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New buffer resists pH change, even as temperature drops

... Yi Lu, developed a method to formulate a buffer that maintains a desired pH at a range of low ... a result of the temperature changes. To find a buffer that would maintain a stable pH at varying ... creation of a temperature-independent pH (TIP) buffer could have broad implications for new and ...

Transcendental Meditation buffers students against college stress: Study

... Meditation may be an effective non-medicinal tool for students to buffer themselves against the intense stresses of college life, according to a ... he said. In contrast, Transcendental Meditation practice appeared to buffer the effects of high stress. "From pretest to posttest, Brain ...

Nutritionist Investigates Claims of New Sports Nutritional Supplement

... often felt during intense exercise. Extreme Endurance's ingredients help buffer the production of H+, and thus can increase an athlete's lactate threshold ... race. An important side benefit of Extreme Endurance may be as an acid buffer to help neutralize calcium loss, and preserve a healthy bone density. ...

UT Southwestern researchers discover brain's memory 'buffer' in single cells

... to addiction, researchers applied the neurochemical dopamine to the memory buffer nerve cells. Dopamine is normally needed at an optimal level for an ... addictive levels of cocaine reduced memory trace activation in the memory buffer cells. When researchers then activated dopamine signaling in the ...

County Board Punts to Planning Commission On Clean-Air Issue

... Healthy Dairy Commission Supports Emission Limits, buffer Zones to Protect Public Health FRESNO, ... Supervisors did not direct staff at this point to create air standards and buffer zones for mega-sized operations, we're hopeful that the board or planning ...

Social support buffers adolescent depression after terrorist attacks: Ben-Gurion University

... conducted a "before and after" study of depression and terrorist attacks in adolescents, demonstrating that strong social support from friends is a buffer from depression in terrorism-related stress. The study, believed to be the first of its type, was published in the July issue of Pediatrics , the ...

ZyGEM Releases Data Confirming Its prepGEM(R) Bacteria Kit Is a Simple, Universal Method for Extracting DNA from Different Bacteria Species

... PCR-ready DNA from this diverse sample with a single temperature-controlled reaction using its unique combination of thermophilic enzymes and a buffer with proprietary agents that enhance cell lysis. Results showed that prep GEM(R) Bacteria's simple, two-step reaction in a single closed tube ...

Abatement Technologies Sees Strong Demand as Hospitals Prepare for Stage 6 Flu Pandemic

... Temporary Anterooms Abatement Technologies also offers two alternative solutions for creating a temporary transition space, or anteroom, as a buffer area between common spaces and patient isolation areas: the ANTE UP® Inflatable Emergency Anteroom and the AIRE GUARDIAN® AR Modular ....

Janet Sartin Expands Line of Products That Reduce and Conceal Eye Puffiness and Fine Lines

... imperfections and hides dark circles. In addition to concealing dark circles Nutri-Cover Eye Care Cream nourishes with vitamins A and D, and acts as buffer against fine lines and wrinkles caused by smiling, pouting and frowning. "Often puffiness and wrinkles are first noticeable around our ...

Inflammation may trigger Alzheimer's disease, Saint Louis University findings suggest

... May issue of Brain Behavior and Immunity suggests inflammation as the culprit and supports using indomethacin, an anti-inflammatory medication, as a buffer to protect LRP from being turned off. Inflammation, which is part of the body's natural immune response, occurs when the body activates white ...

Having a higher purpose in life reduces risk of death among older adults

... of purpose in life in older persons in particular may reveal an enduring sense of meaningfulness and intentionality in life that somehow provides a buffer against negative health outcomes," said Boyle. The Rush Memory and Aging Project, which began in 1997, is a longitudinal clinical-pathological ...

Don't mistake an athlete for a 'toxic jock'

... of these findings are clear: developing ways to help sports participants generate "athlete" (rather than "jock") identities could potentially help buffer adolescents and young adults against health-compromising behaviors. Miller's Athletic Involvement Study surveyed 581 college students with ...

