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An old adage about apples finds scientific backing
SEATTLE -- To paraphrase an old adage: Can an apple
a day keep colon cancer at bay? According to a new study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Third Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting here, a class of polyphenols called procya...
Concord grape juice increased HDL, lowered inflammatory marker linked to heart disease
...luding red wine, tea, cranberry juice cocktail and apple
juice. Proanthocyanidins, a subset of polyphenols, are natural plant compounds that function as antioxidants and that have been linked to good health in a variety of ways....
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ds such as fermented dry sausages, mayonnaise, and apple
cider have raised new concerns. In the study fermented dry sausages were inoculated with E. coli O157:H7 and exposed to synthetic saliva for 1 minute, synthetic gastric juice for 120 minutes, and synthetic pancreatic juice for 250 minutes. Results s...
Global bird populations face dramatic decline in coming decades, study predicts
...her group. "Exclusions of insectivorous birds from apple
trees, coffee shrubs, oak trees and other plants have resulted in significant increases in insect pests and consequent plant damage," the authors wrote, adding that the extreme specializations of many insectivorous birds, especially in the tropics, m...
In wake of Lyme disease vaccine for people, mice may be next in line for shots
...ted with the Lyme vaccine, then rehydrated with an apple
slice and released. In the end, she ended up with medical records of nearly 1,000 mice. "I had to keep track of every mouse, because I wanted to know how many booster shots we gave it, how it responded to the vaccine, and whether the vaccin...
Dwarf mistletoe reveals its sexual secrets
...ristian Europe. The European mistletoe parasitizes apple
and oak trees and thus in winter stands out in brilliant green against its leafless hosts. This evergreen nature, and the fact that the plant seems to emerge seedless from bird dung, prompted ancient peoples' regard for it as a symbol of fertility, e...
Radio-tracking associated with 'dramatic shift' in water vole sex ratio
... had been monitored using small traps baited with apple
and carrot during 2002 and 2003, voles being released after counting. However, Moorhouse and Macdonald had also fitted radio-collars to 38 of the voles caught at the Norfolk site for in-depth study of the voles' movements. According to Moorhouse and ...
Fasting intermittently reduces cell proliferation, a marker for cancer risk, study finds
Berkeley -- An apple
a day keeps the doctor away, but could eating an apple
every other day be better? A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, rai...
Highlights of chemical society national meeting in San Diego, March 13-17
...iver cells, they showed that antioxidants found in apple
extracts could potentially lower "bad" cholesterol...statin drugs, they say. The study also showed that apple
extracts prevent the bad (LDL) cholesterol from turning into oxidized LDL, a potentially more deadly...
Grasping metaphors: UC San Diego research ties brain area to figures of speech
...hom a proverb catch the figurative meaning of "an apple
doesn't fall far from the tree"? According to research led by V. S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California, San Diego, a region of the brain known as the angular gyrus is probably at least partly...
Public collections of DNA & RNA sequence data reach 100 gigabases
...erse as humans, elephants, earthworms, fruitflies, apple
trees, and bacteria can range from less than one hundred to over several thousand bases long, an organism's genome can be longer than one billion bases. The free access to this information allows scientists to study and compare the same data as their...
Hanging baskets of sex and death help fruit growers
...ctare trial of the dispenser in a large commercial apple
orchard in Worcestershire. An array of 25 dispensers per hectare have been erected over 3 separated orchard plots of one hectare within an even larger orchard. The codling moth control within these three 1 hectare plots will be compared to similar ...
Valuing biodiversity services, including its insurance against disease
...China, for instance, the loss of bees to pollinate apple
trees has caused orchard owners to hire people to do the job. Elsewhere, the loss of microbes that helped keep soil fertile forces farmers to turn to fertilizers." "There is a very positive story to be told about the social benefits of investment ...
Virginia Tech scientists develop process for creating biocompatible fibers
...onent of cell membranes in the human body or in an apple
are exquisite in terms of their ability to self-organize," said Long. The researchers fabricated this natural compound into a sub micron fiber 100 times smaller than a human hair. "It is the first demonstration that electrostatic spinning, or elect...
Age-related memory improvement linked with consumption of apple products
a day" now has new meaning for those who want to m...ty of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that consuming apple
juice may protect against cell damage that contributes to age-related memory loss, even in test anim...
Disturbing former farmlands can rouse old pesticides, says Dartmouth research
...nshaw and his colleagues studied two New Hampshire apple
orchards where the pesticide lead arsenate was once used, and they compared the data to a nearby uncontaminated field. Their research was published in the January-February issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality. The researchers confirmed earli...
Apple trees resistant to fire blight and apple scab
...t are two of the most important diseases affecting apple
trees. The Venezuelan biologist, Alejandro Martnez...as undertaken research into more than 200 types of apple
tree, autochthonous to Spain, in order to select those varieties resistant to these pathogens. One o...
New study confirms the ecological virtues of organic farming
.... Kramer and her colleagues found that fertilizing apple
trees with synthetic chemicals produced more adve...ts The PNAS study was conducted in an established apple
orchard on a 4-acre site in the Yakima Valley of central Washington, one of the premiere apple-growi...
HortResearch science reveals the natural potential of apples
...elease of the world's most extensive collection of apple
DNA sequences. The release comprises over 50,000 apple
gene sequences - referred to by scientists as expressed sequence tags (ESTs). These are DNA sequence...
New beginning of 'natural spring' announced by UNH scientist, group
...rowing season, to lake ice-out and lilac bloom and apple
blossom time, are showing that spring is at least ..., lilacs are blooming about four days earlier, and apple
and grapes are blooming about eight days earlier than they were half a century ago," Wolfe noted in ...
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