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US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech
...t invasion that threatened the $100-million-a-year olive
crop in California. IPM identifies and targets crop pests such as invasive pests, insect-transmitted plant viruses, and harmful native pests, using a combination of tactics, including crop management, biological controls, and limited use of pe...
Excess dietary fat accelerates breast cancer by altering the activity of a group of genes
... fats although some of them, such as blue fish and olive
oils, have been shown to be beneficial to health. ...al development of the disease, while blue fish and olive
oil appear to delay its development. A research team headed by Dr. Eduard Escrich, lecturer in the ...
Deciphering an autism mystery
...he muscarinic receptors. The inferior olive
(IO) is a brainstem structure that forms a direct line of communication to the cerebellum. Blatt had theorized that the IO might be a site where receptor levels were different, because the size of the individual IO neurons is affected by autism. The ...
US researchers uncover the science behind the breast cancer protective effect of olive oil
...nean diet, with its high intake of oleic acid-rich olive
oil, seems to protect against breast cancer. They ...s thrown up inconsistent results, possibly because olive
oil has been administered as a mixture of several fatty acids and other natural protections and not ...
Joslin Diabetes Center announces new nutrition guidelines
... come from mono- and polyunsaturated fats, such as olive
oil, canola oil, nuts, seeds and fish (especially those high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel, lake trout, herring and sardines). Foods that are high in saturated fat, such as beef, pork, lamb and high-fat dairy products (cream cheese...
Hummingbird flight an evolutionary marvel
... the study of hovering birds. This system atomizes olive
oil into microscopic droplets that are so light they move instantly with the slightest movement of air - and a pulsing laser then illuminates the droplets for incredibly short periods of time that can be captured by cameras, and illustrate exactly th...
Ultra-fast camera captures how hummingbirds hover
...nd tunnel was seeded with microscopic particles of olive
oil, and digital images were captured every 300 microseconds as the bird hovered at a feeder. The wing beats caused the air to circulate, which in turn caused the floating oil particles to move. Computer-aided image analysis of each oil particle's po...
HSPH's Walter Willett wins Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Freedom to Discover Award
...t attacks. His work has uncovered the benefits of olive
oil, peanut butter and other nuts so-called good fats--and the hazards of refined starches. He found that with the right dietary choices as part of a healthy lifestyle, 82 percent of heart attacks, about 70 percent of strokes, more than 90 percent o...
Flipped, expelled, copied, and shrunk
...ong various primates (Japanese and Rhesus macaque, olive
and hamadryas baboon, orangutan, gorilla, chimpanzee, and human), they documented substantial variation, particularly species-specific duplications and intrachromosomal rearrangements. This indicated that during the past 12-16 million years of evolu...
Sahara's edge studied from ground, air and space to improve water management
...oil roughness while sap flow measurements made for olive
trees. Samples were analysed in Tunisian laboratories and weather conditions were also documented. "The conditions for the ground teams were a lot rougher," said Rolf Scheiber of DLR, who manages the AquiferEx project. "The southern test site of Ben...
Omega-6 fats cause prostate tumors to grow twice as fast
...my own home," she says. "I use only canola oil and olive
oil. We do not eat deep-fried foods."...
Tufts expert examines the cardiovascular benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet
...ome. "Consuming a Mediterranean-style diet rich in olive
oil, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with metabolic syndrome," says Meydani, who is also a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts. "Evidence sugge...
Nutritional friend or foe? Vitamin E sends mixed messages
...ike corn and soybeans, while the other is found in olive
oil, almonds, sunflower seeds and mustard greens affect the health of animal cells. The main difference between the two forms is a slight variation in their chemical structures. In laboratory experiments, the kind of vitamin E found in corn and soyb...
Red Tide causes sea turtle die-off in El Salvador
...p determine why these ocean-going reptiles--mostly olive
ridley turtles and a few green and hawksbill turtles--were dying in such high numbers. Tissues collected from dead turtles, and analyzed by both U.S. biologists and researchers from the Mexican Autonomous University, revealed the culprit: saxitoxin, ...
Pine nut oil boosts appetite suppressors up to 60 percent for 4 hours
...only 30 minutes after ingestion," compared with an olive
oil placebo. In a paper being presented in an Amer...ved either 3.4 grams per day of CLA (Clarinol), or olive
oil placebo. Health implications, plus 'body molding' effects "Overall, this location-specific los...
Philippines president enacts new national conservation policy
...is home to threatened species including hawksbill, olive
ridley and green sea turtles; humphead wrasses; giant groupers, and giant clams. President Arroyo called the Verde Passage a "critical marine corridor" that is vital to marine-based tourism, transportation and international shipping, and she praised...
'Nanorust' cleans arsenic from drinking water
...w approaches to their production that use rust and olive
oil, and require no more facilities than a kitchen...e rust and fatty acids, which can be obtained from olive
oil or coconut oil, Colvin said....
New Year's resolution No. 1: Prevent cancer, use olive oil.
...ing cancer, then you might want to add eating more olive
oil to your list of New Year's resolutions. In a s... countries describe how the anti-cancer effects of olive
oil may account for the significant difference in cancer rates among Northern and Southern Europeans...
Researchers warn milk eliminates cardiovascular health benefits of tea
...nutritional compound or beverage such as red wine, olive
oil and so on, are analysed. But, it is difficult to assign clearly the observed effects and separate them from the surrounding food matrix (such as adding milk) that may bias results. It was therefore important to collect all data accurately and inc...
ACS News Service weekly PressPac -- Feb. 7, 2007
...s from protein New potential health benefit of olive
oil for peptic ulcer disease Toward a three-in... MMEDIATE RELEASE New potential health benefit of olive
oil for peptic ulcer disease Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Already fabled for an array...