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APS awards more than $140,000 to minority students of physiology

...izing enterocolitis (NEC). Her lab has shown that supplementing EGF into infant formula reduces the incidence and severity of NEC in neonatal rats. There is currently no preventative treatment for NEC, so by better understanding the mechanisms of how EGF protects the intestine, this research may provide the basis...

Maternal DHA levels plays important role in infant development

...arch attempt to produce changes in maternal DHA by supplementing with the fatty acid during pregnancy....

New model explains why costly insect 'outbreaks' hard to predict

...revailing but flawed insect-outbreak theories, and supplementing the combined theory with additional data, the researchers produced a mathematical model that reproduces the unpredictable outbreaks of gypsy moth populations more accurately than any model yet. "We used gypsy moths as our example, but this theor...

Bye-bye Bio 101: Teach science the way you do science

...and institutions. "There is mounting evidence that supplementing or replacing lectures with active learning strategies and engaging students in discovery and scientific process improves learning and retention of knowledge," writes lead author Jo Handelsman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor and plant patho...

DuPont awarded highest US honor for technological innovation

...rowth mission, DuPont has set four goals for 2010, supplementing existing goals: To derive 25 percent of revenues from non-depletable resources. To reduce global carbon-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent, using 1990 as a base year. The company has already surpassed this goal with a 68 percent re...

Boost your brain power

...s Dr. Rae. "So it was a reasonable hypothesis that supplementing a diet with creatine could assist brain function." The experiment tested this hypothesis by giving the one group of subjects a creatine supplement and a second group a placebo for six weeks, followed by a six week period with no intake and a final si...

Tissue-engineered bone speeds healing in laboratory tests

...omote bone growth. Much of this work has relied on supplementing the cell culture with growth hormones or other stimulating chemicals. Shoichet demonstrates a simpler, more natural way to grow new bone. "To the best of our knowledge, bone growth throughout such a volume has not been reported before in the literatu...

DuPont receives US EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Award for new innovation

...rowth mission, DuPont has set four goals for 2010, supplementing existing goals: To derive 25 percent of revenues from non-depletable resources. To reduce global carbon-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent, using 1990 as a base year. The company has already surpassed this goal with a 68 percent red...

Study says: 'whey' to greater muscle strength is through training and protein supplements

...(size) of the fast-twitch muscle fibers in the men supplementing with whey isolate and creatine compared to a group... Conclusions Experienced resistance-trained males supplementing with CrCHO, W and CrW achieved greater increases in strength and lean mass following 11-weeks of tra...

DuPont science leader discusses 'Sustainability and Integrated Science for the 21st Century'

...ility mission, DuPont has set four goals for 2010, supplementing existing goals: To derive 25 percent of revenues from non-depletable resources up from 14 percent in 2002. To reduce global carbon-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent, using 1990 as a base year. The company has already surpassed thi...

Hatchery salmon may threaten wild populations

...harm than good. Many salmon recovery plans include supplementing the wild population with hatchery-raised fish. But new research shows that hatchery salmon can readily adapt to captivity and transfer these traits to wild populations. "As the population adapts to the hatchery, its survival rate in the wild goes do...

University of Southern Mississippi's 'safari' targets baby bluefin tuna

...very year," Waller said. "What we are doing now is supplementing the (grid pattern of the) spring plankton survey by going to the ocean fronts and eddies that others identify for us." Satellite imagery is providing clues for finding the fronts where water masses of different temperature or salinity meet or e...

Researchers identify gene that controls formation of heart chambers

... defects, he said, referring to the discovery that supplementing folic acid in expectant mothers diets leads to a lower incidence of spinal-cord defects.Stephanie Pierce, a fourth-year Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student and a research assistant in pediatrics and molecular biology, and Robe...

Inhaled steroids produce variable benefits in the treatment of asthma

...h low to medium doses of inhaled steroids consider supplementing them with non-steroidal medications, such as long-acting beta agonists and leukotriene modifiers, before prescribing high doses of inhaled steroids. When high doses of steroids are used for several years, they may be associated with an increased risk...

Findings conclude sustained caffeine intake negates the benefits of creatine supplements

...udies have shown increased muscle PCr levels after supplementing with 20-30 grams of creatine monohydrate daily. Creatine supplementation has also been known to shorten relaxation time during intermittent maximal iosometric muscle contraction. This shortened time, coupled with a creatine loaded muscle facilitate...

Researchers call herbs rich source of healthy antioxidants; oregano ranks highest

...d could provide potential anticancer benefits when supplementing a balanced diet. Herbs have higher antioxidant activity than fruits, vegetables and some spices, including garlic, the researchers say. Their findings appear in a recent (Nov.) print issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-r...

Scary study: Selenium deficiency causes flu virus to mutate into more dangerous forms

... most people in this country shouldn't worry about supplementing their diets to get it, Beck said. Five years ago, she and Levander demonstrated for the first time that a human virus normally harmless to mice mutates and becomes more dangerous after infecting selenium-deficient and vitamin E-deficient mice. ...

Grant accelerates race for lung cancer cures

... projects, at $50,000 each, with Vanderbilt-Ingram supplementing the work with support for an additional pilot. The initial year's scientific projects are: Project 1, led by Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D., chair of Cancer Biology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, will focus the contribution of metalloprot...

Scientists: nutritional deficiency can boost influenza virus damage

... most people in this country shouldn't worry about supplementing their diets to get it, Beck said. Five years ago, Beck and Levander demonstrated for the first time that a human virus normally harmless to mice mutates and becomes more dangerous after infecting selenium-deficient mice. Following mutation, the viru...

DFG set up 19 new Graduiertenkollegs

...aduiertenkollegs to submit additional applications supplementing the international funding programme "Promotion an Hochschulen in Deutschland" (PHD), which is run jointly by the DFG and the DAAD. Applications for doctoral candidate and graduate grants could then be transmitted specially for junior scientists from ...

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