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2009-08-17 16:16:09

 The polyphenols found in red wine are thought to help prevent Alzheimer's disease, and new research from Purdue University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine has shown that some of those compounds in fact reach the brain.Mario Ferruzzi, a Purdue associate professor of food science; Connie Weaver, Purdue's head of foods and nutrition; and Elsa Janle, a Purdue associate professor of foods and nutrition, found that the amount of polyphenols from grapeseed extract that can reach a rat's...

2009-08-13 14:50:20

Life in the fruit bowl is no longer the pits, thanks to a University of Alberta researcher.Christina Engels has found a way to turn the throwaway kernels in mangos into a natural food preservative that could help prevent Listeriosis outbreaks like the one that killed 21 Canadians last year.The findings can also apply to other fruit seeds like grapes, said Engels, who conducted the research to earn her master's degree from the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the U...

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2009-08-11 14:35:41

French winegrowers are harnessing the benefits of satellite imagery to enrich their grape harvests, combining modern technology with the ancient art of winemaking. Originally developed to help producers of grain, the Oenoview system combines satellite images and vine analysis to assist oenologists in determining when grapes planted under varying conditions will be ready for harvest. The system works by providing winemakers vital information about their berries, such as the amount of water the...

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2009-08-03 06:24:47

According to research published on Sunday by scientists at the University of Glasgow, drinking red wine might help fight inflammation in the body. The study showed that resveratrol, which is an anti-oxidant found in red wine, protected mice from exposure to a strong inflammatory agent. The mice that were not pre-treated with resveratrol were found to have a serious reaction similar to sepsis, an inflammatory disorder. The researchers said that resveratrol blocks two major proteins in the...

2009-07-28 07:35:00

WINDSOR, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Popping a pill to prevent age-associated disease may sound too good to be true, but as documented in various media, including a January 25, 2009 edition of 60 Minutes, studies by independent researchers and Harvard Medical School believe they may have discovered the ticket to eternal youth through Resveratrol. This naturally occurring anti-oxidant and plant chemical is found in the skins of red grapes, red wine, purple grape juice, blueberries,...

2009-07-03 14:46:42

Genetic engineering could make grapevines immune to a common virus that now results in smaller grapes and crop loss, German scientists said. Modified plants have produced antibodies against Grapevine fanleaf virus, caused by the vine louse, or rust mite, researchers at the Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, in Aachen, said. These antibodies 'recognize' the viruses and prevent them from spreading in the plant and causing damage, said Dr. Stefan Schillberg, a lead researcher...

2009-07-02 11:45:00

Viruses can cost winegrowers an entire harvest. If they infest the grapevines, even pesticides are often no use. What's more, these chemicals are harmful to the environment. Researchers are growing plants that produce antibodies against the viruses and are thus immune.A good wine needs to ripen. But it's a long way to the barrel. Even before the harvest, the grapevines have to overcome all kinds of obstacles. Extremely hot or rainy periods can destroy entire crops, not to mention the wide...

2009-06-29 04:00:00

SAN DIMAS, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ --- A newly-produced 8-minute online film introduces Longevinex Advantage(TM), the newly formulated dietary supplement that, for the first time, addresses both cellular and connective tissue aging. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/longevinex/38884/ The film addresses the current rage -- resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl) pills. Consumers have recently been hearing about the possibility of slowing the rate of human...

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2009-06-12 13:10:00

It's happy hour for Texas wineries. Research now shows that wines produced in the Lone Star State share the anti-cancer traits known to exist in wines from other producing regions. Extracts from two Texas red wines decreased cancer cell growth in a comparable magnitude as other wines previously studied, according to Dr. Susanne Talcott, Texas AgriLife Research food and nutrition scientist. Her study, which concluded in May, showed decreased growth of colon and breast cancer cells treated with...

2009-06-12 07:37:34

For nearly 200 years, red wine has been touted for its unmatched health benefits. It's been shown to do everything from preventing cancer to protecting the heart and brain from damage to preventing age-related disorders such as diabetes and inflammation. Now, researchers said they are finally starting to scientifically explain these widespread benefits. Red wide contains a complex mixture of compounds, but there's one superstar that usually garners the most attention "“ resveratrol....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.