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National Science Foundation awards research grant for $1.1 million to UA Museum
...ion, we are adding anotheressential element in our formula
for success in meeting our educational goals," Lind said....
Gene 'shaving' could help doctors predict the efficacy of cancer treatments
...nvolves repeatedly applying a complex mathematical formula
to the large sea of genetic expression data in order to find the clusters, or islands, of genes that are useful to the researchers. By selecting the clusters of genes that include the strongest individual genes for predicting survival, researchers h...
Physicians have seen a rise in the number of infants suffering from rickets
...ir infants formula, because vitamin D was added to formula
in the 1930s....
¡Ciao! down: Mediterranean diet after a heart attack adds years to life
... mass index greater than 30. Body mass index is a formula
to assess a persons body weight relative to height. Though the body mass index of overweight people did not change significantly during follow-up, their dietary habits improved after their heart attacks, says Marchioli. Their intake of healthy food...
Insects caught in a nutrient-poor food web
...parents are careful to give mothers milk or to mix formula
containing all the energy and nutrients baby needs...ndant in algae. These aquatic plants are like baby formula
for crustaceans and support rapid growth. But land plants are more like sugary junk food, containing...
Genes-to-protein connection may have new twist
...arts were then spliced together into the undamaged formula
for building the whole protein. "Interestingly, the instructions on the other DNA strand that are included in this protein may be part of a gene involved in apoptosis, a self-destruct process sometimes triggered in damaged cells," says Corces. Corce...
From dolphins to the Giant Panda - chemistry at SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo
...l Park. Edwards has developed an easily digestible formula
- a mixture of baby formula
and puppy formula
- for infant pandas, which has been instrumental in combating infant mortality in ...
Tree biomass is the same in tropic or temperate climes
..., in tropical, dry, moist and wet forests, using a formula
based on the Gentry data. Enquist and Niklas found that the effects of biodiversity on tree biomass are not very important, regardless of how many species of trees exist in a forest. Differences between tree species, says Niklas, are not importan...
Effects of iron-deficiency anemia in infants linger
...ff says. In the U.S., iron fortification of infant formula
was begun 30 years ago, and iron-deficiency anemia was drastically decreased. However, about 20 percent to 25 percent of all infants in the world have iron-deficiency anemia, and many more have iron deficiency that is not severe enough to cause anemi...
Breast-fed babies less likely to be overweight children, teens
...es show that infants who were breast-fed more than formula
fed or who were breast-fed for longer periods had approximately 20 percent lower risk of being overweight in the preteen and teen years. The results make biological sense, Gillman says. Breast-feeding could protect against later obesity by providing...
Congratulations, it's a soy!: Penn researchers take a long-term look at the safety of soy-based infant formula
...edicine have revisited a study on soy-based infant formula
begun over thirty years ago. Their results, publis...cal Association, reaffirm the safety of soy infant formula
and offer evidence against the harmful effects of soy that have been presented in the popular media....
Canadian researchers find cancer suspect from grilled meat in human milk
...fants. Still, breast-feeding remains preferable to formula
feeding, and there are ways to minimize PhIP exposure, they add. The finding appears in the Nov. 19 print edition of Chemical Research in Toxicology, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society. I...
Where is the world's greatest biodiversity? Smithsonian scientists find the answer is a question of scale
...Egbert G. Leigh, Jr., who devised the mathematical formula
that led to the undermining of the neutral theory. More tedious field work, it seems, is in store, Leigh concluded....
Researchers identify compounds that might help in spinal cord repair
...s Schnaar. Theres no one answer. There is no magic formula
for spinal cord repair. Animal studies testing the nerve-regenerating chemicals began recently, he adds. Nerves consist of axons, long extensions that carry electrical signals. Axons are wrapped by an insulation called myelin, which is essential for...
UB study finds early nutritional modification programs metabolism, predisposes to obesity
NEW ORLEANS -- Consuming a milk formula
high in carbohydrates during the critical early we...besity and diabetes," Patel said. "Overfeeding of formula
and early introduction of supplemental weaning foods such as cereals, fruits and juices that are hig...
Prof. Shmuel Ben-Sasson wins first prize in Kaye Awards
... concrete results of the Human Genome Project is a formula
for developing medications. Prof. Shmuel Ben-Sasso...es, and the control of inflammatory responses. The formula
can be applied to produce medications for many other illnesses and problems, he said. Prof. Ben-Sass...
Improving water use in growing corn possible, study shows
...ue on how to manage that field." Alley developed a formula
for accurately determining the water-use efficiency in typical soils in the region. The results of his research were published in the May-June edition of Agronomy Journal. Co-authors of the article are Jon Roygard, a Virginia Tech research associate,...
Chemistry of tanning
...tone (DHA), a nontoxic, simple sugar found in baby formula
and fish oil. DHA turns skin brown in a process called the Maillard reaction, better known to food chemists for making beer golden brown. Proteins in our skin interact with sugars to create brown or golden-brown compounds. DHA doesn't penetrate furth...
Physics tip sheet #20 July 3, 2002
...pes from one plant variety to another, a universal formula
may guide the vein patterns in all leaves. An analysis of leaf vein networks revealed simple relationships between the angles that veins form when they intersect and the thickness of the veins at the intersections. The universal similarity of vein st...
Gene profiles predict survival
... 17. From these genes, the investigators created a formula
that could be used to predict survival following chemotherapy. This predictor classified the patients into four groups of equal size. The five-year survival rates for these groups were 73 percent, 71 percent, 34 percent, and 15 percent. Currently, p...
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