Bioeconomy, Medicine, Food
Do microbes control our mood? If aliens were to examine a human, they would think we were just slavish organisms designed to feed microbes and carry them around. Our bodies contain ten times more bacteria than cells , and there are an estimated 3.
Antonio Marques – Improving seafood safety Seafood sometimes poses health risks to consumers. Unfortunately, these are not very well defined. What is more, the risks associated with non-regulated contaminants, responsible for such health hazards, are not all well understood.
Putting the sunshine vitamin in the spotlight We all get vitamin D in two ways – from our diet and from exposure to the sun. A lack of this vitamin puts young children at risk of bone diseases like rickets and older children and adults at risk of bone softening .
Micronutrients intake mapped out Micronutrients are minerals and vitamins, such as iodine, iron, or vitamin A. Although ingested in tiny amounts, they are an essential part of our diet .
Suzanne Dickson: Brain mechanisms of food reward Suzanne Dickson is a Professor of physiology and neuroendocrinology at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, based at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg , Sweden.
Slow headway for food safety Several hundred thousands of Europeans are affected by food borne diseases every year . Only a shift in perception of how food safety should be achieved could help avoid these illnesses.