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2014-06-25 11:40:34

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Study may lead to new understanding of how new species form Using two yeasts that have been used to brew tea and beer for centuries, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have revealed how reproductive barriers might rapidly arise to create species boundaries. Schizosaccharomyces pombe has been used to brew beer in Africa, whereas its close relative S. kombucha is a component of kombucha tea commonly found in health-food stores....

2014-06-09 12:30:56

Gut Check: Growing Focus on Digestive Connection to Overall Health SAN BRUNO, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the population marches toward the middle of the year, perhaps a few take a glance backward at their New Year's resolutions. It's no surprise that according to a recent survey by Distill Research, health and well-being ranked as the most prevalent goal. However, what may be less anticipated, is that almost a third of those focused on health are putting their digestive health...

2014-04-15 23:06:22

Yeast-Based Florastor Balances Beneficial Flora - Top Five Tips San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 A lot of factors go into a good run — the weather, proper attire, and personal safety, just to name to few. One of the last things runners want to worry about is their gut. In fact, 81 percent of distance runners experience some type of intestinal disturbance while exercising.1 They want to feel "nothing" — no intestinal upset — exactly the idea behind yeast-based,...

Brewer's Yeast Used In European Lagers Has Its Roots In South America
2014-04-10 10:32:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Saccharomyces pastorianus yeast is an essential ingredient that helped to make European lager beers over the past few hundred years and a new study in the journal Molecular Ecology has revealed that this yeast actually has its roots in South America. The new study confirms that a “traveling” parent of the brewing yeast, called Saccharomyces eubayanus, discovered in 2011, is indeed from South America – more specifically from...

2014-01-21 23:01:24

Yeast-based Probiotic Florastor Focuses on Health from the Inside San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 As the number of days and weeks since New Year's Day increases, the number of those committed to their New Year's resolutions takes a dive. The reality is, 45 percent of Americans make resolutions — while just 8 percent achieve them†1. That's where Healthy Weight Week comes in. "We support the idea behind Healthy Weight Week, which emphasizes whole body health...

2013-12-11 23:23:50

Yeast-based Florastor maintains beneficial flora balance: top tummy tips. San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 It's no surprise, 'tis the season for tummy troubles, especially given that an average holiday meal alone packs in 4,500 calories and a whopping 220 grams of fat.†1. Add sugary, processed treats, liters of alcohol, plus a serious lack of fiber, and it quickly turns into a gut-wrenching situation. Think of it as the perfect storm: holiday stress, the overindulgence...

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2012-08-13 09:40:53

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forget the image of a bewhiskered and lederhosen -wearing biermeister stirring golden vats of ale over a fire, the future of beer drinking is in the hands of rubber-gloved hands and face-mask protected flavor technicians and biochemists. Buried in the corridors of Cara Technology´s research labs in southern England, is a lab containing hundreds of beer yeast strains, some dating back 130 years. All are cryogenicly frozen in tiny...

Promiscuous Yeast Hook Up In Wine-making Vats
2012-02-27 06:07:40

Humans aren't the only species that like to get busy with a glass of bubbly, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Turns out, the common baker's yeast has indulged in a frenzy of amorous frolicking in the fermentation vats of winemakers for hundreds, possibly thousands, of years, with interesting results. The unexpected promiscuity has made the lineage of many commercial and wild yeast strains difficult to trace. But there are also indications that such...

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2011-08-23 15:50:24

  Scientists have found a wild species of yeast that is the ancestor of that which is used to make cold-brewing ale, according to a US study published on Monday. The yeast -- called Saccharomyces eubayanus -- was found in the deep forests of South America´s Patagonia region, living on beech trees. Scientists say the yeast was key to the invention of the crisp-tasting German beer 600 years ago. It took five years of searching before scientists discovered, identified and...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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