Nutrition http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Of Vitamins and Wage Hikes, Evaluating Stimulants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-vitamins-and-wage-hikes-evaluating-stimulants <p>Epistemology is the study of knowledge. The dictionary defines it as “that department of philosophy which investigates critically the nature, grounds, limits, and criteria, or validity, of human knowledge; Theory of cognition.” Woody Allen once called it the intellectual discipline that asks the question, “can we know what we know and if not, how do we know that?”</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:56:25 +0000 M.W. Guzy 33840 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Of Vitamins and Wage Hikes, Evaluating Stimulants Metro Transit Centers to house farmers' markets http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-transit-centers-house-farmers-markets <p>Starting next month, passengers who ride MetroLink or Metro buses will be be able to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables at certain transit centers.</p><p>The mass transit agency is partnering with the Sappington Farmers Market community program, Mobile Market, to sell locally-grown farm foods in areas where nearby residents have little or no access to fresh fruits and vegetables.</p><p>The stops are:</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:28:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3084 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro Transit Centers to house farmers' markets Lab-grown gut microbes could help combat malnutrition, gastrointestinal diseases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lab-grown-gut-microbes-could-help-combat-malnutrition-gastrointestinal-diseases <p>Scientists have taken another step toward understanding human nutrition.</p><p>Researchers at <a href="http://medschool.wustl.edu/">Washington University School of Medicine</a> have shown they can grow entire collections of human intestinal microbes in the laboratory.</p><p>Washington University microbiologist Dr. Jeffrey Gordon says his team then transplanted the bacterial communities into previously germ-free mice, to see how the lab-grown bacteria would respond to a human diet.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:48:38 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 776 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lab-grown gut microbes could help combat malnutrition, gastrointestinal diseases