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2010-04-26 09:10:00

Findings show grape consumption lowered blood pressure, improved heart function and reduced other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome Could eating grapes slow what's for many Americans a downhill sequence of high blood pressure and insulin resistance leading to heart disease and type 2 diabetes? Scientists at the University of Michigan Health System are teasing out clues to the effect of grapes in reducing risk factors related to cardiovascular disease and metabolic...

2010-04-26 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a natural products chemistry company which provides novel and innovative ingredients to the dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmetic markets, announced today the launch of pTeroPure(TM) pterostilbene(tero-STILL-bean). This exciting new product introduction is based on the grant of an exclusive worldwide license to all patent rights of pterostilbene from the University of Mississippi...

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2010-04-21 14:42:14

Johns Hopkins researchers discover pathway in mice for resveratrol's apparent protective effect Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have discovered the way in which red wine consumption may protect the brain from damage following a stroke. Two hours after feeding mice a single modest dose of resveratrol, a compound found in the skins and seeds of red grapes, the scientists induced an ischemic stroke by essentially cutting off blood supply to the animals' brains. They found that the animals...

2010-04-21 11:30:00

CONCORD, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Fruit and vegetable gardens are sprouting up in schools across the country thanks to a unique Harvest Grants program from Welch's and Scholastic Parent & Child® magazine with the assistance of the National Gardening Association. The Welch's Harvest Grants program has awarded 100 schools across the country garden packages filled with tools, seeds, and educational materials. Planting, tending and eventually harvesting their own...

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2010-04-16 10:42:33

Hot water, rachis removal, modified atmosphere packaging combination preserves table grapes Packaged fresh-cut grapes are becoming increasingly popular with consumers who like the convenience and health benefits of these ready-to-eat fruits. To keep table grapes fresh and increase shelf life, scientists are seeking advanced techniques that provide healthy, safe alternatives to conventional packing methods. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service...

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2010-04-13 15:15:00

According to a study prepared for the environment ministry that was published Tuesday, Spain has warmed at a faster pace than other areas in the northern hemisphere over the past three decades. The study by the Spanish branch of the Clivar research network found that the country has experienced average temperature increases of 32 degrees Fahrenheit per decade since 1975, which is "50 percent superior to the average of nations in the northern hemisphere." The study says that Spain is on...

2010-03-23 09:44:16

Grapes are one of the world's most economically important fruit crops, but the woody perennial takes three years to go from seed to fruit, and that makes traditional breeding expensive and time-consuming. A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) researchers has found a way to speed things up by developing a way to identify genetic markers in the grapevine's genome that can be linked with specific traits, such as fruit quality, environmental adaptation, and disease and pest resistance....

2010-03-09 08:00:00

PHOENIX and PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix-based Bricker Labs (www.brickerlabs.com) today announces the launch of the highest potency trans-resveratrol softgel capsule available on the market called ResForte(TM). This new resveratrol supplement, made with resVida® trans-resveratrol, contains 50 mg of resveratrol per capsule, requiring only one softgel a day at mealtime to support a healthy heart and provide the benefits of red wine. (Photo:...

2010-03-08 11:49:00

CONCORD, Mass., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Welch's understands that heart health is a primary concern for busy moms and family members of all ages, and new research further supports the fact that grape juice made from Concord grapes can be a delicious part of a heart healthy diet. A new study presented at an American Heart Association conference* conducted by Dr. Joseph Vita of the Boston University School of Medicine shows that drinking Concord grape juice may have a beneficial impact on...

2010-02-25 08:00:00

With the realization that half of the people experiencing a sudden mortal heart attack were taking aspirin on the day of their demise, researchers have begun to search for a more reliable alternative, and they may have found it in a red wine molecule called resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl). Researchers at the University of Connecticut induced heart attacks in animals and found resveratrol significantly reduces damage to heart muscle. Scarring and fibrosis were limited and the animals...


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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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