Tag: "wine" at biology news
Increasing international insect threat to stored food
... not just stored grains but wool carpets, corks in wine
bottles, dried fish, chocolate, savoury biscuits, dog biscuits, dried baby food, cakes, paper, clothing, hides and skins. "A box of chocolates containing a single moth larva is worse than worthless," Mr Rees says. "It may result in a fine from...
Study identifies genetics of fat metabolism, red wine link
..., researchers say, why moderate consumption of red wine
appears to reduce deaths from heart disease, as ha... researchers believe can be linked to moderate red wine
consumption." A range of studies, the OSU and MIT researchers said, have demonstrated that caloric r...
Purdue yeast makes ethanol from agricultural waste more effectively
...s yeast, which has been used for centuries to make wine
and bread and is the only microorganism used by industry for large-scale ethanol production from glucose. Ho has worked for 20 years to produce and perfect a yeast that can effectively convert more of the sugars in plant matter - corn stalks, tree le...
Researchers target deficit irrigation for wine grapes
...ently conducted on the Texas South Plains may help wine
grape growers conserve irrigation water without re...uiting buds. "There are more than 3,000 acres of wine
grapes in Texas, but there has been little research aimed at generating irrigation guidelines," Hell...
Moderate alcohol consumption increases plasma levels of a protective hormone
...of different kinds of alcoholic beverages, such as wine
and spirits. Hendriks said that his future research will focus on the effects of moderate drinking on HDL cholesterol functioning and inflammatory processes. "We will also study in detail the effects of moderate drinking on insulin sensitivity, beca...
Nonalcoholic beverages may impart cardiovascular benefits without the negative effects of alcohol
...echanisms which underlie the protective effects of wine
and beer consumption on CHD risk are not fully understood, but there is substantial evidence that the effects on hemostasis play a key role." "Hemostasis" refers to the arrest of bleeding or circulation. Bassus and his colleagues examined the hemost...
Research adds health benefit to tomatoes
...the same class of health-promoting pigments in red wine
that function as antioxidants and are believed to prevent heart disease. Their research is featured as the cover story in the latest issue of the Journal of Heredity . Domestic tomato varieties grown and consumed in the United States do not norma...
Small amounts of alcohol or anesthetics may damage the developing brain
...ney believes it is unlikely that a single glass of wine
would cause substantial damage, even if expectant mothers consumed such small amounts of alcohol regularly. "A single glass is not a problem, but if one glass leads to another and then another on the same day, that is a different matter," Olney says...
JGI launches community sequencing program
...e (affecting the vitality of the grape growing and wine
industries) and acid mine run-off. Among those organisms currently under investigation are a species of frog (Xenopus tropicalis), the alder tree (Popular trichocarpa), and a type of green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ).The first deadline for pr...
A little stress may be good for you
EVANSTON, Ill. -- We've often heard that red wine
and dark chocolate in moderation can be good for you. Now it appears that a little stress may be beneficial, too. Northwestern University scientists have shown that elevated levels of special protective proteins that respond to stress in a cell (k...
High-tech analysis of vineyard soil
MADISON, WI, NOVEMBER 20, 2003 Growing grapes for wine
is tightly linked to soil moisture: too little, an... require more or less irrigation due to California wine
country's natural geologic variations that control the moisture in soil. These natural variations, w...
Moderate alcohol consumption after meals can decrease levels of insulin
...rch shows that drinking a moderate amount of white wine
on its own after a meal can cause levels of insuli...ch shows that drinking a moderate amount of white wine
on its own after a meal can cause levels of insulin to drop almost immediately. "A small to moderate...
Hot cocoa tops red wine and tea in antioxidants; may be healthier choice
...antioxidants per cup than a similar serving of red wine
or tea and may be a healthier choice. The study ad...ent studies have touted the health benefits of red wine
and tea, all of which are known to be high in antioxidants. Although researchers have been aware for...
Activity detailed for sirtuins, involved in metabolism, aging, gene expression
...nd that a sirtuin-activating compound found in red wine
increased the life span of yeast cells by more than two-thirds. Humans have at least seven different sirtuins performing different tasks, and given the evident importance of the work they do, researchers have been trying to better understand how they...
Fruits offer powerful protection from skin cancer
...idant activity of which is higher than that of red wine
and green tea. In this study, researchers evaluated pomegranate's anti-skin tumor effects by comparing topical application of pomegranate extract on neonatal mice (CD-1) against TPA-induced markers (12-0-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate), a strong pr...
Scientists, physicians discuss latest discoveries for stopping cancer before it starts
...sions and tumors. The antioxidants in grapes and wine
decrease the odds of developing skin cancer from exposure to ultraviolet light; so do some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Changes in the nucleus of some cells can serve as predictors of cancer susceptibility. More than 650 scientists and ...
Worlds largest scientific society to hold regional meeting in Pittsburgh
...@pitt.edu Wednesday, Oct. 22 10 a.m. - French wine
and a longer life John Simpson Pennsylvania State University Monaca, Penn. 724-773-3875, email@example.com Christi Kolarcik Pennsylvania State University Pittsburgh, Penn. 412-922-8612, firstname.lastname@example.org 10:15 a.m. - Poster presentations: (...
Molecules discovered that extend life in yeast, human cells
...es in yeast with a group of compounds found in red wine
and vegetables. One compound extended yeast life s... polyphenols, such as the resveratrol found in red wine
and the flavones found in olive oil. For these particular polyphenols, the beneficial effects seem t...
Finicky snails provide new clues to the evolution of coastal ecosystems
Whether sauted in wine
or steamed in the shell, mussels have long been a favorite of seafood lovers. For most people, the type of mussel served isn't important - as long as there are plenty of them on the plate. But in the wild, it's a different matter. According to a new ...
Pathogenic yeasts and fungi: A growing health concern
...r's yeast). Used in bread baking, beer brewing and wine
fermentation, Saccharomyces has appeared more often in immunocompromised patients, raising several questions about its origin, survival and virulence in humans. In their study, which appeared in the Feb. 14 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sci...
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