Adding iron to wheat could fight ‘hidden hunger’

Biofortification of wheat shows promise for addressing "hidden hunger," a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the human diet.

Nerissa Hannink-Melbourne • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: agriculture food plants genetic-engineering health-and-medicine iron zinc wheat

Donor breastmilk doesn’t contain enough zinc

Donor breastmilk doesn't have enough zinc, tests show. Although donor milk gets fortified for babies in the NICU, parents are buying it for use at home.

Jessica O'Leary-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 24, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: food babies breastfeeding health-and-medicine zinc milk

To vaccinate against gonorrhea, take away zinc?

New research on gonorrhea "suggests a way to halt the growth of this sexually transmitted infection in the host's body."

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
Aug. 6, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: bacteria drug-resistance vaccines sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine zinc

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