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Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled

... to 19 years. Severe childhood obesity is a new classification for children and describes those with a body mass ... of Health and Human Services proposed the new classification in 2007. The research by Skelton and colleagues is the first of its kind to use the new classification and detail the severity of the problem. They ...

February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... from lithostratigraphic to allostratigraphic classification of Quaternary glacial deposits Matti E. Rsnen et ... producing redundant nomenclature, multiple classification approaches, and inconsistent stratigraphies that ... a predictive fashion. Here, the authors propose a classification of Quaternary glacial deposits based on the ...

Sounding out heart problems automatically

... which can then be fed into a computer-based classification system. The classification uses an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and a ... this task even more difficult. The automatic classification of heart sounds based on Ari and Saha's technique ...

Symposium marks 30th anniversary of discovery of third domain of life

... Some prominent biologists still hold to this classification scheme. Woese had set out to map the ... life scientists were unwilling to accept the new classification scheme, however. They continued to see the ... materials include the classical and the Woese classification schemes. Now 79, Woese continues his work as a ...

New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission

... may represent entirely new genera, a remarkable feat given the broad classification a genus represents. A genus is a major category in the classification of organisms, ranking above a species and below a family. Scientists ...

New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission

... may represent entirely new genera, a remarkable feat given the broad classification a genus represents. A genus is a major category in the classification of organisms, ranking above a species and below a family. Scientists ...

TECNALIA uses artificial vision to improve recycling of electronic scrap metal

... that could be damaging to health. Investigating the possibilities of classification of different materials, such as iron, lead, stainless steel, aluminium, ... in the visible range. The application of this type of technology to the classification of metals is the novel approach which holds out hope for the solution to ...

New family of gecko discovered by researchers from the U of Minnesota and Villanova University

... genetic data to reconstruct the animals family tree. The resulting new classification is different from previous classifications, which are based solely on foot structure. A classification based solely on foot structure will track selective pressure on the feet ...

New computer applications allow to classify Iberian pig meat automatically

... from different scientific and technical fields, which allow an immediate classification of Iberian pig meat, guaranteeing the quality of these products. ... have led to the reading of the thesis New computer applications for the classification of Iberian pig meat by using morphometry and spectral reflectance, by ...

Tropical soils impede landmine detection

... of high susceptibilities. Based on these results we are able to provide a classification scheme for the prediction of detector performance. This is of great ... de-mining community. During the planning phase of a de-mining mission the classification of magnetic soil properties can be done by using easily available ...

Plant reflections may be key to early detection of treatment needs

... by collecting spectral profiles of healthy and sick plants and developing classification algorithms. We are using it now to do early detection of zebra chip in ... being too expensive, he said. I think if we can develop some robust classification algorithms, we can do many things and automate the system if it can pass ...

Environmental researchers propose radical 'human-centric' map of the world

... going on there in terms of ecosystem functioning." Existing biome classification systems are based on natural-world factors such as plant structures, leaf ... dry and humid tropical. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ecological land classification system identifies 14 major biomes, including tundra, boreal forests, ...

Martin Hensen, head of e-strategies, UCB Germany: Making e-marketing more than just an add-on

... starting point for all e-activities, he told eyeforpharma. For the sales force, CRM strategies build targeting and steering, as well as customer classification to personalize and individualize marketing efforts. And such personalization and individualization, Hensen says, reminds him of Web 2.0. But he ...

University of Toronto helps to 'barcode' the world's plants

... have identified a pair of genes which can be used to catalogue the world's plants using a technique known as DNA barcoding a rapid and automated classification method that uses a short genetic marker in an organism's DNA to identify it as belonging to a particular species. "Barcoding provides an efficient ...

Researchers develop 'brain-reading' methods

... mental disorders as attention-deficit hyperactivity and autism and to produce a handbook for many of the new tools used for pattern analysis and the classification of mental states based on neuroimaging data. ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... current knowledge on GABA and biomarkers in neuropsychopharmacology, treatment of insomnia, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia, as well as the new classification systems ICD-11 and DSM-V. Three poster sessions with in total more than 900 poster presentations from scientists from all over the world will ...

Gene expression findings a step toward better classification and treatment of juvenile arthritis

... tailored treatments that maximize the benefits, while minimizing the risks. "In pediatric rheumatology, we are at the early stages of improving our classification system for JIA. We expect that complementary studies designed to uncover the genetic differences that contribute to susceptibility will confirm the ...

Research explores interactions between nanomaterials, biological systems

... therapeutic devices, such as drug-delivering nanoparticles." The review article spotlighted several important research advancements: A classification of the interactions when nanomaterials contact and bind to biological systems will help scientists understand how man-made materials may react when ...

Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

... for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists scientists responsible for species exploration and classification today announce the top 10 new species described in 2008. On the list are a pea-sized seahorse, caffeine-free coffee and bacteria that live in ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

... with the current knowledge on GABA and biomarkers in neuropsychopharmacology, treatment of insomnia, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia, and the new classification systems ICD-11 and DSM-V. ...

Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS

... for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists scientists responsible for species exploration and classification today announce the top 10 new species described in 2008. On the list are a pea-sized seahorse, caffeine-free coffee and bacteria that live in ...

