Tropical Plant Called Moringa Shows Promise in Health, Anti-Aging Products

Ilya Raskin is seeking cures and treatments for ailments afflicting hundreds of millions of people… Raskin’s laboratory at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences studies the health benefits of crops and medicinal plants. A major focus is on revealing the molecular effects of chemical compounds in plants, vegetables and fruits on chronic diseases, including inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and gut problems.

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Tropical plant called moringa shows promise in health, anti-aging products

lya Raskin is seeking cures and treatments for ailments afflicting hundreds of millions of people. And he’s trying to find them – along with anti-aging and other beneficial compounds – in myriad plants in 20 countries on four continents. Raskin’s laboratory at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences studies the health benefits of crops and medicinal plants.

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Starting a food business? Rutgers incubator can help

Patrick Leger stood in a processing room at Rutgers Food Innovation Center on Friday, watching as an assembly line of bottles were filled with pure strained tomatoes, First Field’s latest product… "They need a place to go," said Lou Cooperhouse, the center’s director. "Our job is to find a pathway for them to go after they leave our facility."

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Terra Tech’s Subsidiary, Edible Garden, Signs Exclusive Agreement with Nutrasorb to Produce and Commercialize Nutrient-Rich Salad Blend

Terra Tech Corp. announced that its subsidiary, Edible Garden, a retail seller of locally grown hydroponic produce, herbs, and floral products, has signed an exclusive license agreement with Nutrasorb LLC, a spin-off of Rutgers University, to grow and commercialize nutritionally-enhanced lettuce varieties… "This is the first nutrient rich, health promoting, super salad blend, and we are excited to partner with Edible Garden on this initiative," said Dr. Ilya Raskin, Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences and Chair & Managing Partner of Nutrasorb.

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Trend of no vaccines worries doctors

Parents of school-age children in Texas quickly learn the choices: Get your kids vaccinated according to the state-mandated schedule or officially opt out of the vaccines… A couple of generations ago, measles and chicken pox were most often the bane of small children. Not anymore, said Nina Fefferman, an associate professor at Rutgers University and an expert in modeling the spread of infectious diseases.

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