American College of Nutrition Symposium to Feature EpiCor Research from Dr. Schauss

EpiCor Ties into Meeting Focus on Preventive Medicine and Chronic Disease Management

PUYALLUP, Wash., September 25, 2006 -- Alexander Schauss, Ph.D., FACN, has been invited to make a poster presentation at the American College of Nutrition's 47th Annual Meeting and Symposium on "Nutrition in Preventive Medicine and Chronic Disease Management," held in Reno, Nevada from Thursday, Oct. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 8. Dr. Schauss will discuss his research on the immune modulatory activity of EpiCor (tm), a human-grade, edible fermentation ingredient manufactured by Embria (tm) Health Sciences, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"This ingredient's favorable impact on the subjects' immune systems signals a new wave of nutritional immune health possibilities," said Dr. Schauss. "It is an honor to share this information with the American College of Nutrition, as proper nutrition is a key aspect of immune health."

Alexander G. Schauss, Ph.D., FACN, is director of natural and medicinal products research for AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc.,, in Puyallup, Wash., where he has been the lead scientist for 27 years. A former clinical professor of natural products research, as well as associate professor of research, adjunct clinical professor in botanical medicine, and research director at three academic institutions, Dr. Schauss has served on several NIH advisory councils, been a reviewer of botanical monographs for the U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) and the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database maintained through an interagency partnership with the Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr. Schauss has studied nutrition and botanical medicine for more than 30 years and has been recognized by the American College for the Advancement of Medicine for his contributions to the medical sciences with the 2005 Linus Pauling Lecture Award. He has been the author/co-author of more than 125 scientific papers in a diverse range of journals, and recently completed his sixteenth book on the discovery of the richest antioxidant of any fruit or vegetable in the world. Dr. Schauss earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and California Coast University in Santa Ana, respectively.

American College of Nutrition's Annual Meeting provides physicians, nutritionists, dietitians, health care team members and investigators opportunities to increase their understanding of basic science underlying clinical nutrition, and the practice of clinical nutrition. For more information on this year's event, visit

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