Posts Tagged ‘protein’

NCKU team discovers new liver disease treatment

NCKU team discovers new liver disease treatment TAIPEI, Taiwan — A National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) team has discovered the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis and developed antibodies that reduce liver damage, inhibit hepatic fibrosis and recover liver function, according to a press release from the school. Ming-shi Chang, chair professor of biochemistry and molecular biology…

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Why Sugar Makes Us Sleepy (And Protein Wakes Us Up)

Why Sugar Makes Us Sleepy (And Protein Wakes Us Up) John Updike, in his short story “Plumbing,” summarized human nature thusly: “We think we are what we think and see when in truth we are upright bags of tripe.” This is a tragic fact that we spend most our lives trying to forget. Although we…

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Why Do We Like the Taste Of Protein?

Why Do We Like the Taste Of Protein? For a long time, the mechanisms of taste seemed relatively straightforward. For one thing, it’s been all about the tongue, that exposed sensory muscle lying limp in our mouth. Ever since Democritus hypothesized in the fourth century B.C. that the sensation of taste was an effect of…

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Diet for cirrhosis – rich in protein!

Diet for cirrhosis – rich in protein! An article that actually recommends a high protein diet – will wonders ever cease!!!! Craig A fundamental aspect of the hepatitis diet is to avoid alcohol of any kind. In cases where this rule is not respected, the liver cirrhosis occurrence is frequent and can lead to the…

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Albumin, Protein and Ascites

Albumin, Protein and Ascites I am often guilty of posting information, especially on this site which I post ‘cos it looks interesting but never really go back and study it in any detail. Every so often a question pops up in my mind (yes it is strange) to make me go back and re-look at…

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