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The science of the scoop: new research in ice cream making

Ice-modifying proteins extracted from winter wheat may help ice cream stay smooth and creamy during long periods in the freezer, suggests new research by food...

Functional food cluster to promote gut health

The Food, GI-tract Functionality and Human Health Cluster (PROEUHEALTH) brings together 64 research partners from 16 European countries in the quest to obtain greater knowledge...

Fat blasting slows down under stress

Stress is so much a part of modern day life that many people now take it for granted. But a new study has shown that...

A drink to soothe, not harm, the alcoholic heart, new research

For alcoholics who suffer from alcohol-related heart failure, cutting back alcohol consumption to a few drinks a day does not cause any further damage. In...

Amino acid residues lead to poultry disease

Scientists in the US claim to have discovered the molecular keys to the serious poultry disease, Gumboro disease. Researchers at the University of Maryland Biotechnology...

Sports nutrition products: Italian position blocks free trade

The European Commission has taken the Italian authorities to the European Court of Justice over regulations governing sports nutrition products. The Commission said that the...

High pressure to kill foodborne germs

Scientists are using water under very high pressure - starting at about 37,000 pounds per square inch - to kill germs that may damage food...

Ecolab files food additive petition

Notice was given this week under the US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that a food additive petition has been filed by US company...

Nutrients to promote healthy genes: scientists call for more research

Healthy genes are important for protection against diseases such as cancer - and the foods we eat play an important role in gene health, claims...

Diet and exercise to cut diabetes risk, more evidence

Millions of overweight Americans at high risk for type 2 diabetes can delay and possibly prevent the disease with moderate diet and exercise, a major...

Breakfast to shed the pounds

Eating a decent breakfast each morning could be the key to shedding the pounds, according to US researchers who published their findings this week in...

Hollingsworth new President-Elect for IFT

The Institute of Food Technologists this week welcomed a new President-Elect II. On the basis of a tabulation compiled by Election.com, C. Ann Hollingsworth was...

Corn into confectionery packaging

A new product from Cargill Dow is reportedly the first commercially viable, all-natural confectionery film and rigid packaging alternative. Unveiled at a recent trade show...

Plant sterols to balance immunity system

Many African HIV sufferers are benefiting from a combination of plant sterols and sterolins, according to Professor Patrick Bouic, chief immunologist at Stellenbosch University in...

Food science to increase antioxidants in coffee

US company Applied Food Sciences (AFS), announced this week that it has made yield improvements in its Coffee Antioxidant Enhancement Technology, a proprietary process that...

Fat baby, fat adult: new links discovered

Rapid rates of weight gain during infancy could be linked to obesity later in childhood, researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in the US...

A sprinkle a day keeps the doctor away

A novel way of tackling the problem of anaemia in children has been created with help from the HJ Heinz food group. The company claims...

Harvest time influences fatty acids and sterols of sea buckthorn berries

Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) berries have been used traditionally in both food and medicines in China and animal experiments. The berries are rich in...

Man's diet from the past reveals hope for the future

Fish is well known as the principal source of omega-3 fatty acids which can help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and arteriosclerosis. But...

Youth top of calcium summit agenda

Hundreds of nutritionists, US government officials and leading researchers gathered in Washington, DC last month to develop an action plan to address a critical health...

Diabetes research helps battle of the bulge

An Australian professor who spent 30 years seeking a treatment for diabetes may have finally come up with the ultimate cure - prevention, reports Reuters....

From dairy microbiology to canning practice, an overview of CSIRO

In 1926, the Commonwealth Government created the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the body that later became CSIRO. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of...

DSM investigates new catalytic systems

Dutch life science company DSM has entered into a co-operation with technology company Avantium Technologies to discover new and improved catalytic systems relevant to DSM's...

Mouldy grain and coffee beans could provoke testicular cancer

A compound found in certain foods may be a cause of testicular cancer in young men, researchers in the US reveal this week. Writing in...

Supplements to slow cataract activity

Antioxidant supplements could help to fight Age-related cataracts (ARC), a leading cause of acquired blindness in the US. A recent US/European trial shows that antioxidants...

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