HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
APS recognizes Intel high school finalists for experiments in physiology

Portland, Oregon The American Physiological Society presented special awards for outstanding projects in physiology, including cellular physiology, animal physiology, and neurophysiology, to four finalists at the 55th Annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), sponsored by Intel Corp.

Allison Jaye Landstrom, a senior from Southridge High School, Beaverton, Oregon, was a unanimous choice for the APS first prize of $1,000. She studied whether most anterior cruciate ligament tears in females result from an enhanced response to relaxin, a polypeptide hormone. Ms. Landstrom used porcine tissues (Achilles tendon strips) in an in vitro study done entirely in her school laboratory. Her paper was entitled, The Effects of the Relaxin Hormone on the Laxity of Male and Female Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tissue, in vitro.

Samuel Gregory Finlayson, a freshman from San Ramon Valley High School, Danville, California, was awarded the APS second prize of $500. He performed much of his project outside the laboratory as he studied the effects of chlorine on the lung function of outdoor swimmers.

The APS judges were led by P.K. Rangachari, professor of pharmacology and therapeutics at the University of Alberta, Canada, who said, "Mr. Finlayson's study was a neat example of integrative physiology." His study was entitled, Effect of Chlorine on Lung Function of Outdoor Swimmers.

The two third prize winners, who received $500 each, were John Zeqi Luo of Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick, Rhode Island, and Jason Scott Pellegrino from Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York.

Both worked on different aspects of glucose homeostasis. John Luo focused on the effects of an extract of American ginseng root on insulin secretion in beta cells (Alternative Medicine: A Relief for Diabetes, Phase 3). Jason Pellegrino used transgenic mice for his project (Analysis of Metformin's Effect on Brain Insulin Receptors).

In additio
'"/>

Contact: Mayer Resnick
mresnick@the-aps.org
301-634-7209
American Physiological Society
13-Jul-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. AIUM recognizes new investigators in ultrasound
2. National award recognizes local researcher Carolyn Bertozzi
3. National award recognizes local researcher Andrew Hamilton
4. Intelligent design: The new big tent for evolutions critics
5. McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy receives $3 million SSHRC Grant
6. Intel and Fred Hutchinson to explore the use of nanotechnology tools for early disease detection
7. Intelligent device shows promise in physical activity measurement market
8. Intels Gordon Moore and CIs Claude Gascon to receive major award
9. Preschool bolsters early childhood immunity, reduces risk of young adult Hodgkins lymphoma
10. Carnegie Mellon University hosts ACS-PRF summer school on green chemistry
11. Living at home helps young mothers stay in school

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/27/2015)... Apr. 27, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces ... pre-order customers the first week of May, 2015 and ... of May. Gino Pereira , ... for the company as Wocket® enters the consumer market. ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... 2015 The announcement comes as ... Records Management (GRM), Ireland,s foremost records ... Having built up an impressive track record of clients within ... within the records management sector in Dubai ... GCC staffbase and employ a further eight staff members at ...
(Date:4/13/2015)... , April 13, 2015 ... Research, "Global Biometrics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020", the ... CAGR of around 14% till 2020. The biometrics ... large scale implementation and review of biometric management ... of new products with greater efficiency, are resulting ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wocket, the Smartest Wallet You Will Ever Own, Announces Shipment to Pre-order Customers 2Wocket, the Smartest Wallet You Will Ever Own, Announces Shipment to Pre-order Customers 3Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 2Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 3Global Biometrics Market to Cross US$ 21 Billion by 2020: TechSci Research 2
(Date:5/5/2015)... BELLINGHAM, Washington, and WASHINGTON, D.C., USA (PRWEB) May 05, ... today on U.S. export regulations covering a wide range ... the industry say are hampering global competitiveness of U.S. ... will host a webinar on 12 May ... Category XII, which governs the commodities covered by International ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4r95kr/clinical ) ... Laboratory, Molecular Diagnostics and Genomic Testing Services Market ... Version" report to their offering. ... molecular diagnostics and pharmacogenics hold the promise of ... is moving out of the national and regional ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... SAN DIEGO , May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... today announced that David R. Parkinson , ... (NEA), has been appointed to the board of ... twenty years of experience in oncology clinical development, ... that resulted in global approvals of the cancer ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... , May 5, 2015  Indianapolis-based medical ... of its innovative line of products including the ... for atraumatically accessing deep-seated brain abnormalities and then ... been completed at more than 50 institutions throughout ... technology has also been included in 12 abstracts, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Comments needed now from photonics industry on revisions of U.S. export rules 2Comments needed now from photonics industry on revisions of U.S. export rules 3Comments needed now from photonics industry on revisions of U.S. export rules 4European Clinical Laboratory, Molecular Diagnostics and Genomic Testing Services Market 2015-2019 2Tocagen Appoints David R. Parkinson, M.D., to the Board of Directors 2Tocagen Appoints David R. Parkinson, M.D., to the Board of Directors 3Tocagen Appoints David R. Parkinson, M.D., to the Board of Directors 4NICO Corporation Gains Market Expansion after Multiple Published Clinical Articles Support Access Technology for Deep Brain Lesions 2NICO Corporation Gains Market Expansion after Multiple Published Clinical Articles Support Access Technology for Deep Brain Lesions 3
Cached News: