The big gulp: consumers avoid extremes in soda sizes
As portion sizes have increased, Americans' waistlines have expanded. And as a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research demonstrates, consumers are tricked into drinking more soft drinks when retailers eliminate small drink sizes.
No matter what the volume of the soft drink, customers t...
Family stress and child's temper extremes contribute to anxiety and depression in children
Small children who grow up in a family where the mother has psychological distress, the family is exposed to stress or is lacking social support, are at higher risk of developing anxious and depressive symptoms in early adolescence. Girls are more vulnerable than boys, and very timid or short-temp...
Parents Lose Sleep Too When Students Begin School, Says Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic
...schedules ten days to two weeks before school begins. This will set biological clocks to the new schedule. Keep a regular sleep schedule, and avoid extremes
on weekends. Having a regular bedtime increases the likelihood that kids -- including teens -- will get optimal sleep. Establish a relaxing bedtime...
US HIFU Secures $5 Million Financing From MMV Financial
...ther active surveillance or radical intervention which are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Focal therapy may represent an optimal hybrid between the extremes
that can be viewed as therapeutic surveillance, an approach that seeks to find a balance between cancer control and quality of life considerations. We...
Binge-Drinking Collegians at High Risk for Injuries
...nd they're much more likely to be hurt than peers, study says
FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- College students who frequently drink to extremes
and are inclined to be thrill-seekers are more likely to be physically injured as a result of their alcohol use, a new study shows.
Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature
...n outbreak is the fact that it is primarily young adults who are dying. That's not typical, experts said.
"It is usually people who are weakest, at extremes
of age, very young and very old who succumb to influenza and this is a little bit scary because this is a pattern we saw in the [flu] pandemic in 191...
As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish
...cause more severe disease in humans, leading more people to seek medical attention and resulting in more case reports.
But in the Midwest, greater extremes
of temperature mean a shorter time in which ticks can feed and, therefore, a shorter gap between nymphal and larval feedings.
See salad, eat fries: When healthy menus backfire
...o give in to temptation and make an unhealthy choice. In fact, when this happens people become so detached from their health-related goals, they go to extremes
and choose the least healthy item on the menu."
Two other test menus showed the same effect. "We also had participants choose from menus contrastin...
Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops
...nic itchy rash, eczema, hives and psoriasis were the other common conditions, the researchers found.
Skin troubles can worsen with sun exposure and extremes
in temperature and humidity, the researchers said. Diseases common to the combat area, as well as insects and crowded living conditions, can also exac...
Supple, Hi-Flex Cable from Cicoil Makes First Disposable Hearing Aid Possible
...or over fifty years. The company's unique silicon coated flat cables provide high flexibility, extremely long life, and they can withstand temperature extremes
from -65 degrees to +260 degrees Celsius. Cicoil's cables are used in thousands of demanding applications, including aircraft fuel control cells, semi...
Extremes in Medical Products
Industrial Wrist Splint
Features:...quires a low-profile design
Constructed of 6 black elastic with open weave materials to avoid heat build up and flexible stays to prevent flexing to extremes
Available in five sizes (x-small thru x-large) in either left or right ...
Extremes in Medical Dictionary
...tial moles , ... Of patients with hydatidiform mole , 20% develop a trophoblastic malignancy. ... Hydatidiform mole is more common at the extremes
of reproductive age. ... ... placenta and embryo, the hydatidiform mole is abnormal placental tissue that ... A hydatidiform mole can ...
... Most bacteria can form a resting spore with thick polysaccharide coat. ... Bacteria are incredibly versatile and they can tolerate environmental extremes
... Bacteria are among the oldest and most numerous living things and are found in ... Other photosynthetic bacteria undergo different process...
Extremes in Biological News
Going To Extremes To Improve Human Health
A new research tool will allow University of Oregon scientists to replicate an extreme range of environmental conditions in their quest to test and understand the human body's response to everyday stresses.
The instrument, called an environmental chamber, is a 12-foot-square room capable of simul...
Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use
...ng global food production.
"Most agricultural systems follow a trajectory from too little in the way of added nutrients to too much, and both extremes
have substantial human and environmental costs," said lead author Peter Vitousek, a professor of biology at Stanford University and senior fellow at S...
Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide
...vers in both regions, like China's Yellow River and the Colorado River in the southwestern United States, routinely fail to reach the ocean now. These extremes
are signs of the climate- and societally induced stresses that will be exacerbated in the future under continuing climate changes, threatening massive...
NASA-funded carbon dioxide map of US released on Google Earth
...scientific opportunities to assess the relationship between fossil fuel emissions and climate in the atmosphere and to see what future variability and extremes
"One of the goals of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program is to assist with scientifically based formulation of policy and decision m...
