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ANTI-GLUTEN EGG YOLK ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CELIAC DISEASE

THE GOVENORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, University of Alberta

Compositions, food products or beverages for ameliorating the syptoms of celiac disease or gluten sensitive enteropathy comprising egg yolk antibodie s against gluten, including gliadin, high molecular glutenin, low molecular glutenin and mixtures of the three peptides. The antibodies may be produced by immunizing egg laying fowl with immunogenic preparations of gluten and harvesting the eggs and egg yolks.

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER-BASED BIOCOMPOSITES WITH TAILORED PROPERTIES AND METHOD OF MAKING THOSE

University of Guelph

A biodegradable composite including: (a) a polymeric matrix having a biodegradable polymer; (b) a filler; and (c) an anhydride grafted compatibilizer including one or more biodegradable polymers modified with an anhydride group. The composite may also include (d) polymer additives such as polymer chain extenders or plasticizers. An in situ method of manufacturing the biodegradable composite of the present invention, including the steps of: (a) melting one or more biodegradable polymers in...

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE AND MEASUREMENT OF NON-THERMAL EFFECTS OF MICROWAVE RADIATION

GHANDI, Khashayar

The present disclosure relates to novel microwave systems and new applications of microwave in medical, chemical and materials manufacturing and processing, food and health industries as well as analytical chemistry instrumentation for in situ study of microwave effects. In the case of medical applications, the microwave based damage is conducted in a way to diminish ablating or damaging the collateral issue and to increase the probability of procedure achievement. It comprises adjusting the...

PROCESS FOR THE EXTRACTION OF STRAWBERRY P-COUMAROYL HEXOSE AND/OR POLYPHENOLS, EXTRACT AND USES THEREOF

Laval University, NUTRA CANADA

A composition of purified and biologically active p-coumaroyl hexose and/or polyphenols is provided by separation from strawberry's pulp by a method of extraction and purification using a hydrophobic adsorbent using GRAS solvent. Also provided is the use of the composition.

USE OF ANTIOXIDANTS AS RADIO-PROTECTIVE AGENTS

University Health Network

Compositions comprising a radio-protective agent and methods of using such compositions to attenuate or otherwise protect an organism from the adverse effects arising from exposure to ionizing radiation are disclosed. Preferably, the radio-protective agent is an antioxidant and serves to protect the DNA of the organism from damage due to free radicals generated by the ionizing radiation. The methods of use preferably entail determining the timing, duration, and amount of exposure to ionizing...

ANTIOXIDANT PRODUCING BACTERIUM AND USES THEREOF

Université de Moncton

Bacterial strains are provided that can be isolated from the microflora of lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium), and that are capable of increasing the antioxidant content of their growth medium. The bacteria can be used, for example, to increase the antioxidant content of various foodstuffs, as probiotics or as additives to animal feed. Antioxidant-enriched compositions produced by fermentation processes utilising the bacteria are also provided. The antioxidant-enriched compositions...

PROTEIN COMPOSITION AND METHODS FOR ANALYSING MICROBIOTA

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, University of Ottawa

A method of isotope-labelling a microbiota sample. It involves providing a first microbiota sample that was obtained from a given source; exposing the first microbiota sample to an isotope enriched medium; and culturing the exposed first microbiota sample in the isotope enriched medium to obtain an isotope-labelled microbiota sample, wherein the isotope labelled metaproteome of the isotope-labelled microbiota sample is taxon specific for taxa present in the first microbiota sample when...

PHENOLIC COMPOSITIONS DERIVED FROM APPLE SKIN AND USES THEREOF

Dalhousie University

Described herein are phenolic compositions derived from apple skins. In particular, described herein are flavonoid-rich fractions derived from apple skin extract. The compositions are useful in the prevention and treatment of conditions associated with oxidative stress and/or inflammation, including certain neurodegenerative diseases. Methods of producing the compositions are also described.

USE OF PROANTHOCYANIDINS AS AN ANTI-APOPTOTIC AGENT AND ANTI-ADHESIVE BACTERIAL AGENT

McGill University

The present disclosure relates to the use of proanthocyanidins, particularly those isolated from cranberry, as an anti-apoptotic and anti-bacterial agent, the anti-bacterial property also being due to the anti-adhesive properties of PACs when comprised in a material.

FUNCTIONAL ENHANCEMENT OF YEAST TO MINIMIZE PRODUCTION OF ETHYL CARBAMATE VIA MODIFIED TRANSPORTER EXPRESSION

University of British Columbia

The invention provides a Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain that is transformed to constitutively express DUR3, encoding a urea transporter protein, under the control of the phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK1) promoter and terminator sequences, resulting in reduced nitrogen catabolite repression, wherein said transformed yeast strain may be further transformed to constitutively express a urea degradation enzyme, such as urea carboxylase-allophanate hydrolase or urea amidolyase, also resulting in...