Green banana biomass: a new option to improve glucose control and body composition in pre-diabetes and diabetes

A study conducted at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, and published in the British Journal of Nutrition demonstrates benefits of green banana biomass consumption in subjects with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.


Watch: How do dandelions spread their seeds?

How are dandelion seeds able to travel distances of over 150km across oceans, with only small feathery bristles and the power of the wind?…


Why experiments matter

The experiments that students first encounter at college or university can be real passion-killers, consisting of time-worn experiments, supplied with detailed and prescriptive instructions leading to predictable and uninspiring outcomes. When students become truly active in their pursuit of learning they become immersed in processes and practices core to science and engineering.


Prehistoric puma poo reveals oldest parasite DNA ever recorded

The paper: “Ancient parasitic DNA reveals Toxascaris leonina presence in Final Pleistocene of South America“ is freely available for a month.…


Doing Qualitative Research in Emerging Markets

This special issue aims to advance the quality, diversity and understanding of qualitative research methods in management in the context of emerging markets (EMs).…


Different physiological mechanisms underlie an adverse cardiovascular disease risk profile in men and women

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for August is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled ‘Different physiological mechanisms underlie an adverse cardiovascular disease risk profile in men and women’.


Watch: How do citrus fruits create such a strong smell?

Citrus fruits contain small pockets of liquid which burst upon contact releasing a jet of strong smelling oil into the air.…


Compressed sensing, image reconstruction and limited measurements

Beyond its theoretical contribution, this work also has signi cant practical impact. It provides new and important insight into how to adapt and optimize the performance of compressed sensing in practical applications. It introduces a new generation of sampling strategies based on multilevel random sampling which are both theoretically optimal and outperform previous state-of-the-art approaches in practice. It has led to new approaches in MRI, NMR, uorescence microscopy and helium atom scattering which offer signi cant performance gains.