Color

Publication Title: 
The British Journal of Dermatology
Author(s): 
Shahani, R. T.
Blackburn, E. K.
Publication Title: 
Perceptual and Motor Skills
Author(s): 
Aaronson, B. S.
Publication Title: 
Minerva Medica

The hypothesis of probable differences between subjects under life-extending treatment and healthy people was tested by applying the Lüscher Colour test to 2 groups of patients, one under dialysis, the other cardiopathic pacemaker wearers, and comparing them with a control group of healthy subjects. The results partly confirm the hypothesis and also show a further differentiation between the dialysis and pace-maker groups. A support programme using relaxation techniques (autogenous training and/or hypnosis) to balance and reduce problems revealed is therefore proposed.

Author(s): 
Lucarelli, A. M.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Approximately two thirds of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) respond well to hypnotherapy. However, it is time consuming as well as expensive to provide and therefore a way of predicting outcome would be extremely useful. The use of imagery and color form an integral part of the hypnotherapeutic process and we have hypothesised that investigating color and how it relates to mood might help to predict response to treatment.

Author(s): 
Carruthers, Helen R.
Morris, Julie
Tarrier, Nicholas
Whorwell, Peter J.
Publication Title: 
Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Cytochromes P450 catalyze a broad range of regiospecific, stereospecific and irreversible steps in the biosynthetic routes of plant natural metabolites with important applications in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, fragrance and flavour, or polymer industries. They are consequently essential drivers for the engineered bioproduction of such compounds. Two ground-breaking developments of commercial products driven by the engineering of P450s are the antimalarial drug precursor artemisinic acid and blue roses or carnations. Tedious optimizations were required to generate marketable products.

Author(s): 
Renault, Hugues
Bassard, Jean-Etienne
Hamberger, Björn
Werck-Reichhart, Danièle
Publication Title: 
TheScientificWorldJournal

Sweet-scented geranium (Pelargonium graveolens L'H�r), a plant belonging to the Geraniaceae family, has medicinal and aromatic properties and is widely used in the cosmetic, soap, perfume, aromatherapy, and food industries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of fertilization and the use of different colors of plastic mulch on sweet-scented geranium biomass and essential oil.

Author(s): 
Silva, Anderson de Carvalho
Blank, Arie Fitzgerald
dos Santos, Wallace Melo
Prata, Paloma Santana
Alves, P�ricles Barreto
Arrigoni-Blank, Maria de F�tima
Publication Title: 
Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B

OBJECTIVE: Aroma is the core factor in aromatherapy. Sensory evaluation of aromas differed among three sweet osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans) cultivar groups. The purpose of this study was to investigate the aroma-active compounds responsible for these differences. METHODS: Gas chromatography-olfactometry (GC-O) and GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) were used to analyze the aroma-active compounds and volatiles of creamy-white ('Houban Yingui', HBYG), yellow ('Liuye Jingui', LYJG), and orange ('Gecheng Dangui', GCDG) cultivars.

Author(s): 
Cai, Xuan
Mai, Rong-zhang
Zou, Jing-jing
Zhang, Hong-Yan
Zeng, Xiang-ling
Zheng, Ri-ru
Wang, Cai-yun
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nutrition

The objective of this study was to determine whether green tea (GT) inhibits the expression of genes regulating hepatic lipogenesis and intestinal lipid transport in fructose-fed ovariectomized (OX) rats. OX rats were assigned to: 1) a control group (S) fed the AIN-93G diet with corn starch as the major carbohydrate source; 2) another control group (F) fed the same diet but containing fructose at 60% as the major carbohydrate source; 3) a group fed the F diet but containing 0.5% GT; and 4) a group fed the F diet containing 1% GT.

Author(s): 
Shrestha, Sudeep
Ehlers, Sarah J.
Lee, Ji-Young
Fernandez, Maria-Luz
Koo, Sung I.
Publication Title: 
The Analyst

With increased awareness of nutrition and the advocacy for healthier food choices, there exists a great demand for a simple, easy-to-use test that can reliably measure the antioxidant capacity of dietary products. We report development and characterization of a portable nanoparticle based-assay, similar to a small sensor patch, for rapid and sensitive detection of food antioxidants. The assay is based on the use of immobilized ceria nanoparticles, which change color after interaction with antioxidants by means of redox and surface chemistry reactions.

Author(s): 
Sharpe, Erica
Frasco, Thalia
Andreescu, Daniel
Andreescu, Silvana
Publication Title: 
Journal of Animal Science

Seventy-two crossbred and purebred beef steers (296 +/- 9 kg initial BW) were used in a completely randomized design to determine effects of 30% distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS; 29.2% CP, 9.7% fat, DM basis) inclusion during the growing or finishing period on DMI, performance, carcass, and meat quality traits. The resulting treatments were 0:0, 30:0, 0:30, and 30:30 (diet DDGS percentage fed during growing and finishing periods, respectively).

Author(s): 
Leupp, J. L.
Lardy, G. P.
Bauer, M. L.
Karges, K. K.
Gibson, M. L.
Caton, J. S.
Maddock, R. J.

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