Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection

Colorized scanning electron micrograph showing carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae interacting with a human neutrophil Credit: NIAID Scientists studying the body’s natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient—taurine—that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding, published in the journal Cell by scientists from five institutes […]

‘Windows of opportunity’ crucial for cutting Chesapeake nutrient, sediment loads

Researchers analyzed eight years of data from 108 sites in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s nontidal monitoring network, looking at daily-scale records of flow and corresponding loads of nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended sediment. Credit: Heather Preisendanz research group/Penn State The vast majority of nutrients and sediment washed into streams flowing into the Chesapeake Bay are picked […]

Removal of dairy cows from the United States may reduce essential nutrient supply with little effect on greenhouse gas emissions

Philadelphia, October 15, 2020 – The US dairy industry contributes roughly 1.58 percent of the total US greenhouse gas emissions; however, it also supplies the protein requirements of 169 million people, calcium requirements of 254 million people, and energy requirements of 71.2 million people. A suggested solution to increasing food production worldwide while reducing greenhouse […]