Scientists have assembled a collection of yeasts that convert agriculture waste into bio-oil, which is then easily converted into biodiesel or renewable jet fuel.
New Wheat Alters Glucose and Insulin Responses
Research at the ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) in Davis, CA, revealed that consuming a new type of wheat may help control blood sugar. ARS scientists tested baked products prepared with resistant starch ("RS2") wheat, a variety developed by a research partner using selective breeding methods. Results showed that eating these products for one week lowered blood glucose and insulin levels compared to consuming baked products made with conventional refined wheat.
Reducing glucose and insulin may help prevent as well as help potentially manage health conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
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Turning Wine Waste into Gut Power
Researchers have teamed up with wine growers to determine whether waste from wine grapes can be converted into healthy food components.
‘Programming’ Babies for Better Health?
ARS-funded researchers investigated how the content of oligosaccharides differed in milk produced by women with normal weight, overweight, or obesity.
The Toxin that’s Hiding in Plain Sight
ARS scientists are studying the potential health risks of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
New Method Detects Mercury
Researchers developed a portable, dual detection biosensor that enables on-site testing of samples for mercury and displays the results on a smart phone.
Genes That Keep Tomatoes Fresher
Scientists have identified a tomato gene that's responsible for the softening process in the fruit as it matures, and found a way to inhibit the gene, keeping tomatoes firmer, longer.