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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... Concerns about the overall health and well-being of America's children continue to rise as the obesity epidemic continues to expand. Many nutrition experts say an increase in soft drink consumption among adolescents coupled with the easy access to soft drinks in school vending machines over the past two decades are contributing factors to excess weight among kids. ... .....

DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 20, 2004 By integrating advanced science with 200-plus years of safety knowledge, DuPont is introducing its latest safety innovation a residential storm shelter made with DuPont Kevlar that is engineered to help provide residents protection from the dangers of hurricanes. ...... According to weather experts, when a hurricane hits land, its winds can top more than 150...

The American Phytopathological Society announces 2004 awards

St. Paul, Minn. (September 16, 2004) - The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its 2004 award recipients. These awards were presented at the APS Annual Meeting, August 2004, in Anaheim, Calif.... ...APS grants the Fellow designation to current members in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the Society. The 10 members named Fellows in the...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... ...Cranberry and oregano extracts combined with lactic acid may inhibit the growth of bacteria in meat and fish say researchers from Massachusetts. Their findings appear in the September 2004 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. ... ...Listeria monocytogenes, the cause of many food-borne illnesses throughout North Ameri...

Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26

... ...PHILADELPHIA -- Advancements in national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific soci...

Visiting African scientists collaborate with MBL scientists on infectious diseases

Over the next few months, two African scientists will be collaborating with researchers in the MBL's Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution to help further the world's understanding of infectious diseases, which are responsible for one third of all human deaths each year. ... ...The visiting scientists, called the Ellison Visiting Scholars, are here to take adva...

NIH roadmap for biomedical research focus of chemists at American Chemical Society meeting

PHILADELPHIA As part of an effort to identify opportunities and gaps in biomedical research defined by the National Institutes of Health Roadmap for Medical Research, Jeremy M. Berg, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, will discuss the role of chemists at the 228 national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society.... ...Dr. Berg...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

......Researchers from Maryland have developed a new DNA vaccine that targets proteins expressed in cervical cancer cells. Their findings appear in the August 2004 issue of the Journal of Virology. ......Human papillomavirus (HPV) is found in more than 99 % of cervical cancer cases, which is the second leading cause of cancer death among women throughout the world. Consistently identified in H...

Genetic mutation linked to more aggressive breast cancer found more often in African-Americans

Alterations in a tumor suppressor gene called p53 are more prevalent in breast cancer of African-American women than white women, according to a new study. This study, published August 9, 2004 in the online edition of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, "represents the first reported series of increased prevalence of p53 alterations in African-American breast cancer pa...

More aggressive breast cancer tumors found in African American women

New Haven, Conn.--A genetic mutation related to a more aggressive form of breast cancer occurs four times more often in African American patients than their white counterparts, Yale researchers report in the August 9, 2004 online edition of the journal ...Cancer....... In the United States, African-American women have a lower incidence of breast cancer than white women, but they have a higher mor...

American Society of Mammalogists honors CI president Russell Mittermeier with Aldo Leopold award

Washington, DC (July 29, 2004) Conservation International President Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier was awarded the second annual Aldo Leopold Award from the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM), CI announced today. The ASM created the award to honor individuals who have made outstanding and lasting contributions to the conservation of mammals and their habitats. In a written statement to the recip...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... ...Filmy residue, or "soap scum", on household shower curtains may be a breeding ground for potentially harmful bacteria say researchers from San Diego State University, California, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Their findings appear in the July 2004 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.... ..."One househol...

Most Americans not sure about the sources of high cholesterol

Dallas, July 14, 2004 - Results from a recent nationwide survey showed that most respondents did not know that high cholesterol comes from two sources, even though the respondents reported having high cholesterol. When asked about the sources of cholesterol, more than three-quarters of respondents (77 percent) stated incorrectly that the food they eat contributes the most to high cholesterol....

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meets in Boston

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will hold its 2004 annual meeting this year in concert with the 8th Annual Conference of the International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, rather than joining the multi-specialty Experimental Biology as ASBMB frequently does. For five days, scientists from across the United States and the world will present the latest re...

