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USP meeting tries to get handle on rapidly evolving DNA techniques

USP meeting tries to get handle on rapidly evolving DNA techniques

By Hank Schultz

A recent USP stakeholder meeting wrestled with the thorny issue of how to put some kind of standards around the use of DNA techniques for botanical ingredient identification. The word from one of the attendees is that it is far too early to tell where...

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Maple leaf extract may prevent wrinkles, research suggests

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Maple leaf extract may have anti-aging effects including the prevention of wrinkle formation by interfering with the breakdown of elastin proteins in the skin, researchers from the University of Rhode Island reported.

Study confirms emulsification boosts EPA and DHA uptake

Study confirms emulsification boosts EPA and DHA uptake

By Hank Schultz

A recent study conducted by researchers in the UK concluded that an emulsified cod liver oil boosted the uptake of EPA and DHA. Experts are divided about how the results might affect the marketplace.

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