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May 19, 2014
Tick Bites, Meat Allergies, and Chronic Urticaria
The rising incidence of tick-bite induced meat allergies may account for cases of previously unexplained (“idiopathic”) persistent hives among children.
May 16, 2014
Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
Our immune response against a foreign molecule present in animal products may play a role in some allergic, autoimmune, and inflammatory disorders. This reaction is thought to underlie tick bite...
September 18, 2013
Starving Cancer with Methionine Restriction
Methionine restriction—best achieved through a plant-based diet—may prove to have a major impact on patients with cancer because unlike normal tissues, many human tumors require the amino acid...
October 15, 2012
Bug Appétit: Barriers to Entomophagy
Consumer acceptance is the main barrier to the consumption of edible insects.
October 12, 2012
Good Grub: The Healthiest Meat
Of all animals, the bodies of insects may have the lowest saturated fat content.
October 9, 2012
An evolutionary argument for a plant-based diet is presented, in contrast to "paleo" fad diets.
June 27, 2012
Is Hydroponic Basil as Healthy?
The antioxidant, phytonutrient, and vitamin content of basil grown in water (hydroponic) is compared to basil grown in soil.
June 15, 2012
Maggot Meat Spray
Given their inherent resistance to food-poisoning bacteria, maggots can be used to create an antibacterial food additive to increase the safety of the meat supply.
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