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2010-08-31 23:30:00

OJAI, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The dawn of each season brings changes in the pollen, dander, dust, mold and mildew present in the air we breathe, making many people miserable and putting irritants in nasal passages and airways. In search of an effective natural approach to easing this discomfort, Plantiva's (www.plantiva.com) international team of doctors, botanical specialists and researchers developed AllerDx, a safe, gentle, effective and clinically tested botanical health...

2010-07-28 14:44:41

Two Illicium species provide warm flower nurseries as a reward to pollinating midges Could a "hot" flower attract pollinators by serving as a reward in a plant-pollinator mutualism? Many flowering plants produce nectar and pollen as rewards in exchange for pollination services by insects and other animals. Interestingly, however, a few plants have flowers that also produce heat metabolically"”so what is the adaptive function of this flower heating? Susanne Renner from the University of...

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2010-07-20 10:25:18

Grains, vegetables and fruit taste delicious and are important sources of energy. However, humans cannot digest the main component of plants - the cellulose in the cell wall. Even in ruminants, animals that can metabolize cellulose, the digestibility of the cell wall plays a crucial role in feed utilization. Scientists are therefore looking for ways of increasing the digestibility of animal feed, and of utilizing plant cell walls to generate energy. To do this they must first understand how...

2010-06-24 06:40:00

VENICE BEACH, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as the crisis of the Great Depression unlocked the imagination of writers who created the very first superheroes beginning with Superman, contemporary environmental concerns have brought forth Pollen, the first Eco-superhero for the 21st century. And with the epic Gulf of Mexico oil leak offering an uncanny parallel, a heroic character like Pollen would certainly be most welcome today. Based on his book, Pollen and the Ring of Harmony,...

2010-06-24 03:59:33

Research shows Pycnogenol decreases nasal and ocular symptoms in allergic rhinitis patients An estimated 60 million people in the U.S. are affected by allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. Hay fever is an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways that causes itching, swelling, mucus production, hives and rashes. A study published in the June 14, 2010 issue of Phytotherapy Research demonstrates...

2010-06-02 13:46:50

Since the beginning, plants and animals have deployed various mechanisms to fight pathogens. Proteins have always played an important part in this armoury, and a broad variety of defensin proteins have become part of the immune system of plants, insects and other animals except mammals. Now scientists from Regensburg discovered that those proteins also play a role in the "sex life" during the fertilization process of plants. These findings will be published next week in the online, open...

2010-06-02 07:20:00

LOS ANGELES, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Pollen and The Ring of Harmony by Francis T. Perry Williams, an anti-violent environmentalist, is the story of Pollen, an interstellar traveler from the far reaches of space, who is dispatched to Earth in order to warn mankind of the potentially tragic ramifications of its eco-unfriendly behavior. Accompanying Pollen on his quest is a mysterious living ring with powers unimaginable. He is a noble "green" messiah. Hollywood's need for a green blockbuster...

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2010-04-30 08:15:00

A Texas A&M University scientist spends hours at a time peering at slides of pollen samples, comparing them to track down the origins of honey with questionable heritage. Some of the samples contain labels from other countries when in fact they originated in China but were re-routed to avoid tariffs of up to 500 percent, says Vaughn Bryant, a palynologist and an anthropology professor at Texas A&M University. The tariffs were attached to the import of Chinese honey about two years ago...

2010-04-26 12:30:00

MACEDONIA, Ohio, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent report by USA Today, due to 2010's unusually cold winter temperatures, allergy sufferers are now poised to experience the worst pollen season in years, with pollen counts skyrocketing and sufferers hiding indoors to avoid exposure. Yet as allergens creep indoors, sufferers continue to cough, sneeze and seek relief. With the introduction of EZ Breathe, a new innovative home ventilation system designed to remove allergens and...

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2010-04-09 11:00:00

All around the country, high pollen levels are being reported, and experts are predicting that 2010 will be one of the worst seasons for allergy sufferers in years. Many factors are involved, according to an April 9 article by Associated Press (AP) writer Tamara Lush. A cold winter and high winds are partially to blame for the high frequency of the fine yellow airborne particulates--and according to what pollen.com executive Web producer J.P. Levins told Lush, "The season is actually just...


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2005-06-08 20:47:33

Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers ranging in color from gold, copper-red or yellow to white, blue, blue-violet, lavender, tan, maroon and purple. Pink and apricot colored irises have also been bred in some species. The name "Iris" can be applied to the genus or to any of the species within it. It is also applied to various subdivisions within the genus. Description There are many species of iris widely distributed throughout the northern temperate zone. Their...

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