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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009

... ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE wine in a box? Think "good" not "gauche" Journal of ... In a surprise discovery that may help boxed wine shake off its image as a gauche alternative to ... levels of substances that contribute odors to wine and can lower its quality. Their study, the first ...

Red wine vs. white? It makes no difference when it comes to breast-cancer risk

... kind to evaluate the effect of red versus white wine on breast-cancer risk concludes that both are ... risk. There is reason to suspect that red wine might have beneficial effects based on previous ... but the other studies made us wonder whether red wine might in fact have some positive value." ...

Moderate alcohol intake associated with bone protection

... found associations were strongest for beer and wine and, importantly, BMD was significantly lower in ... that regular moderate consumption of beer or wine may have protective effects on bone, but that ... effects of the three alcohol classes, beer, wine and liquor on BMD," Tucker continued. "We saw ...

A little wine boosts omega-3 in the body: Researchers find a novel mechanism for a healthier heart

... line ( www.ajcn.org ). The study suggests that wine does better than other alcoholic drinks. This ... behind the heart protection observed in moderate wine drinkers. The IMMIDIET study examined 1,604 ... previous studies we know that association between wine drinking and increased concentration of omega-3 ...

Mounting evidence shows health benefits of grape polyphenols

... grape extracts and/or grape products such as red wine may be beneficial in preventing the development ... paradox"first raised the possibility that red wine might have health benefits. The subsequent ... with grape seed, grape skin or red wine products may be a useful adjunct to consider for ...

Red wine may lower lung cancer risk

... PHILADELPHIA Moderate consumption of red wine may decrease the risk of lung cancer in men, ... Research. "An antioxidant component in red wine may be protective of lung cancer, particularly ... measured the effect of beer, red wine, white wine and liquor consumption on the risk of lung ....

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 25, 2008

... IMMEDIATE RELEASE The tummy's taste for red wine with red meat Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry What happens when red wine meets red meat? If the rendezvous happens in the ... study, which reinforces the benefits of consuming wine and other foods rich in so-called polyphenols ...

Study results: new recommendations for grape growers

... growing challenges for vineyard owners and wine grape producers. The arid conditions in this part ... owners who produce and market high-quality wine grapes. To promote healthy grape production ... deficit irrigation. More than 60% of the wine grapes in the state of Washington are grown using ...

Mounting evidence shows red wine antioxidant kills cancer

... natural antioxidant found in grape skins and red wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells by ... of Rochester Medical Center. Although red wine consumption during chemotherapy or radiation ... In other words, if a patient already drinks red wine moderately, most physicians would not tell the ...

Chemical in red wine, fruits and vegetables stops cancer, heart disease, depending on the dose

... to be the equivalent of only one glass of red wine per day or simply sticking to a healthy diet of ... in unexpected places like the produce aisles and wine racks of the nearest store, said Gerald ... the equivalent of drinking about a bottle of red wine each day. This amount of daily alcohol ...

Scientists uncork a potential secret of red wine's health benefits

... Singapore have unraveled a mystery that has perplexed scientists since red wine was first discovered to have health benefits: how does resveratrol control ... that are even more effective. "The therapeutic potential of red wine has been bottled up for thousands of years," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., ...

'Delicious' new grape debuts

... making it well-suited for fresh fruit consumption and the potential for wine production. The name 'Delicious' was selected based on the comments of ... some potential for wine. Based on preliminary trials, the flavor of the wine (2006 vintage) rated equal to those of 'Carlos' (a popular cultivar for ...

AJCN study shows moderate alcohol consumption related to stronger bones

... was most notable at 1-3 glasses of beer in men and more than 2 glasses of wine or liquor (but not beer) for women. The bone preserving ingredients may be the silicon in beer and resveratrol in wine in addition to the alcohol. Such positive effects on bone must be balanced ...