American Phytopathological Society accepting technical submissions for 2004 Annual Meeting

St. Paul, Minn. The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is now accepting applications for poster and oral presentations for the 2004 APS Annual Meeting, July 31 August 4, 2004, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.... ...The APS annual meeting is the primary education and networking event for more than 1,500 scientists from around the world who are devoted to the study...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...... Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle and the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found bacterial activity in arctic wintertime sea ice and may attribute its survival to particle or surface attachment. Their findings appear in the January 2004 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology....... Previous studies pertaining to bacterial activity in sea ice h...

Team approach works better to reduce blood pressure in African-American men

A three-year Johns Hopkins study led by a nurse investigator has found that it may take a "village" to significantly lower the blood pressure of urban African-American men. "The traditional one-on-one doctor-patient visit in a doctor's office will simply not work," says lead author Martha N. Hill, Ph.D., R.N., dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. "What our study suggests is tha...

Spinal cord injury and Alzheimer's risk among topics at American Chemical Society meeting

ORLANDO, Fla. More than 6,500 cutting-edge research findings will be presented at the 223rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 7-11, in Orlando. Nearly 11,000 scientists are expected to attend the meeting, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center. ... ...Highlights include:... ... ... ... ... ... Nurturing partnerships with t...

American Chemical Society media registration

Media registration is now open for the 228th national meeting of the American Chemical Society August 22-26 in Philadelphia. ... ...Media can apply for credentials online at:... ... ...General information about the meeting is available at:... http://center.acs.org/applications/ccs/app...

Highlights of the July Journal of the American Dietetic Association

The July 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association contains articles and research studies you may find of interest. Below is a summary of some of this month's articles. For more information or to receive a faxed copy of a Journal article, call Kelly Liebbe at 800-877-1600, ext. 4769 or e-mail ....... ...... According to the Centers for Diseas...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... ...Medium-chain fatty acids may be effective at controlling Salmonella bacteria in chickens say researchers from Belgium and the Czech Republic. Their findings appear in the June 2004 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.... ...The leading cause of food-borne infections in humans, Salmonella bacteria is most commonly associated with poultry. Currently,...

NASA data shows hurricanes help plants bloom in 'ocean deserts'

Whenever a hurricane races across the Atlantic Ocean, chances are phytoplankton will bloom behind it. According to a new study using NASA satellite data, these phytoplankton blooms may also affect the Earth's climate and carbon cycle. ... ...Dr. Steven Babin, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins University in Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland studied 13 North Atlantic hurricanes between 1998 a...

Ecosystem bounces back from hurricanes

After receiving the brunt of powerful hurricanes in 1996 and 1999, the Neuse River and Estuary and western Pamlico Sound in eastern North Carolina appear to have suffered few long-term ill effects from the storms, and have actually benefited ecologically in some ways from the storms' scouring effects.... ...Those are the findings of a team of North Carolina State University scientists and collabo...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...... ....... Commonly used as a co-disinfectant in swimming pools and hospital hot water systems since the mid-1800's, silver has been somewhat effective at bactericidal activity with little or no harmful side...

Biolubricants smooth way to a cleaner environment

EDMONTON (May 10, 2004) -- The Alberta Research Council (ARC), under a contract to Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (AAFRD), recently conducted two tests on a biologically-based lubricant (biolubricant) for chainsaw bars. The tests, which were run for Greenland Corporation of Calgary, will help industry establish product standards for biolubricants to encourage consumers to choose...

Genetic testing of embryos to pick 'savior sibling' OK with most Americans

Washington, D.C.-- A new survey by the Genetics and Public Policy Center at The Johns Hopkins University shows most Americans approve of using genetic testing and selection of embryos to make sure a baby will be a good match to donate blood or tissue to a sick brother or sister. But they disapprove of selecting an embryo based on whether the baby will be a girl or boy....... Preimplantation gene...

Derek R. Lovley receives 2004 Proctor & Gamble Award from American Society for Microbiology

WASHINGTON, DC--APRIL 23, 2004--Derek R. Lovley, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor and Department Head, Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has won the Proctor & Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Supported by The Procter & Gamble Company, this prestigious award honors Lovley for an array o...

