Resveratrol 2014 conference

The Resveratrol 2014 conference will take place in Hawaii from 30th November to 3rd December

The Resveratrol 2014 conference, hosted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo, will take place from the 30th November to the 3rd December 2014. This will be the third international conference with a specific focus on resveratrol. The goal of the conference is to collect the available knowledge on resveratrol to further advance global resveratrol research.

Some of the themes to be covered at the conference include:

 - Resveratrol and cancer
 - Resveratrol and coronary-vascular diseases
 - Resveratrol on obesity and diabetes
 - Resveratrol and neuroprotection
 - Resveratrol and longevity
 - Resveratrol and inflammation
 - Delivery, absorption and metabolism of resveratrol

…and much more.

The conference will feature talks from many leading researchers in the field, including John Pezzuto (University of Hawaii at Hilo), Karen Brown (University of Leicester, UK) and Young-Joon Surh (Seoul National University, South Korea); click here for the full programme.

To find out more about the conference and to register, please visit the website: http://resveratrol2014.hawaii-conference.com/

Why not take a look at some of Food & Function’s latest papers on resveratrol. These papers are free to access for the next four weeks – I hope you enjoy reading them.

Resveratrol and its metabolites inhibit pro-inflammatory effects of lipopolysaccharides in U-937 macrophages in plasma-representative concentrations
Jessica Walker, Katharina Schueller, Lisa-Marie Schaefer, Marc Pignitter, Laura Esefelder and Veronika Somoza,
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 74-84
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60236B

Differential protective effects of red wine polyphenol extracts (RWEs) on colon carcinogenesis
Frédéric Mazué, Dominique Delmas, Genoveva Murillo, Diana Saleiro, Emeric Limagne and Norbert Latruffe,
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 663-670
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60417A

Nutritional aspects of β-carotene and resveratrol antioxidant synergism in giant unilamellar vesicles
Hui-Jing Wang, Ran Liang, Li-Min Fu, Rui-Min Han, Jian-Ping Zhang and Leif H. Skibsted 
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1573-1578
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00225C

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Graphical AbstractThe front cover features artwork by Sophie Gallier from the University of Otago. Sophie’s paper with her colleagues investigates, the stomach emptying rate (SER) of almond lipids (0.2 g of fat per 2 mL of almond lipid suspension) as a function of the food matrix.

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Effect of food matrix microstructure on stomach emptying rate and apparent ileal fatty acid digestibility of almond lipids
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Iveta Najmanova wins Food and Function Young Investigator Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research-EuropeThe 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research-Europe took place in Paris from the 5th–7th September. The conference aimed to promote communication between academics, researchers, clinicians and industry partners who are interested in free radical research.

Food & Function was delighted to award a ‘Food & Function Young Investigator Award’ at the event. The prize went to Iveta Najmanova, pictured, of Charles University in Prague, for her work entitled ‘Vasodilatory activity of human quercetin metabolites’. Many congratulations to Iveta on receiving this prize.

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The effects of daily supplementation of Dendrobium huoshanense polysaccharide on ethanol-induced subacute liver injury in mice by proteomic analysis
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Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2020-2035
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Food & Function issue 8 is now available online

front cover

The front cover features artwork by Alan Crozier from the University of Glasgow who in his review with his colleagues, provides details on the phytochemicals in green coffee beans and the changes that occur during roasting.

The article can be read in full below and is free to access for the next 6 weeks:

Coffee: biochemistry and potential impact on health
Iziar A. Ludwig, Michael N. Clifford, Michael E. J. Lean, Hiroshi Ashihara and Alan Crozier
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1695-1717
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00042K

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