Herbicide-resistant grape could revitalize Midwest wine industry

... the gene into the plant," said Skirvin. "This grape could help salvage the wine and grape industry in theMidwest." If all goes well, Skirvin hopes that in about five years they'll be able to work with a grape grower to produce wine using their new patented cultivar that they have named 'Improved ...

Resveratrol, red wine compound linked to health, also found in dark chocolate and cocoa

... of resveratrol found in cocoa and chocolate products is second to red wine among known sources of resveratrol and forms yet another important link ... per serving while the level found in the average California red wine is 832 micrograms per glass. Roasted peanuts have an average of 1.5 ...

Alcohol consumption can cause too much cell death, fetal abnormalities

... lifelong problems. They have good evidence that just a few glasses of wine over an hour in the first few weeks of fetal life, typically before a ... not saying that every pregnant woman who drinks three or four glasses of wine in a short period will have a baby with birth defects, but it elevates the ...

Researchers identify cancer preventive properties in common vitamin supplement

... breast cancer prevention. Resveratrol is a natural substance found in red wine and red grapes. It is sold in extract form as a dietary supplement at most ... the suppression of DNA adducts was seen with 10 mol/L. A glass of red wine contains between 9 and 28 mol/L of resveratrol. The researchers also ...

Substance in red wine found to keep hearts young

... doses of resveratrol -- a natural constituent of grapes, pomegranates, red wine and other foods -- can potentially boost the quality of life by improving ... helps keep the heart young. In short, the authors note that a glass of wine or food or supplements containing even small doses of resveratrol are ...

Research suggests parts of UK could be too hot for wine making by 2080

... mean some parts of southern England are too hot to grow vines for making wine by 2080, according to a new book launched today (26 May 2008). The ... valley, which currently contain many vineyards, will be too hot to support wine production within the next 75 years. Instead, Professor Selley says, ...

Research suggests parts of UK could be too hot for wine-making by 2080

... mean some parts of southern England are too hot to grow vines for making wine by 2080, according to a new book launched today (26 May 2008). The ... valley, which currently contain many vineyards, will be too hot to support wine production within the next 75 years. Instead, Professor Selley says, ...

MIT links gene to cholesterol

... Potential drugs could be based on polyphenols, which are found in red wine and have been shown to enhance SIRT1. However, the quantities naturally found in red wine are not large enough to have a significant impact on cholesterol levels. ...

E-Noses: Testing their mettle against fly noses

... for more effective devices. This research is part of a much larger project developing an improved electronic nose, the Cybernose, for use in the wine industry. Using insect receptors, the Cybernose will detect volatiles and contaminants in grapes and wine, thus allowing winemakers to improve their ...

'Uphold the ban'

... a handful of wealthy businessmen who own large-scale tiger farms are asking the Chinese government to lift China's 16-year ban on tiger trade so that wine and other products made from tiger parts can be sold domestically. "Given the unpredictability of the market environment along with the fact that ...

Scientists closer to developing salt-tolerant crops

... to use less water increases and quality of water decreases," says the team's leader, Professor Mark Tester, from the School of Agriculture, Food and wine at the University of Adelaide and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG). "Helping plants to withstand this salty onslaught ...

Virus-resistant grapevines

... This release is available in German . A good wine needs to ripen. But it's a long way to the barrel. Even before the harvest, the grapevines have to overcome all kinds of obstacles. Extremely hot or ...

'Honey bee health' of concern at Western Apicultural Society conference

... addition, various aspects of honey and human health will be addressed. Registration takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17 followed by wine and honey tasting. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, researchers from three universities will speak. Jerry Bromenshenk, University of Montana, ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 6, 2009

... the most likely to produce the highest levels of these substances. The scientists then spliced these genes into Brewer's yeast used to make beer and wine so that the yeast cells churned out methyl halides instead of alcohol. In laboratory studies, the two engineered microbes helped boost methyl halide ...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

... a.m. on Wednesday, May 20. Abstract: http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.may09/asa665.html 5) MUSIC WORDS In the world of wine tasting, people often use evocative words, such as "fruity" or "chalky," to convert a taste sensation into everyday language. Can one do the same ...

