Using Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, an international scientific team discovered that supernovae are capable of producing a substantial amount of the material from which planets like Earth can form.
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The digestive tract is home to 100 trillion bacteria. Collectively known as the gut microbiota, these bacteria help with metabolism and maintaining a healthy immune system.
The immune system has a complex, delicately orchestrated balance. White blood cells called CD4 T cells can mature to become many types of T cells, each of which has a distinct function. Some activate immune responses; others constrain immune responses.
Researchers working with astronauts on the International Space Station are embarking on a mission to discover the origin of Alzheimer’s.
A food allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a harmless food as if it were a threat. Symptoms can range from upset stomach and diarrhea, to hives and itching, to tightening of the throat and trouble breathing. Peanuts are one of the most common foods that cause allergic reactions.
Skin is a barrier that serves as one of the body’s first lines of defense against harmful microbes. Specialized immune cells within skin tissue help to fight invading organisms. Yet the skin hosts diverse communities of beneficial bacteria, collectively known as the skin microbiota. These microbes that naturally colonize the skin are referred to as commensals.
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system. One promising treatment for MS is high-dose immunosuppressive therapy with autologous hematopoietic cell transplant.
Calorie restriction is the process of reducing food intake—typically by at least 30% from a normal diet—without malnutrition. This regimen, also referred to as dietary restriction, has numerous health benefits. It can extend the lifespan, can also improve tolerance to certain metabolic stresses to the body.
Based on the characteristics of sound waves transmitted through the atmosphere, scientists can monitor and study the evolution of volcanoes right up until eruptions--and from a safe distance.
Termites might not top the list of humanity's favorite insects, but new research suggests that their large dirt mounds are crucial to stopping deserts from spreading into semi-arid ecosystems.
Mark Hersam, a professor of materials science engineering, chemistry and medicine at Northwestern University, has developed a method to separate nanomaterials by size, therefore providing a consistency in properties otherwise not available.
Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth's surface.
Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first clear evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus exhibits signs of present-day hydrothermal activity which may resemble that seen in the deep oceans on Earth. The implications of such activity on a world other than our planet open up unprecedented scientific possibilities.
Astronomers using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, have found a cluster of stars forming at the very edge of our Milky Way galaxy.
Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. The latest images from Dawn, taken nearly 29,000 miles from Ceres, reveal that a bright spot that stands out in previous images lies close to yet another bright area.
Coming Home is a 2014 Chinese drama film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Chen Daoming and Gong Li. The story is adapted from the novel, The Criminal Lu Yanshi written by novelist Geling Yan. Lu Yanshi was a professor before being sent to the labor camp during the Cultural Revolution. He escaped from the labor camp in Xining to meet his long-missed wife Feng Wanyu and daughter Dandan. Genre: Drama. Release: 2014
Jimmy's Hall is a 2014 film by British filmmaker Ken Loach. It concerns the deportation to the United States in 1933 of Jimmy Gralton, who led the Revolutionary Workers' Group, a precursor of the Irish Communist Party, in Leitrim. The title refers to a rural dance hall built by Gralton to expound his political views. Genre: Drama. Release: 2014
Kingsman: The Secret Service is based upon the comic book by Mark Millar, and depicts a veteran secret agent who leads a young protégé into the world of espionage. Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Release: 2014.
Pride is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. It was screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Queer Palm award. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Release: 2014
Run All Night is a 2015 American action thriller film written by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The film stars Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Common, and Ed Harris. Genre: Action, Crime, Drama. Release: 2015
Cinderella is a 2015 British/American romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. The story is inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault and is a live-action remake of Walt Disney's 1950 animated musical film of the same name. Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family. Release: 2015
Gabby tries to put a diaper on a cranky baby.
Shaun the Sheep Movie is a 2015 British-French stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations, based on the Shaun the Sheep television series, which itself is a spin-off from the Aardman series Wallace and Gromit which introduced the character of Shaun. Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Release: 2015
France to begin push for U.N. Middle East action in 'coming weeks'
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France plans to start discussions with partners in the "coming weeks" on a United Nations Security Council resolution to lay out the parameters for ending the Middle East conflict, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.
Nigeria president warns against bloodshed ahead of Saturday poll
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan warned against violence ahead of Saturday's presidential election as people stockpiled food, cash and fuel for fear of post-election clashes.
Huge blast, gunfire heard at popular hotel in Mogadishu
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A huge blast and gunfire were heard at a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, police said.
Wall Street little changed with focus on Yellen; biotechs up
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up on Friday, with major indexes trying to avoid falling every day this week, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could make for a volatile close on Wall Street.
U.S. consumer sentiment falls in March but above forecasts
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment fell month-over-month in March, a survey released on Friday showed, though the reading was better than expected.
Ford CEO Fields received $18.6 million in 2014 compensation
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields made $18.6 million in salary and other compensation last year, below the $23.2 million that predecessor Alan Mulally received in 2013, the company said on Friday.
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Nutrition Facts DataBase
NutriBase is the largest Nutrition Facts DataBase, offering free, clear and accurate information for more than 7,000 food products. Use it to find out the content of Vitamins, Minerals, Energy, Dietary Fiber, Cholesterol, Fatty Acids and other nutrients for a lot of common and not-so-common foods.
How to search foods:
• Insert one to three words, and then click Search; you will get the list of foods containing these words;
• At least one of the words should have more than three letters; don't insert punctuation (allowed characters are letters, numbers, space and hyphen).