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World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'

...er inside commons room, where afternoon coffee and tea are served, lighter and brighter. Across the new enclosed courtyard and accessible by double doors is another signature element of the new Kohn Hall--a one-story auditorium shaped like the semicircle of a Greek amphitheatre. The curved side close...

Emory chemists develop bacteria that may help decaffeinate coffee

...ed by the breakdown of caffeine in both coffee and tea plants. One of the reasons that coffee has a high level of caffeine is that in the plant, caffeine is synthesized very quickly, but breaks down to theophylline very slowly. "We know that there is an enzyme that breaks caffeine down into theophylline...

Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting

...h festive Mexican feasts, African presentations of tea and coffee, American family dinners, church teas. (4-5.45 p.m.) Parenting in Modern Times: These papers are part of a research effort at Berkeley and Emory Sloan Foundation Centers studying working families in the U.S. (6-7.30 p.m.) ...

Gimli gobblers Mercury scientists to conduct unique human experiment next week

...prevent their absorption by the body. To test this tea theory the researchers are rolling out the dinner plates and rolling up their sleeves. At COMERN's annual general meeting next week in Gimli, Manitoba, 60 mercury researchers will participate in a unique experiment. For three days, half the experimen...

Green tea polyphenols thwart prostate cancer development at multiple levels

PHILADELPHIA The polyphenols present in green tea help prevent the spread of prostate cancer by tar...ity, Cleveland, Ohio, documented the role of green tea polyphenols (GTP) in modulating the insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)-driven molecular pathway in...

Highlights of January Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...per year to 9 gallons. Soft drinks have overtaken tea as the second source of caffeine intake for men aged 18 to 54 and women aged 18 to 34 years. For children aged 2 to 17, soft drinks were the primary source of caffeine. Caffeine consumed from energy beverages, caffeinated water, herbal supplements a...

Potentially harmful fluoride levels found in some instant teas

...rink one to two gallons of double-strength instant tea throughout the day--which led the researchers to t... for fluoride content in several brands of instant tea available on grocery store shelves. Each of the teas was tested as a regular-strength preparation in...

Green tea extract boosts exercise endurance 8-24%, utilizing fat as energy source

...more natural performance aids, will Japanese green tea sets become standard in dugouts and athletic train... study tested the effect of regularly taking green tea extract (GTE) and found that over 10 weeks, endurance exercise performance was boosted up to 24% wit...

Green tea extract shows promise as an anti-cancer agent, UCLA study finds

...dy on bladder cancer cells lines showed that green tea extract has potential as an anti-cancer agent, pro...ncer Research, also uncovered more about how green tea extract works to counteract the development of cancer, said JianYu Rao, a Jonsson Cancer Center memb...

Overworked brains release adenosine to slow cells, trigger sleep, UT Southwestern researchers find

...ke," Dr. Greene said. "Now we know why: Coffee and tea are blocking the link between the prolonged neural activity of waking and increased levels of adenosine in cells, which is why they prevent us from getting drowsy." Past studies by Dr. Greene and his colleagues have shown that adenosine may act as a...

Green tea shown to prevent prostate cancer

...alif. After a year's oral administration of green tea catechins (GTCs), only one man in a group of 32 at...dies, including ours, have demonstrated that green tea catechins, or pure EGCG (a major component of GTCs), inhibited cancer cell growth in laboratory mode...

Hydroxycitric acid slows glucose uptake, cuts insulin peaks/valleys a la South Beach Diet

...ent. In Indian folk medicine as a dried powder or tea it's indicated as a laxative and for rheumatism. As Malabar tamarind, it can substitute for lime, and in Ceylon it's used along with salt to cure fish. For HCA, though, the other half of the taste-benefit formula is much less clear. Animal studies su...

Toxins drove evolution of human taste sense, global study reveals

...ous foods items, including cassava, almonds, green tea and some beans. The researchers identified six common variants of the TAS2R16 bitter receptor, two of which alter the receptor's amino acid content and potentially its function, they reported. Genetic and other data pointed to one variant, dubbed K17...

Georgia Tech study: Short glass shapes cause over-pouring of alcohol

...t glasses from liquor bottles filled with water or tea instead of alcohol. Study subjects also included eighty-two bartenders in Philadelphia who had an average of 6.3 years of bartending experience. Even 10 rounds of practice didn't make close to perfect for students involved in the study. More career e...

New title on nutritional genomics now available

...h Topics as: The pursuit of optimal diets Green tea polyphenols and soy peptides in cancer prevention Maternal nutrition and fetal gene expression Molecular mechanisms of longevity Genetic susceptibility to heterocyclic amines from cooked foods The role of metabolomics in individualized health N...

Coffee, black, decaf and a little llama on the side

...ransported caffeinated commodities such as coffee, tea and cocoa for centuries. These camelids happen to ...rams of caffeine, and a similar-sized cup of black tea can vary from 60 to 100 milligrams, depending on brewing time. Cola drinks, both diet and regular, t...

'Big Brother' eyes encourage honesty, study shows

...tics show that the eyes had a strong effect on our tea and coffee drinkers." The findings could have applications in initiatives to curb anti-social behaviour or in law enforcement - perhaps in areas such as payment for public transport, road safety or the general issue of behaviour in public places. Th...

Studies find general mechanism of cellular aging

...ing to calorically restrict yourself or take green tea or resveratrol every day for years in an effort to prevent aging, wouldn't you like some evidence that these not entirely benign things were having a beneficial effect? Now we have a biomarker that can directly test the effects of such things," he sa...

Fishing trade helps Africa

..., their trade is worth more than the whole coffee, tea and sugar trades put together. There is a net flow of fish from developing countries to the developed world and sometimes poor countries sell the rights to their fish to wealthy European countries whose own fishing fleets have already depleted water...

Researchers identify taste receptor responsible for caffeine detection

...s, which include caffeine and related compounds in tea (theophylline) and cocoa (theobromine). In the new work reported by Montell and colleagues, researchers showed that a specific taste receptor, known as Gr66a, is responsible for the perception of caffeine's bitter taste by fruit flies. The researche...

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