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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...

2010-12-10 14:41:40

A team of Bioengineers in the United States have modified a strain of bacteria to increase its ability to produce ethanol. The research, published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, reveals how adaptation and metabolic engineering can be combined for strain improvement, a positive development for the biofuel industry. The team focused their research on Zymomonas mobilis, a bacterium noted for its bio-ethanol producing potential. However, the team believed that ethanol production could be...

2010-12-03 22:43:28

Personalized medicine centers on being able to predict the risk of disease or response to a drug based on a person's genetic makeup. But a study by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that, for most common diseases, genes alone only tell part of the story. That's because the environment interacts with DNA in ways that are difficult to predict, even in simple organisms like single-celled yeast, their research shows. "The effects of a person's genes...

2010-11-22 10:30:00

BEDFORD, N.H., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerson Ecologics has released a list of manufacturers that have received EQP (Emerson Quality Program) seals for quality manufacturing, including the production of red yeast rice supplements. The list is intended to help healthcare professionals confidently recommend red yeast rice supplements to their patients. The announcement follows recent warnings published by Archives of Internal Medicine on the safety of red yeast rice, which is...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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