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Zengen's new technology first to deliver drug active ingredients in an oral strip

...trip. This method is effective and convenient for consumers and may be more cost efficient for manufacturers."...e's expertise is in marketing well-known brands to consumers via targeted advertising and promotion as well as identifying and developing new innovative line ext...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...y provides easily accessible and nutritious foods, consumers are more likely to contract illnesses associated with foodborne pathogens due to nutrients on cut surfaces and excessive handling. Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium commonly found in fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, is believed to be the cause of ...

Physics tip sheet #36 - July 30, 2003

...aper in Physical Review E examines the behavior of consumers at the online auction site eBay and finds that the total number of bids placed by a consumer follows a power law distribution, as does the number of items individuals look at. This also implies that a few powerful and active individuals exert a stron...

Whale populations are too low to resume commercial hunting, geneticists find

... isolated event." Not only are baleen whales major consumers of krill and small fish, he explained, but when they die, their massive carcasses sink to the bottom and provide vital nutrition for a wide variety of creatures on the sea floor. For example, an adult humpback can reach 50 feet in length and weigh up...

Researchers discuss trend in customized nutrition recommendations

...d products runs parallel to the customization that consumers expect in other areas clothes, cars, computers. Advances in genetics and nutritional science research will accelerate the future in terms of how recommendations are set and how individuals select their diets," states Lori Hoolihan, co-author of The ...

Wildlife markets and disease transmission

...ous integration of circumstances, with animals and consumers from different ecosystems coming into contact. The lack of resistance to new pathogens makes humans and animals fertile, uncontrolled laboratories for viruses and bacteria to adapt and rapidly mutate. Further, the staggering numbers of animals and pe...

UCR entomologists honored for maintaining and enhancing nation's natural resources and environment

...utstanding contributions to agriculture and to the consumers of agricultural products. The purpose of Honor Awards is to provide high-level recognition to deserving USDA employees at all levels and private citizens who have made outstanding contributions supporting the USDA's mission . The Honor Awards Prog...

UC Riverside's Brian Federici receives Secretary's Annual Honor Award from USDA

...utstanding contributions to agriculture and to the consumers of agricultural products. The purpose of Honor Awards is to provide high-level recognition to deserving USDA employees at all levels and private citizens who have made outstanding contributions supporting the USDA's mission. The Honor Awards Progr...

Age, race and gender influence kids and teens beverage choices

...panic girls might be considered the most avid milk consumers with few of them eschewing milk entirely--7.4 perc.... White adolescent boys, in particular, are heavy consumers of most beverages, including carbonated soft drinks, milk, and fruit drinks; on average, they drink ...

U of Minnesota leads effort to break impasse over GMO safety

...ch adverse outcomes as allergic reactions in human consumers and the extinction of native fish populations by GMO fish. The Nature Biotechnology commentary, "Making 'safety first' a reality for biotechnology products," resulted from the collaboration of, among others, Charles S. Johnson, former executive vice ...

Birds and humans have similar 'shopping' habits

Feeding birds display similar habits to human consumers shopping for food, according to research published...en to them. Central to the experiment was getting consumers to choose between two competing brands and then seeing how the introduction of a new product altered...

Study shows ulcerative colitis patients achieve remission with probiotic composition VSL#3

...VSL Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and is only available to consumers through the VSL Web site, www.vslpharma.com , or by calling 1 (866) GETVSL3 (438-8753)....

No detectable risk from mercury in seafood, study shows

...ately the same levels of mercury as those eaten by consumers in the United States but they ate much more fish than most people in the United States. The Seychelles women, however, had an average of six times as much mercury in their bodies, as measured in hair samples, as most people in the US. "This study...

Finicky snails provide new clues to the evolution of coastal ecosystems

...rs from Alaska to California. Whelks are voracious consumers of mussels, despite being much smaller than their prey. ''A whelk drills through the shell of a mussel using its file-like tongue - the radula - and acid secretions,'' said Eric Sanford, lead author of the Science study. ''When the hole is drilled th...

Researchers get to the root of cassava's cyanide-producing abilities

...mediately." And that's where consumers can run into problems -- the rush to get cassava to the market may keep some batches of cassava from being processed properly. Even if the plant is properly processed, exposure to the vol...

Free shuttles can close the grocery gap

...y said. Shuttle programs solve these problems for consumers -- and also improve the bottom line for inner-city supermarkets. Stores benefit from additional shopping trips from new and existing customers, increased sales from larger purchases, reduced shopping-cart losses, free publicity (signs inside and outs...

Research shows high doses of acetaminophen clear rapidly and consistently from bloodstream

...y dosage of acetaminophen. "It is important that consumers continue to adhere to the recommended daily dosage of no more than 4 g of acetaminophen per day, as listed on the product label," said Dr. Gelotte. The research was conducted by McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a division of McNeil-PPC, I...

The spice of life: Antibody cocktail targets deadly foodborne germs

NEW ORLEANS, March 23 In the future, consumers may be adding a powerful "spice" to their food that could save lives. Researchers in Canada are developing a natural antibody cocktail that can help prevent the most common foodborne germs, including E. coli and Salmonella , which cause thousands ...

Good things, small packages

...ngry marketplace, Sammakia said. With electronics consumers most interested in buying smaller and smaller devices with more and more functionality, research that spawns and supports the development and manufacture of such products is a crucial niche university-based research centers such as the IEEC need to f...

Dartmouth researchers put recycling in perspective

...nd less travel. "Our study illustrates how poorly consumers understand the environmental impact of their actions and how public policy is driven by a very superficial understanding of the relevant issues as well," says Gerngross....

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