We must be onto three or four references to the purple tomato now – I’m going to drop them a line to see if there are any interests they’d like to declare. Kwak et al. is open source.
A report on: Kwak et al (2008) Genetically-Based Olfactory Signatures Persist Despite Dietary Variation PLoS ONE 3: e3591 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003591
A report on: Alvarex et al (2008) Effects of alcohol-free beer on lipid profile and parameters of oxidative stress and inflammation in elderly women Nutrition, doi:10.1016/j.nut.2008.08.005
A report on: Kedrin et al (2008) Intravital imaging of metastatic behavior through a mammary imaging window Nature Methods, doi:10.1038/nmeth.1269
A report on: Dbouk et al. (2008) Lycopene a powerful antioxidant with remarkable antiadhesion effects, Fertility and Sterility, 90, s1: 151.
A report on: Hurtado et al (2008) Regulation of ERBB2 by oestrogen receptor-PAX2 determines response to tamoxifen Nature, doi:10.1038/nature07483
Causes in brief
“‘There are lots of reasons, but the simple, everyday decisions we all make about food and exercise contribute hugely to our biggest health problems, including heart disease and cancer.”
“British scientists recently unveiled a GM purple tomato they claimed could help people avoid developing cancer. The tomato is high in antioxidants – naturally found in other fresh produce such as blueberrys, cranberries and carrots – which are seen as a protection against ill health.”
“Symptoms [reported by those living close to fields treated with pesticides] included rashes, itching, sore throats, burning eyes, blistering, headaches, nausea, stomach pains and burnt vocal chords. Many had developed cancer, asthma and ME.”
See the AAPS press release promoting their conference here.