatment suggestions. We are now seeing the first results of ANDIS - a study covering all newly diagnosed diabetics in southern Sweden - published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.02.2018
Nut consumption may aid colon cancer survival
People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don't, according to a new, large study led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center. The study followed 826 participants in a clinical trial for a median of 6.5 years after they were treated with surgery and chemotherapy.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.02.2018
’Apple shape’ more strongly linked to risk of heart attack in women
Women with bigger waists relative to their hips face a proportionately greater risk of experiencing a heart attack than men who have a similar 'apple shape', new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found. The study, of nearly 500,000 people who provided data to the UK Biobank, suggests that in both sexes, the waist-to-hip ratio is a better predictor of heart attacks than general obesity, as measured by weight relative to body size using the body mass index (BMI).
1 2 3 4 5 ... 27 Next »