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Parents are top influence on soft-drink consumption among kids

... for about two hundred years. And their popularity continues to grow--overtaking more nutritious beverages among some age groups, especially children and adolescents. Researchers from the University of Minnesota surveyed 560 children ages 8 to 13 years old on how often they drank soft drinks and the factors t...

Geologists discover water cuts through rock at surprising speed

... for nearly 30,000 years," Bierman said. His group continues to take samples from the area and is completing a second paper on the Susquehanna sites. "Scientifically, these are the first data that tell us how quickly rivers of the eastern seaboard cut into rock," said Enriqueta Barrera, directo...

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

... of heart failure diagnosed each year. This number continues to increase, emphasizing the importance of facilitating these guidelines to support the continued improvement of patient outcomes. As the use of destination therapy expands, the long-term vision for mechanical support is to assist the heart while it ...

UGA named recipient of $5.6 million grant from NSF for corn improvement

... world-class scientists. The new grant continues work that is drawing international acclaim for plant geneticists at UGA. "We feel that people don't recognize the percentage of grants coming here from plants," said Dawe. "It's a substantial fraction of the overall amount. We have one of the...

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

...sity of Mississippi. "As the child obesity rate continues to reach new heights, the Food Guide Pyramid can play a vital role in teaching children how to make appropriate dietary decisions," said Swanson.Although the Food Guide Pyramid is a great foundation for one's nutritional needs, Dr. Susan T. Borra cau...

Impact of Earth's rising atmospheric carbon dioxide found in world oceans

...the end of this century if fossil fuel consumption continues at projected levels. The scientists note that the dissolving calcium carbonate shells also partially act to neutralize CO 2 , thus allowing the ocean to take up more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, the effects of decreased calcificatio...

National Corn Growers Association announces valuable maize genome data now available to scientists

...lant Genome Initiative signed into law in 1997 and continues to support this important effort. With the availability of sequencing data from Ceres, DuPont and Monsanto, the corn genome could be completely sequenced by 2007, potentially years ahead of when it would have been completed without this initiative. T...

Argonne scientists determine structure of staph, anthrax enzyme

...chimiak said. "We know so little so far." Research continues at Argonne's Structural Biology Center where more than 530 structures have been determined. Nearly 150 protein structures have been determined at the Midwest Center for Structural Genomics and recorded with the International Protein Data Bank -- that...

New space-borne instrument to track greenhouse gases, ozone destroyers, and other pollutants

...cessary to warm the planet, but bad if the warming continues to increase at too rapid a rate. At 5 kilometers (3 miles), ozone is a source of the hydroxyl radical, which cleanses the atmosphere of pollutants. But at ground level, ozone is a primary pollutant in smog, causing respiratory problems and damaging...

Gerontology researchers urge scrutiny of anti-aging treatments

...al Human Genome Research Institute. The piece also continues The Gerontological Society of America's series of summer events designed to confront the hope and hype of anti-aging medicine. The subject is addressed in special sections of the June and July issues of The Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences...

Only 21 states offer newborn screening tests recommended by March of Dimes

... of Dimes says. "The number of screened disorders continues to vary greatly by state. Here we have a simple and inexpensive solution to a potentially devastating problem, and it's time for all states to make newborn screening a top priority," says Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes and a ...

Donaghue Women's Health Investigator Program awards grants to three at Yale

...ch program of its kind in the nation. The program continues to provide grants at Yale, supporting over 40 innovative research projects in diverse areas of biological and behavioral research. These studies examine the most pressing health concerns for women today, and explore sex differences in health and dis...

Open Access journals proven to compete on quality

...in the world of scholarly research". The statement continues "Using ISI citation metrics such as impact factor and cited half life, the study focuses on determining whether OA journals perform differently from other journals in their respective fields. The study's initial findings indicate that there was no di...

A fly's taste experience is much like our own

...while sweet notes lit up a separate area. As Scott continues her genetic studies of the remainder of the 68 gustatory neurons, she and her lab colleagues also are sticking electrodes in the neurons to see how they respond to sugar and bitter tastes, and how these signals integrate in the brain to affect the be...

COPD is forgotten killer, says University of Toronto professor

...nada." COPD is the only common cause of death that continues to increase in prevalence in North America, adds Chapman. Although tobacco use is declining, COPD rates continue to grow because tobacco-induced lung damage is largely irreversible. "By 2010, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will be the third m...

UK researchers develop way of predicting a woman's 'reproductive' age

...r has already fallen significantly and the decline continues relentlessly. When the number reaches around 25,000 (corresponding to an average age of 37 years) the decline accelerates until numbers are down to around 1,000 follicles in a peri-menopausal woman. Dr. Hamish Wallace and Dr Thomas Kelsey of the Scho...

Two billion vulnerable to floods by 2050; number expected to double or more in two generations

...transport, will increase as the world's population continues spiraling upward to a projected 10 billion by 2050. The warning was issued as UNU officially opens a new institute in Bonn, Germany June 15 dedicated to study of the Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), strengthening the capacity of govern...

Volcanic soils yield new clues about the emergence of powerful chiefdoms in Hawaii

...he newest island, Hawai'i, where the magma hotspot continues to produce lava from Kilauea Volcano. Spectacular rainfall In the Science study, Vitousek and his co-authors focused on Kohala a comparatively young volcano on the northwest tip of the island of Hawaii. Early Polynesians created a vast agricultura...

Kangaroo hops in line for genome sequencing

...working on finishing the mouse genome sequence and continues work on the genomes of several other organisms, including the dog and a group of fungi. Marsupials are unique among mammals because their young are born at an extremely early stage of development and complete their development sheltered inside their...

Gene therapy tested to protect bone marrow during chemotherapy

...fter the infusion. Accrual for this study continues so that different levels of cell infusion and the impact of more doses of chemotherapy on the ability to select for the genetically altered stem cells can be assessed. Future clinical trails with this stem cell gene may be used to improve...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that ... an experimental model. The findings, reported in the ... , may lead to more effective treatments for ... of the leading causes of illness and death ... impact by limiting the productivity of workers and ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... has the potential to ward off depression among retirees, ... published online in The Journals of Gerontology, ... In the article " Internet Use and Depression Among ... Analysis ," the authors report that Internet use reduced ... among their study sample. , Late-life depression affects ...
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