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Common Desert Shrub may Increase Longevity

A study on mice has shown that a synthetic derivative of a common North American desert shrub, creosote, may help boost the odds of living longer. University of Michigan scientist Richard A. Miller says that the compound derived from creosote is called NDGA. While presenting the pr...

Cargill Receives Official Notification From FDA Supporting the Safety of Truvia(TM) Rebiana

...he only petitioner to the FDA that has made the safety dossier for rebiana publicly available as part of its GRAS notification. Stevia is a shrub in the chrysanthemum family that is native to northeastern Paraguay. First discovered by natives of Paraguay, the plant has been grown, harvested and...

Growing markets bring potential for rubber and oilseed crops

... guayule natural rubber does not produce the allergic reactions because of fewer proteins. Thats where we are headed with this. Guayule is a native shrub in the Big Bend area and produces natural rubber, Foster said. This plant was harvested in the early 1900s in Mexico and Texas and received attention ...

Wild Child's 'Quit Nits' Offers a Safe, Natural Alternative to Current Toxic Head Lice Products

...sive research, Preston developed a prototype of a product (subsequently called "Quit Nits") which used entirely natural plant oils (Quassia amara -- a shrub or small tree of which extracts of the bark contain quassinoids used as insecticides and Eucalyptus globulus -- an evergreen tree, one of the most wid...

'Sweet Herb' may Be Green Gold for Paraguay

...rani native people to sweeten their drinks, being 300 times sweeter than sugar with none of the calories. Now the 60 centimeter high (24-inch) shrub has caught the eye of the granddaddy of soft drinks Coca Cola, and its poor, small Latin American home is hoping the cash tills will soon start ringin...

Brits Experiencing Moth Trouble With Their Cashmeres

... Bog Myrtle:The traditional Highland method for dealing with unwanted beasties was to keep a sprig of bog myrtle in your wardrobe. The fragrant shrub is an excellent natural insect repellent, keeping moths and other insects away. Cedar Wood: Many cashmere shops suggest using cedar blocks or ...

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

...d effective before hitting stores. One of the most popular and dangerous weight-loss supplements in the early 2000s relied on chemicals in a shrub native to China and Mongolia. Ephedra sinica, or Ma huang in Chinese, contains ephedra alkaloids that, when combined with caffeine, caused weight loss...

New Insights into Antimalarial Drug Resistance

...t are consequences of red cell infection. Natural products such as quinine, extracted from the cinchona tree, and leaves from the artemisinin shrub were the only options available to treat the infection until World War II, when both Germany and the United States started massive drug discovery prog...

Drug Uses Up Water in Yemeni Capital, People Must Relocate

...er is available is soaked up by khat. Everywhere one turns in Yemen, one can find men with cheeks bulging bizarrely as they get their fix. It is a shrub whose leaves, when you chew them, can induce mild euphoria, excitement, hallucinations and even constipation. It is increasingly popular in the c...

Malaria-curing Herb Must Be Carefully Farmed - WHO

...ug could be damaged by overplanting of the Chinese shrub from which it is derived//, the World Health Organ...Monday. The artemisia annua (sweet wormwood) shrub must be more carefully farmed to meet a growing gl... Chinese herbalists have used leaves from the shrub to treat malaria for centuries. It is now widely r...
Shrub in Biological News

Bad sign for global warming: Thawing permafrost holds vast carbon pool

...n ground formerly occupied by tundra indeed, such a transformation has already been observed in parts of Alaska, where some arctic tundra is becoming shrub land. Because plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, it might appear they could compensate for whatever carbon is released by the thawed...

Did walking on 2 feet begin with a shuffle?

... piece of fruit, this protohominid spotted another juicy morsel in a nearby shrub and began shuffling toward it instead of dropping on all fours, crawling to the shrub and standing again. A number of reasons have been proposed for the develo...

When the butterfly bush blossoms

...red years ago from China and has been cultivated since then. The ornamental shrub soon became popular, but not only in gardens. In post-war Germany the shrub was also able to spread on the rubble of bombed inner cities and in the mea...

Some migratory birds can't find success in urban areas, study finds

...id. However, researchers are testing several theories. For one, many of the urban forests were dominated by Amur Honeysuckle plants, an invasive shrub native to Asia that is often used as ornamental plants in urban areas. Honeysuckles often made the understory of urban forests thicker than those in r...

Small desert beetle found to engineer ecosystems

... stems of the shrub, which forces the plant to regrow new stems the following year. The new stems supply the beetle larvae with food, but the mesquite shrub takes more nutrients from the soil for its increased growth, leaving less for the other plant species such as grasses. Up to 150 years ago, the No...

Emphasis on conifer forests places multiple species at risk

..., Hagar said, the lack of historic tree diversity, shrub and vegetation species may have long-term impacts ...g in areas that used to have many diverse tree and shrub species, but which have been largely converted to ... populations have contracted due to loss of upland shrub habitats, plant species diversity and loss of wood...

Agent slows aging in mice

... Aspirin didn’t pan out. Neither did two other potential anti-aging agents. But a synthetic derivative of a pungent desert shrub is now a front- runner in ongoing animal experiments to find out if certain chemicals, known to inhibit inflammation, cancer and other destructive pro...

Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...that are consequences of red cell infection. Natural products such as quinine, extracted from the cinchona tree, and leaves from the artemisinin shrub were the only options available to treat the infection until World War II, when both Germany and the United States started massive drug discovery prog...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

...nuatum, an invasive weed with no common name Physalis viscosa, known as starhair ground cherry Senna occidentalis, a very leafy tropical shrub whose seeds have been used in coffee; called septic weed Solanum nodiflorum, also known as white nightshade Tulbaghia violacea, a bulbou...

Researchers discover way to transport environmental arsenic to plant leaves in new clean-up strategy

...aid Meagher, "and now that we understand the mechanism, we believe that is possible." Indeed, it appears possible to create arsenic-eaters among tree, shrub and even grass species, using the new knowledge. The problem of arsenic pollution is especially severe all over the Ganges River basin in India. Du...
Shrub in Biological Technology

Energy, Biotechnology and Agribusiness Veterans Form SG Biofuels to Develop Jatropha as Low-Cost, Sustainable Oil

...ropha genetic material in the world, providing the opportunity to develop the most productive Jatropha strains. Jatropha curcas is a non-edible shrub that is native to Central America. Its seeds contain high amounts of oil that can be used for a variety of bio-based materials including biodiesel an...

CJP Declares the Dates of 3rd Global Jatropha Hi-Tech Agricultural Training Programme

...from petroleum without interfering with food crops or leading to the clearing of forests. The good thing about Jatropha is that we're producing a tree shrub that lives for a long time and does its job, producing oil, while it also sequesters lots of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere We are happy to no...
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Monoecious

...the flowers are female. ... Annual to tree, sometimes monoecious or dioecious, glandular or with bead-like ... Annual (generally monoecious ) to shrub (generally dioecious), often scaly ... A web site containing information about the Flora of Zimbabwe ... monoecious . Copyright: Mark Hyde and B...
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