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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

All Yeasts Are Not Created Equal

Oct. 19, 2016 — The type of yeast in bread is less similar to the type that causes fungal infections than previously thought, new research ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Wine harvesting season is a challenge for wastewater treatment plants. When the grapes are being processed, the effluent load rises steeply – by a factor of 17 in the Palatinate town of Edenkoben. ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — A scientist sought a humane way to end the lives of snails in a laboratory. She found a dip in a few ounces of beer or a 5 percent ethyl alcohol solution sedates the snails. Then they don't ... read more

Component of Red Wine, Grapes Can Help to Reduce Inflammation, Study Finds

Sep. 28, 2016 — A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive ... read more

Drinking Beer Helps Us See Happy Faces Faster

Sep. 18, 2016 — What does drinking beer really do? A new study has shown that drinking beer affects the way we see specific emotions and allows us to see happy faces faster. It also has surprising effects on sexual ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Today's industrial yeast strains are used to make beer, wine, bread, biofuels, and more, but their evolutionary history is not well studied. Researchers have now described a family tree of these ... read more

How Aged Wine Gets Its Aroma

Aug. 29, 2016 — Researchers have discovered an enzyme that plays a leading role in the formation of compounds that give aged wines their sought-after ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Yeasts are physically hard to distinguish, and it is easy to think they are all the same. Metabolically, genetically and biochemically, however, yeasts are highly diverse. So far industry has only ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — At present, an early diagnosis of the tumor-like crown gall disease affecting grapevines seems out of reach. Two researchers have taken a closer look at the tumors and found a very special ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers are rethinking plant breeding strategies to improve the development of new high-yielding, stress-tolerant cereal varieties. They say small gene-regulating molecules found in plant cells ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Scientists are one step closer to identifying the biological personalities of the world's greatest wines. In a recent study, researchers developed a technique that combines a process to identify ... read more

Do Eco-Friendly Wines Taste Better?

Aug. 2, 2016 — It's time to toast environmentally friendly grapes. A new study shows that eco-certified wine tastes better -- and making the choice even easier, earlier research shows it's often cheaper, ... read more

When Tasting a Favorite Beer, Are You in Your ‘right’ Mind?

July 25, 2016 — According to researchers you might be. Drug-seeking behavior can be prompted or cued by certain kinds of drug-associated ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Biologists are digging under vineyards to see if the Okanagan's grape industry is affecting soil quality. A research team delivers its findings after spending the better part of three years ... read more

July 6, 2016 — The story of hybridization that produced the lager yeast is far more complex and potentially richer than first imagined, investigators have ... read more

New Probiotic Identified in Fermented Japanese Vegetable: Enzyme Improves Colon Health in Rats

July 4, 2016 — An enzyme produced by fermenting a vegetable common in Japanese cuisine may be responsible for increasing the amount of at least one beneficial bacterium associated with healthy colons in a study ... read more

July 4, 2016 — To improve the detection of pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations, an international team of researchers has built a very sensitive electronic nose with metal-organic frameworks ... read more

Grapevines of Southern Spain Will Suffer More from the Impact of Climate Change

June 29, 2016 — Researchers are studying the effects of climate change on Spanish vineyards and they suggest adopting adaptation choices of crops in order to make premium wines more globally ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Wine enthusiasts concerned with potential environmental and health effects of synthetic pesticides prefer to buy “organic” pinots, chardonnays and other varietals. Now scientists are onto a new ... read more

Hops Could Help Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

June 22, 2016 — Hops, the flower cones used in beer-making, are also found in dietary supplements designed to help treat post-menopausal symptoms and other conditions. Scientists are now investigating whether an ... read more

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