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Ginseng can treat, prevent influenza, RSV, researcher finds

Ginseng can treat, prevent influenza, RSV, researcher finds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings. Seasonal influenza is a serious respiratory disease that causes annual epidemics in humans worldwide, resulting in about three to five million cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.
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Grape skin extract may soon be answer to treating diabetes

Grape skin extract may soon be answer to treating diabetes | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The diabetes rate in the United States nearly doubled in the past 10 years. Approximately 26 million Americans are now classified as diabetic, stressing an urgent need for safe and effective complementary strategies to enhance the existing conventional treatment for diabetes.Preliminary studies have demonstrated that grape skin extract (GSE) exerts a novel inhibitory activity on hyperglycemia and could be developed and used to aid in diabetes management.
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Debunked: Red Wine Antioxidant Won't Help You Live Longer

Debunked: Red Wine Antioxidant Won't Help You Live Longer | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The antioxidant resveratrol — found in foods and drinks such as red wine, chocolate and grapes — has been purported to have anti-aging effects, but a new study suggests the compound may not increase life span after all.
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Strawberries lower cholesterol

Strawberries lower cholesterol | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to see whether it altered their blood parameters in any way. At the end of this unusual treatment, their levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides reduced significantly, according to the analyses conducted by Italian and Spanish scientists.
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Coffee consumption may reduce risk of liver cancer: Meta-analysis

Coffee consumption may reduce risk of liver cancer: Meta-analysis | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Consumption of coffee may reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, by about 40%, according to a new meta-analysis.
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A Key to Understanding the Effects of Food Bioactives in Health, Gut Microbiota - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications)

A Key to Understanding the Effects of Food Bioactives in Health, Gut Microbiota - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Resveratrol shows fat cell shrinking potential: Human data

Resveratrol shows fat cell shrinking potential: Human data | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Thirty days of supplementation with resveratrol were associated with a reduction in the size of fat cells, with genetic tests showing various pathways for fat breakdown, researchers from the Netherlands report.
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Guardian: (Series) Secrets of good science writing

Guardian: (Series) Secrets of good science writing | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

Terrific resource - the Guardian has been running a series about science writing, by science writers. Grab these for your students - they are interesting and inspiring.


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This article provides a very useful insit on how to professionally write science articles. It includes information on what makes a good science story, how to choose your opening line, what informatioon to leave out, and possible deadends you may come across when writing. This article is a must read before you start writing any science article.

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Increasing consumption of coffee associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, study finds

Increasing consumption of coffee associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, study finds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Increasing coffee consumption by on average one and half cups per day over a four-year period reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 11 percent, research shows. Coffee and tea consumption has been associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk but little is known about how changes in coffee and tea consumption influence subsequent type 2 diabetes risk, until now.
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Coffee flour inventor: We’re finally beyond the stage where people just call us crazy'

Coffee flour inventor: We’re finally beyond the stage where people just call us crazy' | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A longtime executive at the likes of Starbucks, Frito-Lay and General Motors used his experience in improving supply chain efficiency to create a groundbreaking food ingredient traditionally left to rot as a byproduct of the roughly 17 billion pounds of
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Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You? Thank Your Microbes

Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You? Thank Your Microbes | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Cocoa is good for your heart because of fermentation by gut bacteria, creating anti-inflammatory compounds that improve blood vessel function
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Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate Healthful

Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate Healthful | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.
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Mediterranean diet may have cognitive benefits, review finds

Mediterranean diet may have cognitive benefits, review finds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may be associated with better cognitive functions and lower rates of cognitive decline, a systematic review of the evidence reveals.
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Two studies hail resveratrol type 2 diabetes potential

Two studies hail resveratrol type 2 diabetes potential | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Supplemental resveratrol should be considered as an adjunct to standard anti-diabetic agents in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, according to two studies conducted at the University of Medical Sciences in Iran and JSS University in India.
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For the anti-social media user in your life - AoB Blog

For the anti-social media user in your life - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
If you ever want to justify your Facebook habit then you can now cite Osterrieder 2013. The value of social media is covered in a new open access paper.
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For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia

For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A parallel world of pseudo-academia, with prestigiously titled conferences and journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee, has the scientific community alarmed.
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