CDC Recommends Flocked Swabs and Copan-Manufactured Viral Transport Media for Collection of H1N1 (Swine Flu) Virus

... should contain 1 - 3ml of viral transport medium (e.g. containing, protein stabilizer, antibiotics to discourage bacterial and fungal growth, and buffer solution), such as the BD Universal Viral Transport System, which is manufactured by Copan and distributed in different parts of the world under the ...

First sister study results reinforce the importance of healthy living

... person's chromosomes. Telomere length is one of the many measures being looked at in the Sister Study. Telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes and buffer them against the loss of important genes during cell replication. Over the course of an individual's lifetime, telomeres shorten, gradually becoming ...

Nanotech coating could lead to better brain implants to treat diseases

... interface more smoothly with the brain. The coating is made of a special electrically-conductive nanoscale polymer called PEDOT; a natural, gel-like buffer called alginate hydrogel; and biodegradable nanofibers loaded with a controlled-release anti-inflammatory drug. The PEDOT in the coating enables ...

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. Announces Carnosyn(R) Beta-Alanine Licensing Agreement

... sales of performance products containing Carnosyn(R) beta-alanine. Controlled studies have demonstrated that carnosine is a highly effective buffer to slow the acidic buildup in exercise stressed muscle, which otherwise could lead to shortened workouts and non-optimal competitive performance. ...

ForteBio Launches New Biosensor for Kinetic Analysis and Screening of Human IgG Antibodies

... off-the-shelf, capture-based kinetics of human IgGs or other Fc-containing proteins without the need to biotinylate. It is also designed for use in buffer or crude supernatants, and can be regenerated and reused for increased cost-efficiency." The new AHC biosensor leverages the Octet platform's ...

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Aesku.Diagnostics For Providing an Overall Analysis Platform For a Wide Range of Autoimmune Complications

... manual handling of assays. This development methodology, known as the 'ONE' Aesku concept, includes one working protocol, one pre-dilution ratio, one buffer system, one reagent system, one calibration range, one cut-off and one assay platform for all available Aesku tests. "The 'ONE' clearly improves ...

Meditation May Boost College Students' Learning

... increase in sympathetic reactivity and sleepiness, which can correspond to greater anxiety, worry and irritability." However, meditation seemed to buffer students against the stresses of college life, the research team said. During the study, students placed in the meditation group showed an ...

January 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Stroke Symptoms, Personal Health Records and Volunteering

... Women's HealthSource . Volunteering can boost mental health; it's a great way to stay connected socially; and those social connections help buffer stress and get a person through hard times. Women tend to be more adept at maintaining social ties, and volunteer activities can further strengthen a ...

Caregiving May Lengthen Life

... suggest that stress regulation may play a role in this benefit. Helping others is associated with a release of oxytocin, a hormone that may help buffer the effects of stress, Brown explained. Kennedy said the survival benefit is likely caused by both physiological and psychological factors. "We ...

Top Tips To Naturally Heal Dry Skin And Moisturize This Winter

... a very easy step you can take is making sure to bundle up with a hat, scarf and gloves when going outside into extremely cold weather. This will help buffer against dramatic temperature changes to the skin". A complete list of her tips to combat dry skin is available at www.neechenaturle.com . ...

Job, Education May Buffer Against Dementia

... is already in effect during the mild cognitive impairment that precedes Alzheimer's. "The theory is that education and demanding jobs create a buffer against the effects of dementia in the brain, or a cognitive reserve," study author Dr. Valentina Garibotto, of the San Raffaele University and ...

Private equity companies purchase nursing homes, but care does not suffer

... chains, mostly in states like Florida and Texas, where litigation was more common than in other states. As a result of these transactions, and to buffer themselves against costly litigation expenses, many of the nursing homes were divided into sub-companies, decentralizing ownership so that, for ...

High-Tech Vet Medicine Saving Lives of Pets and People

... Fixation Device, which will allow people with knee injuries to avoid arthritis and have better joint function. The device helps heal the meniscus, a buffer of cartilage between bones in the knee joint, by transporting blood cells to the area to promote healing. Dr. Cook and researchers on his team have ...

Brain Stem Cells Reverse Myelin Deficiency in Mice

... mice, so they would not reject the GPC transplant, and split into three treatment groups; 59 received no treatment, 29 received injections of buffer into five different locations in the brain shortly after birth, and 26 received injections of GPCs. By about 130 days after birth, all 88 control ...

