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2014-05-05 08:28:48

-- NIAGEN(TM) is the first and only commercially available Nicotinamide Riboside -- IRVINE, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp.( ) (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has entered into a material transfer agreement (MTA) with the Wageningen University in the...

Eat An Apple For Stroke Prevention
2011-09-16 11:05:28

  You may have heard the old saying that ℠an apple a day keeps the doctor away,´ but did you know that an apple a day, and perhaps a pear a day, may keep strokes away? According to a Dutch study, published in ℠Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association,´ researchers suggest that eating lots of fruits and vegetables with white flesh may protect against stroke. While studies in the past have linked high consumption of fruits and vegetables with lower...

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2011-05-02 07:50:00

To find out what motivates pigs to frolic around in the mud, a scientist in the Netherlands looked at the wallowing behavior of its wild relatives. Marc Bracke from Wageningen University and Research Centre carried out the study that suggests a pig's love of mud is not just a way to keep cool, but is vital for the animals' well-being. Pigs are known to wallow in order to keep cool because they do not have normal sweat glands to regulate their body temperature. Bracke searched through...

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2010-01-07 08:03:26

Although kids like to choose what vegetables they want on their dinner plate, they don't always eat them, according to Reuters. Dr. Cees de Graaf, of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, conducted an experiment to see whether offering 4 to 6 year old children their choice of a vegetable before or at dinner, or no choice, might alter the amount of vegetable the kids actually ate. Graaf used the kids from Dutch primary schools, 156 being boys and 147 being girls. He picked eight commonly...

2009-08-27 16:54:12

Researchers from Wageningen University used the warm days in August to map out the urban climate in two Dutch cities. The research team drove two cargo bicycles with measurement equipment during various times of a 24 hours' day through Rotterdam and Arnhem. The results may indicate to which extent heat stress may become a problem for the inhabitants.Future projections of climate change show  that frequency of heat waves will increase substantially in the next decades. Particularly in...

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2008-12-24 06:55:00

A study of a prohibitive long-term surge in costs suggests that tough targets for avoiding dangerous global warming may be easier to achieve than widely believed.Scientists in the Netherlands and Germany wrote the report saying initial investments needed to be high to have any impact in slowing temperature rises. Beyond a certain threshold, however, extra spending would have clear returns on warming.Most governments feared that costs would start low and then skyrocket, suggesting that...

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2008-08-07 12:35:00

A new study in SCI's Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture shows that konjac gum and sesame seed extract may offer protection against different strains of E. coli and Salmonella bacteria. The study by Dr Petra Becker et al from Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands, shows that these foodstuffs act as binders for E. coli and Salmonella bacteria. The bacteria attach themselves to the fibrous foods instead of the gut cells of the host. Dr Becker says that eating a...

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2008-07-07 10:45:37

The most frequent injuries that horses suffer are derived from pressure exerted by riders, and knowing which forces are involved when horses move can prove highly informative when considering treatment for such injuries. A team of scientists from Wageningen University, led by Professor Johan van Leeuwen, has carried out studies both into the advantages of different rider techniques in reducing injury risk, and into the benefits of a method of equine rehabilitation. By using computer modeling...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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