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The drivers of tropical deforestation are changing, say scientists

... and a worldwide commodity boom are creating conditions ripe for corporate exploitation of the environment. Surging demand for grain, driven by the thirst for biofuels and rising standards of living in developing countries, is also fueling this trend. "Green groups are learning to use public boycotts ...

Highlights from the July 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... were studied on two test visits to compare slow and quick eating rates. The women rated their hunger, satiety (feeling of fullness), desire to eat, thirst and other factors. A slower rate of eating led to significant decreases in food consumption even though the meal duration was approximately 21 ...

Energy drinks may pose risks for people with high blood pressure, heart disease

... or the combination with alcohol has on a person who drinks energy drinks; however, some countries advise against using energy drinks to quench thirst while playing sports. Blood pressure and heart rate naturally go up during physical activity, Kalus said. This could be further augmented by energy ...

UCI and CODA Genomics collaborate to re-engineer yeast for biofuel production

... hemp, corn, wood and other natural materials into ethanol a clean and environmentally safe fuel that could help meet the nations increasing thirst for green energy. The $1.67 million collaboration, which began Sept. 1, is funded by CODA Genomics, an Orange County synthetic biology company, ...

Sex is thirst-quenching for female beetles

... Female beetles mate to quench their thirst according to new research by a University of Exeter biologist. The males of some insect species, including certain types of beetles, moths and ...

Runners -- Let thirst be your guide

... if only people would respect their personal thirst “meter,” or would undertake a “sweat test” to ... “We dispute that notion, and contend that thirst is a good indicator of your body’s need for ... to lose about 1-2 percent of body water before thirst will reliably remind you to drink, losing that ...

Holiday gluttony can spell disaster for undiagnosed diabetics

... history of diabetes, Dr. Chandalia recommends making time during the holidays to visit a doctor for a diabetes test. Symptoms include excessive thirst or hunger, dramatic weight loss, fatigue, frequent urination or blurry vision. The holidays also are a perfect time to start getting healthy, she ...

Eat less, weigh more? Enzyme makes lean mice 'susceptible' to dietary fat

... developed so far, says Wolfgang. The newly discovered gene makes a protein found only in the brain, notably in the region that controls hunger, thirst and metabolism - the hypothalamus. Proteins similar to CPT1c are known to help break down fat to release energy to feed cells. Mice lacking the ...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

... had plenty of help ?from their captains, officers, voyage artists and physicians, and from Polynesian travelers who came aboard, bringing "their own thirst for knowledge, power, and prestige," Liebersohn wrote. In truth, their enterprises engaged a cast of thousands, all of whom interacted in the ...

Retina adapts to seek the unexpected, ignore the commonplace

... week's issue of the journal Nature on their finding that this principle of novelty-detection operates in many visual environments. "Apparently our thirst for novelty begins in the eye itself," says Markus Meister, the Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology in Harvard's Faculty of Arts ...

Beyond lithium for bipolar disorder

... with bipolar disorder, it is not without its downside. People on the drug may develop hypothyroidism, tremors, cognitive impairment, and excessive thirst and urination and gain weight. However, better treatments for bipolar disorder depend on a better understanding of the still-mysterious mechanism ...
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(Date:4/15/2014)... Mass. Diana Lados, associate professor of ... and founding director of the university,s Integrative ... major career achievement awards from leading engineering ... Detroit, SAE International, a global association of ... experts in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... social behavior has developed over the course of evolution, ... gained new insights from the study of earwigs. "Young ... siblings share what is available amongst themselves, especially when ... the Evolutionary Biology section of the Institute of Zoology ... of biologists from Mainz University and the University of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):WPI's Diana Lados honored by SAE International and Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society 2WPI's Diana Lados honored by SAE International and Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society 3WPI's Diana Lados honored by SAE International and Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society 4WPI's Diana Lados honored by SAE International and Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society 5Sibling cooperation in earwig families gives clues to early evolution of social behavior 2
(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
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