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K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition

Children's after-school activities often consist of sedentary behavior such as watching television, but after-school programs that offer physical activity and healthy snacks could be the best place for children's health. David Dzewaltowski, head of the department of kinesiology at Kansas State ...

TGen helps promote cancer awareness for vast Navajo Nation

PHOENIX, Ariz. April 6, 2009 Outreach efforts by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) extend to the far corners of Arizona. For the second year, TGen will help organize a cancer awareness conference for northeastern Arizona's vast Navajo Nation. The 2nd annual Fort Defiance...

NJIT receives $20,000 grant from Horizon Foundation to promote teen health

To promote the health of at-risk teenagers in Newark and the surrounding area, NJIT has received a $20,000 grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. This grant renews the Foundation's valuable support for a program to teach middle and high school students about nutrition, physical fi...

New orthopaedic society launched to promote research, use of biologic treatments

LAS VEGAS February 25, 2009 The first international society dedicated to the evaluation and use of new biologic treatments for orthopaedic conditions has been formed. The Biologic Orthopaedic Society (BOS; www.BiologicOrtho.com ) held its inaugural meeting Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the V...

Van Andel Research Institute and TGen undertake alliance to promote science and health

PHOENIX, Ariz. Feb. 11, 2009 The Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will forge a strategic alliance that will enable both to maximize their worldwide contributions to science and health. The non-profit researcher institutes jointly ann...

Persistent pollutant may promote obesity

Tributyltin, a ubiquitous pollutant that has a potent effect on gene activity, could be promoting obesity, according to an article in the December issue of BioScience . The chemical is used in antifouling paints for boats, as a wood and textile preservative, and as a pesticide on high-value food ...

NYU receives $490k NSF grant to promote women in the sciences

New York University has received a $490,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to bolster its existing campus-wide initiative to promote the representation of women and minorities in the sciences. It seeks to achieve these aims by providing support for female faculty at all lev...

Engineer develops detergent to promote peripheral nerve healing

AUSTIN, Texas A detergent solution developed at The University of Texas at Austin that treats donor nerve grafts to circumvent an immune rejection response has been used to create acellular nerve grafts now used successfully in hospitals around the country. Research also shows early promise of the...

CSHL scientists identify cells that promote formation of lethal lung metastases

Cold Spring Harbor, NY Cancer patients usually ask what can be done after a primary tumor has already spread, or metastasized, to other organs. In many cases, they learn, little can be done. Hence the importance of a discovery by scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) of a type of cel...

DNA methylation shown to promote development of colon tumors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (December 1, 2007) Damaged or defective genes have long been known to be the cause of some cancers. Over the past decade, however, scientists have discovered that even healthy genes can be switched on or off and can cause cancer without any changes in the underlying DNA sequencea...

Immune cells promote blood vessel formation in mouse endometriosis

A discovery in mice of immune cells that promote the formation of new blood vessels could lead to new treatments for endometriosis, a painful condition associated with infertility that affects up to 15 percent of women of reproductive age. The formation of new blood vessels, or angiogenesis, i...

Machine preservation may promote more organ sharing

Preserving the kidneys of deceased older donors on a pump ?as opposed to the conventional method of storing and transporting organs in a cooler ?may lower hospital costs, improve initial organ function, and promote greater use and more sharing of organs, according to new research by Wake Forest Uni...

Swimming 'to the left' gets bacteria upstream, and may promote infection

Yale engineers who study both flow hydrodynamics and how bacteria propel themselves report that one reason for the high incidence of infections associated with catheters in hospital patients may be that some pathogenic bacteria swim "to the left," in a study published in Physical Review Letters. ...

Pheromone from mother's milk may rapidly promote learning in newborn mammals

By studying the ability of newborn rabbit pups to learn the significance of new odors, researchers have found that a mammary pheromone secreted in mother's milk may act as a chemical booster that facilitates the ability of pups to quickly associate environmental odors with the opportunity to nurse....

Two-faced protein can stop metastasis or promote it, researchers say

A protein known to be a key component of the glue that holds cells together also is involved in breaking them apart and promoting their movement when tumors begin to spread to other parts of the body, researchers at Mayo Clinic have found. The study, published in the Sept. 18 online issue of the ...

Free-radical busting antioxidants might not promote healthy hearts

Antioxidants, such as beta-carotene and Vitamin E, have been touted for their ability to protect against heart disease. This protective effect is attributed to their ability to prevent the oxidation of bad cholesterol by free radicals—a process thought to contribute to the build-up of disease-causi...

New antimicrobial compound adheres to skin to promote healing

University Georgia researchers have developed an anti-microbial treatment that adheres to the skin without being toxic. Already, the treatment has helped heal Spirit, a burned dog in a high-profile animal cruelty case, and Gasper, a beluga whale at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The resear...

Islands in the Genome Promote Speciation

Have you ever wondered how the myriad insect forms—beetles, flies, dragonflies, mosquitoes, grasshoppers, ants, wasps, bees, and countless others—evolved? Insects make up 75% of all species known. The large number of insect species is probably a result of a combination of one or more factors: a h...

Prostate cancer uses Wnt signaling proteins to promote growth of bone tumors

Prostate cancer is a cruel disease. Left untreated, prostate cancer cells often metastasize, or spread, to bone where they form fracture-prone tumors that are extremely painful. More than 80 percent of men who die from prostate cancer die with metastatic disease in their bones. But scientists kn...

New insight into autoimmune disease: Bacterial infections promote recognition of self-glycolipids

The immune system is a complex and powerful weapon that provides protection against bacteria and viruses that, if left unchecked, would wreak havoc throughout the human body. The ability of the immune system to recognize the body's own tissues is essential, but sometimes the immune system loses the...

