Tag: "carrots" at biology news
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...lized with the compounds as well as the water, and carrots
and radishes grown in the contaminated soil. Rese...n result in pathogen contamination of radishes and carrots
well beyond their growing cycle," say the researches. "Our results indicate that contaminated irrig...
Edible urban plants found to contain lead
...ot found to be hazardous. Root vegetables, such as carrots
and onions, are likely to have high levels of lead, but the very small sample size did not allow the researchers to draw a conclusion about this group. Much of the soil's lead contamination comes from deteriorated paint, past use of lead-containing ...
Purdue instrument to fashion custom-made proteomics chips
...phor, our process allows you to separate the peas, carrots
and potatoes from each other, while still allowing each to remain flavorful," Ouyang said. "People can use these separated, pure proteins to find out what function each performs for the body." The chips themselves are a few centimeters square, and de...
First company founded on UCF biotechnology formed
...d therapeutic proteins are now developed at UCF in carrots
for oral delivery, which should dramatically reduce their production, purification, storage and transportation costs. "The fact that UCF technology was singled out for this investment speaks very highly of the impact of research conducted here," s...
Maine chemist wins national award for research and mentoring
...emicals best recognized as the compounds that make carrots
orange or comprise Vitamin A. His interest, however, is their role in photosynthesis, the process by which plants turn light into chemical energy. "It turns out that carotenoids catch light that chlorophyll misses and then pass along their energy to ...
Chlordane found in foods decades after pesticide use
...ol and Prevention in Atlanta. The study found that carrots
grown in highly chlordane-contaminated soil contai...t rate, it would take eating more than one million carrots
to even approach dangerous levels. While peeling affected root crops can significantly reduce their ...
Perils on your plate
...conine. Lima beans contain hydrogen cyanide, while carrots
containcarototoxin, a nerve poison. Campaigners against pesticides accept that some scare stories are unjustified, but see the spoofmenu as dangerously unbalanced itself. "Most natural pesticides have been in the diet for millions ofyears, but DDT a...
Feel full on fewer calories
...orie content. Pasta salad bulked up with zucchini, carrots
and other veggies, which have a high water content, can provide a portion double the size for the same calories as a pasta salad made with few veggies. Sprouts, lettuce and tomato can round out the satisfaction that a sandwich provides without increa...
Reduce calories, stave off hunger with water-rich foods -- not water
... For example, pasta salad bulked up with zucchini, carrots
and otherveggies, which have a high water content, can provide a portion double the sizefor the same calories as a salad made without the veggies. Chili augmented withlots of veggies and beans can expand the serving size of that dish while stillmaint...
York Researchers Identify 'Antifreeze' Protein In Carrots: Medical And Crop Protection Applications Expected
... protein. The naturally occurring 'antifreeze' in carrots
mightlead to improved frozen foods, more efficient...The stress response team showed that extracts from carrots
which hadbeen growing under cold conditions could prevent ice crystal growth. They wenton to purify...
Retinoic Acid Used In Cancer Treatment
...tment of yellow-orange vegetables and fruits, from carrots
and sweet potatoes to pumpkins and apricots. Retinoic acid reverses the growth-promoting effects of oncogenes, the mutated genetic material that induces cancer, says Andrew Yen, a professor of pathology and director of one of the Cancer Biolo...
Testing Sought For Brighteners, Natural Substance In Spices, Cosmetic Chemical, Three Herbs, A Natural Oil And A Fertilizer
...ces as black pepper, anise, nutmeg and mace and in carrots
and parsley; 2-Chloropyridine, an intermediate chemical in the manufacture of some cosmetics as well as pharmaceutical and agricultural products with considerable occupational exposure; Glycoluril, a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer whose...