Food counterfeiting, contamination outpace international regulatory systems
...said, while consumers are increasingly well traveled and have higher expectations. "We want stuff in the winter when we can't grow it."
Between the extremes
of accidentally contaminated food and terrorism via intentional contamination lies the counterfeiter, seeking not to harm but to hide the act for prof...
Sequence matters in droughts and floods
... When extremes
of drought and flood come in rapid succession, the extent of damage to vegetation may depend in part on the sequence of those events, according to a n...
NARSAD announces 2008 Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Research on Mental Health Disorders
...on to the field of psychiatry has resulted in numerous breakthroughs, from his early studies suggesting that psychiatric disorders could represent the extremes
of normal distributions of genetic liability for such illnesses, and that underlying the liabilities were polygenic systems a novel idea at the time,...
Waterborne disease risk upped in Great Lakes
...r outbreaks of waterborne disease in the Great Lakes region.
"If weather extremes
do intensify, as these findings suggest, our health will be at greater risk...reme precipitation events."
Climate change, scientists know, will prompt extremes
of the hydrologic cycle, causing intensified precipitation as well as droug...
Shade trees can protect coffee crops
... Sustainable farming that employs shade trees may improve crops' resistance to temperature and precipitation extremes
that climate changes are expected to trigger, according to an article published in the October issue of BioScience . The article, by Brenda B. Lin, I...
Cancer signatures uncovered
...ment and is characterized by an inflammatory signature. The third is a small group of cancers that present as a transition phenotype between these two extremes
and displays both characteristics.
According to Kohane, "This segregation of tumors into three groups with distinct expression patterns is surpris...
Extremes in Biological Technology
New research expected to improve laser devices and make photovoltaics more efficient
Slow electron cooling in nanocrystals occurs because forcing the electrons into a smaller volume leads them to oscillate between their alternate extremes
within a very short period of time. (This is analogous to the way shorter strings on musical instruments produce higher pitches.) The electrons in the...
Climate change: When it rains it (really) pours
...atellite observations, they found a distinct link between tropical rainfall extremes
and temperature, with heavy rain events increasing during warm periods and ...sponse to a warmer climate. However, the observed amplification of rainfall extremes
was found to be substantially larger in the observations than what is predi...
DuPont Joint Venture with Chinese Biotech Firm Strengthens Gene Discovery Research Efforts
...lants with genetic solutions to
successfully confront the challenges of water and nutrient deficiencies and
cope with unfavorable wind and temperature extremes
resonate with every
farmer I've ever worked with," said Bill Niebur, DuPont vice president,
Crop Genetics Research and Development. "This new joint ve...
Planning, reality, good intentions and the road to ...
... Madison, Wis. In debates and teaching, it is sometimes useful to go to extremes
to make a point. It's rare that the real world resorts to such tactics, but in the last month exactly that has happened with both hurricanes Katrina a...
When do you go from "beta" to "product launch"?
...to the vest. Announcing a product too early in its beta cycle tips their hand and erases any perceived first-to-market advantage.
Between these two extremes
are companies that have toiled away for the past five years with nary a notice from the markets. They are relatively mature companies that few have he...
Fine Tuning Your Data Analysis:
Tunable Parameters of the Affymetrix Expression Analysis Statistical Algorithms
...is not necessary to set the L and H gamma limits differently. This fine-tuning is only necessary if Change call accuracy is not optimal at one or both extremes
of the Signal range of the array.
II.D. Change, significance (Normalization Perturbation Factor)
General Notes on Primer Design in PCR*
The temperatures calculated using Wallace's
rule are inaccurate at the extremes
of this chart.
In addition to calculating the melting temperatures of the primers, care
must be taken to ensure that the melting ...
Extremes in Biological Products
ReBlot Plus Kit from CHEMICON
Description:...d immunoaffinity matrices, such as Sepharose conjugates, have been reused many times without compromising antigen-antibody reactivity, the need for pH extremes
and chaotropic agents has precluded the application of these methods to Western blotting. The CHEMICON Re-Blot Plus Western Blot Mild Antibody Stripp...
Extremes in Biological Definition
... occurs when new species emerge in the same geographic area. Ernst Mayr 's peripatric speciation is a type of speciation that exists in between the extremes
of allopatry and sympatry. Peripatric speciation is a critical underpinning of the theory of punctuated equilibrium .
Extinction is the disappear...
...re which is stabilized by the unique properties of water within the bodies of organisms including animals; enzymes become denatured at temperature extremes
and metabolic reactions occur best at certain temperatures; both endotherms , which control the build-up of heat from aerobic respiration (homeothe...