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2011-07-07 07:30:00

MILFORD, Mass., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced VICAM®, a Waters® Business, launched Vertu(TM), a digital lateral flow reader for fast, easy, mycotoxin quantitation. The Vertu reader provides more accessible mycotoxin testing to food and agriculture producers worldwide who rely on early detection to protect humans and animals from potentially lethal effects of contamination. The economic impact of...

2011-06-20 23:52:09

LMU chemists design a route for synthesis of loline alkaloids LMU chemists led by Professor Dirk Trauner have developed a concise and efficient method for the synthesis of the alkaloid loline and related compounds. Loline alkaloids are a biologically interesting group of natural products, which have unusual physicochemical and pharmacological characteristics, but are as of yet poorly understood. They are produced by fungal symbionts that infect weeds and forage grasses, and act as deterrents...

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2011-06-16 11:00:00

The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" could be used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety and addiction, according to researchers working on a new study. The scientists, working at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have figured out the dose levels of the "sacred mushroom" chemical capable of yielding positive experiences, while minimizing the chance of negative reactions like those found in volunteers of the study, who were under constant,...

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2011-03-05 11:05:00

Dinosaurs squashed them with impunity. Thousands of species that lacked culinary appreciation have turned up their noses at them. And a study based on advanced DNA analysis has shown that this shameful indifference went on for 129 million years.Finally, however, one animal species came along that would learn to appreciate this particular fungus with almost a global reverence "“ homo sapiens. Thus was born the human affection for the morel "“ for millions of people around the...

2011-02-10 09:33:00

VISTA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoBlu Products, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ECOB) announced today that the company's Patent Pending WoodSurfaceFilm(TM) treatment demonstrated the ability to inhibit the growth of mold and the production of mycotoxins on lumber products. Additionally the WoodSurfaceFilm(TM) treatment has exhibited extreme efficacy in eradicating, both short and long term, existing mold and mycotoxin poisons on lumber substrates. ECOB began working with...

2010-12-21 14:57:00

In the news release, RealTime Laboratories Tests Pets for Aflatoxin Exposure, issued Dec. 21, 2010 by RealTime Laboratories, LLC over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the fourth paragraph, the email address should read "info@realtimelab.com" rather than "info@realtimelabs.com" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: RealTime Laboratories Tests Pets for Aflatoxin Exposure CARROLLTON, Texas, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RealTime...

2010-12-21 11:00:00

CARROLLTON, Texas, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RealTime Laboratories, LLC, (RTL), announced the availability of a test to determine whether family pets have been contaminated with aflatoxins. Recently, a large chain super market announced a recall of select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products "may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets." (Kroger Co, recall, December 18, 2010, Cincinnati, Ohio). In 2006, a similar contamination led...

2010-11-10 16:25:45

An international team of scientists calls for protecting complementary food for infants in developing countries "“ especially those where corn is a staple food "“ against fumonisin, a toxin produced by fungi. Until now, physicians thought the growth retardation of children in those regions was to be blamed on the poor nutritional value of the complementary maize porridge they receive when breast milk is no longer sufficient. But toxins indeed are involved, the scientists report in...

2010-10-29 08:30:00

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Creighton University School of Medicine researcher has been awarded a $2.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate a possible link between the ingestion of tortillas and corn-based food products contaminated with a fungal toxin and increased risk for birth defects. The three-year award is a collaborative effort among investigators at Creighton, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service...

2010-09-30 19:46:48

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Athens, Georgia, have reported for the first time that several species of Aspergillus niger, or black aspergilli, are capable of infecting corn and peanuts as endophytes. The researchers also showed that, under laboratory conditions, these species produced mycotoxins. Using a molecular procedure they developed, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research leader Charles Bacon, microbiologist Dorothy Hinton, and Edwin Palencia, a...