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Early Life Growth Spurts Protect Against “Bad” Cholesterl

Tall toddlers and rapidly growing teens are likely to find themselves with lower cholesterol, particularly the “bad” type, in later life, suggests// research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Conversely, piling on the pounds after the age of 15 boosted cholesterol levels, th...

IBM Award for Innovative Solution to Tackling World's Most Critical Social and Environmental Problems

...active and a user takes a break for even a few seconds, World Community Grid harnesses the spare capacity. The accumulation of the idle time in short spurts from millions of computers is the equivalent of one of the world's top 10 supercomputers. World Community Grid is operated by IBM and provided f...

University of Hawaii at Manoa professors co-author adolescent obesity study

...is a consequence of sorting on BMI. In addition, they discuss many of the econometric issues in estimating such effects while accounting for growth spurts and difficulties in defining adolescent obesity. Halliday and Kwak discuss policy implications of such findings for school-based interventions to com...

More 'Screen Time' Linked to Poor Fitness in Girls

... teenage boys, may be less affected by the time they spend watching TV, playing computer games, and other small-screen activities because their growth spurts have led to sufficient muscle mass to maintain fitness and still engage in a large amount of sedentary behavior, the study suggested. Boys are also...

The Dreaded Disease Tuberculosis Raises Its Ugly Head

...e to be found. The actual experience of tuberculosis is one of exhaustion, drenching bouts of sweating, groaning, a cough punctuated by uncontrollable spurts of blood. XDR TB is already too widespread to quarantine. We need to combat it globally before it becomes pandemic. Last week, the WHO asked go...

Infant’s Formula for good health- Breast-feed, beneficial than formula-fee

... the growth and development of selected babies born in 1991. The study revealed that those who were fed formula milk instead of breast milk had growth spurts that made them grow very quickly, which also gave them a tendency to store all the extra fat and become victims of childhood obesity. Dr Pauli...

Risk Of Schizophrenia due to Gene Variation

...ponsible for both disorders. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes shifts in a person's mood, with spurts of high energy and elation alternating with longer periods of fatigue and deep sadness. It affects about one percent of adults, usually beginning in l...
Spurts in Biological News

Biologists identify genes controlling rhythmic plant growth

... genes control the complex interplay of plant growth hormones, plant light sensors and circadian rhythms that permit plants to undergo rhythmic growth spurts at specific times of the day or year in response to varying levels of light and other environmental conditions. Their discovery of the genetic und...

High carbon dioxide levels spur Southern pines to grow more needles

...trees undergo their highest rates of leaf area accretions before canopy closure, and that could lead to uncertainty about whether normal needle growth spurts or CO2 effects were responsible for higher counts, she explained. "I'm trying to draw the distinction between closed canopy versus non-closed canop...
Spurts in Biological Technology

Growth spurts

The veil is being lifted from the once unseen world of molecular activity. Not so long ago only the final products were visible and scientists were forced to gauge the processes behind those products by ensemble averages of many molecules. The limitations of that approach have become clear with th...
Spurts in Biological Dictionary

Punctuated equilibrium

...en Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge's model for one kind of evolutionary change. punctuated equilibrium n. The theory that speciation occurs in spurts of major genetic alterations that punctuate long periods of little Looks at how PE provides paleontologists with an explanation for the patterns ...
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