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Interest in wine science has grown enormously over the last two decades as the health benefits of moderate wine consumption have become firmly established in preventing heart disease, stroke, cancer and dementia. The growth of molecular biology has allowed proper investigation of grapevine identity and lineage and led to improvements in the winemaking process. Wine: A Scientific Exploration delves into the history and appreciation of wine, its early role as a medicine, and modern evidence on how and why wine protects against disease. It also addresses genetic modification of the grapevine, long recognized as a natural process, and the microbes involved in the making of wine.Contents1. Drinking Wine 2. The History of Wine as a Medicine 3. Wine in Archaeology 4. Phylloxera 5. Wine and Heart Disease: A Statistical Approach 6. Biological and Biochemical Actions of Resveratrol 7. Wine, Alcohol and Cardiovascular Diseases 8. Polyphenols in Red and White Wines: A Joint Venture Between Hydrated Electrons and Protons 9. Grape and Wine Flavonoids and Stilbenes 10. Modern Biotechnology of Wine Production 11. The Parentage of Wine Grapes 12. Wine and Migraine 13. Wine: Protective in Macular Degeneration 14. Antimicrobial Effects of Red Wine Estate Vineyard, Australia, Jane Renfrew, University of Cambridge, UK, G. Gale, University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA, Michael Mannot, University College London, UK, D.M. Goldberg, University of Toronto, Canada, A.L. Klatsky, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, California, USA, R. Brouillard, UniversitÃ© Louis Pasteur, France, G.L. Creasy, Lincoln University, New Zealand, T.O. Obeisan, Howard University Hospital, USA
After proving herself in the field during the siege on America by the Victus terror organization, a shaken, but determined Pepper McCallan joins the upper ranks of the U.S. Counterterrorism Agency to track down Lilly Wang. Driven to avenge her ten-year-old son's murder at the hands of terrorists, Pepper makes fighting in the combat ring and shooting assault rifles look easy. Beneath her polished veneer, however, her emotions are waging a war against her new identity as she struggles with remorse for the lives she's taken in battle. While in Boston, her emotional state leaves her vulnerable to romantic overtures by her boss. Located in picturesque Western Australia, and well-funded by embezzlement from the Malaysian government, Victus sets out to use insect drones in a novel and devastating way. Lilly Wang is at the center of Victus, believing her analytical skills are valued by its leader, but quickly discovers she must navigate his deadly whims to stay alive. President Cecil Scott's private life is exposed while he simultaneously battles terrorism and his soon-to-be ex-wife. His well-heeled D.C. divorce attorney, Annie Preston, finds herself in a deadly predicament with underworld elements when lovers' identities are at risk of being revealed.
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