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Purple sweet potato means increased amount of anti-cancer components

A Kansas State University researcher is studying the potential health benefits of a specially bred purple sweet potato because its dominant purple color results in an increased amount of anti-cancer components. K-State's Soyoung Lim, doctoral student in human nutrition, Manhattan, is working wi...

Vitamin D deficiency related to increased inflammation in healthy women

COLUMBIA, Mo. According to a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 75 percent of Americans do not get enough Vitamin D. Researchers have found that the deficiency may negatively impact immune function and cardiovascular health and increase cancer risk. Now, a University of Missouri ...

Mothers of multiple births at increased odds of postpartum depression

Mothers of multiples have 43 percent increased odds of having moderate to severe depressive symptoms nine months after giving birth compared to mothers of single-born children, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers examined the relationship be...

How increased UV exposure impacts plants

Madison, WI, March 6, 2009 -- As the first plant life to emerge from the water and develop on dry earth, bryophytes offer a unique opportunity for researchers to understand the development of protections against ultraviolet radiation. The three varieties of bryophites (liverworts, hornworts, and m...

Swimmers at public beaches show increased risk of exposure to contagious staph bacteria

Research, funded by multiple agencies and conducted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, found that swimmers using public ocean beaches increase their risk for exposure to staph organisms, and may increase their ...

Reproductive life of male mice is increased by living with females

Living with a female of its species can extend the reproductive life of a male mouse by a dramatic 20 percent, according to a study reported at the online site of the journal Biology of Reproduction . In the research, conducted by a team at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary M...

Mayo: Variants in gene on X chromosome associated with increased susceptibility to Alzheimer's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered the first gender-linked susceptibility gene for late-onset Alzheimer's disease. In the Jan. 11 online edition of Nature Genetics , they report the results of their two-stage genome-wide association study of patients with Alzheimer...

Study shows increased education on nanotech, human enhancement increases public concerns

Educating the public about nanotechnology and other complex but emerging technologies causes people to become more "worried and cautious" about the new technologies' prospective benefits, according to a recent study by researchers at North Carolina State University. A new study by researchers a...

Researchers discover link between organ transplantation and increased cancer risk

PHILADELPHIA Researchers have determined a novel mechanism through which organ transplantation often leads to cancer, and their findings suggest that targeted therapies may reduce or prevent that risk. In the July 15, 2008, issue of Cancer Research , researchers at Harvard Medical School foun...

Consumption of nut products during pregnancy linked to increased asthma in children

Expectant mothers who eat nuts or nut products like peanut butter daily during pregnancy increase their children's risk of developing asthma by more than 50 percent over women who rarely or never consume nut products during pregnancy, according to new research from the Netherlands. "We were pre...

Sleep restriction results in increased consumption of energy from snacks

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Bedtime restriction in an environment that promotes overeating and inactivity is accompanied by increased intake of calories from snacks. This behavior may contribute to the increased risk of weight gain and obesity associated with short sleep hours, according to a research abs...

Genetic mutation associated with increased risk of lung cancer

Carriers of a common genetic disorder previously linked to lung disease may have a 70-percent to 100-percent increased risk of lung cancer, according to a report in the May 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The disorder, alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency ...

UT researchers find link between advertising and increased tobacco use among India's youth

HOUSTON (May 2, 2008)As the westernization of India accelerates, tobacco advertising and marketing have been linked to increased tobacco use by urban Indian children as young as 11, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health. The study, Associations ...

Genetic variants of USF1 are associated with the increased risk for cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are major contributors to morbidity and mortality worldwide. Several interacting environmental, biochemical, and genetic risk factors can increase disease susceptibility. While some of the genes involved in the etiology of CVD are known, many are yet to be discovered....

Adolescent girls with ADHD are at increased risk for eating disorders, study shows

Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stand a substantially greater risk of developing eating disorders in adolescence than girls without ADHD, a new study has found. "Adolescent girls with ADHD frequently develop body-image dissatisfaction and may go through repeating cycles of b...

Environmental groups call for increased protection of coral reefs

Washington, DC (Jan. 24, 2008) As 17 countries and 30 organizations launch the International Year of the Reef today, three major environmental groups World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International call on governments, businesses, scientists, non-governmental organiza...

First-ever study to link increased mortality specifically to carbon dioxide emissions

A Stanford scientist has spelled out for the first time the direct links between increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increases in human mortality, using a state-of-the-art computer model of the atmosphere that incorporates scores of physical and chemical environmental processe...

Study shows immigrant children are at increased risk of lead poisoning

Immigrant children are five times as likely as U.S-born children to suffer from lead poisoning in New York City, according to a new Health Department study, and the risk is highest among the most recent immigrants. The new study of children tested for lead poisoning in 2002, published online in th...

Poultry workers at increased risk of carrying antibiotic-resistant E. coli

Poultry workers in the United States are 32 times more likely to carry E. coli bacteria resistant to the commonly used antibiotic, gentamicin, than others outside the poultry industry, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Whil...

Research forecasts increased chances for stormy weather

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers who study severe weather and climate change joined forces to study the effects of global warming on the number of severe storms in the future and discovered a dramatic increase in potential storm conditions for some parts of the United States. The Purdue Unive...

