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Acai and brain health: Has study unlocked Amazonian fruit’s neuroprotective effects?

Posted December 5, 2013

The potential brain health benefits of açai (Euterpe oleraceae Mart.) may be linked to an inhibition of the aggregation of beta-amyloid proteins, says a new study from Australia.

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The health benefits of acai berry

Posted November 12, 2013

Acai berry has been cherished by the Amazonian people for centuries. This unique berry has an extraordinary amount of antioxidants that protect the tissues and cells of the body. The acai berry has a wide array of phytonutrients that make it one of the most well publicized superfoods among health enthusiasts.

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Açai reverses age-related cognitive decline in rat study

Posted October 24, 2012

Açai fruit fed to aged rats reversed age-related cognitive and motor declines, a study conducted through Tufts University has found.

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Acai Counteracts Oxidative Stress, Lengthens Lifespan in Fruit Flies

Posted August 22, 2012

Bewildered by the array of antioxidant fruit juices on display in the supermarket and the promises they make? To sort out the antioxidant properties of fruits and berries, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine turned to fruit flies for help.

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Preventing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Chromobacterium violaceum infections by anti-adhesion-active components of edible seeds

Posted April 30, 2012

Pseudomonas aeruginosa adhesion to animal/human cells for infection establishment involves adhesive proteins, including its galactose- and fucose-binding lectins PA-IL (LecA) and PA-IIL (LecB). The lectin binding to the target-cell receptors may be blocked by compatible glycans that compete with those of the receptors, functioning as anti-adhesion glycodecoys.

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