U-M study: Work hassles hamper sleep

... or daycare facilities---had a negative impact on reported sleep quality. In future research, Burgard plans to explore factors that could buffer workers from negative working conditions, such as age and a sense that one's job is useful or helpful to others. She also plans to examine ...

Parents Follow Pediatrician Advice on MMR Vaccinations

... infectious disease specialist at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. "Our findings suggest that physicians may have been an important buffer against the potential negative impact of media coverage of immunization controversies." The Lancet study, led by Andrew Wakefield, was flawed and ...

Cavities in Children Reduced Over 60 Percent by New Experimental Chewable Mints

... metabolized by certain plaque bacteria, results in elevation of dental plaque pH by alkali generation. It also contains bicarbonate, an important buffer in saliva; and calcium carbonate, a poorly soluble calcium salt. The latter provides a source of calcium to prevent tooth solubilization, and under ...

Parents follow pediatrician advice on administering MMR vaccinations

... infectious disease specialist at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Our findings suggest that physicians may have been an important buffer against the potential negative impact of media coverage of immunization controversies. The Lancet study, led by Andrew Wakefield, was flawed and ...

Folate scores a win in animal studies: Brief, high doses of B vitamin blunt damage from heart attack

... says Kass. The more likely and most practical advantage to ingesting supplements, he says, lies in folic acids potential to act as a short-term buffer for people who may be having a heart attack and who rush to their local emergency room complaining of chest pain. Clinical trials are expected in ...

Cancer Poses Challenges for Husbands' Frame of Mind

... carries an important public health message. "We need to recognize how important caregivers are," she said. "Because social support is an important buffer for all sorts of outcomes -- not only for affording patients a better quality of life, but also to help them live longer. "But when these ...

Study: low-income women more likely to suffer from postpartum depression

... in the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. Segre explained: "Other research indicates that strong social support can serve as a buffer against postpartum depression, and that poor social support is a major predictor of postpartum depression. Past studies have also shown that Latina ...

Dragons of hope: Boat racing improves lives of breast cancer survivors

... traumatic event was extremely clear in these findings, she said. The physical activity itself and the women the participants met acted as a sort of buffer to the enduring stresses of cancer recovery. They started to live their lives like athletes. It was extremely empowering. Interestingly, the ...

Participation in organized high school activities lowers risk of smoking 3 years after graduation

... Most smoking initiation occurs during adolescence, Rodriguez said. So if you can make it out of that adolescent period, and you have a sport to buffer you from smoking during that period, youre pretty safe. Given that team sports reduces a students risk of smoking by both increased confidence in ...

A higher risk of obesity for children neglected by parents

... to stress; the same could be true for children, Whitaker said. You cant make a childs life stress free, but parents can strive to be more of a buffer against stress, rather than one of the causes of stress, he said. ...

DuPont Pledges $250,000 to Nature Conservancy for Water Quality Initiative

... said Dean Oestreich, DuPont vice president and general manager and president of Pioneer Hi-Bred. "Today farmers are using conservation tillage, buffer strips, terraces and other means to hold the soil and nutrients in place. But we know there is more agriculture can do. This pledge looks at ways we ...

Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Settlement in United States Et Al vs. American Electric Power

... designed to address the effects of its past emissions. These projects include the acquisition and protection of ecologically valuable land, buying buffer zones to help protect the people from harmful effects of nitrogen and taking steps with respects to its own fleet of transportation vehicles such as ...

Stressful Jobs Hard on the Heart

... striking finding: There was no association between the social support workers got and their increase in heart risk, Rosch said. "The most powerful buffer we know against stress is strong social support," he said. However, "in this study, it did not have that effect, which is sort of counterintuitive," ...

AARP Calls on Governor Schwarzenegger to Discourage Veto of SCHIP Expansion Bill

... of uninsured children has fallen by a third, while the number of uninsured Americans overall continues to grow. SCHIP has been an essential buffer as fewer employers offer health coverage that families can afford. Without needed improvements and additional funding for SCHIP, administration ...
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