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2010-01-28 09:15:00

Has the almond tree developed a unique way of drawing potential pollinators? A group of researchers at the Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Science Education at the University of Haifa-Oranim speculate that the toxin called amygdalin that is found in almond tree nectar is in fact an evolutionary development intended to give that tree an advantage over others in its surroundings. Previous studies have already shown that amygdalin can be found in almond...

2009-06-16 09:58:35

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning about consuming Our Father's Farm-brand apricot kernels in excessive amounts. The CFIA said Our Father's Farm Ultra Bitter Apricot Kernels contain a natural toxin called amygdalin, which might cause acute cyanide poisoning. The federal agency said the product has been distributed in Ontario and might have been sold nationally. Bitter apricot kernels naturally contain a compound called amygdalin, which has the potential to release...

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2008-09-19 11:40:00

Five companies were charged with making false and misleading claims for cancer cures, according to the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday. Lydia Parnes, director of the FTC's bureau of consumer protection, said the Food and Drug Administration and Canadian authorities were cooperating to warn consumers about misleading cures."As long as products have been sold there has been somebody out there selling snake oil to consumers," said Parnes."There is no credible scientific evidence that any of...

2005-12-23 13:50:00

Disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk faked data in a landmark paper that purported to show he and his team produced tailored embryonic stem cells and cloned a dog. Other notable medical frauds, some of which continue to have believers, include: - A 1998 study in the Lancet appeared to show the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was causing autism in children. A majority of the article's authors later retracted the paper's conclusion, and the lead author was found to have been...