Researchers identify salivary protein that protects the body from traveler’s diarrhea

March 8, 2018 Researchers have identified a protein in saliva (histatin-5) that protects the body from traveler’s diarrhea. The findings, available online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, may lead to the development of new preventive therapies for the disease. Traveler’s diarrhea is an inconvenience to many in the U.S., but worldwide it can be […]

Improving birth outcomes one amino acid at a time

A simple dietary supplement (L-arginine) was found to improve birth outcomes, paving the way for future clinical trials to test this inexpensive and safe intervention. In their paper entitled, “Malaria in pregnancy alters L-arginine bioavailability and placental vascular development,” Science Translational Medicine, 7 March 2018, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI) and University of Toronto researchers […]