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2010-12-14 01:06:47

Understanding how lignin building blocks are transported could break down barriers to biofuel production One big challenge in converting plants to biofuels is that the very same molecules that keep plants standing up make it hard to break them down. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are unraveling details of how plant cells' structural supports - their cell walls - are made, with the hope of finding ways to change their composition for more...

2010-11-09 05:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeking to bring the benefits of a hydroxytyrosol-rich improved formulation to more Malaysian consumers, Dr. Roberto Crea, founder and CEO of CreAgri® Inc., recently launched Olivenol Plus in Kuala Lumpur. A stronger formula of already popular Olivenol(TM) Livin' products present on the Malaysian market, the new line of dietary supplements is the result of CreAgri's latest safety and scientific research in the field of olive...

2010-10-27 20:31:28

Scientists are calling for more research on the possibility that some supposedly healthful plant-based antioxidants "” including those renowned for their apparent ability to prevent cancer "” may actually aggravate or even cause cancer in some individuals. Their recommendation follows a study in which two such antioxidants "” quercetin and ferulic acid "” appeared to aggravate kidney cancer in severely diabetic laboratory rats. The study appears in ACS' bi-weekly...

2010-10-22 17:55:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CREAGRI, Inc.® (www.CREAGRI.com), a world leader in providing the highest quality polyphenol antioxidants captured from organic olives, recently unveiled a new hydroxytyrosol formulation specifically developed for inclusion in consumer goods. The new particulate-free formula, HIDROX® 12%, is the latest addition to CREAGRI's® impressive line of natural, organic olive polyphenolic ingredients,...

2010-10-19 16:14:10

Curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, when combined with the drug Cisplatin enhances the chemotherapy's suppression of head and neck cancer cell growth, researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center have found. A naturally occurring spice widely used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, Turmeric has long been known to have medicinal properties, attributed to its anti-inflammatory effects. Previous studies have shown it can suppress the growth of certain cancers, said Dr....

2010-10-14 12:13:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SupplySide West Booth# 19112 -- In anticipation of SupplySide West 2010, CREAGRI, Inc.® (www.CREAGRI.com) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc., based in Westport, CT, for the supply and distribution of its HIDROX® products, used in dietary supplement and nutraceutical applications, in the U.S. and Canada. "We are looking at the market for dietary...

2010-09-16 08:07:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Top researchers at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Lab at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas are exploring the clinical applications of BCM-95®, a new patented extract of curcumin with unprecedented potency, and bioavailability. Previous studies have shown that BCM-95 curcumin was 7-10 times more bioavailable than other forms of curcumin, and had a retention time in the bloodstream between 8 to 12 hours.(1) At all...

2010-09-09 01:02:11

Scientists are calling for more research on the possibility that some supposedly healthful plant-based antioxidants "” including those renowned for their apparent ability to prevent cancer "” may actually aggravate or even cause cancer in some individuals. Their recommendation follows a study in which two such antioxidants "” quercetin and ferulic acid "” appeared to aggravate kidney cancer in severely diabetic laboratory rats. The study appears in ACS' bi-weekly...

2010-08-26 05:25:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CreAgri, Inc.® announced today that the company has received a Patent by the Australian Patent Office, Patent Number 2003249719, which covers the protective effects provided by Hydroxytyrosol against skin damage caused by UV exposure. The patent claims are very broad and include formulations containing the two most important olive polyphenols, Hydroxytyrosol and Oleuropein, whether delivered orally and/or in conjunction with...

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2010-08-25 18:54:49

Here's a scientific discovery fit to give Mr. Potato Head static cling and flyaway hair (if that vintage plastic toy had hair). Scientists today reported discovery of two simple, inexpensive ways of boosting the amounts of healthful antioxidant substances in potatoes. One involves giving spuds an electric shock. The other involves zapping them with ultrasound, high frequency sound waves.Those new insights into improving the nutritional content of one of the Western world's favorite side...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.