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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Health News: Reduction of foodborne pathogens in food animals ♦ Mechanism for air pollution-induced liver disease ♦ Unexplored therapeutic targets for ALS

Reduction of foodborne pathogens in food animals Diamond V announces the patent-pending use of Diamond V Original XPC™ as a "method for foodborne pathogen reduction in livestock." Feeding all-natural Original XPC as recommended during food animal production helps reduce the prevalence and numbers of Salmonella
New hope for Lou: Unexplored therapeutic targets for ALS No cures exist for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and the only approved therapy slows the progression by only a few months. A new study identifies a promising unexplored avenue of treatment for ALS, the endothelin system.
One step closer to cheaper antivenom Researchers involved in an international collaboration across six institutions have successfully identified the exact composition of sea snake venom, which makes the future development of synthetic antivenoms more realistic. Currently, sea snake anitvenom costs nearly USD 2,000, yet these new findings could result in a future production of synthetic antivenoms for as little as USD 10-100.
Laughter, then love: Study explores why humor is important in romantic attraction Research has found the when two strangers meet, the more times a man tries to be funny and the more a woman laughs at those attempts, the more likely the woman is interested in the man. When both laugh together, it's an even better indication of a romantic connection. The findings were among the discoveries made as part of a study looking for a connection between humor and intelligence.
Scientists discover mechanism for air pollution-induced liver disease Exposure to air pollution has a direct adverse health effect on the liver and causes liver fibrosis, an illness associated with metabolic disease and liver cancer.

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