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Two dietary oils, two sets of benefits for older women with diabetes

COLUMBUS, Ohio A study comparing how two common dietary oil supplements affect body composition suggests that both oils, by themselves, can lower body fat in obese postmenopausal women with Type 2 diabetes. The two oils compared were safflower oil, a common cooking oil, and conjugated linoleic...

Publication sets guidelines across cancer therapies: Ensuring the best in patient management

Reston, Va. Now, for the first time, experts have compiled a comprehensive overview of the literature regarding the usefulness of PET imaging for the treatment of several cancers. Personalizing Cancer Therapy with FDG PET: From RECIST to PERCISTa compilation of results of therapeutic regimens ac...

Fructose sets table for weight gain without warning

BETHESDA, Md. (Oct. 16, 2008) − Eating too much fructose can induce leptin resistance, a condition that can easily lead to becoming overweight when combined with a high-fat, high-calorie diet, according to a new study with rats. Although previous studies have shown that being leptin resis...

APS sets aside $50,000 to help students, post-docs, in wake of Hurricane Ike

BETHESDA, Md. (Oct. 6, 2008) − The American Physiological Society has established the Hurricane Ike Relief Fund to provide unrestricted grants of up to $2,000 to support physiology graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Ike. The powerful storm...

Dartmouth workshop sets research agenda for environmental mercury

HANOVER, NH Embracing the belief that an interdisciplinary and coordinated research agenda can have a profound impact on advancing science and influencing policy, a group of experts has developed a roadmap for improving our understanding of how mercury moves through the marine ecosystem and into ...

Scripps study sets high economic value on threatened Mexican mangroves

The ecological value of coastal mangrove forests in Mexico has been apparent to marine scientists for years. Now, for the first time, researchers have used a wide-ranging compilation of fisheries landings, the official record of fish catches, to place an economic price tag on that value. Scien...

GBIF sets goal of mobilizing 1 billion records by end of 2008

To increase depth and breadth of coverage, applicability and usefulness of the biodiversity data it mediates, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) has set a goal of making one billion (1,000,000,000) high quality data records available via its data portal by December 2008. GBIF cal...

Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart

DURHAM, N.C. -- The striking differences between humans and chimps arent so much in the genes we have, which are 99 percent the same, but in the way those genes are used, according to new research from a Duke University team. Its rather like the same set of notes being played in very differen...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

With the advent of more powerful and economical DNA sequencing technologies, gene discovery and characterization is transitioning from single-organism studies to revealing the potential biotechnology applications embedded in communities of microbial genomes, or metagenomes. The field of metagenomi...

Paying attention sets off symphony of cell synchronization

You know the sensation. When something has your full attention you see it vividly. And when you don't pay attention, you're liable to miss something important. Now a new Northwestern University study sheds light on how attention operates. The mystery of how attention improves the perception of in...

Protein's role in regulating cell death sets direction for cancer research

A protein called calpain can be the key either preventing or promoting the cell death, a Queen's University study has found. "This work provides proof in principle that pharmacological inhibition of calpain may be used to block cell death in situations where this is not desirable, such as in neu...

DOE's Office of Science sets up program to aid scientists displaced by Hurricane Katrina

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science has established a program to assist scientists displaced by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. "Our colleagues in science have historically been a close-knit, generous community," wrote Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, director of DOE's Office of Science, i...

Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights on Alzheimer's

Using their novel bio-bar-code amplification (BCA) technology, researchers analyzing fluid from around the brain and spinal cord have detected a protein linked in recent studies to Alzheimer's disease. Interesting application Read more about the bio-bar-code technology : - Gold nanoparticle...

A gene's first 'kiss' sets off that affair known as puberty

Puberty, that awkward phase when boys and girls are primed for their sexual reproductive years as men and women, appears to be triggered by the brain's own version of "It takes two to tango," whereby a signal literally gets turned on by a molecule that is produced by a gene aptly named KiSS-1. T...

University has grand designs to build a house of straw

...home that is cool in summer and warm in winter, helps families reduce their CO2 footprint without compromising how they choose to live their lives and sets a new and very different benchmark for sustainable homes in the 21st century." ...

$2 million grant aids study of lung cancer in people who never smoked

... the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver will undertake a coordinated approach to biomarker discovery, using their expertise to study the same sets of specimens by different methods. Researchers hope to open the project to additional researchers after the first year. The researchers will use lu...

Medical use for waste television screens

...alcohol (PVA) is widely used in industry and is a key element of television sets with liquid crystal display (LCD) technology. When these sets are thrown away, the LCD panels are usually incinerated or buried in landfi...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

... Agreement II-43 Rofin-Sinar Takes Over Nufern II-43 Quantel Acquires WaveLight Aesthetics II-44 AMO Acquires IntraLase II-44 Northrop sets up First High-Energy Laser Weapon Production Plant II-44 Jenoptik and Trumpf to Form a Joint Venture II-44 JMAR Supplies BriteLight Laser Head...

LSUHSC research helps link schizophrenia to specific DNA region

...ics of Schizophrenia, International Schizophrenia Consortium and SGENE data sets thousands of DNA samples. While a single gene does not appear to be the...y 1900s," says Buccola. "This study shows that these genes can be found and sets the stage for future research." ...

Springer launches SpringerImages

...sentations and PDF documents. The platform enables the user to store image sets and saved searches. Image sets can be exported to PDF or PowerPoint (including their bibliographic data) w...

