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Guest article

Selecting trademarks and service marks that maximize protection and value

In the second of two articles on trademarks, Norm J Rich explains the trademark selection and clearance process.

Study reignites low-carb high-protein debate

A recent study props up the principle of low-carb high-protein dieting - giving the low carb fad diets that pushed meat consumption, such as the once fashionable Atkins diet, one...

AER missing from FDA guidance

The FDA has released a guidance for food facilities to maintain records of production and distribution that still falls short of taking a stance on the issue of adverse events...

Red wine again linked to slowing Alzheimer's

A Mount Sinai School of Medicine study found giving mice with amyloid plaques red wine slows their memory loss and brain cell death - adding to a body of science...

Guest article

Strength and value of US trademarks and service marks

In the first of two articles, Norm J Rich explains the value and strength of a trademark for goods, services or a new business name, and the legal protection it...

Mannatech gets Lonza arabinogalactan deal

Mannatech has entered into an exclusive ten-year arrangement with Swiss biotech Lonza for the worldwide distribution and marketing of dietary fiber arabinogalactan harvested from the American larch tree.

Fruit and vegetables cut heart disease risk, says study

Every extra of fruit or vegetable consumed daily could cut the risk of heart disease by four percent, says a meta-analysis of almost a quarter of a million people, giving...

More selenium could slash bladder cancer risk, says study

Increasing the daily intake of selenium from dietary and supplementary sources, could cut the risk of bladder cancer by 70 per cent, suggests a new study from Belgium.

Ever-expanding SunOpta buys Purity Life

The SunOpta natural food group has expanded its distribution network in Canada through the acquisition of natural products supplier Purity Life Health Products, enhancing control over the pipeline of its...

Kline puts figure on nutricosmetics market

First there were cosmeceuticals, now there are nutricosmetics - orally-taken products to improve health and beauty that, according to the latest market study, make up a rapidly-growing category.

Kemin wins patent infringement appeal

A US Court of Appeals has upheld Kemin Industries' lutein patents after Pigmentos Vegetales del Centro appealed a September 2004 jury verdict - finally closing lengthy litigation between the two...

Fruit-flavored drinks decline, future dull, says Mintel

Obesity concerns and a lack of innovation have driven down sales of fruit-flavored juice drinks in the US over the past five years, and prospects to boost the market remain...

An egg a day could keep AMD at bay

Making the point of getting a daily egg, the yolk of which is a rich source of lutein and zeaxanthing, could reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD),...

Nutrition labels may confuse public

If formulators are worried verbose FDA-approved health claims fog the message they are trying to get across to consumers, they should maybe question one of the basic foundations of nutrition...

Beta-carotene-rich maize boosts vitamin A in rodents

Maize, bred to contain high concentrations of the pro-vitamin A carotenoid, beta-carotene, did increase the vitamin A status in gerbils, and could be used to tackle vitamin A deficiency, says...

Weekly comment

When vegetables become victims

The demonisation of spinach following last week's E.coli outbreak could give salad-dodgers the excuse they have been looking for to skimp on their recommended five to nine portions of fruit...

More support for inulin, oligofructose for bone health

Scientists from Brazil have reported that supplementing the diet with the soluble dietary fibres, inulin and oligofructose, boosted calcium absorption in rats by about 40 per cent, results that add...

Tomato extract could stop platelet build-up, boost heart health

Extracts from tomatoes offer heart health benefits by reducing the accumulation of platelets that lead eventually to blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, say two complimentary studies from the UK.

CRN eager to open industry-healthcare talks

In an effort to get government and healthcare agencies to recognize the health benefits of dietary supplements, the Council for Responsible Nutrition is planning to open dialogue between industry and...

WellGen seeks partnerships for first nutrigenomic products

Nutrigenomics specialist WellGen is negotiating partnerships with food companies for its first two ingredients and looks to roll out another this year, with new president and CEO Dr Kathleen Mullinix...

Study underscores CAM potential for sleep troubles

A study into the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to alleviate insomnia may provide supplement-makers with useful data on consumers who may use their products, and serve as...

Multivitamins in early pregnancy may stave off brain tumors

A recent study suggests women who take multivitamins early in pregnancy could reduce the risk of their child developing a brain tumour - giving further leverage for marketing to this...

CRN plans multi-million campaign to avert supplements crisis

The Council for Responsible Nutrition is laying the groundwork for a massive public relations campaign to 'restore pride' in the supplement industry and will be looking to all companies for...

Blackberry extract shows anti-tumour promise

An extract derived from fresh blackberries has been seen to reduce cancerous tumours and prevent the proliferation of cancer cells in animal models, paving the way for further investigations into...

Leadership - not management - brings most success to companies

A focus on leadership as opposed to just management within companies is the key to attaining emotional commitment in employees, teams and customers that will ultimately lead to stronger results,...

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