Author Archives: Fred Lee

About Fred Lee

I am the founder of Lateral Line and a full-time med student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. My goal with this website is to report accurately on all kinds of scientific news, and I have a great deal of passion for science and scientific reporting. I am diligent and proactive when it comes to news reporting and intend to build up Lateral Line to one of the premier science publications. 1970 Gorby Lane, Jackson Mississippi, 39201 [email protected] 601-906-7859

Phenol compounds in the skin of coffee beans can alleviate inflammation and counteract diabetes

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A new study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology shows that the treatment of fat cells in rats with extracts from the peel of coffee beans reduces cellular inflammation caused by fat and generally improves absorption of fatty acids, glucose and insulin sensitivity. Essentially, in prolonged inflammation associated with obesity macrophages, cells for the body’s immune response and adipocytes, the… Read more »

Ireland wants to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm

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The world’s largest proposed offshore wind farm was proposed by the Irish government’s Department of Energy. Turbines will be built off the coast of Waterford, south of the island, and the total energy produced will be 600 MW to 1000 MW. Thus, the total amount of energy generated can be higher than the world’s largest offshore wind farm, now called… Read more »

Proteins discovered that protect against cerebral hemorrhage and nerve damage

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A team of researchers at the University of Zurich discovered that a specific protein called haptoglobin is essential to prevent brain damage caused by free hemoglobin after cerebral hemorrhage. This damage is caused by red blood cells, which can cause serious damage to neurons and thus the brain. In particular, researchers were interested in bleeding between the intima and media,… Read more »