Tagged: iodine

Monday Micro – killer viruses - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 03, 2014

Recent virus-related papers to get excited about: 1. Visualising HIV infection A paper just out in the open access journal PLOS Pathogens describes using 3D electron microscopy to visualise the Human Immune Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 infecting gut immune cells (1). If you remember, HIV is the virus which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Read More

An "Alternative" View on Antibiotics - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 12, 2013

“Eventually antibiotics are going to be seen as one of the worst things to ever come out of pharmaceutical science because in the end, they have made us only weaker in the face of ever increasing strong super bugs that are resistant to all of the antibiotics doctors have at their disposal. When we look at how deep the rabbit … Read More

Defining ‘best’ foods is a matter of ‘fact’, not ‘perception’ - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Mar 20, 2012

I was shocked to read an article in the Sunday Star Times a week ago (11 March) by Lee-Anne Wann that was full of inaccuracies, was misleading, and could be potentially dangerous for some people. The article Defining ‘best’ foods is a matter of perception made the following incorrect claims: 1. Not all people carry excess body fat because of … Read More

Is food fortification good or bad? - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Oct 01, 2009

The issue of food fortification has certainly got many people hot under the collar in recent months in New Zealand! There has been a real furore over the whole idea of fortifying bread with folic acid (a harmless B vitamin), although mandatory iodine fortification is going ahead. The term fortification describes the addition of nutrients to food to levels above … Read More