Medical News Today: Are dates healthful?
Dates are sweet fruits that grow in bundles on date palms. While they are high in natural sugar, they also contain many essential nutrients. In this article, learn about the benefits of eating dates as well as whether they are suitable to eat for people avoiding sugar, such as those with diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

What You Should Know About the Nipah Virus Outbreak
Ten people in the South Indian state of Kerala have died after being infected by the Nipah virus, an emerging disease thought to be spread by fruit bats and other animals. Here’s what you should know about the outbreak. What is the Nipah virus? The Nipah virus is a highly contagious and deadly virus that was first identified in 1999 when pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore became very sick. During that outbreak, nearly 300 people were infected, and more than 100 people died. To stop the outbreak, authorities had to euthanize over one million pigs. Since then, the virus has been identified in outbreaks in Bangladesh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

The history and constituents of the date palm, a favorite since ancient times
(Natural News) Dates share a history with some of the world’s earliest civilizations. People have been enjoying them for so long — well over 5,000 years — that no-one remembers the history of how we first came to enjoy this delectable fruit. One thing is for sure: People consume dates not only for their flavor but also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Invasive weevil threatens California's palm trees and date industry
(University of California - Riverside) ISCA Technologies, a Riverside biotech company, and University of California, Riverside (UCR) scientists will work to develop environmentally-friendly pest controls to save California's iconic palm trees and protect the date palm industry from the invasive South American palm weevil. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, today awarded $150,000 to fund research to combat this emerging pest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 1, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

dbSNP build 147 data for human, chicken, soybean and more are available
dbSNP Build 147 is accessible on the web and via FTP. This release includes data for human, chicken, tilapia, mallard, sheep, date palm and soybean. Build 147 provides over 745 million submitted variants and 250 million reference variants for 7 organisms. To see complete build statistics, visit the SNP summary page. (Source: NCBI Announcements)
Source: NCBI Announcements - April 29, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Somatic Embryogenesis of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Through Cell Suspension Culture
Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is the oldest and most economically important plant species distributed in the hot arid regions of the world. Propagation of date palm by seeds produces heterogeneous offspring with inferior field performance and poor fruit quality. Traditionally, date palm is propagated by offshoots, but this method is inefficient for mass propagation because of limited availability of offshoots. Plant regeneration through tissue culture is able to provide technologies for the large-scale propagation of healthy true-to-type plants. The most commonly used technology approach is somatic embryogenesis which...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - April 8, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NYU Abu Dhabi's genome sequencing project sheds light on origin of the date palm
(New York University) NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have developed a map of genetic changes across the genome of date palms. They have also established genetic differences between Middle Eastern and North African date palms, an important discovery that sheds light on that long elusive question. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 9, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sterilize tools before pruning canary island date palms to prevent lethal fungal disease
There is a pathogen that is not new to Florida, however, new reports suggest that it is infecting the wild date palm. The good news is that it can be prevented most of the time by sterilizing pruning tools prior to pruning or by using a new pruning tool. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Half a glass of pomegranate and three dates a day can protect against heart problems
Pomegranate, date fruit and date stones all contain antioxidants, which stop arteries becoming hard and blocked up with fat, researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tell me your barcode, and I will tell you what palm you are
(Pensoft Publishers) A short fragment of chloroplastic DNA as a "barcode" for species identification within a group of palm species, including the economically important date palm Phoenix dactylifera, has been proposed by researchers from IRD, France, and CRA-FSO, Italy. Species and hybrids recognition is important for the protection of endemic or rare species, as well as for preserving the genetic integrity of varieties. The study was published in a special issue of the open access journal ZooKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 30, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Retained subretinal date palm tree thorn in a child - Modi Y, John V, Warman R, Hess D, Murray TG, Berrocal AM.
A 3-year-old boy presented with severe eye pain and nausea after colliding with a date palm tree branch. Examination under anesthesia revealed a self-sealed corneal laceration and traumatic cataract in his left eye. Cultures were taken and the patient rece... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news