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South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course set for January in San Antonio (PR)

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-467-6575, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.eduContact: Bryan Davis, 210-467-6575, by-davis@tamu.eduSAN ANTONIO – The South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course, presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Bexar Beef

Making Tomorrow's Bioenergy Yeasts Strong

By Marcia Wood August 25, 2011 Cornstalks, wheat straw, and other rough, fibrous, harvest-time leftovers may soon be less expensive to convert into cellulosic ethanol, thanks to U.S. Department ...
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New bitter blocker discovered (PR)

Contact: Leslie Steinstein@monell.org267-619-4707Monell Chemical Senses Center  New bitter blocker discovered Serendipitous finding increases understanding of taste, opening doors to better nutrition and therapeutic compliance PHILADELPHIA (June 2, ...
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Mitigating Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry

By Jan Suszkiw May 17, 2011 Blueberries may be nutritional powerhouses, but some types are no match for the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, which causes "mummy berry" disease. Fortunately, U.S. Department of ...
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Alternatives Eyed for Methyl Bromide

By Dennis O'Brien March 16, 2011 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists trying to help Florida growers find a replacement for methyl bromide are studying an alternative ...
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Sci-fi food storage paper fights bacteria

Editor's comment: Nanoparticles can be very risky. Some studies show at least some nanoparticles can cause cancer because they disrupt normal physiology in cells. A nanoparticle is made often of a small number of molecules and physical and chemical properties of the nanoparticles are no longer as the same as the individual molecules. Watch nanoparticles in your foods and cosmetic products....
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ARS: Food and Nutrition Research Briefs - October 2010

Food and Nutrition Research Briefs - October 2010U.S. Department of AgricultureAgricultural Research ServiceKim Kaplan, (301) 504-1637, Kim.Kaplan@ars.usda.gov____________________________________________________ContentsLuteolin Stars in Study of Healthful Plant CompoundsNutrition's Potential to ...
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Nanoparticles may cause skin cancer - report

Sunscreens indicated to prevent skin cancer can actually cause skin cancer, according to a report from Friends of the Earth.   The report states "Consumers need to ...
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Sweet News from Mars (Inc)

Mars, Inc., maker of such delectable delights as M&Ms and Snickers, released a preliminary genome sequence for the cacao tree, the ultimate source of the ...
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Will Migraine Gene Discovery Provide Pain Relief?

Will Migraine Gene Disovery Provide Pain Relief?Migraine is a common episodic neurological disorder, typically presenting with recurrent attacks of severe headache and autonomic dysfunction.   In ...
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