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Outstanding undergraduates recognized in agronomy, crop, soil, and environmental sciences

... following undergraduate students as Outstanding seniors as part of the 2008 National Student Recognition ... Program recognizes 36 outstanding undergraduate seniors enrolled in agronomy, crop, soil, or ... of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA. Each year, top-notch seniors are selected for the award based on their ...

At risk for peripheral arterial disease? Simple quiz provides key so you can circulate better

... African-Americans (twice as likely to develop clogged leg arteries), seniors (12-20 percent develop PAD) and diabetics (one in three who are over the ... who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years, explained Murphy. seniors may typically dismiss warning symptoms as signs of getting older; however, ...

Reducing risk of hospitalization in the elderly

... important because they suggest that interventions, such as physical exercise, that improve physical function could help keep more vulnerable seniors out of the hospital," says Cawthon. "That would not only reduce disability but it would also reduce the huge economic burden associated with ...

UAB students' Nintendo Wii CPR earns American Heart Association support

... controls from the Nintendo Wii video game console. Students James McKee, Jack Wimbish, Haisam Islam and Zach Clark began work on the project as seniors at UAB. Along with faculty advisers Greg Walcott, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and Jack Rogers, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical ...

Hypertension among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement

... the outcomes of this study and others. Overall, the link between higher-status occupation and lower prevalence of hypertension was stronger for male seniors than for female seniors. Moreover, females in professional positions had more hypertension than female managers, whereas male professionals did not ...

Scaling the wall of deafness

... Despite modern medicine, one in 1,000 American babies are born deaf. The numbers increase markedly with age, with more than 50% of seniors in the United States experiencing some form of hearing loss. But the era of the hearing aid, and shouting at aging in-laws, may soon be over. A ...

High school students' paper published in prestigious college math journal

... in a peer-reviewed journal. It was submitted to the Internet-based applied math competition last March by Afanasiy Yermakov and Jason Zukus, current seniors at High Technology High School, Tom Jackson, now a freshman at Cornell University, and Kelly Roache, currently a freshman at Princeton University. ...

Proactive care saves lives of seniors, study finds

... of deaths and hospitalizations among chronically ill older adults? The answer based on a three-year study involving more than 3,400 chronically ill seniors led by Oregon Health & Science University researcher David A. Dorr, M.D. appears to be "yes." The study described in the December 2008 Journal ...

Research-based undergraduate course expands beyond Washington University

... classroom. Over the next four years, Elgin and her colleagues developed and implemented a research-based genomics course for juniors and seniors at Washington University in which students polish and interpret their own portion of raw DNA sequence. The course, Biology 4342, "Research ...

New technology may prevent vitamin B12 deficient seniors and vegetarians from needing injections

... and are currently being treated. Further, a vast number of people are completely unaware they are B12 deficient and will eventually need treatment. seniors and strict vegetarians are most at risk. Symptoms such as fatigue, constipation, loss of appetite and weight loss can occur in those who are ...

United Water, in partnership with Stevens, wins Management Innovation Award

... involving an Environmental Engineering Senior Design Team. The Stevens Senior Design Program offers corporate-sponsored projects that allow Stevens seniors to address current challenges that benefit society. This partnership served as the foundation for United Waters Senior Design and University ...

NIH grants enable energy studies

... of 100,000 different small molecules. Kranz has taught undergraduates every year at Washington University. He taught microbiology to juniors and seniors for 14 years, and freshman biology for four years. Kranz is currently teaching a four- credit, laboratory course in DNA manipulations (Bio 437), ...

UC-San Diego Engineering Honor Society wins most outstanding chapter award

... Matthew Max Gianas (07 Mechanical Engineering) was the outreach coordinator. Tau Beta Pi is open to the top eighth of juniors and top fifth of seniors at the Jacobs School. To be initiated, you need to put in 15 hours of work for the honor society. Members are encouraged to continue participating in ...

Exercise aside, genes may ultimately dictate seniors' mobility

... American Medical Association. Of nearly 3,000 seniors studied, those who exercised stayed healthier ... In the current study, researchers assessed seniors in an effort to better understand the ... with the same intensity. About a third of the seniors engaged in significant physical exercise ...

Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy

... device to improve cell therapy for diabetes patients by anchoring transplanted insulin-producing cells inside a major blood vessel. A team of five seniors and two freshmen, working with Johns Hopkins doctors and engineers, devised a protective "pouch" that should fit inside the portal vein, which feeds ...

'Best of both worlds' -- Targeting a single gene could inhibit bone decay and stimulate bone growth

... the genes up and down stream from our target gene. If we can find a way to get to our target gene with a drug we may be able to help the millions of seniors with osteoporosis." Dr. Choi was recently named the 2006 winner of Korea’s prestigious Ho-Am Prize for his work in osteoimmunology. The award ...

Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study

... "We are extremely gratified that this public-private partnership has led to these exciting results, which have the potential to greatly benefit seniors in years to come." Approximately 12 percent of older people with shingles experience pain lasting for 3 months or longer (the definition of PHN ...

Evolution of life on Earth may hold key to finding life in outer space

... employees will be held 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the museum. Otherwise, tickets for the show are $5 for adults, $3.50 for children (3-11) and seniors (62+) and $3 for Museum Members. For tickets information, visit www.hmns.org or call 713-639-4629. ...
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