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Grape expectations for healthier wine

...s, natural compounds found in red wine, chocolate, coffee and many fruits, are believed to help prevent a variety of diseases including cancer and neurodegeneration. ...

Napoleon's mysterious death unmasked, UT Southwestern researcher says

...ach was filled with a dark material that resembled coffee grounds, an indication of gastrointestinal bleeding that likely was the immediate cause of death, Dr. Genta said. The most important description was of a large, ulcerated lesion on his stomach, and a smaller ulcerated lesion in another part of his st...

MIT biologists solve vitamin puzzle

...rotein after Taga told him about her research over coffee one day. The protein structure he developed clearly shows the "pocket" of BluB where the DMB synthesis reaction takes place. Still to be explored is the question of why soil bacteria synthesize B12 at all, Walker said. Soil microorganisms don't re...

Negative effects of caffeine are stronger on daytime sleep than on nocturnal sleep

...ité de Montréal has concluded that people drinking coffee to get through a night shift or a night of studyin... time of day," explains Dr. Carrier. "We often use coffee and other sources of caffeine during the nighttime to counteract sleepiness generated by sleep depri...

Genomic comparison of lactic acid bacteria published

...eese, sourdough bread, pickles, yogurt, cocoa, and coffee are all enhanced by LAB, which ferment six-carbon sugars, or hexoses, to produce lactic acid. "DOE JGI's contribution to the whole study of lactic acid bacteria is simply immense," said David Mills, Associate Professor, Viticulture & Enology, U...

Coffee makes us more likely to say 'yes'

...ou're looking for a way to make someone say 'yes', coffee can help. Moderate amounts of caffeine can have an impact on the extent to which we can be persuaded, finds research published today in the European Journal of Social Psychology. The Australian researchers from the University of Queensland found th...

Beekeepers work hard for the honey, despite changing tupelo forest

...andoned her dissertation on fair-trade labeling of coffee in Mexico in order to focus on what she believes is an urgent need closer to home, said her interest in the issues surrounding honey production began after one Wewahitchka beekeeper told her, "Before long tupelo honey may be a thing of the past." I...

Researchers show how brain decodes complex smells

... They analyzed scents as diverse as peanut butter, coffee and fresh bobcat urine shipped to the laboratory on dry ice. The researchers then exposed the mice to the original odor and its individual compounds. "We found that glomeruli, the functional units of the olfactory bulb, act as detectors for individu...

Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds

...r passion for spicy cuisine. Drink red wine. Enjoy coffee when you want it, have that orange juice with brea... patients were on very bland diets and cutting out coffee and wine and everything that they enjoy - and basically their heartburn wasn't getting any better," ...

BioMed Central launches Biology Direct

...ough going to bare knuckles, especially during the coffee breaks or at the bar, but also in the conference room itself. Sometimes someone gets upset or offended but it is, definitely, an exception. And how priceless these discussions often are in providing us with new perspectives and fresh ideas for our re...

Flu not the only germ threat this time of year

...cluding faucets, door handles, and change from the coffee shop, for quite awhile, for at least a day. If you put your finger in your mouth, or touch your eye, or pick your nose, you're a spreader, to put it bluntly. People share cell phones, they shake hands to be social. These are effective ways to transmi...

Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara

...ey have cut it with: powdered sugar, flour, or the coffee that is sometimes used to mask the smell from dogs." At this point the new sensor detects cocaine in the blood or saliva to a degree of a few micromolars. This is equivalent to the concentration of cocaine that would result from dropping a kilogram ...

No link found between caffeine intake and development of hypertension in women

Habitual coffee drinking is not associated with an increased risk ...ividual classes of caffeinated beverages, habitual coffee consumption was not associated with increased risk of hypertension. By contrast, consumption of cola...

Environmental lessons from tsunami as world's coastal population doubles

...004. Traditional farming systems which integrated coffee with maize in Honduras were much better at recovering from Hurricane Mitch in 1998 than farming systems which solely grew coffee. Dr Adger, of the Tyndall Centre at UEA, argues that maintaining resilience is the key. New scientific insights from eco...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...d shrank it down into a device about the size of a coffee cup.One of the cost-saving aspects of the design was to keep thefluid-handling components separate from the microelectronics. Theresulting device is considerably larger than comparable lab-on-a-chipsystems but it is also much less expensive. "That's ...

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