Govindarajan Dhanasekaran wins 2004 Sarber Award from American Society for Microbiology

WASHINGTON, DC--APRIL 23, 2004--Govindarajan Dhanasekaran, B.V.Sc., of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park, will receive the 2004 Raymond W. Sarber Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Two Sarber Awards are presented each year to microbiology students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels to recognize researc...

David Rosmarin wins 2004 Sarber Award from American Society for Microbiology

WASHINGTON, DC--APRIL 23, 2004-- David Rosmarin, M.A., New York University Medical School, New York, will receive the 2004 Raymond W. Sarber Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Two Sarber Awards are presented each year to honor microbiology students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels for research excellence and potential.... ...An award-winning medical student, Ro...

Caroline Mohr wins 2004 Scherago-Rubin Award from American Society for Microbiology

WASHINGTON, DC--APRIL 23, 2004--Caroline I. Mohr, Microbiologist at the Epidemiology and Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, will receive the 2004 Scherago-Rubin Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in recognition of her outstanding work in the clinical laboratory. The award was established in 1987 by the late Sally Jo Rubin, an...

American Society for Microbiology honors Timothy Yahr with 2004 Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award

WASHINGTON, DC--APRIL 23, 2004--Timothy L. Yahr, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, will receive the 2004 Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck Research Laboratories, Inc., two Sigal Awards are presented for excellence in basic research in medica...

Campbell to receive American Society for Microbiology lifetime achievement award

Allan M. Campbell, the Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, will receive the 2004 Abbott-ASM Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Microbiology at the society's 104th general meeting in New Orleans on Monday, May 24. Campbell will deliver the Abbott-ASM Award Lecture at 10:45 a.m. CDT and will be honored at a dinner...

American Lung Association's 2004 State of the Air report ranks cities and counties with dirty air

April 29, 2004 NEW YORK, N.Y. High levels of microscopic, soot-like particles are increasing the risk of premature death for millions of people, including those with heart or lung disease, according to the American Lung Association State of the Air: 2004 report released today. The report, which provides county-by-county grades of ozone pollution and the first-ever county-by-county analysis of...

Colorectal cancer rates in African Americans equal with insurance parity

A collaborative project between researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College found that when insurance coverage is equal, racial differences in deaths due to colorectal cancer in blacks and whites disappear. ......The new study, which appears in the March issue of Cancer Causes and Control, examined the effect of race on colorectal cancer outcomes in elderly Te...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... ...Manure and irrigation water contaminated with salmonella may cause long-term contamination in soil and root vegetables say researchers from Georgia, Maryland and South Carolina. Their findings appear in the April 2004 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. ......"Although manure is an obvious source of pathogens, two additi...

Hopkins Marine Station honored by the American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will designate Hopkins Marine Station as a ''Milestones in Microbiology'' site during an event that begins at noon Friday, April 23, on the Hopkins campus on Oceanview Boulevard in Pacific Grove, Calif. The dedication will take place in the Monterey Boat Works Auditorium and is free and open to the public. For directions, visit .... ...The event will...

The American Academy of Microbiology releases report

Washington, D.C. - Genomics has revolutionized the science of microbiology, and the authors of a new report from the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) argue that this important analytical tool should now be more widely used to study microbes in their "real-world" setting, within microbial communities. ...... To date, microbial genomics has largely been applied to individual, isolated strains...

American Society of Plant Biologists offers developing nations free access to science journals

ROCKVILLE, MD - The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) announced today that it is offering scientists in nearly 70 poor nations free access to its plant science journals: Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell. ... ...ASPB is participating in Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), which is an initiative to provide free or low-cost access to over 400 major scientific jour...

Three new South American fish identified

COLLEGE STATION -- It all started with an aquarium his father bought for the family home in Venezuela. The fish swam and ate and created an environment that captivated the watchful eye of then-10-year-old Hernan Lopez-Fernandez. ... "One of the first fish of my own was called a Texas Cichlid," Lopez-Fernandez said. "I was hooked on fish."... Little did the young South American boy realize the rol...

American Society for Microbiology 104th general meeting

The American Society for Microbiology will hold its 104th General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 23-27, 2004, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The meeting, will feature approximately 3,000 scientific presentations on topics spanning the spectrum of the microbiological sciences.... ...Microbiologists study living organisms and infectious agents, and their work is critical to...
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