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Study seems to show why French suffer less heart disease, cancer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists have discovered why a compound found in grapes and grape products such as red wine shows natural cancer-fighting properties that might be important in preventing or treating the illness. (2000-06-29)
Scientists meet in Connecticut to discuss research findings
Topics ranging from potential therapies for cocaine addition to the chemistry of wine will be presented at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, to be held in Storrs, Conn., June 18-21. (2000-06-15)
Alcohol and heart attacks - it's not what you drink but the way that you drink it DRINK IT
A study of beer drinking men who had had a heart attack shows that men who drank daily or almost daily and consumed moderate amounts of beer a week had the lowest risk of heart attack according to a paper in this week's BMJ. (2000-05-18)
Mighty things from small beginnings
  • Tiny fragments of cells called platelets are responsible for clotting. (2000-04-25)
Balancing quality and quantity in the vineyard
The delicate art of balancing wine grape quality with higher yield is likely to become easier for grape producers with the advent of precision farming techniques in the vineyard, based on new research by CSIRO. (2000-01-17)
Is red wine just as heart-healthy without the alcohol?
Red wine's value to cardiovascular health has been ascribed to flavonoids which produce benefits not reported for other alcoholic beverages. (1999-12-29)
Secret agent's secret revealed - shaken martinis have superior antioxidant properties to those that are stirred
James Bond's good health may, at least in part, be due to his favourite tipple (Martini that is shaken not stirred), claim researchers from Canada. (1999-12-16)
One of every 10 grocery items people buy goes unused
In one case, a can of sardines spent more than 20 years being passed from grandmother to mother to daughter. (1999-11-30)
Hard liquor, not beer or wine, may explain trends in cirrhosis mortality
Scientists have noted a new clue to an epidemiological mystery surrounding the link between alcohol and cirrhosis. (1999-09-13)
DNA fingerprinting reveals surprise in wine-grape family tree
While sleuthing out the parentage of some of France's finest wine-grape varieties, researchers at the University of California, Davis, discovered that somewhere in the distant viticultural past, royalty mingled with a commoner. (1999-08-31)
NIH taps Hopkins craniofacial program as 'center of discovery', awards $7.5million grant
What is the likelihood that a baby will be born with a cleft palate? (1999-08-27)
Tiny mites protect vineyards from mildew
Cornell scientists have found that tiny tydeid mites may help to protect grapes from powdery mildew. (1999-08-26)
Red wine can help maintain immune system, UF researcher finds
Unlike many other alcoholic beverages, red wine does not suppress the immune system, according to preliminary studies at the University of Florida. (1999-08-06)
Electronic nose sniffs out fresh fruit
Engineers at the University of Warwick have devised an (1999-06-29)
No health protection from alcohol -- but heavy drinkers face risk of stroke
A large-scale long-term study of working men in Scotland found no support for the theory that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol has any protective effect on health. (1999-06-25)
Birthmarks best treated with red laser light
Gorbachev was probably not greatly troubled by his (1999-06-15)
The Reason The French Have Low Levels Of Heart Disease
Low levels of ischaemic heart disease in France is not down to drinking red wine, suggest researchers in this week's BMJ. (1999-05-28)
Media Advisory: Chemistry & Tasting of Wine
What makes a great wine? Dr. Ernie Simpson, chemistry professor at California State University, Pomona, will offer some answers as he discusses chemistry's unique role in the wine-making process. (1999-03-12)
Alcohol Before Lunch Increases Total Calorie Intake
In 52 healthy volunteers a single pre-luncheon drink of wine or beer delayed mealtime satiety and increased 24 hr calorie intake compared to pre-luncheon non-alcoholic drinks of equal calories. (1999-02-24)
Greek Colonists Exploited Native Populations In Southern Italy
The Greek colonists who established cities in southern Italy around 700 BC owed their wealth to exploiting prosperous native villages. (1999-02-09)
Wine Drinkers Consume Heart-Smart Diets
Several previous studies have touted the benefits of drinking wine to prevent heart disease-a concept known as the (1999-02-05)
Technology Reduces Reliance On Fungicides For Grape Growers
Keeping grapes healthy is a formidable task for growers, especially with a persistent fungal disease problem like powdery mildew. (1999-01-15)
Wine Intake And Diet
Moderate alcohol drinking protects against coronary heart disease and red wine contains the most anti-oxidant compounds. (1999-01-01)
Biotech Creates New Solutions And New Problems
The Nov-Dec 1998 issue of California Agriculture explores two important biotechnology issues: how privatization of proprietary rights to key biotechnology will affect public germplasm development, and how the problems of pest resistance may affect the long-term success of larvae-killing transgenic plants. (1998-12-22)
Chocolate And Sweets - Eaten In Moderation - Can Make You Live Longer!