Marine microbes creating green waves in industry

... increasing the efficiency of the process. Professor Mark Keane, from Heriot-Watt University, said: "Our approach is to look for microbes which can promote the chemical reactions that we want to use in manufacturing. We then treat the microbes under conditions where they produce the key enzymes in higher ...

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

...and sulfate. Besides the fieldwork, Carnegie Mellon researchers will add data to RAIN's Web-based public information system to promote additional education and discussion among environmental groups about river water quality. WaterQUEST will host a "State of the Monongahela River" eve...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

... access for microbes. Although he recognizes that tillage is necessary, he thinks that farmers can reduce their tillage, even in semi-arid regions, to promote soil bacterial biodiversity. "We are currently using so many different crop management systems, like pesticides, insecticides and fungicides, which ...

La Jolla Institute discovers novel tumor suppressor

..., a transcription factor protein than can switch on many genes known to control cell proliferation, survival and, in the case of blood stem cells, to promote the development of myeloid cells. Myeloproliferative diseases develop when myeloid cells -- which make certain types of white blood cellsbecome overa...

U of M study identifies risk factors of disordered eating in overweight youth

...ight adolescents. Findings from this study indicate the importance of working with overweight youth to prevent an unhealthy preoccupation with weight, promote a positive psychological well-being, avoid unhealthy weight control behaviors, and encourage family connectedness. ...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...e arrangement of a protein's atoms is therefore a great help to drug designers, who like to understand how a drug molecule will dock with a protein to promote or inhibit its activity, or cripple the organism of which it is a part. Until now, the best way to solve the structure of a protein or virus has b...

Fox Chase researchers uncover one force behind the MYC oncogene in many cancers

...lar machinery used to transcribe genes into messenger RNA and then proteins. Studies in both cells and a mouse model for cancer showed that they could promote the expression of MYC by transfecting cells with DNA strands containing DLX5. Too much DLX5, they found, led to too much MYC. When they knocked out e...

Maternal, paternal genes' tug-of-war may last well into childhood

... has offered evidence of a genetic struggle for supremacy only during fetal development: In the womb, some genes of paternal origin have been shown to promote increased demands on mothers, leading to fetal overgrowth, while genes of maternal origin tend to have the opposite effect. This new work suggests mat...

Stress signals link pre-existing sickness with susceptibility to bacterial infection

...ia, Legionella . Cells with mitochondrial disease increase their production of a signaling protein called AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), to promote the generation of more energy producing mitochondria. Infectious bacteria, like Legionella , target the mitochondria and might use them to supplemen...

UC San Diego's $3 million NSF grant to fund science festivals

...etwork of Science Festivals in cities and towns across America, designed to promote broader youth, student, family and public understanding of science, enginee...al strategies for new Science Festival organizers across the nation, and to promote year-round science and technology activities directly associated with Scien...

IOS Press announces launch of Journal of Berry Research

...on in Science and Technology (COST) program, Euroberry Research: from Genomics to Sustainable Production, Quality & Health. The program is designed to promote the integration of berry research, production systems, quality control, added nutritional value and consumer acceptance. The contributions highlight b...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

...pens up numerous opportunities including the development of new probiotic approaches, which could restore the balance of the intestinal microbiota and promote health, are clear." "This research has far reaching implications for treatment and infection control of a pathogen that is increasingly raising ala...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

...tigation. Enhancing ties between NYU-HHC researchers and the community to more rapidly identify health problems and apply the knowledge gained to promote the use of new developments and evidence-based medicine within communities, thereby reducing healthcare disparities. Eight of HHC's 11 facilitie...

LSUHSC's Bazan awarded ARRA grant to preserve vision

...orneal ulceration, but inflammation is a component of the corneal wound healing process. There is a critical balance between signaling mechanisms that promote either cellular damage or repair. This balance is fundamental to the maintenance of corneal integrity and function and extensive damage occurs when th...

New advance in revolutionary 'bullet fingerprinting' technique

...ervations of fingerprinted brass samples can identify optimum conditions to promote the natural enhancement of the fingerprint, vastly improving their recovery...ing to, or damaging, the evidence. Instead, it employs heat and humidity to promote the enhancement of the fingerprint image, there are also indications that i...

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC scientists identify enzyme important in aging

... PITTSBURGH, July 10 The secret to longevity may lie in an enzyme with the ability to promote a robust immune system into old age by maintaining the function of the thymus throughout life, according to researchers studying an "anti-aging" mouse...

Springer to collaborate with the Human Genome Organization

...Journal . In line with our new direction to focus on enhancing genomic capabilities, The HUGO Journal will definitely be an important instrument to promote knowledge, excitement and networking," said Professor Edison Liu, President of HUGO and Executive Director of the Genome Institute of Singapore. Pe...

US-Mexico border wall could threaten wildlife species

...ion." Maintaining or augmenting trees that are taller than the fence, and that are associated with patches of dense, low vegetation should not only promote permeability, agreed lead author Aaron D. Flesch, a biologist from the University of Arizona they may be critical. "Movement of pygmy owls from Me...

Laboring without the labor bed: It's a good thing

... "The intent was to allow the women the ability to move about freely during their labour, to permit close contact with their support people, and to promote feelings of calm and confidence," says Hodnett. Reaction to the ambient room was overwhelmingly positive, as respondents were pleased to have optio...

U Alberta researcher in same group as Darwin and Hawking

...ry surprised and pleased," said Vederas. "The Royal Society has many programs to advise and assist scientists and government policy makers, as well as promote understanding science by the general public. I certainly plan to participate in some of these activities as a new fellow of the Royal Society." Ved...
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