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Scientists identify genes responsible for 'black rot' disease in vegetables

...haped lesions along the margins of the leaves. All vegetables in the crucifer family, including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard, radish, rutabaga, and turnip, are potential hosts for Xcc. The model plant Arabidopsis thaliana is also susceptible to Xcc infection. Surprisingly, how...

Researchers uncover E. coli's defense mechanism

...itted to humans through undercooked meat, unwashed vegetables and cross contamination from surfaces on which these foods were prepared. Infections from either of these organisms can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps and sometimes more serious illnesses that require hospitalization. E.coli doesn't respond well to...

Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants

... more accessible worldwide. He believes fruits and vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes are the keys to figuring out a way for people to take anthrax vaccines orally in capsules of dried plant cells that contain correct doses of the protective antigen. If that research is successful, the needs for requiring...

Study finds that nutritionally enhanced rice reduces iron deficiency

...hat the best solution is a balanced diet of fruit, vegetables and meat, but, for the very poor, such choices are simply not possible and so they depend predominantly on staple foods to stave off day-to-day hunger. This is especially true in isolated rural areas where under-resourced and overstretched public he...

Curry and cauliflower could halt prostate cancer

...ring substance particularly abundant in a group of vegetables that includes watercress, cabbage, winter cress, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips. "The bottom line is that PEITC and curcumin, alone or in combination, demonstrate significant cancer-preventive qualities in laborat...

Retinol for combating leukemia cells

...lk, butter and other foodstuffs and as carotene in vegetables that have a yellow-orange colour, such as carrots and pumpkins. This vitamin is accumulated in the liver where it is transformed into retinoid. Given that vitamin A, as such, has no effect on our organism, it is the retinoids that are responsible fo...

Malaria, potato famine pathogen share surprising trait

...s, the microbe that triggers late potato blight in vegetables including potatoes, soybeans and tomatoes. "It sounds crazy, but it's not totally ridiculous to consider such a drug," said Kamoun, who is an expert on the Phytophthora group of pathogens. He conducted the study with lead author Kasturi Haldar, of N...

Mushrooms as good an antioxidant source as more colorful veggies

... have shown that those who eat the most fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants have lower incidence of these...ans. Dubost says, "You don't have to eat only the vegetables with the highest anti-oxidant capacity to benefit. If you eat a variety of mushrooms along with a va...

UC Davis researchers reveal apples' protective ways

... been encouraging Americans to add more fruits and vegetables to their daily diets. Now, UC Davis researchers have discovered one way in which flavonoid-rich apples inhibit the kinds of cellular activity that leads to the development of chronic diseases, including heart disease and age-related cancers. "We've ...

UCLA study of community health project shows how group dynamics affect fitness, eating habits

...ak-room vending machines featuring fruit juice and vegetables instead of cookies and soda pop. Consider colleagues who insist on mid-morning group exercise breaks and applaud a lunchtime workout rather than criticizing the cut of the sweat suit. Ponder an organizational culture that encourages walking the stair...

Eco-friendly bug sucker

A new sterilisation method for fruit and vegetables has been developed, which quite literally sucks th...that MSDD works by subjecting insects on fruit and vegetables to alternating vacuum and carbon dioxide. This effectively suffocates organisms because they require...

Why Popeye only has eyes for spinach

...s no need for spectacles! Spinach and some other vegetables like sweetcorn, kale and broccoli are rich in a ch...against AMD but we want to discover whether eating vegetables rich in these chemicals will have a direct impact on the disease. "Since macular pigment is wholly...

Bitter taste identifies poisons in foods

...nses Center report that bitter taste perception of vegetables is influenced by an interaction between variants o... not. Examples of the 17 glucosinolate-containing vegetables include watercress, broccoli, bok choy, kale, kohlrabi, and turnip; the 11 non-glucosinolate foods i...

UVa researchers seek to unlock broccoli's cancer fighting secret

...e (NCI) to study how specific nutrients in healthy vegetables like broccoli work to prevent cancer. Cross and Templeton found that nutrients in broccoli unexpectedly bond with a specific enzyme in cells. This enzyme had been clearly linked to inflammatory disease processes, but Cross solidified a link with ca...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

...amins, which contain these. Eating fresh fruit and vegetables daily or on most days was also found to halve the odds of miscarriage and, in a finding that will delight pregnant women everywhere, the consumption of chocolate was also found to be associated with lower risk. There were a number of other interes...

Unique tomatoes tops in disease-fighting antioxidants

...led the carotenoids, which give certain fruits and vegetables their distinctive colors. Carotenoids are thought to have a number of health benefits, such as reducing the risk of developing cancer, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration. "The tomato is a wonderful biosynthetic factory for carotenoids...

100 percent juices found as beneficial to health as fruits and vegetables

...hey determined that the positive impact fruits and vegetables offer come not from just the fiber but also from a...s being nutritionally inferior to whole fruits and vegetables in relationship to chronic disease development is “unjustified?and that policies which suggest other...

Napoleon's mysterious death unmasked, UT Southwestern researcher says

...l of salt-preserved foods but sparse in fruits and vegetables ?common fare for long military campaigns. "Even if treated today, he'd have been dead within a year," he said. Dr. Genta completed some of the work for this report while at the University of Geneva. Researchers from the Aarau Cantonal Hospital ...

Scientists genetically engineer tomatoes with enhanced folate content

...." The vitamin is commonly found in leafy green vegetables like spinach, but few people eat enough produce to get the suggested amount of folate. So, in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration made it mandatory that many grain productssuch as rice, flour and cornmeal be enriched with a synthetic form of folat...

Studies force new view on biology of flavonoids

...avonoids, a group of compounds found in fruits and vegetables that had been thought to be nutritionally importan...lthy diet with five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables ?is sufficient. Large doses taken via dietary supplements might do no additional good; an apple a da...

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