Tag: "minority" at biology news
Are CDC's 1997 Recommendations For Targeted Lead Screening Of Children Justified?
...ing, or who arepoor, or who are members of certain minority
groups continue to have BLLs thatare higher than the national average of children. Recent studies put this numberat 890,000 children. The new CDC guidance recommends local decision-making about screeninghigh-risk children. Manheimer and Silbe...
Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education
...ith a science educationprogram for young women and minority
groups in Chicago schools. The education program ... classroom, and also develop activities to involve minority
students from nearby Stillman College. Paula T. Hammond, a chemical engineer at the Massachusetts I...
Sexually Active Younger Women Are At Higher Risk For Infection With Human Papillomavirus
...V infection are associated with younger age,ethnic minority
subgroups, increased frequency of alcohol consumption, anal sexor a high frequency of vaginal sex. A woman was less likely to have an HPVinfection last for six months if it had been her first infection. The longer aninfection endured from previous ...
Depression A Risk Factor For Coronary Artery Disease In Men
...vity,obesity or family history of CAD. A minority
(23 percent) reported no treatment for clinical depression,with 33 percent reporting use of antidepressant medications and 44 percentreporting psychotherapy with or without use of benzodiazepines or othersedatives. Treatment for depression did not n...
Researchers Discover The Pattern Of Inheritance Of Non-Chromosomal DNA
...from the mother. However, the mother passes only a minority
of her thousandsof mtDNA copies to the fertilized egg, which develops into a fetus. She mayhave only a small proportion of mutant mtDNA molecules and not show signs ofillness. But her offspring may have the disease, depending on the ratio ofmutant to...
UD Education News: HHMI Award Supports Undergraduate Discovery
...'re involving otheruniversities with predominantly minority
student populations. We hope thatsomeday we'll see more minority
students going into basic research fields,getting their Ph.D.s. This program is one step in that dir...
New Cell Isolation Method Will Aid In Studying Tumor Development
...es. In sometumors the cancerous cells constitute a minority
of the total cell population. The EASIPrep, as the preparation of epithelial specimens by the EASI method is called, allowsresearchers to distinguish and isolate subpopulations of tumor samples and to investigate thesequence of the multiple stages of...
Researchers call for doubling of RDA on vitamin C
...vitamin C,"Frei said. "Unfortunately, only a small minority
follows these guidelines, anddoctors often do not make a strong point about them either because they aretrained to treat disease, not prevent it. Lacking a proper diet, the next bestthing is a multivitamin." To take care of all antioxidant ne...
Just how serious a problem is alcoholism?
... treatment, even though thatgroup makes up a clear minority
of alcoholics in society. Or, stated anotherway, an overwhelming majority of alcoholics in American society do not receiveany kind of treatment for their problem. As demonstrated in the October issueof Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research,...
SPIRE seeks to boost young scientists' job prospects, minority science education
...He and colleagues at UNC-CH and seven historically minority
universities (HMUs) across the state will use the ...training will involve teaching in the historically minority
universities to gain experience while bringing their scientific expertise to those campuses. The HMU...
New transgenic mouse likely to advance Alzheimer's disease research
...e have focused on the beta amyloid plaques. Only a minority
thought that the tau tangles might be centrally implicated in disease progression. Recent discoveries, however, including several concerning a group of frontal- and temporal-lobe dementias linked to mutant forms of the tau gene on chromosome 17, have...
Americans still face dietary challenges
... sees an urgent need for efforts aimed at poor and minority
populations. "As they promote fruits, vegetables, and grains, policymakers must rise above this country's meat and dairy interests and reach consensus with scientists and agencies," said Glanz. The American Journal of Health Promotion is a bim...
ESL classes may help deliver public health messages
...e University in California. More than half of US minority
populations are classified as functionally illiterate. Members of these groups experience difficulty complying with medical advice and suffer reduced access to public health messages, according to the study. Elder and colleagues enlisted Latino ES...
Tobacco farm workers may contract tobacco sickness, Wake Forest study shows
...bacco work, there are now hired, low-paid, usually minority
workers working in tobacco almost exclusively for ...tice issue, part of the growing concern that poor, minority
and medically underserved populations bear a disproportionate share of environmental and occupationa...
UNC-CH bus brings mobile lab, high-tech science focus to underserved N.C. schools
...ade ago by UNC-CH that includes seven historically minority
universities. The UNC-CH-based consortium introduces biomolecular science into public school and college classrooms across the state in response to growing national concerns about a science teacher shortage, a decline in the number of Americans pursu...
Study: breath test effective in showing patients who should get less cancer drug
...ll prove toxic, but that's the added risk facing a minority
of cancer patients. Standard doses of chemotherapy -- often effective in treating various solid tumors -- sometimes kill people whose livers cannot clear the drug at the normal rate. Doctors can't tell beforehand which patients might have trouble w...
Spring meeting press conferences
...ace and Culture in Geoscience Education All ethnic minority
groups in North America are poorly represented in ...Fortunately, many efforts are underway to increase minority
participation in the geosciences. This is most often accomplished through the incorporation of place...
Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $50.3 million to enrich undergraduate biological sciences education
...for undergraduates, including women and members of minority
groups underrepresented in science. The awards support education programs that reflect the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of science and research, the central role that computers will play in post-genomic biology, and the growing need for bio...
Racial differences in body composition require modified skinfold-thickness
...o not provide accurate measurements for adolescent minority
populations who tend to deposit fat in a different pattern. Investigators at the United States Department of Agriculture/Agriculture Research Service Children's Nutrition Research Center in Houston evaluated eight different skinfold-thickness equa...
Heart attack sufferers putting their lives at risk by failing to recognise symptoms
...ollapse and unconsciousness, which may happen in a minority
of casesthe onset may be gradual, the symptoms intermittent, and the location of pain variable," say the authors. And Glasgow is not unique they add. And it's important to seek help quickly because prompt treatment with an agent to break down clots ...
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