Vitamin A News and Research

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Vitamin A is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin A helps in vision, bone growth, reproduction, growth of epithelium (cells that line the internal and external surfaces of the body), and fighting infections. It is fat-soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils). Vitamin A is found in liver, egg yolks, and whole milk dairy products from animals and in fish oils. It can also be made in the body from a substance found in some fruits and vegetables, such as cantaloupes, carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes. Vitamin A is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called retinol.
New sunscreen is coral-safe and offers higher UVB/UVA protection

New sunscreen is coral-safe and offers higher UVB/UVA protection

Scientists engineer probiotic yeast to produce beta-carotene in the guts of mice

Scientists engineer probiotic yeast to produce beta-carotene in the guts of mice

Retinoic acid induces synaptic plasticity in the human brain

Retinoic acid induces synaptic plasticity in the human brain

Researchers produce microalgae biomass with high content of carotenoid pigments

Researchers produce microalgae biomass with high content of carotenoid pigments

Study: Vegan diet has broad effect on children's metabolism

Study: Vegan diet has broad effect on children's metabolism

Researchers find link between BCO1 enzyme and bad cholesterol level

Researchers find link between BCO1 enzyme and bad cholesterol level

Gene editing technology can introduce diversity, improve nutrition of tomatoes

Gene editing technology can introduce diversity, improve nutrition of tomatoes

Scientists discover link between two signaling pathways crucial to growth of colon cancer

Scientists discover link between two signaling pathways crucial to growth of colon cancer

Plant genetic engineering can help address micronutrient malnutrition

Plant genetic engineering can help address micronutrient malnutrition

Identifying genetic factors that mitigate the risk of diabetes

Identifying genetic factors that mitigate the risk of diabetes

Novel technique of biofortification converts leaves into nutrient stores

Novel technique of biofortification converts leaves into nutrient stores

A new method to fortify shellfish for tackling human nutrient defiiciencies

A new method to fortify shellfish for tackling human nutrient defiiciencies

Research on sweet potato microbiome can improve its yield

Research on sweet potato microbiome can improve its yield

Scientists discover molecular mechanism that regulates the body's immune sentinels

Scientists discover molecular mechanism that regulates the body's immune sentinels