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Apr. 1, 2016 — The idea of climate change turning the UK into a viable wine-making region may have boosted the industry in recent years. But cold snaps, sharp frosts and downpours threaten productivity. Research ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Conditions common in the production of certain types of craft beers can inhibit the successful production of these brews, risking a growing segment of an industry whose economic impact was recently ... read more

Getting Closer to Using Beer Hops to Fight Disease

Mar. 14, 2016 — Hops, those little cone-shaped buds that give beer its bitter flavor, pack a surprisingly healthful punch. They are widely studied for their ability to halt bacterial growth and disease. Now, ... read more

Increased Education Could Help Adolescents Limit Caffeine Consumption

Mar. 8, 2016 — Caffeine is the most available and widely used psychoactive substance in the world and is the only drug legally accessible and socially acceptable for consumption by children and adolescents. Some ... read more

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

Dec. 16, 2015 — Our drinking water is to a large extent purified by millions of "good bacteria" found in water pipes and purification plants, Swedish researchers have found. So far, the knowledge about ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Research has for the first time revealed the heavy metal secret behind an Australian bee's unique approach to pollination: high-speed headbanging. In an effort that would put metal fans to ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Thanks to a new method for making interspecies yeast hybrids in the lab, the makers of beer, wine, biofuels and other products that depend on yeasts may soon have many more strains of the ... read more

Tuning Chocolate Flavor Through Yeast Research

Dec. 3, 2015 — The yeasts used to ferment cocoa during chocolate production can modify the aroma of the resulting chocolate, research shows. The investigators noted striking differences in aroma among the ... read more

Age-Old Mystery of Why Cells Use Fermentation Unraveled

Dec. 2, 2015 — Wine, beer and yogurt are produced when microorganisms convert sugar into alcohol, gases or acids. But this process of fermentation -- which is used by bacteria, fungi and other fast-growing cells to ... read more

New Era of Boutique Chocolate

Nov. 20, 2015 — Yeasts used to ferment cocoa during chocolate production can modify the aroma of the resulting chocolate, researchers have ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Drinking coffee daily was associated with a lower risk of deaths from Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological diseases in nonsmokers. Regular consumption of coffee can be included ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Baker's yeast cells living together in communities help feed each other, but leave incomers from the same species to die from starvation, according to new research. The new research findings ... read more

Scientists Produce Beneficial Natural Compounds in Tomato; Industrial Scale-Up Potential

Oct. 26, 2015 — One tomato can produce the same quantity of Resveratrol as exists in 50 bottles of red wine, suggest researchers who have learned how to produce this compound naturally. One tomato has also produced ... 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

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