A new source of omega-3 oils

[Music plays] (Narrator) Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for human health, playing an important role in heart and brain function, as well as child and infant development. The body can only make very small amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, so they need to be obtained from the food we eat. Omega-3 fatty acids are found […]

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) research at the Quadram Institute

Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem caused by bacteria which develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs. This is a serious life-threatening issue, as treating infections and safely performing routine medical procedures could become impossible. The Quadram Institute is contributing to the battle against AMR, but we need a coordinated coordinated global approach based on the One […]

The Sloths That Could Cure Cancer: Bio-Prospecting in Panama

oh that’s amazing can I touch her sure Oh weird oh that hurts haha I didn’t realize I was gonna actually let her have you yeah but they’re very very strong medicines come a long ways since we used to put leeches all over our faces but as good as the drugs we have our […]

What is antibiotics? Chemistry Calendar, October: Health

Well, there are many ingredients to a healthy life. For example eating right, doing physical activity and trying to stress less. But there are times when we need that little extra help from medicines. Not long ago, this happened to me. And soon after, this. I was given antibiotics, and ten days later all my […]

Is Fish Oil Really That Good For You? (The Health Benefits of Fish Oil)

People in the United States spend about $1.2 billion dollars with a B annually for fish oil pills– and of the 10 per cent of Americans who take them, 90 per cent of people do so without a recommendation from their doctor. That’s a lot of people! But what is the science on fish oil? […]

These Fish Are All About Sex on the Beach | Deep Look

This baby fish is stuck. It’s ready to hatch, to swim out into the open sea. So how did it get here – stranded up on the sand? It all started two weeks ago, when its parents left their watery home for an adults-only beach party. During the very highest tides, California grunion ride in […]

The Digital Salmon

Salmon farming in Norway generates billions of euros annually, and has grown into one of Norway’s biggest export industries. The value of a single salmon has on occasion surpassed that of a barrel of oil. But salmon are carnivores by nature, and fish oil and fish meal have become scarce resources in producing fish feed. […]

The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish (Kishony Lab)

So what we ended up building was basically a Petri dish, except that it’s 2 feet by 4 feet. And the way we set it up is that there are nine bands, and at the base of each of these bands we put a normal Petri-dish-thick agar with different amounts of antibiotic. On the outside […]

Plant power: Plants vs fish!

So, population growth means more mouths to feed. We eat a lot of fish, but the oceans aren’t getting any bigger and most of the fish we consume is now farmed. That includes salmon, an important source of long-chain omega 3 fatty acids that keep us healthy. But in order to maintain high levels of […]

Ground-breaking research eliminates antibiotics from animal meat

ERIC — THEY’RE USED TO HELP FARM ANIMALS GROW FASTER AND TO KEEP THEM FROM GETTING SICK. — MICHELLE — — MICHELLE — BUT SOME GROUPS LIKE CONSUMER REPORTS SAY *ANTI-BIOTICS IN MEAT* IS ALSO CAUSING SUPERBUGS — AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. LEAH LINSCHEID DISCOVERED THERE’S SOME GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH OUT OF […]