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Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Catherine Offord | Nov 22, 2017
An online survey finds that people report feeling most relaxed with a glass of red wine or beer, and most aggressive when drinking spirits.
Compound Found in Red Wine Boosts Immune Cell Function
Catherine Offord | Oct 16, 2017
At low doses, resveratrol enhanced human T-cell activity in vitro, while at high doses it interfered with cell signaling.
The Evolution of Beer Yeast
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 12, 2016
Sequencing more than 150 yeast genomes, scientists describe distinct lineages cultivated by humans for making beer and wine.
Local Microbes Give Wine Character
Ruth Williams | Sep 24, 2015
Yeast strains from different regions of New Zealand generate wines with varying chemistries.
Resveratrol’s Low-Dose Anticancer Effect
Bob Grant | Jul 31, 2015
The antioxidant found in red wine and some berries shows that small doses have more potent antitumor effects than large doses in a mouse model.
Soil Bacteria Live on Wine Grapes
Kerry Grens | Mar 25, 2015
The earthiness of Merlot may have to do with grapevine-dwelling microbiota.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Sep 1, 2014
September 2014's selection of notable quotes
A Wine Bacterium’s Proteome
Abby Olena | Feb 26, 2014
Scientists map the partial proteome of a common lactic acid bacterium.
Abby Olena | Nov 26, 2013
Researchers show that microbes on the surface and stems of wine grapes are nonrandomly associated with the plant’s variety and geographic region.
Fungus Versus Plant
Ruth Williams | Oct 3, 2013
The crop-destroying gray mold fungus uses RNA weapons to disable plant defenses and invade.