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New analyser from Stable

UK manufacturer of testing instrumentation Stable Micro Systems is to launch the powder flow analyser at Powtech/Technopharm this year. The company claims that the new instrument...

USDA updates nutrient database

The US Agricultural Research Service has launched an updated version of its flagship database that reports on the nutrients present in 6,220 food items. The...

Broccoli to combat breast cancer

Researchers have developed a new compound, designed from a known anti-cancer agent found in broccoli, that shows potential for preventing breast cancer. Apparently less toxic...

DSM expands lactoferrin production

Dutch life science company DSM, together with Agennix, a US developer of recombinant human lactoferrin, has opened a new manufacturing facility on DSM's fermentation site...

Heart disease, diet and women - new link

The belief that a fatty diet is potentially harmful to human health gained more credence this week when a sixteen-year study found one of the...

Genes the key to weight loss

New diagnostic methods for obesity may soon be developed, according to scientists working on a three-year international research project called Nugenob. The European funded project...

Brand power

Brand names have a unique impact on our brains and engage the "emotional", right-hand side of the brain more than other words, new experiments suggest....

Dioxin impact on Vitamin A absorption

Pregnant women are advised to avoid high doses of vitamin A, and to refrain from eating liver and liver products that are naturally high in...

Thumbs up for eggs

Eggs play a valuable role in helping consumers achieve a balanced, varied, and nutritious diet, the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) concluded in...

Bacteria beats beer

A scientist from Russia has developed a recipe for bifidobeer - a beer that contains bifidobacteria. There is evidence to suggest that bifidobacteria contained in...

Zinc for the elderly

Zinc intake among the elderly in Europe is generally low - but European researchers are currently trying to discover the role of zinc in preventing...

Sugar analysis from the UK

UK chemical analysis company Burkard Scientific has developed a compact package for accurate and user-friendly sugar analysis, the company claims this week. Multi-channel, flow analysis...

Databases for pharma

FIZ Karlsruhe, the European Service Centre of STN International, a leading online provider of scientific and technical information, has announced the launch of the Pharmal...

Popular health drink gets a boost

Nestle Singapore, a subsidiary of Swiss food group Nestle, is to replace its popular health food drink MILO, introduced in Singapore in the 1950s, with...

Processing 'can' be good for you

The traditional argument is that fresh fruit and vegetables are better for the health than their processed equivalents, but new research from the US suggests...

New facility for functional flavours

US functional flavour company Blue Pacific Flavors has opened a state-of-the-art finished beverage R&D application facility for the development of functional beverages. The company reports...

Pecans promote VitE power

Suspicions that the levels of the antioxidant vitamin E contained in nuts could vary from state to state in the US were proven to be...

Organics extended at National Starch

UK starch ingredient company National Starch, a subsidiary of chemical giant ICI, this week announced the launch of Novation 9330 and Novation 9360 - a...

Antioxidants measured: biomarkers, methods, ROS

Dietary antioxidants are currently at the centre of a new collaboration between scientists and the industry with increasing evidence to suggest that these compounds could...

Tea symposium

The organisers of the third international scientific symposium on 'Tea & Human Health' are inviting the submission of abstracts that report recent scientific findings concerning...

Hi-tech camera to 'taste' apples

In the competitive world of food retail and food production the quality of a food product is of uppermost importance. Scientists in the US claim...

The calcium-fat balance: impact on cancer

Men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer should try to reduce the levels of fat and calcium in their diet in order to delay the...

Soy - not just a protein and isoflavone

Dutch based company Acatris, recently formed through the merger of food and health companies Daminco, Orffa Health & Nutrition, Schouten USA and SoyLife Nederland, has...

Hormone tackles obesity

A simple hormone could be the answer for millions of people worldwide suffering from obesity. An international team of scientists claim to have discovered a...

Edible film for food safety

This week we reported on new research that suggests the dairy ingredient casein could be used in the packaging and coating of foods. Today we...

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