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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fermented wheat flour may be safe for celiac patients, suggests study

Celiac disease patients may be able to tolerate foods made from wheat flour fermented with certain micro-organisms, according to a study in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Researchers from the University of Naples in Italy reported that wheat flour containing sourdough lactobacilli and fungal proteases decreased the concentration of gluten to safe levels for most patients with celiac disease.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Google plans ambitious language translation system for the Web

Google is attempting to break down language barriers on the Internet by creating a system that will allow users to find the best results for their searches regardless of the language and then will translate for them. Some experts say Google's translation system falls short of the work a human translator could do. Google executives say that the project is in its early stages but that the quality of the translations is improving. "Human language is just so complex. It has so many rules, and those rules have exceptions," said the Google researcher leading the translation project.