Baker Institute finds increased domestic production won't make US self-sufficient in natural gas

A new report by the Energy Forum at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy finds that the United States will continue to rely on imported natural gas even if areas that are currently restricted are opened up to drilling. Natural gas is already an important fuel in the United States...

Social stress + darkness = increased anxiety

Philadelphia, PA, October 17, 2007 Just in time for Halloween, researchers are releasing new data that show darkness increases the impact of social stress, in an article scheduled for publication in the November 15th issue of Biological Psychiatry. As children and adults alike gear up for the an...

Weight gain between first and second pregnancies associated with increased odds of male second child

Boston, MA -- A slightly greater number of males than females are born worldwide every year. In recent decades, although there are still more baby boys born than girls, there has been an apparent decline in the ratio of male to female newborns in several industrialized countries, including Canada,...

International team shows mercury concentrations in fish respond quickly to increased deposition

A joint Canadian-American research team have, for the first time, demonstrated that mercury concentrations in fish respond directly to changes in atmospheric deposition of the chemical. The international teams research began in 2001 at the Experimental Lakes in Northern Ontario and is featured i...

International team shows mercury concentrations in fish respond quickly to increased deposition

A joint Canadian-American research team have, for the first time, demonstrated that mercury concentrations in fish respond directly to changes in atmospheric deposition of the chemical. The international teams research began in 2001 at the Experimental Lakes in Northern Ontario and is featured i...

'Western' diet linked to increased risk of colon cancer recurrence

BOSTONColon cancer patients who eat a diet high in red meat, fatty products, refined grains, and desserts a so-called Western diet may be increasing their chance of disease relapse and early death, report researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The study, published in the Aug. 15 issue o...

Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent

A reanalysis of nicotine yield from major brand name cigarettes sold in Massachusetts from 1997 to 2005 has confirmed that manufacturers have steadily increased the levels of this agent in cigarettes. This independent analysis, based on data submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Public Healt...

Common parasitic infection leads to increased risk for HIV infection

A new study shows a significantly increased risk of HIV infection among women with a common sexually transmitted disease, trichomoniasis. Although studies have been undertaken in the past to show the link between sexually transmitted infections and susceptibility to HIV, the study published in the ...

Researchers link ocean organisms with increased cloud cover and potential climate change

Atmospheric scientists have reported a new and potentially important mechanism by which chemical emissions from ocean phytoplankton may influence the formation of clouds that reflect sunlight away from our planet. Discovery of the new link between clouds and the biosphere grew out of efforts to...

Firefighters face increased risk for certain cancers

University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health researchers have determined that firefighters are significantly more likely to develop four different types of cancer than workers in other fields. Their findings suggest that the protective equipment firefighters have used in the past didn't do ...

Exposure to volcanic mineral associated with increased mesothelioma incidence in Turkey

High exposure to a fibrous volcanic mineral called erionite was associated with a high incidence of a type of cancer called mesothelioma, according to a study in the March 15 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Many cases of environment-related mesothelioma have been reporte...

Mobile phone use not linked to increased risk of glioma brain tumours

Mobile phones are not associated with an increased risk of the most common type of brain tumour, finds the first UK study of the relationship between mobile phone use and risk of glioma. The results are published online by the BMJ today. The four year study by the Universities of Leeds, Nottingha...

Agricultural workers at increased risk for infection with animal flu viruses

Farmers, veterinarians and meat processors who routinely come into contact with pigs in their jobs have a markedly increased risk of infection with flu viruses that infect pigs, according to a study funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the Nati...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned about increased risk of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever across tsunami-affected areas in Southeast Asia. Nearly four weeks after the disaster struck the region on 26 December, the organization is strengthening its disease surveillanc...

Deficient DNA Repair Capacity Associated With Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer

Deficiencies in the ability of cells to repair damaged DNA are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a new study in the January 19 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. DNA repair is the system of defenses designed to protect the integrity of the gen...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...mulations show that ozone depletion, combined with increased atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration, drives s...ls, leading to standing wave generation as well as increased mixing as energy is transferred from larger waves ...ngle-sill simulation, standing wave generation and increased mixing do not occur. The authors note that the res...

Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River

...ering and faculty director of the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems (WaterQUEST). "The public has expressed increased concern about the produced water that may result from ongoing development of the southwestern Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale formation, which is reporte...

Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's

...he activity of molecular chaperones and heat shock factors. She theorizes these drugs would be used for limited periods to avoid trading cancer for an increased risk of neurodegenerative disease or vice versa. "A lot of drugs, such as chemotherapeutic agents, can kill cancer but they also kill normal tissue...

Climate-caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals

...a during the Eocene epoch and found that diversity increased and declined with rising and falling temperatures.... about 56 million years ago with a short period of increased warming, when many modern groups of mammals first ...ny new plant forms appearing, and mammal diversity increased from 90 genera to an all-time high of 104 genera, ...

'Green' energy from algae

...in open ponds." The plates in usual photo-bioreactors are arranged verti-cally. "Every alga sees a little bit less light, but the plant is operated at increased efficiency", emphasizes the biologist and electrical engineer. Modern designs under investigation will find more intelligent ways to light distributio...
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