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vitamins and alzheimers
2014-07-16 05:45:22

University of Oxford Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving 22,000 people to offer a final answer on this debate. High levels in the blood of a compound called homocysteine have been found in people with Alzheimer's disease, and people with higher levels of homocysteine have been shown to be at increased risk of...

aura artist concept
2014-07-16 04:40:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten years ago on July 15, NASA launched the Aura satellite aboard a Delta II 7920-10L rocket into a sun-synchronous, near polar orbit approximately 400 miles above the Earth. Aura, which is Latin for "Breeze," has provided a wealth of data over the past decade, including the cause, concentrations and impact of major air pollutants. Aura's four instruments give scientists a comprehensive view of the Earth's atmosphere by measuring...

2014-07-15 23:14:29

Warm weather brings more opportunity for outdoor activities. Keep kids and communities safe and healthy while enjoying the summer fun. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Summer is here! The good news: opportunities for outdoor activities and fun-in-the-sun are at a high. The bad news: so are the risks for injury. To help health educators promote summer safety and nutrition for people on the go, Journeyworks Publishing is offering review copies of selected warm weather safety and...

2014-07-15 23:13:27

The 52nd R&D 100 Awards recognize Excellims’ High Performance Ion Mobility Spectrometer as one of the 100 most innovative technologies introduced in 2013. Acton, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Excellims Corporation announced today that its IA3100 High-Performance Ion Mobility Spectrometer has won a prestigious R&D 100 award for the most innovative new technologies of 2013. Addition of the IA3100 instrument to common HPLC systems brings high resolution ion mobility separation/detection...

2014-07-15 23:12:30

Ammonia refrigeration systems are complex and potentially dangerous. Graphic Products, the global leader in workplace labeling and signage, has developed a number of resources addressing these dangers and requirements for properly labeling pipe contents, flow direction and other information. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 On the heels of these resources is a 2014 guideline update from the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) which promotes education, information and...

2014-07-15 23:10:49

Ajinomoto Co. subsidiary to increase Cysteine derivatives production in 2014 Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Ajinomoto Co.) has announced that its subsidiary Nippon Protein Co., Ltd. in Japan will increase Cysteine derivatives production capacity during 2014. Cysteine derivatives are amino acids widely used in various applications such as pharmaceutical products, bread (dough conditioner), flavors and cosmetics. Many Cysteine derivatives from other manufacturers...

2014-07-15 23:09:29

Investigation warns of bogus 'natural' beauty claims, ingredients to avoid; Plus, apps that can help shoppers identify safer products YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Beauty products and cosmetics have become overgrown with labels covered with flowers and greenery and words like natural and healthy. The September 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features an in-depth look at hidden health risks that can be found in cosmetics and other beauty products, ingredients to...

2014-07-15 23:07:22

MedicationDiscountCard.com offers discounts of 10-75% on fibromyalgia treatments. Margate, NJ (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Recent surveys show that about 2% of Americans currently suffer from fibromyalgia. Most of these are women, with about 20% of new diagnoses being men or children. Fibromyalgia can present itself with many different symptoms, including sensitivity to light, odors, and noise, or more acute symptoms like facial pain and TMJ (lockjaw). On average, patients dealing with...

2014-07-15 23:06:39

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global bottled water market is expected to grow to $195 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.7%. Market drivers include innovations in bottling technology that have lowered the price of water as well as continuing concerns about obesity and related diseases. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, GLOBAL MARKETS FOR BOTTLED WATER...

2014-07-15 23:02:27

The PTFE market is growing at a CAGR of 5.1% and is expected to generate global revenue of $2,114.7 million by 2018. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/polytetrafluoroethylene-market-22472807.html. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The recent report, "PTFE Market, By Form (Granular, Fine, Aqueous Dispersion, Micronized), By Application (Industrial Goods, Coating, Filled PTFE), By End Industry (Chemical, Automotive, Medical, Food, Textile, & Others), By Geography - Trends &...


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Caribbean Pine, Pinus caribaea
2014-04-18 08:11:48

Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) is native to Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean pine also grows in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa and China where they were introduced by foresters. This pine often forms pure stands but can be found growing mixed in with oaks and other pines as long as the soil is well drained and acidic. The Caribbean pine grows in forest of the lowlands up to about 2,297 feet but can...

Camphora tree, Cinnamomum camphora
2014-02-07 09:51:33

Cinnamomum camphora is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Camphor tree, Camphorwood or Camphor laurel. C. camphora plants belong to the Lauraceae family. The tree is indigenous to China, specifically south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. It has been introduced and has become naturalized in many other regions of the world and the tree is considered an invasive species in parts of the United States and Australia. Cinnamomum...

Amflora
2013-10-03 07:51:27

Amflora, known also as EH92-527-1, is a genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science. Amflora potato plant produces pure amylopectin starch that is processed to waxy potato starch. Amflora was approved for industrial applications in the European Union market on March 2, 2010 by the European Commission. It was originally registered on August 5, 1996. Amflora was developed by geneticist Lennart Erjefalt and agronomist Juri Kano of Svalof Weibull AB. Because of the lack of...

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

Vistive Gold
2013-10-02 12:54:36

Vistive Gold, MON 87705, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant low-linolenic, high-oleic soybeans created by Monsanto. Vistive Gold was designed to be a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content enables Vistive Gold to have favorable traits for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods. The Federal Register declared on June 28, 2011 that Monsanto was petitioning the Animal and Plant...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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