Tag: evolution

Susan Lindquist (Whitehead, MIT / HHMI) 3: Prions: Protein Elements of Genetic Diversity

Hi, I’m Susan Lindquist. I’m at the Whitehead Institute at MIT and a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. I’m here to tell you about protein folding as a powerful driver of evolutionary novelty. Last time, I talked to you about Hsp90 and the ways in which it can influence protein folding and the…


How to Change Your Enterotype

“How to Change Your Enterotype” If whatever gut flora enterotype we are could play an important role in our risk of developing chronic diet-associated diseases, the next question is can we alter our gut microbiom by altering our diet? And the answer is diet can rapidly and reproducibly alter the bacteria in our gut. There’s…


Anti-inflammatory Diet for Depression

“Anti-inflammatory Diet for Depression” Depression affects more than 150 million people worldwide, making it a leading cause of losing healthy years of life as a result of disability. In fact by 2020, depression may be the second leading cause of healthy years of life lost, second only to heart disease. Why is depression so common?…


LA NUTRITION D’UN ATHLETE CROSSFIT (Feat Alexandre Jolivet) – W2ST

Hey ptit W2STERS bienvenur sur W2ST aujourd’hui on se retrouve une nouvelle fois avec alexandre jolivet pour parler de la nutrition d’un athlète crossfit alors salut alexandre bon on t’a vu déjà dans quelques vidéos est ce que tu peux te présenter brièvement Biensur avec plaisir je m’appelle Alexandre Jolivet je suis Crossfitter j’ai 38…


The Best Way to Get Vitamin D: Sun, Supplements, or Salons?

if one is going to make an evolutionary argument for what a natural vitamin D level might be how about getting vitamin D in the way nature intended son instead of supplements let’s run through the pros and cons though supplements may only cost them about 10 bucks a year sunlight is free you never…


So Should We Drink Beet Juice or Not?

“So Should We Drink Beet Juice or Not?” Why don’t those carcinogenic nitrosamines form in our stomach from all the nitrites coming off our tongue? Because our body’s not stupid, and actively secretes vitamin C into our stomach juices to prevent that kind of thing from happening. That makes sense, right? I mean, why would…


Can Dogs Eat People Food?

Is there some evolutionary reason why dogs eat out of a bag? Can we just feed the dang dog our leftovers?! Let’s SCIENCE THIS THING! Hey pet people! This is DNews, I’m Trace. Dogs are probably the oldest domesticated animal, with mitochondrial DNA evidence suggesting they split from wolves 100,000 years ago[a]. At the time,…


What If You Never Ate Meat?

These days, it seems like everyone has an opinion on whether eating meat is good or bad for you. After all, it’s thought that meat is what helped you humans evolve into, well, humans. Still, vegetarians swear by tofu, veggie burgers and whatever tempeh is, but taste aside, can your body function properly without meat?…