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2011-09-02 07:00:00

Biotivia have launched a 99% pure pterostilbene supplement called PteroActiv which will be used in human clinical trials that are exploring ways to prevent the diseases associated with aging and obesity. New York City, N.Y (PRWEB) September 02, 2011 Biotivia scientists announced today that the firm is making available a highly purified form of a molecule found in blueberries to the medical research community. The compound, called Pterostilbene, has shown remarkable potential to prevent and...

2011-08-01 14:10:00

FOLSOM, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study by the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California Davis challenges conclusions published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) that lists blueberries on its "Dirty Dozen" list of fruits and vegetables to avoid. The study, conducted independently by UC Davis food scientists, states bluntly, "...the inclusion of blueberries...on the 'Dirty Dozen' list is not justified." It adds, "The methodology used to...

2011-07-14 15:58:11

Scientists discover high levels of disease-fighting antioxidants in two species of neotropical blueberries One of the treats of summer"”fresh, antioxidant-rich blueberries"”has new competition for the title of "superfruit." But at least the contenders are keeping the title in the family. Researchers have found that two species of wild blueberries native to the tropical regions of Central and South America"”the New World tropics, or Neotropics"”contain two to four times...

2011-07-05 11:44:00

BLODGETT, Ore., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned Scientists from around the world presented their latest berry research at last week's 4th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium. New studies further demonstrate the profound impact berries have against age-related disease including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental decline. Members of the science and health communities gathered to hear nearly two dozen presentations, ranging from the role berries play in...

2011-06-21 12:42:40

Compounds in blueberries might turn out to have a powerful effect on formation of strong, healthy bones, if results from studies with laboratory rats turn out to hold true for humans. Jin-Ran Chen and his colleagues are exploring this idea in research funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC) in Little Rock. Chen is a principal investigator and lead scientist at the center's Skeletal Development Laboratory, and an assistant...

2011-06-21 06:12:00

International Conference to Feature Latest International Research on Berries and Human Health Four Seasons Hotel, West Lake Village, California June 27-29, 2011 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Berry Crops Initiative today announced the 4th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium that will highlight international research that builds on the growing body of scientific knowledge that demonstrates the profound effect that berries have on...

2011-06-07 22:18:11

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded studies of mammary gland development in laboratory rats fed blueberries or other foods of interest may aid breast cancer research. In an early study that has paved the way to follow-up experiments, Rosalia C. M. Simmen of the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC) in Little Rock, Ark., has determined that several indicators of rat mammary gland health were improved in the offspring (pups) of mothers (dams) that had been fed 5 percent blueberry...

2011-05-31 21:17:58

Laboratory hamsters that were fed rations spiked with blueberry peels and other blueberry-juice-processing leftovers had better cholesterol health than hamsters whose rations weren't enhanced with blueberries. That's according to a study led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist Wallace H. Yokoyama. Yokoyama pointed out that further research is needed to confirm whether the effects observed in hamsters hold true for humans. He works at the Western Regional Research Center operated...

2011-05-05 22:06:15

Familiar blueberries and their lesser-known wild relatives are safeguarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and curators at America's official blueberry genebank. The plants, collected from throughout the United States and more than two dozen foreign countries, are growing at the USDA Agricultural Research Service National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis, Ore. The blueberries are maintained as outdoor plants, potted greenhouse and screenhouse specimens, tissue...

2011-04-27 15:10:09

The first analysis of the healthful antioxidant content of blueberries that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America concludes that some of these fruits have even more healthful antioxidants than the blueberries "” already renowned as "super fruits" "” sold throughout the United States. These extreme super fruits could provide even more protection against heart disease, cancer and other conditions, the report suggests. It appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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