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  • Beyond royal jelly: Study identifies plant chemical that determines a honey bee's caste

    A closer look at how honey bee colonies determine which larvae will serve as workers and which will become queens reveals that a plant chemical, p-coumaric acid, plays a key role in the bees' developmental fate. The study shows that broad developmental changes occur when honey bee larvae are switche more

  • With broccoli against infections

    The microbiologist and immunologist Prof. Dr. Andreas Diefenbach, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Freiburg Medical Centre, has been awarded a European Research Council "Starting Grant" for his project "NutrImmune". The ERC Starting Grant is one of Europe’s most prestigio more

  • Phytochemicals in plant-based foods could help battle obesity, disease

    The cheeseburger and French fries might look tempting, but eating a serving of broccoli or leafy greens first could help people battle metabolic processes that lead to obesity and heart disease, a new University of Florida study shows. Eating more plant-based foods, which are rich in substances call more

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Phytochemical Phytochemicals are plant or fruit derived chemical compounds. "Phytonutrients" refer to phytochemicals or compounds that come from edible plants. Phytochemicals as therapeutics There is abundant evidence from epidemiological studi ... more


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