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Antimicrobial resistance poses increasing problem for growers
An apple a day may keep the doctor away but apples themselves are often the victims of disease. In the past, growers have used antimicrobial compounds (or antibiotics as they're more commonly known) to control fire blight, a common bacterial disease plaguing apples. But antimicrobial compounds are becoming less effective as microorganisms develop resistance to them. (2001-08-24)

Computer monitors wheezing in asthma patients
NWO researcher Mireille Oud is working on a computer program to evaluate the respiratory sounds made by asthma patients. It would seem that a microphone just under the Adam's apple may be sufficient to warn of an impending asthma attack. (2001-07-25)

Pharmacologist tip sheet: Migraine patches, nicotine therapies, allergy medication interference...
Nicotine Helps the Brain Stay Alert, Lidocaine Cream Can Help With Migraine Pain, Juices Interfere With Popular Allergy Medicine, Tracking Adherence to AIDS Medication Regimes (2001-03-06)

UC Davis study finds heart benefits from apples & juice
In a first-ever clinical study of apple health benefits, researchers at the University of California at Davis discovered that drinking 1-1/2 cups of 100 percent apple juice (the size of a regular canned soda) or eating two fresh apples each day, can help slow one process that leads to heart disease, similar to the benefits seen with tea or red wine. (2001-02-19)

It's a wrap: A new way to eat those fruits and vegetables
An edible film wrap made from fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, broccoli, oranges and carrots, could be used to keep other produce and veggies, baked goods, confectioneries and perhaps even meat, stay fresher longer. The research will be presented at the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies in Honolulu. (2000-12-15)

American Society for Microbiology news tips for November 2000
Newsworthy research from the November journals of the American Society for Microbiology: Genetic Diversity of HIV Isolates Suggest Congo as Source of Epidemic. Chlamydia pneumoniae Not Associated with Multiple Sclerosis After All. E.coli Finds Its Way into Apple Cores. (2000-11-15)

Flies implicated as vector for Cryptosporidium
There's yet another good reason to keep flies off your food: Both houseflies and filth flies can transmit cryptosporidiosis, and better fly control is one key to decreasing the risk of this disease, Dr. Thaddeus Graczyk reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. (2000-11-01)

Apple phytochemicals fight cancer
It's time to adjust an old adage: Phytochemicals each day keep the doctor away. A combination of plant chemicals collectively known as phytochemicals in the flesh of apples, and particularly in the skin, provide the fruit's anti- oxidant and anti-cancer benefits, say Cornell food scientists. (2000-06-20)

Antibiotics prescribed for plants
Both conventional and certified organic growers find antibiotics to be an essential tool to prevent crop losses from bacterial diseases like fire blight to apple and pear trees. The June APSnet feature highlights some basic facts about antibiotic use in the U.S. (2000-06-01)

'Refreshing' book celebrates childhood, gently urges kids to enjoy all their senses
A new book, (2000-04-25)

Study finds children are exposed to pesticides
Pre-school children in agricultural communities may be exposed to high levels of pesticides. University of Washington scientists found that 56 percent of children of farm workers had exposures beyond federal levels to a pesticide. The rate of exposure among children whose parents were not farm workers was still 44 percent. (2000-04-23)

New process yields safe orange juice that tastes like fresh-squeezed
A new process that uses carbon dioxide gas under high pressure can produce orange juice that tastes just like fresh-squeezed, but is as safe to drink as the heat- pasteurized variety, according to a University of Florida food engineer who helped perfect the process. (2000-04-20)

People want green space, but not at the expense of their own green
When asked if they would support the idea of developing more green space in their communities for recreational or aesthetic purposes, people typically embrace the idea. But when asked to dig into their own pockets to support such development, the response is often much cooler, researchers say. (2000-01-30)

