Dietary antioxidants may help repair the Lungs

Dietary antioxidants may help repair the Lungs Over a 10 year period researchers observed that regular intake of tomatoes may help slow the natural decline in lung function among all adults as well as other findings. Dietary antioxidants and ten-year lung function decline in adults from the ECRHS survey. European Respiratory Journal, December 2017 DOI:…

Organic tomatoes accumulate more vitamin C, sugars than conventionally grown fruit

Contact: Souri Somphanith onepress@plos.org 41-562-412-17199 Public Library of Science Biochemical properties of organic tomatoes may be different because of stressful growth conditions Tomatoes grown on organic farms accumulate higher concentrations of sugars, vitamin C and compounds associated with oxidative stress compared to those grown on conventional farms, according to research published February 20 in the…

Viral alliances overcoming plant defenses: Could lead to new generation of viruses

Contact: Hanu Pappu hrp@wsu.edu 509-335-3752 Washington State University Could lead to new generation of viruses PULLMAN, Wash.— Washington State University researchers have found that viruses will join forces to overcome a plant’s defenses and cause more severe infections. “These findings have important implications in our ability to control these viruses”, says Hanu Pappu, Sam Smith…