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Nonalcoholic Berry Wine Could Be Good For Diabetics
2012-08-21 10:31:02

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “You are what you eat.” This quote has long highlighted the intersection between food and health for the body. Interestingly enough, a team of investigators from the University of Illinois (U of I) recently discovered compounds in Illinois blueberry and blackberry wines that stop enzymes that target carbohydrate absorption and assimilation. They believe that the tasty drink from berry wine could be a possible drug for...

2008-01-09 03:00:18

By Dhawan, Samriti Kaur, Jagdeep ABSTRACT Microbial mannanases have become biotechnologically important since they target the hydrolysis of complex polysaccharides of plant tissues into simple molecules like manno- oligosaccharides and mannoses. The role of mannanases in the paper and pulp industry is well established and recently they have found application in the food and feed technology, coffee extraction, oil drilling and detergent industry. Mannanses are enzymes produced mainly from...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • 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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