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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...searchers at the University of Minnesota conducted focus groups, from which five major themes emerged (in order of importance): Student control/choice: Parents saw high school as a time for teens to have more freedom in decision making and taking care of themselves. Regulations: Most parents we...

UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative

...disciplines to come together under one umbrella to focus their efforts on a single disease process," said D...at cause obesity and metabolic syndrome. The major focus is the brain and liver, as these organs play key roles in the development of obesity and related dis...

Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories

...n." The LOOKING project is emblematic of a growing focus on global, coastal and regional-scale observatorie... the data from those instruments." Given LOOKING's focus on tools for research and education, web services will be a priority at UCSD, UW, OSU, MBARI, WHOI, ...

DNA lends scientists a hand, revealing new chemical reactions

...erent approach to reaction discovery that does not focus on any specific combination of substrates but inst...on of new synthetic molecules; now, shifting their focus a bit, they're using the technique to reveal as-yet undiscovered chemical reactions. DNA's inherent ...

Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative

...s hot flashes. Initially, the researchers will focus on the biological effects of pure isoflavones, inc...supporting roles. Helferich will continue a focus on breast cancer. He recently found that isoflavones can block the effectiveness of tamoxifen in re...

Half-million dollar landmark achieved for the Methuselah Mouse Prize

...uman lifespan. It will create a needed impetus and focus for the development of new rejuvenation therapies....'s Chief Science Officer Dr. Aubrey de Grey. "The focus of the Methuselah Foundation is not simply extending human life; it is discovering ways to limit and...

New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth

...e effects of urban growth all come into play as we focus on this increasingly important issue of sustainabi...h's Climate Change Research Initiative. "DCDC's focus on water resources is unique among the research teams supported by NSF's Decision Making Under Uncer...

Bush nominates NJIT space explorer Louis Lanzerotti to NSF governing board

...physical Union. The journal has been the first to focus on the emerging field of space weather and its impact on technical systems, including telecommunications, electric power and navigation. Lanzerotti's work at NJIT continues to investigate many unanswered questions about the sun and its effects ...

UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

...rld diseases such as malaria have not been a prime focus of pharmaceutical companies. "If you have an infec...disease primarily afflicting the Third World. This focus is motivated by his genuine desire to have a positive impact on the human condition." ...

USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America

... create the Conservation Coffee Alliance. With a focus on Central America and Mexico, the Alliance promot...le producing high quality coffee. Activities will focus on CI's Conservation Coffee TM projects in Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. Alliance efforts have be...

New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins

..., a localized site that will become their research focus for years to come. The bull's eye can be visualized as a series of expanding bands around a volcanically active region. The National Science Foundation is funding the Lau Basin research in 2004 and 2005, Fisher said. As the Lau Basin also is being ...

Grant advances biochemical engineering laboratory

...aboratory will support Tech's chemical engineering focus area in biochemical engineering that prepares students for careers in value-added agriculture and other industries. Renovations to the existing biochemical engineering laboratory will include modern biology benches and cabinetry, new flooring and a n...

$7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer

...patients in a latent state for many years, are the focus of George Miller, M.D., John Enders Professor of Pediatrics and professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Epidemiology and Public Health . His laboratory is analyzing molecular events that maintain these viruses in the latent state,...

DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine

...lopment by the Photonics Team led by Maria and its focus on helping bring to market new, integrated optical components that are best-in-class." Dr. Petrucci-Samija says she is driven by the vision of bringing photonics to the same level that electronics reached some years ago -- the ability to monolithical...

NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research

...esses of potential economic value. The 2004 awards focus in three main areas: detailed analysis of the geno...ion with the University of California, Davis, will focus on using experimental approaches to define every gene -- perhaps as many as 60,000 -- in the recentl...

Environmental issues center of Inland Northwest Research Alliance 4th Annual Symposium

...al and subsurface science and what students should focus on to meet tomorrow's business needs was the focus of Evan Nyer's presentation entitled, Five Small Steps for Hydrogeologists to Take Over the World (o...

Milk genome symposium

...the Milk Genome & Human Health. The symposium will focus on the current state of genomics as it relates to milk research, the processes of lactation, the tools of genomics and an overview of the milk genome project. The goal of the symposium is to produce a guiding document for the milk genome project, wh...

$2.7 million grant to support creation of virtual zebrafish atlas

...d. "This new, more integrated view of biology will focus on understanding how genes determine form and function during organisms' life spans, across the spectrum of earthly life forms. Ultimately, I believe this integrated approach will give us a deeper understanding of life and disease." Cheng is the orga...

Environmental decontamination, greenhouse gases, and the genome of a methane-loving bacterium

...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 methanotroph, such efforts will be all the easier. This week in PLoS Biology, a multidisciplinary team spanning...

Research suggests new avenue for stopping, preventing colon cancer

...hibit COX-2," DuBois explained. "Now we can really focus on key components of the downstream pathway." The research could lead to more specific and safer -- ways to prevent colorectal cancer. In addition to generating PGE2, the COX-2 enzyme produces another prostaglandin that blocks clot formation and dil...

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