Navigation Links
Winemaking goes high-tech at the University of British Columbia
Date:7/12/2012

VANCOUVER, B.C. July 11, 2012 For centuries, people made wine by stomping grapes with their bare feet. But now, the art of winemaking is going high-tech at The University of British Columbia's Wine Research Centre.

Have you ever gotten a headache or a rash from a single glass of wine? Has one glass of Merlot or Shiraz resulted in a painful hangover? If yes, you may be one of the 30 percent of people who are allergic to compounds that are in some of the world's most popular wines.

A team of researchers at UBC's Wine Research Centre which has received funding from the Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is working to resolve the allergic reaction some people have to wine. The research team has created a strain of yeast that prevents allergic reactions, producing a wine that is hypoallergenic and can be enjoyed by everyone. The yeast developed at the Wine Research Centre is now being used by some of the most recognizable vintages produced in Canada and the United States.

"Investments made in science and state-of-the-art facilities are giving Canada's wine industry an edge in a highly competitive market," said the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology). "Sectors across Canada such as forestry and agri-food are also benefiting from this type of research-driven growth."

Most British Columbia wines are consumed domestically. The work being undertaken by Professor van Vuuren and his team aims to ensure that Canadian wines can better compete against the world's finest labels.

"Advanced scientific knowledge is an important strategic asset for winemakers," said Professor Hennie van Vuuren, Director of the Wine Research Centre. "We are committed to helping this important industry compete."

Researchers at UBC are even bringing the science of genetics to bear on the ancient practice of winemaking. Chardonnay is one of the most widely planted grapes on the planet and a staple
'/>"/>

Contact: Ryan Saxby HIll
ryansaxbyhill@innovation.ca
613-943-5346
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. NIST effort could improve high-tech medical scanners
2. University of Houston study shows BP oil spill hurt marshes, but recovery possible
3. University of Alberta led research may have discovered how memories are encoded in our brains
4. BGI, University of Helsinki and Wuhan University sign a MOU concerning cooperation on genomics
5. Marshall University study may lead to new treatments for prostate cancer
6. University leads £6 million EU project to tackle obesity
7. A University of Tennessee professors hypothesis may be game changer for evolutionary theory
8. Life expectancy may affect when you get married, divorced, have kids: Queens University study
9. University of Toronto biologists predict extinction for organisms with poor quality genes
10. University of Minnesota invention helps advance reliability of alternative energy
11. Israel names Tel Aviv Universitys Renewable Energy Center a Center of Research Excellence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/7/2015)... 2015  Based on its recent analysis of ... Credence ID, LLC with the 2015 Asia-Pacific ... Year Award. Credence ID has developed a low-cost, ... of offering enrollment and identification solutions to the ... was formed by experts from the mobile biometrics ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets( ... "Next Generation Biometrics Market by Application, Technology, Function & ... their offering. The next generation biometrics market ... a CAGR of 17.9% between 2015 and 2020 ... the market. Safran SA ( France ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Genisphere announced ... to help further develop Genisphere,s therapeutics capabilities and portfolio. ... having spent much of the last 25 years in ... Bioscience, and Johnson & Johnson. Tom started his career ... Biotech Corporate Finance. He graduated from Dartmouth College with ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 2Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 3Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 4Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 5Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 3Genisphere Appoints New CEO, Thomas Bliss 2Genisphere Appoints New CEO, Thomas Bliss 3
... 9, 2012 Human cells are thought to produce thousands ... determine which genes are turned on or off at a ... function, but they can also contribute to human diseasesome are ... survival. But to better understand how miRNAs influence health and ...
... Women,s Hospital (BWH), the ingredient that gives hot sauce ... of weight loss. Ali Tavakkoli, MD, BWH ... study investigating whether two surgeries called vagal de-afferentationwhich uses ... sensationand vagatomy can achieve weight loss and reduce the ...
... from Queen Mary, University of London have found a ... published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Life ... important for regulating inflammation. The findings could lead to ... arthritis*. Dr Martin Knight who led the ...
Cached Biology News:It's a trap! New laboratory technique captures microRNA targets 2Hot sauce ingredient reduces 'beer belly' fat as a weight-loss surgery alternative 2
(Date:7/28/2015)...  Kerastem Technologies announce that the Company has received ... For Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) Office of Cellular, ... investigating the safety and feasibility of the Company,s technology ... baldness (androgenic alopecia). The phase II study, ... in Europe and ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... CITY , July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna ... today announced that it has granted to German ... funding the development and commercialization of biotechnology (collectively, ... live recombinant oral allogenic tumor vaccine technology (the ... for prostate cancer which is ready to enter ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced ... on Thursday, July 30, 2015, after the close of ... by a conference call with the investment community at ... will be Robert A. Bradway , chairman and ... management team. Live audio of the conference ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... London, UK (PRWEB) , ... July 27, 2015 , ... ... stable growth over the past few years in the EU. For instance, it surpassed ... approximately the EUR 92 million mark in 2010. Germany is a major producer, while ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Kerastem Receives Conditional Approval from FDA for Alopecia Trial 2Aeterna Zentaris Grants Option to Develop and Commercialize Oral Allogenic Cancer Vaccine Technology 2Aeterna Zentaris Grants Option to Develop and Commercialize Oral Allogenic Cancer Vaccine Technology 3Amgen Announces Webcast of 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 2High Tenacity Filament Yarn of Viscose Rayon Consumption to Grow Swiftly in the EU, Forecasts BAC Reports in New Study Available at MarketPublishers.com 2
... Mich., Sept. 30 GeneGo Inc., a leading,provider ... announced,today that they were awarded with a Phase ... for the development of a platform for understanding,the ... GeneGo,will collaborate with FDA investigator, Jim Kaput Director ...
... balanced a laptop computer on your lap lately, you ... speeds are creating more and more heat, which has ... lap. , Two researchers at the University of Virginia,s ... the scientific groundwork that will solve the problem using ...
... Tam Whistleblower Attorney Brian P. Kenney, Esq. Filed ... Additional Complaints Were Filed; $375 Million Civil ... Corporate Criminal Fine Today, PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29 ... a grand scale,for years by off-label marketing its first ...
Cached Biology Technology:GeneGo Is Awarded NCI Grant for Development of Systems Biology Database and Tools for Nutrition in Cancer in Collaboration with the FDA 2Engineers aim to solve 'burning' computer problem 2$425 Million Cephalon Civil Settlement and Criminal Fine; In America's Largest 2$425 Million Cephalon Civil Settlement and Criminal Fine; In America's Largest 3
Complete cell culture media with cytokines...
... multiple tissue panels are designed for ... genes or proteins of interest in ... on positively charged glass slides. Total ... the identical format, and cDNA from ...
8 different frozen tissues are mounted on positively charged glass slides...
Curcumin is an extract of turmeric root with antioxidant, anti-tumor promoter, and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin inhibits the induction of NOS in macrophages....
Biology Products: