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2011-08-01 10:47:01

Seventy percent of eight-month-old babies have a salt (sodium chloride) intake higher than the recommended UK maximum level, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extract, gravy, baked beans and tinned spaghetti. Many are also given cows' milk, which has higher levels of salt than breast or formula milk, as their main drink despite recommendations that it should not be used in this way until babies are at least one year old. High levels of salt can damage developing kidneys,...

2011-06-21 21:27:17

Research published in G3: Genes|Genomics|Genetics identifies the complete genome sequences and new laboratory strains of yeast available to the research community If you think yeast is most useful for beer and pizza crust, here's something else to chew on: a team of U.S. researchers has identified and compared the genetic codes for all known species of yeasts closely related to bakers' and brewers' yeast. This information, published in the Genetics Society of America's new open-access...

2011-06-14 09:04:00

VISALIA, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EdeniQ, Inc., a California-based clean technology company serving the global biofuels industry, announced today that it has licensed yeast technology from the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) associated with the fermentation of C5 sugars, such as xylose, to ethanol. The license marks the culmination of the 3-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between FPL and...

2011-04-18 19:53:33

Mention vitamin D-fortified foods and most people think of milk, which has been fortified with the sunshine vitamin since the 1930s. A new episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series says that vitamin D-fortified bread could join milk as a mainstay for providing an essential nutrient that is difficult to get naturally in foods. The video points out that millions of people are unable to get enough vitamin D from food or...

2011-03-08 15:20:23

The researcher in question is Nadia Skorupa Parachin and the secret of her technique is enzymes that she extracted from garden soil. If ethanol can be successfully made from xylose then ethanol production could increase by over 20 per cent "“ to the benefit of cheaper environmentally friendly fuel. Ethanol is manufactured by fermenting sugars from plant material. At present, xylose is not used, despite being the second most common type of sugar found in nature. Succeeding with xylose...

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2011-02-09 08:05:00

A roughly 200 year old beer--the oldest drinkable alcoholic beverage of its kind--that was discovered by divers exploring a shipwreck last July is being studied in an attempt to brew it once again, a group of Finnish researchers announced on Tuesday. Divers exploring the wreckage of a ship that most likely sank during the first half of the 19th century recovered several "well-preserved" bottles of champagne and five bottles filled with beer, officials at the VTT Technical Research Center of...

2011-02-03 12:35:00

ORANGE CITY, Iowa, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Van Beek, president and CEO of Van Beek Natural Science, announced the introduction of Synacore Digestive Support for dogs and cats, available exclusively through veterinarians. Synacore is a specially formulated synbiotic digestive support supplement containing both probiotics and prebiotics that work together to support the growth of natural microflora in a dog's or cat's GI tract. Van Beek Natural Science's formulations for Synacore...

2010-12-27 20:41:56

A newly engineered yeast strain can simultaneously consume two types of sugar from plants to produce ethanol, researchers report. The sugars are glucose, a six-carbon sugar that is relatively easy to ferment; and xylose, a five-carbon sugar that has been much more difficult to utilize in ethanol production. The new strain, made by combining, optimizing and adding to earlier advances, reduces or eliminates several major inefficiencies associated with current biofuel production methods. The...

2010-12-19 00:26:03

With ever-expanding research supporting the benefits of probiotics for all of us, consumers are now seeking reliable products like Vidazorb® for everyday use. Beltsville, MD (Vocus) December 17, 2010 Probiotics have recently caught the attention of mainstream media, as regular usage has demonstrated beneficial results for both children and adults. Just as vitamins were initially embraced by holistic and integrated practitioners, probiotics have taken a similar path. Now that big...

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2010-12-15 07:39:50

Genetically modified cells can be made to communicate with each other as if they were electronic circuits. Using yeast cells, a group of researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has taken a groundbreaking step towards being able to build complex systems in the future where the body's own cells help to keep us healthy. The study was presented recently in an article in the scientific journal Nature. "Even though engineered cells can't do the same job as a real computer, our study...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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