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GM pigs take step to being organ donors

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

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The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people.The team at eGenesis admits preventing pig organs from being rejected by the human body remains a huge challenge But experts said it was a promising and exciting first step. The study, published in the journal Science, started with skin cells from a pig.Tests identified 25 Pervs - porcine endogenous retroviruses - hidden in the pig's genetic code.Experiments mixing human and pig cells together showed those viruses could escape to infect human tissues.But the researchers then used the game-changing gene-editing t...
17 High-Protein Snacks You Can Eat On the Go

17 High-Protein Snacks You Can Eat On the Go

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Protein: 7 grams per quarter-cup servingFor only 120 calories per serving, these beans offer 5 grams each of protein and fiber. Better yet, a daily serving of dietary pulses like chickpeas (as well as beans, lentils, and peas) can lower LDL cholesterol levels, according to research in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Make your own by mixing rinsed and drained chickpeas in a bowl with olive oil and your choice of spices (we love chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper) and then baking them in an oven preheated to 425 degrees for about 45 minutes.Let's block ads! (Why?) Nutrition - Health.com
Turn everyday foods into superfoods!

Turn everyday foods into superfoods!

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 Bikini diets? They’re so last year. If you want to look and feel your glowing best this summer, perhaps it’s time to stop cutting calories and start loading up on body-loving superfoods.Scientifically proven to do everything from enhancing your beauty and boosting your energy to protecting your skin in the sun, a plant-based diet is the perfect summer prep. Can’t afford to splash out on the latest ingredients? Well, here’s a secret: with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can transform humble store cupboard ingredients into power-packed superfoods. Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? But, following two years of research, botanist and food writer James Wong has unlocked the secrets of how to send the nutrient value of plant-based ingredients sky high.‘With a little kitchen science you can
18 Healthy Lunch Recipes

18 Healthy Lunch Recipes

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Try this recipe: Grown-Up Egg Salad SandwichIf you thought egg salad sandwiches were for kids, think again. This grown-up version features finely-chopped celery, fennel, and chives to add serious (and unexpected) flavor.Ingredients: Hard-boiled eggs, buttermilk-herb dressing (buttermilk, olive oil mayonnaise, lemon juice, chives, flat-leaf parsley, honey), olive oil mayonnaise, kosher salt, black pepper, celery, fennel, chives, baby arugula, sprouted grain-breadCalories: 447Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
This Veggie and Steak Grain Bowl May Be The Most Balanced Meal Ever

This Veggie and Steak Grain Bowl May Be The Most Balanced Meal Ever

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Can we just say that we love a good grain bowl? The versatile meal lends itself to tons of healthy combinations. The proof is in this bowl that’s made with fiber-rich farro and veggies like lettuce, zucchini, and roasted peppers. We top the whole thing with a 3-ounce portion of lean flank steak and a dash of crumbled feta cheese to bring you a balanced dish that’s full of the nutrients you need. Healthy whole grains? Check. Veggies? Check. Protein? Double check. Watch the video above to see how you can cook up this superfood grain bowl at home. Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com