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Experts offer the skinny on search for healthy fat

...ut Bruce Watkins, professor and university faculty scholar at Purdue University, says you can find foods other than fish that also have healthy amounts of omega-3s. Lean meat, plus fruits and vegetables can also contain omega-3s. "Now there are also omega-3 enriched eggs that you can buy in the supermarket,"...

Cave men diets offer insights to today's health problems, study shows

...by Bruce Watkins, professor and university faculty scholar at Purdue University and director of the Center for Enhancing Foods to Protect Health, and anthropologist Loren Cordain, professor of health and exercise science at Colorado State University and author of "The Paleo Diet" (John Wiley & Sons, 2002). W...

New solutions needed for extinction prevention and for sustainable management of marine resources

...gether with biologist Rafe Sagarin, a postdoctoral scholar at Hopkins, Micheli initiated and organized the AAAS symposium. Partnerships between local communities and scientists in the central islands of the Philippines, for example, resulted in implementation of marine reserves as a tool to manage overexploi...

UCSF prion finding in mice leads team to urge similar study in cattle

... UCSF study were Chongusuk Ryou, PhD, postdoctoral scholar in the Prusiner lab; Glenn Telling, PhD, formerly a postdoctoral scholar in the Prusiner lab and currently associate professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular gene...

Smithsonian calls for renewed international cooperation in sharing biodiversity information

...en annually by the Smithsonian to an international scholar who has contributed significantly to advancing the field of tropical botany. The award is named in honor of Dr. Jos Cuatrecasas, a pioneering Smithsonian botanist who devoted his career to plant exploration in tropical South America. The 2002 recip...

Science editor explores the role of environmental change on global security

...er-in-residence Herbert Abrams and senior research scholar Lynn Eden. "My task is to persuade you in case some of you need persuading that an environmental scientist concerned with the processes that drive environmental change can say something useful about security," Kennedy told the group. He described t...

Computational geneticists revisit a mystery in evolution

...s and Biological Modeling (CCGBM) and postdoctoral scholar Mark Siegal of the Department of Biological Sciences provide a surprisingly simple answer. Invariant traits - such as having five fingers to a hand instead of four or six - don't become universal because Nature has somehow selected special genotypes ...

Cooking sweet corn boosts disease-fighting nutrients

...udent from Indonesia, and Xianzhong Wu, a visiting scholar from China, joined Liu in the research. The researchers purchased sweet corn and cooked the kernels in batches at 115 degrees Celsius (239 degrees Fahrenheit) for 10, 25 and 50 minutes. Liu says that the cooking increased the antioxidants in sweet c...

New approach to malaria vaccine effective in mice

...rd Hughes Medical Institute international research scholar at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, have identified a toxin, glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI), that contributes to the virulence of malaria in mice, and quite likely in humans. The scientists publishe...

Dinosaur discoveries in Montana

...he Rockies. Horner was also recently named senior scholar in the Department of Paleobiology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. A partial T. rex found in Hell Creek and excavated by the Smithsonian team will be donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washing...

No one's laughing now

...joined the department in 1995 as the first faculty scholar of the Inglewood Foundation, an endowment to UAMS aimed expressly at increasing its Alzheimer's disease research efforts. Cornelia Beck, R.N., Ph.D., a leading researcher on preserving independence in old age, directs the federally-funded Alzheimer's...

Research reveals how an acid dissolves, molecule by molecule

...ules vibrate," says Sean M. Hurley, a postdoctoral scholar in Castleman's lab and a co-author of the research paper. "We probe reactions between molecules as fast as they happen, which enables us to detect each step, and we use a time-of-flight mass spectrometer to detect the molecular products that the rea...

UCLA neuroscientists discovery distinct molecular key to overcoming fear

...atric Institute's Tennenbaum Family Center faculty scholar and an assistant professor in-residence of psychia...irm he founded in 1996. In addition to the faculty scholar program, the center is encouraging research into brain plasticity by providing seed money to promisi...

Gift creates KSU Human Origins Study Institute

...ill attract to Kent State an internationally known scholar in human evolution. An endowed assistant professorship, an endowed graduate fellowship program, and an administrative coordinator. In addition, the gift provides for the Ferrini National Conference on Human Origins, an annual or semiannual gathering ...

Arsenic in Bangladesh drinking wells may be linked to crop irrigation, MIT study finds

...ey's father, Charles M. Harvey, who was a visiting scholar at Harvard University's School of Public Health at the time. The field research in Bangladesh was funded by NSF and the Alliance for Global Sustainability, although Harvey began the work in 1999 without waiting for funding. "It was kind of a crazy t...

Search for cholesterol absorption genes narrows to two chromosome regions

...principal investigator of the study and a clinical scholar at Rockefeller. "Now that we know where to look, we can use a variety of techniques to uncover their identities." Cholesterol: good and bad Cholesterol is an essentially fatty molecule found in blood and in all body cells. But, when too much of it fl...

Stanford biomedical ethicist speaks on role of race in scientific research

...earchers, led by Mildred Cho, PhD, senior research scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, will tackle during a symposium at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Denver. The symposium, titled "Ethical, Social and Policy Implications of Studies of Huma...

Researchers model evolution of influenza virus

...rd Hughes Medical Institute international research scholar Neil M. Ferguson at Imperial College London -- published an article outlining their model in the March 27, 2003, issue of the journal Nature . Co-authors are Alison Galvani from the University of California, Berkeley, and Robin Bush from the Unive...

Molecule offers insights into fertilization

...ity in Bochum, Germany; Marc Spehr, a postdoctoral scholar in Hatt's research laboratory; and Gunter Gisselma...tal Biology. Zimmer, Riffell and UCLA postdoctoral scholar Patrick Krug isolated tryptophan, and determined its function. In the March 28 issue of Science, Zim...

UCLA biologists elucidate fertilization process

..., a team consisting of Marc Spehr, a postdoctoral scholar at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany; Hanns Hatt, a professor at Ruhr University; Gunter Gisselmann, Alexandra Poplawski and Christian Wetzel, all members of Hatts laboratory; and Riffell and Zimmer reported findings that have potential implication...

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