Hormone clue to root growth

...Sciences, said: "We have shown that gibberellin plays a crucial role in controlling the size of the root meristem, and that it is the endodermis which sets the pace for expansion rates in the other tissues. "Understanding precisely how hormones regulate plant growth is one of the key areas of fundamen...

What makes a great footballer?

...mental subjects, and they were made to compete against each other in one-on-one "football tennis" games, which require very similar athletic and skill sets to that required for regular football games. In parallel, the same players were evaluated for overall athleticism and skill in sixteen different tasks...

Structural biology scores with protein snapshot

...they characterized mutations at each amino acid in DAGK and used the data to map the active site of the enzyme onto the structure. They identified two sets of mutations that resulted in non-functional DAGK. One set altered the active site so that it no longer did its job, and the second set caused the pro...

Researcher finds Girl Scout meetings provide an opportunity to increase girls' physical activity

... on the adults who structure the environments where children spend time; for this study these are the parents and troop leaders," he said. "Both these sets of adults need to recognize that getting sufficient physical activity is essential for the children's health and for their own health." ...

The battle for CRTC2: How obesity increases the risk for diabetes

...missing link between the two. Their findings, to be published in the June 21, 2009 advance online edition of the journal Nature , explain how obesity sets the stage for diabetes and why thin people can become insulin-resistant. The Salk team, led by Marc Montminy, Ph.D., a professor in the Clayton Fou...

Caltech researchers explore how cells reconcile mixed messages in decisions about growth

...ow bioengineers to promote tissue growth when and where it's needed, and to discourage it when and where it's not. The tug-of-war between these two sets of influences, and the effects they have on tissue growth, are explained and explored in a paper authored by scientists from the California Institute ...

Infant formula adulteration with melamine underscores need for better detection methods

...toothpaste and cough syrup. USP is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets official standards for the identity, quality, purity, and strength of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. USP also sets widely recognized standards for the quality and purity of food ingredients ...

'The Vision Revolution': Eyes are the source of human 'superpowers'

...ll as science aficionados and career neuroscientists. The new book is a guided tour in which readers accompany Changizi as he rolls up his sleeves and sets out to answer four misleadingly simple questions: 1) Why do we see in color? 2) Why do our eyes face forward? 3) Why do we see illusions? 4) Why does ...

From the glass to the brain in 6 minutes

...etabolism at the Department of Neuroradiology at Heidelberg University Hospital (Medical Director: Prof. Dr. Martin Bendszus). The harmful effect also sets in quickly. During the experiment, the concentration of substances such as creatine (energy metabolism), which are attributed with protecting cells, d...

Supply Chain Council Partners With APICS The Association for Operations Management

... This collaboration brings together the expertise of both organizations to develop the knowledge of the members of APICS and SCC and deepen the skills sets of supply chain and operations management professionals." SCC Executive Director Joseph Francis added, "APICS and SCC offer complementary products. AP...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

...signature verification market. About Striata Striata's Secure eDocument Delivery and Email Bill Presentment & Payment (EBPP) are solution sets that deliver a rapid reduction in operational costs, quicker payments and an enhanced customer experience. Striata revolutionizes the way bills, ...

A new mouse model provides insight into genetic neurological disorders

...ene influences human neuronal diseases. When the researchers made the same mutation in two different breeds of mice it caused two distinguishable sets of symptoms, demonstrating that the genetic background influences the effects of the GARS gene mutation. This variability in the mouse disease symptom...

Opposites attract -- how genetics influences humans to choose their mates

...'virtual couples'. "If MHC genes did not influence mate selection", says Professor Bicalho, "we would have expected to see similar results from both sets of couples. But we found that the real partners had significantly more MHC dissimilarities than we could have expected to find simply by chance." ...

UC Riverside geneticist receives highest honor from Botanical Society of America

...resented at the society's annual meeting, scheduled to take place in Snowbird, Utah, on July 29, 2009. "Dr. Ellstrand's long and productive career sets him apart from the majority of our membership, and the awards committee was enthusiastically unanimous in naming him as one of this year's honorees," ...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

...signature verification market. About Striata Striata's Secure eDocument Delivery and Email Bill Presentment & Payment (EBPP) are solution sets that deliver a rapid reduction in operational costs, quicker payments and an enhanced customer experience. Striata revolutionizes the way bills, ...

Aerosol: A key piece of the climate change puzzle

...cific processes that lead to aerosol production and try and quantify the levels of uncertainty of each. The work will draw heavily on existing data sets from aircraft, surface observatories and satellites that have yet to be fully exploited and the global aerosol model that has already been developed a...

Story tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- May 2009

... fusion reactor can penetrate the core and boost its temperature. While this has long been believed to be the case, this simulation provides proof and sets the stage for the next step, which would use all 150,000 cores of Jaguar and simulate the entire ITER device. The XGC1 code used 20,000 cores, consume...

New early detection studies of lung cancer in non-smokers launched today

...ive of the nation's leading research institutions will undertake a coordinated approach to biomarker discovery using their expertise to study the same sets of specimens by different methods. The researchers will deposit the data in a single repository, and integrate the results to find the most promising...

Late motherhood boosts family lifespan

...sisters. Since all of those studied are now dead, the researchers could look at the full length of their fertile periods and lives. "Not many data sets could do this," Smith says. The researchers controlled for various factors that could skew the results. For example, they excluded any individuals...

Supply Chain Council Partners With APICS The Association for Operations Management

... This collaboration brings together the expertise of both organizations to develop the knowledge of the members of APICS and SCC and deepen the skills sets of supply chain and operations management professionals." SCC Executive Director Joseph Francis added, "APICS and SCC offer complementary products. AP...
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