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Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.01.2016
Improved harvest for small farms thanks to naturally cloned crops
Improved harvest for small farms thanks to naturally cloned crops
As hybrid plants provide a very high agricultural yield for only one generation, new hybrid seeds need to be produced and used every year. However, natural cloning via seeds might enable the efficiency of such plants to be passed on unchanged. For the first time in experi-ments, researchers from the University of Zurich have now demonstrated that this nearly 80-year-old idea actually works.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 05.01.2016
Does urban living make us gain (or lose) weight?
Does urban living make us gain (or lose) weight?
The citizens of Lausanne may provide some insight into the causes of obesity. The extra weight carried by people living in the working-class neighborhoods of the western side of the city defies the usual explanations, and urbanism may have something to do with it. We are not all equal when it comes to obesity.

Agronomy / Food Science - 23.10.2015
Potato harvest reduced by half
Potato harvest reduced by half
On the way from field to fork, more than half of the potato harvest is lost. This is according to a new study conducted by researchers from Agroscope and ETH Zurich.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 06.06.2012
A miracle molecule hiding in milk
A miracle molecule hiding in milk
A research team has identified a molecule naturally present in milk and other foods, nicotinamide riboside, that has extraordinary health benefits. Their findings indicate it could play an important role in preventing weight gain and diabetes and improving muscular performance. Many natural foods, including milk and perhaps even beer, contain a molecule whose effects on metabolism are nothing short of astonishing.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 26.03.2012
Analyzing food quality with an artificial intestine
Analyzing food quality with an artificial intestine
Researchers have developed a miniature on-chip gastrointestinal tract in order to observe the effects of various nutrients on health. The "NutriChip" project's in vitro tests have already begun, on dairy products. What happens in our bodies when we have eaten something? Are "healthy" food products actually good for us, once they have been digested and absorbed? Supported by Nano-Tera and Nestlé, the NutriChip project developed by Martin Gijs's team at the Laboratory of Microsystems at EPFL provides new insights to these questions.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.09.2009
A new molecule to combat diabetes and obesity
A new molecule to combat diabetes and obesity
Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, is increasing at an alarming state with more than 180 million people affected worldwide.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 06.11.2008
A new weapon against obesity
A synthetic new chemical entity protects against diet-induced obesity, improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and enhances exercise endurance by enhancing fat utilization in certain target tissues.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 28.10.2008
Regulateur de poids contre l'obésité
Regulateur de poids contre l'obésité
Augmentation pathologique de la masse graisseuse, l'obésité se caractérise par un surpoids qui engendre d'autres complications.

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