Indulging in sweets a few times a month can help you to live longer, suggest researchers in this week's BMJ. (1998-12-17)
Weekly Consumption Of Wine May Cut Stroke Risk
While prior studies suggest that moderate amounts of alcohol consumption may reduce one's risk for having a stroke, a new report says that wine -- not beer or spirits -- may have the most protective effect. (1998-12-03)
The Heart-Healthy Cup Runneth Over -- With Grape Juice
Purple grape juice seems to have the same effect as red wine in reducing the risk of heart disease. (1998-11-10)
Mutant Zebrafish Provide Clues About Human Anemia
HHMI researchers have cloned a zebrafish anemia gene, producing one of the first fish models of a human disease. (1998-10-27)
Wine Drinkers May Be At Lower Risk Of Certain Cancers Than Beer Or Spirits Drinkers
Dr. Morten Grønbæk from the Copenhagen Centre for Prospective Studies believes that wine drinkers may be at a lower risk of developing upper digestive tract cancer than drinkers of beer or spirits. (1998-09-25)
Red Wine Consumption And Heart Disease
To test the protective effect of wine on the heart, volunteers were fed three drinks per day of red or white wine or an equivalent amount of phenolic extract from red wine for two weeks. (1998-08-17)
After The Wine Is Made, The Rest Of The Grape May Be Good For You
Do you need to drink red wine in order to get the potentially beneficial compounds found in grapes that act as antioxidants? (1998-06-04)
Heavy Drinkers Can Add Heavy Burden To Their Risk For Stroke
DALLAS, May 8 -- Studies have shown moderate amounts of alcohol can be beneficial in reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke, but too much of a good thing can turn bad according to a report in this month's Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-05-07)
Red Wine's Health Benefits May Be Due In Part To
Researchers at Northwestern University Medical School have found that a chemical in red wine believed to help reduce risk for heart disease is a form of estrogen. (1997-12-17)
Type Of Alcohol May Be As Important To Health As The Amount Consumed
A University at Buffalo study has shown that people who drink wine appear to experience less alcohol-related oxidative stress--cell damge caused by free radicals--than people who drink beer or liquor. (1997-06-14)
Fruits And Vegetables Contain Plant Chemicals That Lower Cholesterol, Says American Heart Association
Some plants appear to contain cholesterol-lowering substances that may give Americans another reason to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables (1997-06-03)
Licorice Prevents Cholesterol Build-Up
Scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have discovered an ingredient in the root of the licorice plant that prevents the build-up of cholesterol in the arteries. (1997-04-16)
Colorado State University Researchers Find No Link Between Moderate Red Wine Consumption And Weight Gain
Love wine with dinner but you're on a diet? A study by two Colorado State researchers concludes that calories from red wine do not cause weight gain, possibly because calories from alcohol are metabolized differently than food calories. (1997-03-31)
UNC-CH Medieval History Scholar Finds Women Chief Brewers, Children Drank Ale
CHAPEL HILL -- People who think under-aged drinking is a modern phenomenon may reconsider when they hear what a medieval history scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has discovered (1996-11-27)
New Grapes From Cornell Debut
Two new grape varieties, one for eating and one for wine, developed at Cornell, are introduced. (1996-07-10)
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. (1996-06-24)
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