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A Little Wine Might Lengthen Your Life

Thursday, May 7, 2009

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A Little Wine Might Lengthen Your Life

A new 40-year study, published online this week in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, is lending strong support to the idea that wine is good for you - at least if you're a guy. It adds to the mounting evidence that consistent but small levels of alcohol actually are healthier for you than no alcohol at all. Image thanks to Flickr User Batega

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Purple Tomatoes Go GMO to Cure Cancer

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Purple Tomatoes Go GMO to Cure Cancer

Researchers at John Innes Centre in the UK have used successfully created a purple tomato by using genes from the common snapdragon flowering plant. Tomatoes natively possess the genes required to make themselves purple but normally these genes lie dormant. By inserting borrowed genes from the snapdragon plant, the researchers engineered the tomato to activate the usually dormant genes. The tomato plant was designed intelligently with promoter sections of DNA inserted in front of the snapdragon genes, so that the tomato plant would only turn its ripening fruits purple and not its leaves.

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