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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

MIND Diet Repeatedly Ranked Among Best

Jan. 5, 2016 — A diet proven to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow by U.S. News ... read more

Oct. 21, 2015 — Saying that the link between alcohol and cancer is dangerous is nothing new. Five Spanish universities and more than 300,000 female volunteers participated in a European investigation that is now ... read more

Barley Straw Shows Potential as Transport Biofuel Raw Material

Sep. 30, 2015 — The hemicellulose sugars of barley straw can be effectively fermented into biobutanol, when starch is added during the pre-treatment or fermentation process, shows a new study. Seeking to find ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new study that tested 65 wines from America's top four wine-producing states -- California, Washington, New York and Oregon -- found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed US drinking ... read more

New Diversity for Lager Beers

Sep. 25, 2015 — Unlike ales, lager beers differ little in flavor. But now, by creating new crosses among the relevant yeasts, researchers have opened up new horizons of ... read more

Know Your Chardonnay from Your Chablis? Scientists Reveal New Secrets to Regional Wine Variation

Sep. 24, 2015 — New research has shown for the first time how tiny genetic differences in a single microbe help to produce the distinctive variations in taste and odor between wines from different ... read more

Women With Moderate Beer Consumption Run Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Sep. 24, 2015 — Women who drink beer at most once or twice per week run a 30 percent lower risk of heart attack, compared with both heavy drinkers and women who never drink beer. These are the findings of a Swedish ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Duplicate copies of genes safeguard survival of the biotech yeast Pichia pastoris in environments where only methanol is present as feed. A recently elucidated metabolism is similar to that used by ... read more

Compound Found in Red Wine Causes Conflicting Changes in Dogs' Immune Systems

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers have found that resveratrol does affect the immune systems of dogs in different ways when introduced to dogs' ... read more

Grape Waste Could Make Competitive Biofuel

Aug. 20, 2015 — Global wine production leaves an estimated 13 million tonnes of grape marc waste each year. Now researchers are suggesting that this solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive ... read more

Five Reasons Why Sugar Is Added to Food

Aug. 18, 2015 — From a food science and technology perspective, sugar (sucrose) plays several roles when it comes to the functional properties in food. Experts explain the functional properties of sugars and why ... read more

Biotechnologist Achieves Larger, Stronger Fruits With Plant Hormone Crystals

Aug. 14, 2015 — Wanting to produce large and juicy fruits without losing their texture and maintain all their nutrients, researchers developed a bioprocess for the production of phytohormones (plant hormones) that ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — It typically takes a year to produce hydrocodone from plants, but scientistst have now genetically modified yeast to make it in just a few days. The technique could improve access to medicines in ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — From Austrian monks to American craft brewers, beer geeks are everywhere. But making a good beer not only depends on the best ingredients, but also the best yeast. Lagers now represent a whopping 94 ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Improves Fine Wine Price Prediction

Aug. 4, 2015 — The price fluctuation of fine wines can now be predicted more accurately using a novel artificial intelligence approach. The method could be used to help fine wine investors make more informed ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — It's happy hour in the battle against Pierce's disease in wine grapes. Scientists have created a phage cocktail that stops the bacteria Xylella ... read more

Red Grape Chemical May Help Prevent Bowel Cancer but Less Is More

July 29, 2015 — Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses, according to new research. Previous research looked at high doses ... read more

Figuring out How to Make Tastier Wines Using Fewer Pesticides

July 29, 2015 — Wine-making is steeped in age-old traditions, but to address the threat of pests and concerns over heavy pesticide use, vintners are turning to science. With the goal of designing better grape ... read more

July 29, 2015 — For the first time, research has shown that, despite not having a nervous system, plants use signals normally associated with animals when they encounter ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Both prescription and illegal drugs such as morphine, cocaine and oxycodone have been found in surface waters in Canadian rivers. New research shows that wastewater discharged from wastewater ... read more

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