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Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock

...eded to investigate the presence of antibiotics in edible parts of plants, especially vegetables that are consumed raw, and how different plants absorb different antibiotic compounds. Research is ongoing at the University of Minnesota to further investigate the potential fate and transport of antibiotics in...

Dangers Lurking in the Garden in Britain

...hs. Sometimes adults too, pick what they think are edible or medicinal plants but mistakenly choose a toxic look-alike. Other cases have involved people who picked foxglove before it flowered, thinking it was a helpful herb that could be made into a medicinal tea. And sometimes herbal teas that should be sa...

The Danger in Candy Cigarettes

...ren, but research suggests that playing with these edible toys cannot be considered as a benign parody of cigarette smoking. This new research is built on past research, such as focus groups in the US with 4 to 11 year-old children and a survey of 7th graders which indicated that playing with candy cigarett...

New Transgenic Mushrooms Raise Hope for Mass Production of Human Drugs

...modify Agaricus bisporus, which is the predominant edible species worldwide by attaching a gene that confers resistance to hygromycin, an antibiotic, to circular pieces of bacterial DNA called plasmids, which have the ability to multiply within a bacterium known as Agrobacterium. The hygromycin resistance...

Flaxseed Helps in Reducing the Risk of Prostate Tumor Spread

...versity Medical Center has found that Flaxseed, an edible seed that is rich in omega 3-fatty acids and fiber-related compounds known as lignans, is effective in halting prostate tumor growth. The researches also think that the seed, which is similar to a sesame seed, may be able to interrupt the chain of...

Vaccines On Your Plate

...urdles in the way of developing easy to administer edible vaccines is that they tend to be destroyed by digestive enzymes.Another obstacle to large-scale immunization in the developing world is the cost of storage. Traditional vaccines cannot be stored at room temperature, and the worldwide cost of refriger...

Nutrients in Certain Vegetables may Provide Cancer-fighting Benefit

...ing preliminary evidence that constituents of many edible cruciferous vegetables may slow down, or even halt, this process." Source-Eurekalert/...

Oleic-acid-rich Sunflowers Give Trans-fat Alternative - Study

... oil." "The oxidative and thermal stabilities of edible oils appear to be related to linoleic and linolenic contents, decreased linoleic and linolenic contents result in increased oil stability," they said. By reducing the linolenic acid content the shelf life can be extended, said the researchers, and ...

Indian American have Genetically Engineered Edible Cottonseed

... researchers say. Also, besides the potential of edible cottonseed, RNA interference could possibly be applied to other crops with toxic components, such as fava beans, to increase their utilization. Source-IANS...

Edible Food Coating Kills Bacteria And Adds Flavor

... incorporate them into a fruit- or vegetable-based edible food wrap for the purpose of improving food safety...rs ago, she and her associates developed a similar edible food wrap, but without the antimicrobial properties. The new antimicrobial coatings have not been ...

Mustard Oil can Reduce the Risk of Heart Diseases

...es (AIIMS). Mustard oil is one of the healthiest edible oils as it has the lowest amount of saturated fatty acids and a high amount of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are good for health. Manchanda, who was speaking at a conference here, said: "Mustard oil is rich in non-saturated...

Scientists Develop Non-Toxic, Food Safe Paint

... be used in candy and dietary supplements//. This edible paint made by creating colored calcium alginate hydrogels is a new form of colored coating that has a wide range of applications, including food and dietary supplements. Lead researcher D. Tyler McQuade said that, although the technology was origina...

'Restrictions Imposed on Sale of Edible Common Salt'

...d with effect from May 17 this year on the sale of edible common salt for direct human consumption unless it is iodised, Government said today. // Common salt may, however, be sold for iodization, iron fortification, animal use, preservation, manufacturing medicine and industrial use, Minister of State fo...

Cheaper Vaccines From Tomatoes To Fight HIV, Hepatitis B

Genetically modified tomatoes that contain edible vaccine could be used against two of the world's most lethal viruses namely HIV and hepatitis B//. Researchers have declared that it would be possible to create cheap vaccines that could be grown and processed in poorer countries where there is a ...

Oral Edible vaccine for Allergy Vaccines

...Shimane University team of Japan developed the new edible vaccines. The results of the new research were sub...ontaining the antibodies against the allergens the edible vaccines were tested in mice model and it has offered protection against the allergens. The new gene...

Soy Protein May Lower Cholesterol

...d or in milkshakes, or edamame, a raw or parboiled edible form of soybeans popular in Japan, Dr. James Anderson (University of Kentucky in Lexington). Two servings a day is the optimal dose for the effect, and it would also be better if served as one serving at a time twice a day rather than two servings...

Aloe Vera Coating For Fruits And Vegetables Preservation

...ly developed by researchers that can be used as an edible coating to prolong the quality and safety of fresh...o produce after harvesting. Although a number of edible coatings have been developed to preserve food freshness, the new coating is believed to be the first...

Laboratory grown vegetarian meat

...ll handful of researchers are looking into growing edible muscle cells, said Jason Matheny, University of Ma...enough, they could be scraped off and packaged. If edible sheets or beads are used, all of it could be eaten. “The technology to produce something like a st...

Hearty tomatoes

...ts of a tomato plant, increasing the potential for edible medicines and reducing the risk of cross-pollination. Chloroplasts are plastids - packages outside the cell nucleus that contain pigments, in this case the green pigment chlorophyll. It is the first time that foreign genes have been introduced into ...

Understanding The Link Between Hunger and Taste

...ay, instinctively, sweet and salty tastes indicate edible substances, while a bitter taste may indicate a substance that should not be consumed. They say this may be why participants were more sensitive to the sugary and salty solutions. Researchers say hunger could increase a person’s ability to taste by...

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