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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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