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2011-12-29 08:00:00

Zion Health announces ClayBrite Natural Gum Healing Toothpaste available for sale at Noah's Natural Foods in Toronto, Ontario Canada. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 29, 2011 Zion Health, a San Francisco-based company specializing in natural clay minerals cosmetic and hygienic products has announced ClayBrite toothpaste will now be available for purchase at Noah´s Natural Health Food Stores throughout Toronto, Ontario´s metropolitan area. The launch comes after numerous...

Image 1 - Waiter! There's A Fly In My Beer!
2011-11-18 04:34:10

UC Riverside entomologists explain why flies are attracted to beer and products of yeast fermentation Ever wondered why flies are attracted to beer? Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have, and offer an explanation. They report that flies sense glycerol, a sweet-tasting compound that yeasts make during fermentation. "Insects use their taste system to glean important information about the quality and nutritive value of food sources," said Anupama Dahanukar, an...

Image 1 - Students Coax Yeast Cells To Add Vitamins To Bread
2011-10-26 03:20:11

[ Watch the Video ] Any way you slice it, bread that contains critical nutrients could help combat severe malnutrition in impoverished regions. That is the goal of a group of Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students who are using synthetic biology to enhance common yeast so that it yields beta carotene, the orange substance that gives carrots their color. When it´s eaten, beta-carotene turns into vitamin A. The students´ project is the university´s entry in iGEM,...

2011-09-28 19:24:20

Anti-caking agents in powdered products may hasten degradation of vitamin C instead of doing what they are supposed to do: protect the nutrient from moisture. Lisa Mauer, a Purdue University professor of food science; Lynne Taylor, a professor of industrial and physical pharmacy; and graduate student Rebecca Lipasek study deliquescence, a reaction in which humidity causes a crystalline solid to dissolve. They wanted to understand how anti-caking agents protect substances such as vitamin C...

2011-09-19 21:15:00

Better Life, known for its natural household cleaning products, will be introducing its new line of natural soaps and lotions September 23-26, 2011 at Natural Products Expo East, the east coast's largest trade show for the natural, organic, and healthy products industry. Better Life representatives are available in Booth 1813 Saint Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 Better Life, known for its high performance, completely safe, natural household cleaning products, will be unveiling...

2011-08-10 18:33:06

Injecting mice with simple baker's yeast protects against the fatal fungal infection, aspergillosis, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The work could lead to the development of a human vaccine that protects immunocompromised people against a range of life-threatening fungal infections, for which current therapy often fails. Researchers from the California Institute for Medical Research, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Stanford University gave mice...

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2011-08-01 10:47:01

Seventy percent of eight-month-old babies have a salt (sodium chloride) intake higher than the recommended UK maximum level, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extract, gravy, baked beans and tinned spaghetti. Many are also given cows' milk, which has higher levels of salt than breast or formula milk, as their main drink despite recommendations that it should not be used in this way until babies are at least one year old. High levels of salt can damage developing kidneys,...

2011-07-27 00:01:19

New feminine cosmetic product launched to help women with vulvar discomfort. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Neogyn®, a new non-medicated skincare product has been launched to help soothe and comfort the symptoms associated with vulvar pain. Vulvar discomfort may be associated with pain in the area around the opening of the vagina. It is estimated that 14 million American women experience vulvar pain, which often affects many aspects of life, including sexual functioning, emotional...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'