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Fruit Flies Enjoy Longer Life With Acai Berries
2012-08-22 14:42:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Emory University recently discovered that acai has the ability to counteract oxidative stress and lengthen the lifespan of fruit flies. In the study, the scientists studied an acai berry product that could lengthen the lives of fruit flies. The health of the fruit flies was originally affected by oxidative stress, but certain conditions of a simple sugar diet and acai supplementation tripled the flies´...

2012-08-05 23:03:25

The government´s "Choose MyPlate" recommendations for healthy eating provide a simple, visual explanation for building healthy, balanced meals. Ready Pac Foods, a leading producer of fresh foods including fresh-cut produce, has many ideas that make adding vegetables and fruit to your diet easier. Irwindale, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2012 The government´s Choose MyPlate recommendations for healthy eating provide a simple, visual explanation for building healthy, balanced meals. The...

Why Peppers Do Not Mature After Picking
2012-08-03 11:52:53

Climacteric and non-climacteric fruits react differently to the plant hormone ethylene Tomato breeders scored a coup several years ago when they identified tomatoes with a genetic defect that made the fruits mature very slowly, even under the influence of the phytohormone ethylene. Traders and growers were delighted as it gave them more time to transport the crop, initially still green, from where it was harvested to where it would be sold. At the stores, the tomatoes could then be treated...

2012-07-26 23:01:37

As a leading supplier of wild bird products, Duncraft knows their customers love their birds and want to attract more types of birds to their yards. Most Duncraft customers feed seeds to their birds, but not all birds eat seeds. Duncraft offers these tips on feeding fruit so customers can attract the greatest variety of birds. Concord, NH (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 As a leading supplier of wild bird products, Duncraft knows their customers love their birds and want to attract more types of...

2012-07-24 23:02:18

Third Annual Iridoid Symposium to Be Held August 21st at Morinda Bioactives. Provo, UT (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 Morinda Bioactives (formerly Tahitian Noni International) announced that the third annual International Iridoid Research Symposium will be held at their headquarters in Provo, Utah, on August 21st. Scientists from around the world will be presenting current research on iridoids in both plants and animals. The symposium is being presented by the International Society for Iridoid...

2012-07-20 23:01:52

Eclectic Institute, an Oregon-based dietary supplement company and pioneer in the herb industry, has added a fresh, freeze-dried black raspberry supplement to its POWder line. Eclectic´s POWder line (POW emphasized for Plant Originated Wellness) is a full line of freeze-dried, raw food powders that contain only herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Sandy, OR (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 While cancer prevention research has long pointed to freeze-dried black raspberries as a potentially effective...

2012-07-08 23:00:51

Flawless Beauty is proud to be one of three American distributers of new weight loss system. Asbury Park, NJ (PRWEB) July 08, 2012 Flawless Beauty & Skin, an online retailer for beauty and health products is now a proud provider of the Leptin Slimming Coffee line. Flawless Beauty is one of three authorized distribution centers for Smart Sense, the makers of Leptin Slimming Coffee and other unique slimming supplements. “The Leptin Green Coffee works by reducing appetite and...

Scientists Find Gene Behind Ripe, Tasteless Tomatoes
2012-06-29 05:38:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at University of California Davis and Cornell University have unraveled the mystery behind those tasteless tomatoes in your salad that lack sweetness and flavor yet look perfectly ripe. Ironically, it turns out the same genetic change that causes the tomatoes to ripen uniformly also make them produce less sugar, making them somewhat tasteless, the scientists said in their study published Friday in the journal Science....


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Hardy kiwi, Actinidia arguta
2014-01-04 14:34:30

Actinidia arguta is a very hardy, perennial vine species. The plant produces a small fruit that gives the species its common names: Hardy kiwifruit, Kiwi berry, Arctic kiwi, Baby kiwi, Desert kiwi, Grape kiwi, Northern kiwi and Cocktail kiwi. A. arguta is a member of the Actinidiaceae family. The plant can be found growing in Japan, Korea, Northern China and Russian Siberia. A. arguta fruits are edible and don’t require peeling. Its fruit is typically the size of a berry or grape and it...

Davidsonia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:26:44

Davidsonia is a scientific journal published by the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. It specializes in the botanical natural history of the pacific northwest and horticultural and plant conservation issues. The print edition of Davidsonia existed from 1970 to 1981. It was revived in 2002 as an online journal. The journal provides full open-access to content on its website www.davidsonia.org . The journal is named after British Columbia botanical pioneer John Davidson. It...

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2005-06-23 11:53:34

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae. The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 meters tall and the large flower head can reach up to 30cm in diameter. The sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism. History Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflower as an image of their sun god, and gold images of the...

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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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