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2010-03-08 11:49:00

CONCORD, Mass., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Welch's understands that heart health is a primary concern for busy moms and family members of all ages, and new research further supports the fact that grape juice made from Concord grapes can be a delicious part of a heart healthy diet. A new study presented at an American Heart Association conference* conducted by Dr. Joseph Vita of the Boston University School of Medicine shows that drinking Concord grape juice may have a beneficial impact on...

2009-12-15 15:51:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With songs written from Los Angeles to London and produced from Lockhart, Texas to Vancouver, British Columbia, 100 Monkeys new album Grape has some miles under its belt. Grape is the fruit of a laborious 2009, during which the indie band spent the majority of the year performing live on the east and west coasts for their rapidly growing fan base and constructing make-shift recording and rehearsal studios on the road. "We wrote songs as we caravanned...

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2009-11-04 11:26:19

Trellis Tension Monitoring offers accurate solution for grape growers Predictions of grape yields are extremely important to juice processors and wineries; timely and precise yield forecasts allow producers to plan for harvest and move the highly perishable grape crop from vine to processing efficiently. Until recently, wineries and grape juice processors have relied on expensive and labor-intensive hand-sampling methods to estimate yield in grape crops. Thanks to extensive research efforts,...

2009-09-24 11:36:10

It has been known grapes provide health benefits, but U.S. researchers say they are learning more about exactly how the fruit's chemicals work. The links between grape consumption and prevention of diseases are the subject of a Grape and Health workshop described in a supplement published in the Journal of Nutrition. Within grapes and grape products, there are chemical classes of natural compounds, which are capable of mediating biological responses against a variety of targets, Dr. John...

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2009-09-24 07:35:00

Could point the way toward production of European-tasting wines from American vines One of the best known episodes in the 8000-year history of grapevine cultivation led to biological changes that have not been well understood "“ until now. Through biomolecular detective work, German researchers have uncovered new details about the heredity of Vitis varieties in cultivation today. In the process, they have opened the way to more meaningful classification, accelerated breeding, and more...

2009-09-10 13:36:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- While consumption of grapes and grape products has long been associated with a healthy lifestyle, a new supplement published in the September issue of the Journal of Nutrition provides further evidence that grapes and grape products may play a key role in optimizing health by mediating beneficial biological responses. The vast array of naturally occurring plant chemicals in grapes and grape products are thought to be responsible for the...

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...

2009-04-23 09:44:00

New Research Highlights Raisin Health Benefits Beyond Basic Nutrition NEW ORLEANS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Data presented yesterday at the Experimental Biology conference in New Orleans suggest raisin and dried fruit consumption are associated with a decreased likelihood of abdominal obesity. The analysis examined the association between dried fruit consumption and body weight and waist circumference in adults 19 years old and older, using data from the National Health and Nutrition...

2009-04-22 23:41:17

A grape-enriched diet may help prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure brought on by years of high blood pressure, U.S. researchers suggest. E. Mitchell Seymour, whose study was part of his doctoral work in nutrition science at Michigan State University, said all the rats his team used were from a research breed that develops high blood pressure when fed a salty diet. The researchers studied the effect of regular table grapes -- a blend of green, red, and black grapes -- that were...