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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...ot having a first course, reduced the women's meal energy
intake by 12 percent. The researchers concluded: "Consuming a large portion of a low-energy-dense food at the start of a meal may be an effective strategy for weight management." "In addition to calorie control, three cups of salad p...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
...igator for the team studying central regulators of energy
metabolism. The molecular biology of energy
metabolism will be headed by Dr. Horton, while Dr. Craig Malloy, professor of radiology and internal...
Molecular motor implicated in tissue remodeling
...molecular motor--a molecule that converts chemical energy
into motion. "This is the only extracellular motor...idirectional motion. One-way motion indicates that energy
is being utilized, so the team looked for an energy
source. While most molecules that act as motors ...
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
..."This is an exciting opportunity to bring enormous energy
and new brain power to solve some of the most complex puzzles in eye research," says Darlene Dartt, PhD, the Director of Scientific Affairs at Schepens who is heading up the project. The Institute plans to combine forces with Massachusetts Eye and Ea...
Winning combination to build bone density in children
...hard. In reality we are talking about the sort of energy
you would expect kids to expend when playing aroun...he trick. We are talking about raising the resting energy
levels by about 6-8 times. The idea is to 'accumulate' this sort of energy
expenditure over the day...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...try and Biophysics. "He projects seemingly endless energy
and infectious enthusiasm that, when combined with...me. DeRisi also focuses much of his energy
on using his custom-built microarrays to move in on viruses that cause a variety of infectious disea...
16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
...ort-term exercise training: effects of exercise or energy
balance? Study suggests that subtle changes in energy
balance that precede measurable fat loss play a key role in mediating the beneficial effects of exer...
DNA barcode finds four new bird species
...e organelles within cells that are responsible for energy
production, also contain DNA. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is known to accumulate mutations three to five times faster than DNA in the nucleus. As a result, the mtDNA of closely related species differs more than the nuclear DNA of those species and can ...
Researchers ID chlorophyll-regulating gene
...he chlorophyll used by plants to convert the sun's energy
into food during photosynthesis. While a seed germinates under soil, in the dark, it is producing a controlled amount of protochlorophyll in preparation for its debut above ground. Much like a baby takes his or her first breath of air after emergi...
Groundbreaking research could ignite new solutions to heat transfer in nano-devices
...fully completed a detailed measurement of how heat energy
is created at the molecular level, an approach tha...ociate. "The experiment detailed the pathways for energy
transfer and also provided the tools to study other molecules," said Dr. Dlott. "In designing nanosc...
The book opens on the first tree genome
...elp deliver the poplar's parts list--and the clean energy
and cleaner environment that scientists will produce using the genetic sequence of the poplar in the future." "Forest genomics is rapidly shaping how we do sustainable, intensive forestry," said David L. Emerson, Canada's Minister of Industry. "The c...
Termites could hold the key to self-sufficient buildings
...ces (e.g. heating and ventilation) and so use less energy
and other resources than conventional structures. Loughborough University is leading this innovative project, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The initiative will include research in Namibia to digita...
Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute
...torage densities and other electronic, medical and energy
applications, realistic commercial products cannot be realized without first answering the question of how to mass produce the technology," Busnaina said. "We need to find an economical nanoscale manufacturing or the technology will remain in the lab...
UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska
...anisms from the water for food, rhodoliths produce energy
through photosynthesis. Globally, rhodoliths fill an important niche in the marine ecosystem, serving as a transition habitat between rocky areas and barren, sandy areas. Rhodoliths provide habitat for a wide variety of species, from commercial s...
Key cell-death step found
...ed diseases. In healthy cells, mitochondria (tiny energy
substations that churn out each cell's power supply) continually fuse together and split in two. When mitochondrial fusion goes awry, cells are targeted for programmed cell death, or apoptosis. Apoptosis is a normal process in healthy individuals, b...
Environmental decontamination, greenhouse gases, and the genome of a methane-loving bacterium
...hey can use methane as a sole source of carbon and energy
and could dramatically reduce biologically generated methane emissions. They've also been the focus of bioremediation efforts aimed at environmental decontamination. And now, with the publication of the first complete genome sequence of a methanotrop...
Green, leafy spinach may soon power cellphones and laptops
...orporated a plant's ability to convert sunlight to energy
into a solid-state electronic "spinach sandwich" d...ice," Baldo said. Plants' ability to generate energy
has been optimized by evolution, so a spinach plant is extremely efficient, churning out a lot of en...
Wastewater could treat itself, power city
stored in Toronto's municipal wastewater could be ...of Energy Engineering, is the first to measure the energy
content of the raw municipal wastewater in the Ashbridges Bay, North Toronto, Highland Creek and Hum...
Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe
...redundant toolkit of genes for using methane as an energy
and carbon source. Such methane-consuming microbes...Methanotrophs play an important role in the global energy
cycle because they consume methane, a gas that is produced mostly by chemical processes in landfills...
New way to protect brain from stroke damage
...uires complete oxidation of glucose to fulfill its energy
requirements, the researchers explained. During is...hemia, oxygen depletion forces the brain to obtain energy
through anaerobic glycolysis, a process which results in the accumulation of lactic acid. Earlier wo...
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