Small Hairy Balls Hide Foul-Tasting Healthful Enzymes

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Dutch researcher Saskia Lindhoud has discovered a new way to package enzymes by causing charged polymers to form a ‘ball of hair’ around them.

Dutch researcher Saskia Lindhoud has discovered a new way to package enzymes by causing charged polymers to form a ‘ball of hair’ around them. Her approach significantly increases the utility of the enzymes. For example, healthy enzymes with a foul taste can be packaged in such a way that they are released in the stomach without being tasted.’

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Mice Run Faster On High-grade Oil

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Mice fed on a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids can sprint faster

Between the 1932 and 2008 Olympic Games, world record times of the men’s 100m sprint improved by 0.6 seconds due to improved training techniques and technological advances. Imagine if this improvement could be achieved by a simple change in diet. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology in Austria have managed to achieve an equivalent feat in mice fed on a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids.

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