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation awards $191,000 in grants

... Efficacy and Safety Trial (INVEST)"; Valentin Lance, "Radiologic and Microarray (Radiogenomic) Analysis of Gastric Adenocarcinoma: A Novel classification of Tumor Subtypes and Prognosis," Natanel Jourabchi, "Microarray Analysis of Outcome of RFA and TACE in HCC Patients," and Christina Ma, "Evaluation ...

Study finds link between individual stress and adolescent obesity

... and weight of the adolescents to determine their body mass index, which was subsequently used to determine weight status based on two widely used classification systems. Adolescent food insecurity status and individual, maternal and family stressors were also determined through interviews. The five factors ...

From cars to cancer: UH professor employs auto industry tools for tumor therapy

... classifying it based on these attributes," Kamrani said. "If there is a correlation, we have to figure out why there is a correlation and then create classification of tumors. So if a patient comes in, and he falls into that attribute, we can say, with some degree of accuracy, the tumor will be of this size at ...

Symposia selected for Entomological Society of America meeting

... Repellent Science Research Celebration of Entomology: Advances in Stable Fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) Research Novel Ideas in Sand Fly Research: classification and Systematics, Epidemiology, and Molecular Interactions Vector-borne Disease and Public Health Protection by the Federal Sector ...

What's protected, what's not?

... more than 1.8 million acres of The Nature Conservancy preserves and easements. For each parcel, the database provides geographic boundaries, land classification (Federal, State, City, or Private), land owner or manager, management designation, holding name, IUCN category, WDPA Site Code, GAP status codes, and ...

New tumor markers determine therapy intensity

... 6 is missing in the tumor, the patients in the collective observed always survived. The combination of these and other characteristics led to a classification of the patients in a total of five groups requiring varying levels of intensity in treatment. "With these markers, we can reliably identify ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 17, 2008

... a real-time pollen detection and warning system to help allergy sufferers. MTS ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Chemical Characterization and classification of Pollen" DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/ac801791a CONTACT: Janina Kneipp, Ph.D. ...

Missouri Botanical Garden publishes first catalogue of plants of the Southern Cone

... being considered. If, for example, the molecular properties or other features of specific kinds of plants are to be investigated, a firm scientific classification of the species being investigated is necessary first. This important project was enhanced by the Missouri Botanical Garden's strong partnership ...

156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami

... BURIED ELASTIC SHELLS IN SHALLOW WATER "For underwater sonar, time-frequency analysis has been shown to be a relevant tool for the detection and classification of man-made ... http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa378.html . HOT TOPICS IN ENGINEERING ACOUSTICS "Examples of ...

Scientists map soils on an extinct American volcano

... sufficient specificity to be of much use in park management of natural resources. In 2006, Dr. David C. Weindorf, Assistant Professor of Soil classification and Land Use at the LSU AgCenter in Baton Rouge, LA, visited the volcano with a group of undergraduate soil science students. As a result of the ...

What is a gene?

... mind. "Such a diversity of meanings presents a key challenge to science communications, so both scientists and journalists could benefit from a clear classification of the polysemy," the paper argues. The authors hope that their novel approach will be a useful tool for journalists and scientists to improve ...

Tel Aviv University researchers create new stem cell screening tool

... is a team of scientists from Tel Aviv University and Scripps Research Institute in California. They recently reported a breakthrough on a new classification system for identifying pluripotent stem cells in human tissue. News about this system recently appeared in the prestigious scientific journal Nature ...

AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 3, 2008

... province distributions in the equatorial Pacific correlate well with El NioSouthern Oscillation patterns. The authors expect that such objective classification will ease cross-province analysis and will allow for more rigorous testing of hypotheses related to ocean dynamics. Title: Objective global ocean ...

UCR graduate student discovers, names bacterium linked to psyllid yellows

... species.) She named the pathogen "Candidatus Liberibacter psyllaurous." Liberibacter, she explained, is the genus a category of biological classification in which the bacterium is nested; psyllaurous means psyllid yellows in Latin. "Allison has a special gift of looking at questions from new ...

New and revised limits ensure safety in the workplace

... assigned the warning label "H" given to substances which can be absorbed in dangerous quantities, also via the skin. For eight other substances, this classification was reviewed and maintained. As is the case every year, after the submission to the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs, a time limit ...

Grant supports emerging field of massive data analysis and visual analytics

... prior knowledge in the data sets such as clustered structures and non-negativity. This process is important because it leads to more accurate classification and prediction results. Alexander Gray, an assistant professor in the Computational Science and Engineering Division of the College of Computing, ...

Wildlife Conservation Society discovers 'Planet of the Apes'

... Massimba of the Government of Republic of Congo's Department of Wildlife and Protected Areas said, "We hope that these results will speed up the classification of the Ntokou-Pikounda zone into a protected area." Across Central Africa, gorillas face the looming threats of hunting for bushmeat and the ...

Exposure to Agent Orange linked to prostate cancer in Vietnam veterans

... used during this time was Agent Orange. In 1997, the International Agency for Research on Cancer reclassified TCDD as a group 1 carcinogen, a classification that includes arsenic, asbestos and gamma radiation. ...

Dartmouth researchers discover gene signatures for scleroderma

... with varying types of scleroderma and six healthy control subjects, using skin biopsies from an arm and back. Whitfield compares the molecular classification to how breast and other cancers have been characterized. "Our goal was to go into a disease of completely different etiology, but plagued by ...
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