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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...o vending machines. They wanted a wider variety of choices available to students with healthier alternatives. Parental knowledge: Most parents did not know much about the soft drink vending machines at their children's schools. The purpose of soft drink vending machines in schools: Parents generally did no...

NSF announces six 'FIBR' awards to tackle some of biology's most challenging questions

...the various cues of seasonal change to make timing choices that are right for their climate -- Brown University (lead), University of Wisconsin, North Carolina State University, Kansas State University, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology (Germany) "Neuromechanical Systems Biology," studying the ...

Diabetics face fewer healthy food choices in some urban areas

...stores were much less likely to stock healthy food choices such as whole-grain breads and diet soda. The researchers surveyed five specific foods recommended for diabetics: diet soda, one percent fat or fat-free milk, high-fiber and/or low-carbohydrate bread, fresh fruits and fresh green vegetables or tomat...

UCR earns $1.5 million grant to examine how engineered crop genes stray

...ring production costs, and offering consumers more choices and higher quality at the supermarket. But certain risks have been identified, such as the evolution of new weeds because of contamination with transgenes that make them more difficult to control. "Recalling genes is more difficult than recalling de...

International symposium on nutritional genomics

...ence health and disease. It's well known that diet choices are linked to obesity and chronic diseases such as type II diabetes and heart disease, but some individuals are more susceptible to these problems than others. The symposium will honor Bruce N. Ames, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology a...

New survey reveals insights into unique relationship between mothers and pediatricians

...on vaccines. Moms need to be aware that there are choices available. In fact, we now have combination vaccines that significantly lower the number of shots children are getting without compromising the protection against serious childhood diseases. Today's complicated immunization schedule calls for as man...

University of Pittsburgh medical center among first to implant heart assist device

...w therapies, help us to provide a full spectrum of choices for heart failure therapy." UPMC also is part of a...lity as a viable replacement option when all other choices fail. These goals encompass the broader mission of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine ...

Researchers discuss revised Food Guide Pyramid and what it will mean for the food industry

... we have seen in the past, allowing people to make choices within the food guide system based on their indivi...o accomplish this by enabling people to base their choices on their personal dietary needs." Forum speaker Dr. Louise Berner, California Polytechnic State Univ...

Cell death protein has surprising role in cell migration

...eir skeletons in order to move. "If these obvious choices don't pan out, we'll go back to a forward genetic screen," says Montell. "Then we can let the animal tell us what is happening." As always, Montell and her colleagues will use genetic tricks so they can change the genes in a limited number of cells ...

New national research effort needed to secure clean, adequate water supply in coming decades

... of government are going to have to make difficult choices in the coming decades about how to allot limited water supplies, and they need sound science to back them up," Vaux added. Given the competition for water among farmers, environmental advocates, recreational users, and other interests -- as well as ...

Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago

...e causes and consequences of various institutions' choices in environmental law," writes Adler. The fact is that the Cuyahoga River caught fire from debris that collected in the crooked river's bend. The short-lived fire was out before the local press reached the scene to record images of its blaze. But i...

'Rolling Store' provides model for overcoming barriers to healthy foods and better health outcomes

...e a week for four hours, stocked with healthy food choices such as fruits and vegetables. The difference was significant. The women who received information only continued to gain weight (an average of 2.4 pounds over the six month period), while the women who received information and had access to h...

Obesity and hypertension: Two epidemics or one?

...d renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system are logical choices for intervention. 8. Pharmacological treatment of obesity may be a logical approach for lowering BP. If obesity is an underlying cause of essential hypertension, as appears to be the case, then pharmacological treatment of obesity may be a logical ...

Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuador's rainforest to offset climate impacts

...ur responsibility as a global company to make good choices for business and the environment," said SC Johnson Chairman Dr. Fisk Johnson. "From our efforts to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 32,000 tons per year in Southeast Wisconsin to the acres of rainforest we are helping save ...

New diagnostic tool brings effective treatment closer to patients

...up of individual tumours, hence allowing treatment choices to be made based on personalised information was announced at the 4th European Breast Cancer Conference, today. Dr. Alane Koki, Chief Scientific Officer of Ipsogen, a French biotechnology company, told a news briefing that, subject to the successful...

20 scientists selected as Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows

...ailable to citizens and policy makers as they make choices about the future of our planet and our communities. It is vitally important to all of us that scientists be able to provide accurate information in plain language and in the context of everyday life to those who are determining our environmental poli...

Astrazeneca announces EU marketing approval for Faslodex(TM)

... an exciting new type of therapy, which brings new choices for women with advanced disease, extending the seq... is particularly exciting as it brings with it new choices for postmenopausal women with the advanced stages of this devastating disease." He continued, "The ...

UN study shows environmental consequences from ongoing boom in personal computer sales

...ironmental impacts. Jerry Velasquez says "consumer choices are important across the board: while purchasing, during use and at end-of life". When purchasing, going with a used computer obviates for a time production of a new machine. When using a computer, turning it off at night and making sure that standby...

Radioactive and toxic waste site plans are a recipe for disaster, says Rutgers sociologist

..., twisting words and concepts to support political choices disguised as a technical and scientific ones." Clarke explained that the agency has admitted it is impossible to remove the contaminants from the sites within its purview. It has redefined 'acceptable risk' and now, with its Long Term Stewardship pr...

Money talks: Concern for biodiversity pressed on boardrooms by new breed of fund managers

...rs to influence business practices, including such choices as product suppliers. Particularly affected by growing public concern about biodiversity are the oil and gas, mining and minerals and utility industries. An oil or gas reserve site typically operates for about 25 years and production at mature reserv...

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