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Ho Z.-P.,Food and Beverage
International Journal of Information Processing and Management | Year: 2011

A digital archive is a digital database, which is built by the internet, websites' culture and information techniques. In digital archives, there's a high correlation between documental connotation and information techniques, especially in historically cultural information. Numerous institutions archives are going digitalized. People are able to access digital archives information, even if seldom people could access the original. However, on the current artificial intelligence methodology, it is still a hard problem to describe a story for humans after computer reading mass information. At this moment, if we can gather a lot of friends from the internet, discussing valuable photos, articles or videos from blogs, such as food and beverage blog, then, it would form a popular approach to set up a metadata. This paper offers this new concept to illustrate the new ideas, hoping that it can reduce the gap between current techniques and a willingness to create new ones. It also could create new meanings of knowledge management and cultural development. Source


Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Chinese herbs and acupuncture on the neuronal apoptosis and the expression of apoptosis-related genes in the brain tissue of rats following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Methods: Collagenase VII was injected into the caudate nucleus of Sprague-Dawley rats to induce ICH. Chinese herbs (musk, borneol and tetrandrine) were intragastrically administered, and acupuncture was performed using Dazhui, Fengfu and Shuigou acupoints. Each group was further subdivided into 4 subgroups based on treatment duration (6-hour, 24-hour, 72-hour, and 1-week). Neurological impairment score, TUNEL assay and apoptotic markers, BCL-2, BAX, and caspase-3 were used to evaluate the apoptosis status after ICH and subsequent treatment. Results: Chinese herbal therapy and acupuncture improved neurological impairment compared with no therapy and sham-operated animals. Significant differences in TUNEL positive cells were found between treatment groups (p< 0.001) and over time (p< 0.001). Differential expression of BCL-2, BAX, and caspase-3 was observed between treatment groups (p =0.014 for BAX and < 0.05 for BCL-2 and caspase-3) and treatment duration groups (p =0.006 for BAX and < 0.05 BCL-2 and caspase-3). Conclusions: Results indicate that Chinese herbs and acupuncture may improve neural impairment and reduce apoptosis, although there was no difference between therapies in a rat model of ICH. Additional experiments are needed to further clarify the role of these therapies following ICH. © 2015. Source


Patent
Food and Beverage | Date: 2011-08-24

A roasted plant extraction apparatus is provided which is capable of selectively reducing excessive bitterness in an extract liquid obtained by water extraction from a roasted plant raw material while preserving desirable flavor ingredients and body. A beverage extraction apparatus includes a granule containing part adapted to contain granules for extraction of a beverage, a pouring device for pouring an extraction solvent into the granule containing part from a first direction, and a collecting device for collecting an extract liquid extracted by means of the extraction solvent. The granule containing part comprises a detachable restraining member for placing the granules in a substantially sealed state. The beverage extraction apparatus further comprises a rotary mechanism for rotating the granule containing part.


Patent
Food, Beverage and SUNTORY HOLDINGS Ltd | Date: 2013-11-25

A container formed of resin includes a body portion having an approximately square cross-sectional shape, and a vertically elastically deformable cushion portion provided downwardly of a vertical center of the body portion, the cushion portion having along its entire circumference a groove which is formed progressively wider radially outwards. The container further includes an arcuate portion provided at a corner portion in a cross-sectional shape of the groove.


Patent
Food, Beverage and SUNTORY HOLDINGS Ltd | Date: 2013-11-25

In a container formed of resin in which a concave portion is provided adjacent a vertical center portion of a body portion, the concave portion includes a bottom face, an upper inclined face continuous from an upper side of the bottom face and a lower inclined face continuous from a lower side of the bottom face, and the upper inclined face and the lower inclined face are inclined such that these upper and lower inclined faces are located closer to each other toward the bottom face side, inclination of the lower inclined face is set smaller than inclination of the upper inclined face, and there is provided a vertical groove extending from the bottom face to the lower inclined face.

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