Using combinatorial libraries to engineer genetic circuits advances synthetic biology

... sedimentation -- a process that can be applied to biotechnology and some popular brewed beverages. "The phenotype is crucial in industrial beer, wine and bioethanol fermentation, as it allows for easy removal of yeast sediments after all the sugars have been converted to ethanol," the paper noted. ...

Male flower parts responsible for potent grapevine perfume: UBC research

... produce perfume. While studying grapes used to produce Cabernet Sauvignon from the Okanagan region of British Columbia, researchers from UBC's wine Research Centre and Michael Smith Laboratories identified a gene that produces and regulates fragrance from the vines' tiny clusters of green ...

Male flower parts responsible for potent grapevine perfume: UBC research

... produce perfume. While studying grapes used to produce Cabernet Sauvignon from the Okanagan region of British Columbia, researchers from UBC's wine Research Centre and Michael Smith Laboratories identified a gene that produces and regulates fragrance from the vines' tiny clusters of green ...

ADA releases updated position statement on functional foods

... ADA's position statement and accompanying paper were written by Clare M. Hasler, PhD, MBA, executive director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for wine and Food Science at the University of California Davis; and Amy C. Brown, PhD, RD, Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the ...

Food counterfeiting, contamination outpace international regulatory systems

... where the gaps are and look closer at where there is a higher reward for fraud," he said. "Counterfeiting goes back to Roman times, when French wine had a seal of Roman origin," he said. "Products are moving around the world so fast now that there's more opportunity for fraud. When food was ...

Genetic differences between yeasts greater than those between humans and chimpanzees

... paradoxus. The paper presents several interesting conclusions, e.g. that human alcohol consumption has altered yeast DNA. "As humans transported wine and beer yeasts around the world, different yeasts have mated and recombined, so that the strains of today carry gene variants from various parts of ...

Italy's geologic history becomes a personal tale in Walter Alvarez's new book

... & Company, Inc. Alvarez, a UC Berkeley professor of earth and planetary science, takes readers on a tour of road cuts and quarries - and even a wine cellar - to sketch this history, weaving in affectionate portraits of the geologists Alvarez and his wife, Milly, have met since first visiting Italy ...

Grapes may aid a bunch of heart risk factors, animal study finds

... on grapes and other fruits containing high levels of antioxidant phytochemicals continues to show promise. So does research on the impact of red wine on heart health, though that issue is also far from settled. The U-M team notes that a clinical research on grapes may be a possibility in the ...

Eastman Dental Center awarded $1.6 million to find ways to prevent cavities

... team at Eastman Dental Center, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, has discovered that specific compounds in cranberry and red wine grapes may significantly reduce the ability of bacteria to form plaque and cause cavities. Most recently, Koo and his team have identified a novel ...

Avian flu threat: New approach needed

... 10 challenges for the way ahead, and urge ministers to rethink rather than repackage their measures. One World One Health needs to be more than 'old wine in new bottles'," said Professor Ian Scoones, IDS Fellow and co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre. Over the last decade, the avian flu virus, H5N1, ...

Better beer: College team creating anticancer brew

... Rice University students are taking it to the next level. They're using genetic engineering to create beer that contains resveratrol, a chemical in wine that's been shown to reduce cancer and heart disease in lab animals. Rice's "BioBeer" will be entered in the International Genetically Engineered ...

Research shows Brazilian acai berry antioxidants absorbed by human body

... beverages, smoothies, frozen treats and dietary supplements. "Acai is naturally low in sugar, and the flavor is described as a mixture of red wine and chocolate," said lead investigator Dr. Susanne Talcott, "so what more would you want from a fruit?" Talcott, who also is assistant professor ...
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