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Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
It's the largest tree fruit in the world. It's nutritious. And because it's pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But ... does it taste good?
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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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From Tree To Tap: Maple Water Makes A Splash

From Tree To Tap: Maple Water Makes A Splash | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Unlike syrup, which is boiled down into a thick, sticky liquid, maple water is made from unprocessed sap that is 98 percent water. Its growing popularity is a boon for local farmers.
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Study: Why pharma companies are fighting medical pot

Study: Why pharma companies are fighting medical pot | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
There's a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. But that's always been just an assumption.
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Expert review: ‘DNA barcoding unsuitable as a stand-alone tool for identifying & authenticating botanicals’

Expert review: ‘DNA barcoding unsuitable as a stand-alone tool for identifying & authenticating botanicals’ | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
DNA barcoding to identify and authenticate botanical ingredients in dietary supplements should only be used in addition to other existing analytical methods, says a new expert review.
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Never Mind Grass-Fed, How About Elixir-Fed Meats?

Never Mind Grass-Fed, How About Elixir-Fed Meats? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In China, meat from livestock fed on traditional herbal remedies fetches a premium price from health-conscious shoppers.
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Beware of antioxidant supplements, warns scientific review

Beware of antioxidant supplements, warns scientific review | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The lay press and thousands of nutritional products warn of oxygen radicals or oxidative stress and suggest taking so-called antioxidants to prevent or cure disease. Researchers have analyzed the evidence behind this. The result is a clear warning: do not take these supplements unless a clear deficiency is diagnosed by a healthcare professional.
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What is Kratom and why won't the FDA approve it as medicine?

What is Kratom and why won't the FDA approve it as medicine? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The FDA says it causes health problems. Advocates say it cures a host of maladies.
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Tiny Spanish publisher clones world's most mysterious book

Tiny Spanish publisher clones world's most mysterious book | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scholars have spent their lives puzzling over the Voynich Manuscript, whose intriguing mix of elegant writing and drawings of strange plants and naked women has some believing it holds magical powers. The weathered book is locked away in a vault at Yale University's Beinecke Library, emerging only
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Could Medical Cannabis Break the Painkiller Epidemic?

Could Medical Cannabis Break the Painkiller Epidemic? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A body of research suggests yes, but scientists are having to fight red tape to study whether medical marijuana could substitute for opioid drugs
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Scientists who found gluten sensitivity evidence have now shown it doesn't exist

Scientists who found gluten sensitivity evidence have now shown it doesn't exist | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Sharing the science that matters.
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How research into glowing fungi could lead to trees lighting our streets

How research into glowing fungi could lead to trees lighting our streets | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
How research into bioluminescent fungi could lead to trees replacing street lighting
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Coffee Is Good, Coffee Is Bad: Which Is It?

Coffee Is Good, Coffee Is Bad: Which Is It? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
New guidelines from the World Health Organization say drinking coffee may prevent cancer, and represent the latest in a long debate over the harms and benefits of a beloved beverage.
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Studiare le piante marziane… sulla Terra

Studiare le piante marziane… sulla Terra | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Per adesso non c'è ancora la tecnologia per andare a vivere e lavorare su Marte, ma intanto ricercatori e astronauti studiano e si preparano a quella che sarà la più rischiosa e importante missione con equipaggio umano. Gli astrobiologi si focalizzano sullo studio di funghi e licheni in zone estreme del nostro pianeta, come il deserto dello Utah | COME CI SI PREPARA AL VIAGGIO VERSO MARTE
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Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants

Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Ginseng: a medicinal root with a long tradition of harvesting in Appalachia. But can the plant withstand the demands of a global market? Hal Herring takes a personal look at the plants, the place and the people that make up the history of ginseng digging.
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What effect does oral aloe vera have on diabetes?

What effect does oral aloe vera have on diabetes? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of studies in people with diabetes and pre-diabetes has shown that oral aloe vera use was associated with significant decreases in both fasting blood glucose (FBG) and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). The data indicate that people with a FBG >200 mg/dL may benefit the most, according to an article in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
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Solving a plant-based Rubik's cube puzzle

Solving a plant-based Rubik's cube puzzle | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A key 'twist' in a Rubik's cube-like plant puzzle has been discovered by scientists. This find could pave the way to new, or more effective pharmaceuticals, they say.
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Scientists agree that cranberry benefits may extend to the gut, heart, immune system and brain

Scientists agree that cranberry benefits may extend to the gut, heart, immune system and brain | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Investigations show that unique compounds in cranberry juice, dried cranberries and various cranberry extracts hold great potential for the entire body.
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Is this honey Malaysia's healing secret? | Fox News

Is this honey Malaysia's healing secret? | Fox News | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A rare honey from the Malaysian rainforest shows benefits against inflammation, blood sugar disorders, infected wounds and respiratory problems.
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Resveratrol: The key to reducing elderly frailty?

Resveratrol: The key to reducing elderly frailty? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The so-called red wine nutrient resveratrol may help maintain muscle performance and reduce frailty in the elderly, research in mice has suggested. 
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Yes, America Has A Working Tea Plantation. We Visited It

Yes, America Has A Working Tea Plantation. We Visited It | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
America's only large-scale commercial tea plantation is located on Wadmalaw Island, S.C. It makes tea from bushes descended from plants first brought here in the 1700s. We chat with its tea taster.
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10 cose che credi di sapere sull'evoluzione

10 cose che credi di sapere sull'evoluzione | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
La teoria dell'evoluzione per selezione naturale, scoperta quasi 160 anni fa, non è ancora compresa del tutto. Ecco alcune convinzioni comuni (e scorrette).
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Agriculture vs conservation – developing a discussion with undergraduates – Plant Science Today

Agriculture vs conservation – developing a discussion with undergraduates – Plant Science Today | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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The surprisingly complex chemistry of the humble spud

The surprisingly complex chemistry of the humble spud | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Not all potatoes love the deep fat fryer, and not all sing in a salad. Veronique Greenwood looks at the secret properties that make certain spuds the right one for the job.
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L’odore guida le falene al fiore più adatto

L’odore guida le falene al fiore più adatto | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Una ricerca del Max Planck Institute ha illustrato un meccanismo di coevoluzione che permette alla sfinge del tabacco di massimizzare il guadagno energetico dirigendosi immediatamente verso la pianta che corrisponde alla lunghezza della sua proboscide
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