Chemistry's in the forecast for National Chemistry Week
Whether the weather's good or bad, most people turn to polymers for protection - and polymers are the focus of this year's National Chemistry Week, November 7-13. Both natural and synthetic polymers are natural insulators and are in lots of the products we use to protect ourselves in bad whether, from Teflon in sports gear and plastics in umbrellas and sunglasses to acrylic fibers in jackets. In nature, the same is true - you'll find polymers in animal fur and feathers. (1999-10-28)

Prescription for your heart: Relax
Mental stress is known to induce heart problems in at-risk individuals, but why? Recent research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that prolonged mental stress - such as job-related stress -- causes higher levels of lipids and lipoproteins in the blood. (1999-10-13)

Cinnamon is lethal weapon against E. coli O157:H7
When cinnamon is in, Escherichia coli O157:H7 is out. That's what researchers at Kansas State University discovered in laboratory tests with cinnamon and apple juice heavily tainted with the bacteria. Presented at the Institute of Food Technologists' 1999 Annual Meeting in Chicago on July 27, the study findings revealed that cinnamon is a lethal weapon against E. coli O157:H7 and may be able to help control it in unpasteurized juices. (1999-08-04)

Food Fight Among Student Product Developers To Be Resolved At IFT Annual Meeting In July
Six university teams of graduate and undergraduate students will engage in a (1999-05-12)

Climate Change And Biodiversity Conference
On April 30 and May 1, the American Museum of Natural History will convene conservation leaders, government policy-makers, and climate experts to discuss the dynamic history of Earth's climate, and describe how efforts to protect biodiversity, both locally and world-wide, must adapt to uncertain future conditions. (1999-04-20)

The Whole Truth From Five-Year-Olds
A newly developed psychological test allows young children to prove they can meet the two basic legal 'competency' requirements to take a courtroom oath: knowing the difference between the truth and a lie and understanding the importance of swearing to tell the truth, the whole truth. (1999-03-25)

In The Genes: Extra Belly Fat, Insulin Resistance Linked
In the case of diabetes and weight gain, a recent study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that some people may have the genetic cards stacked against them. (1999-02-24)

Apple-Shaped Kids At Greater Risk For Heart Disease Than Pear-Shaped Peers
DALLAS, Feb. 2 -- Children with chubby tummies have more heart disease risk factors than their pear-shaped peers, according to a new study published in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1999-02-01)

Tips For Surviving The Holiday Season From The American Heart Association
If you are at risk for or have heart disease, following a little good sense during this season of reflection can reap benefits all year long. Here are some tips from American Heart Association volunteer, Alice Lichtenstein, D.Sc., that can help you to enjoy the many festive treats that abound during the holiday season. (1998-12-01)

Excess Body Hair, Apple-Shape In Women May Indicate Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer
Women who display certain physical characteristics, such as abundant body hair, excessively oily skin and an apple-shaped physique, may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer than other women, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found. (1998-06-25)

Report Notes Difficulties In Eliminating E. Coli O157:H7 From Food Supply
The unusual and hardy characteristics of the pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7 (1997-09-25)

The American Phytopathological Society Announces 1997 Awards
The American Phytopathological Society announces its 1997 award recipients. These awards will be presented at the 1997 APS Annual Meeting, August 9-13, in Rochester, New York. (1997-08-01)

Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America
North American wild honeybees have been virtually wiped out by an unusually harsh winter, a soggy spring and two blood- sucking mites. (1996-07-11)

From Pollutant To Flavor Enhancer, Cornell Scientists Relish New Role For Sauerkraut Brine
Thanks to charismatic enzymes and environmental concerns, the brine from processed sauerkraut no longer may pose an ecological threat (1996-06-25)

Those Days Of Cloudy Wine ­ And Other Drinks ­ May Be Over, According to New Cornell Research
American consumers prefer their favorite cool beverages unclouded, like their weather, while drink makers hanker for a long shelf life. Thanks to new Cornell University research, cloudy wine may be a thing of the past (1996-06-24)

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