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Hold the stuffing: Low-glycemic diet may help keep weight off
...'s natural tendency to slow metabolism and turn on hunger
cues to "make up" the missing calories. The low-gl...lism did not slow as much. They also reported less hunger
each day while on their diets. "Almost anyone can lose weight in the short term very few keep it of...
Desires for fatty foods and alcohol share a chemical trigger
A brain chemical that stokes hunger
for food and fat also triggers thirst for alcohol and may play a role in chronic drinking, according to a study led by Princeton University scientists. The study showed that rats injected with galanin, a natural signaling agent in the brain, chose to...
Put science at center of decision-making on third world development, experts tell UN
...ation have helped to largely eliminate poverty and hunger
and driven remarkable economic growth in much of S...f science and technology to help solve poverty and hunger
in other developing regions, most notably in Africa, is under appreciated. Many in developing countr...
Cleaner shrimp use rocking dance to advertise their service to clients
...teraction with a client. They then manipulated the hunger
levels of these cleaners to show that hungry cleaner shrimp, which are more willing to clean than satiated ones, spend more time rocking and in closer proximity to client fish than do satiated cleaner shrimp. In addition, hungry cleaner shrimp were a...
Researchers find gene that may be at root of potato blight
... potato late blight could cause food shortages and hunger
in several parts of the world." He added that the spread of P. infestans may hit developing nations particularly hard, as potatoes are a staple crop in many of these countries. P. infestans belongs to a group of destructive pathogens called oomycet...
Non-dieters more successful at boosting health than dieters, study finds
... when women learn to recognize and follow internal hunger
cues and begin feeling better about their size and...y more attention to internal body cues that signal hunger
and fullness. The UC Davis study was developed to scientifically examine the effectiveness of the He...
Electronic connectivity isn't all that great, warns computer guru at NJIT talk
...nitiatives currently include programs that support hunger
relief, family and workplace literacy, and increased global volunteerism. In 2004, The UPS Foundation donated more than $39.9 million to charitable organizations worldwide....
Worldfish Center honored as 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate
...nd consumers, and is aimed at reducing poverty and hunger
in developing countries," he added. The GIFT (genetically improved farmed tilapia) technology is the first attempt to apply sound animal breeding and genetics principles to the improvement of tropical food fish, in particular the Nile Tilapia (Oreoch...
An essential regulator of body weight revealed
...'s diverse and sometimes conflicting signals about hunger
and satiety falls to a small cluster of about 5,000 cells in a region of the brain known as the arcuate nucleus. Hormones such as insulin, leptin, and ghrelin deliver information to the arcuate nucleus about whether the body has sufficient calories a...
Brainstem blocks pain to protect key behaviors
...themselves a six-second dose of morphine, allowing hunger
to override pain." Mason and colleague Hayley Foo, research associate in NPP, studied adult male rats in containers with a wire mesh floor that enabled them to deliver radiant heat to one hind paw. The heat caused no damage but was annoying enough t...
How protein-rich diets curb hunger
.... "It is well known that protein feeding decreases hunger
sensation and subsequent food intake in animals an...he question of how protein-enriched meals decrease hunger
and reduce eating, unsolved up to now," according to the researchers. "Our data also bring to light ...
AACR-NCI-EORTC international conference
... energy to duplicate and proliferate. That intense hunger
may provide a key to their demise. Interestingly, several drugs already exist that inhibit these pathways, according to a researcher at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Electric pulses that can deliver ...
Recycled or revamped therapeutics find novel anti-cancer applications
...hair cells. Proliferating cells crave energy. That hunger
may provide two keys to the demise of some cancers, according to Craig B. Thompson, M.D., scientific director of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania. One key opens the opportunity to target and govern the nutrien...
New collaboration on rice DNA variation study
... for agricultural solutions that will help prevent hunger
and malnutrition crises. The findings from this study could contribute to more effective breeding programs, accelerating the development of hardier and more productive strains of rice. "We are committed to contribute to a greater molecular understa...
Borlaug elevates agriculture as reason for National Medal of Science honor
...orld." Borlaug maintains encyclopedic knowledge of hunger
from the beginning of his career in 1944 as a wheat researcher for a cooperative program between the Rockefeller Foundation and the Mexican government. He recalled waves of famine that have swept Asia, Africa and Central and South America periodicall...
Open Source Biotechnology alliance for international agriculture
...ltural research focused on poverty alleviation and hunger
reduction. The ventureis catalyzed by a 2.55M USD grant to CAMBIA from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ofNorway. The BiOS Initiative Biological Innovation for Open Society- is often called Open SourceBiotechnology. The BiOS model has resonance with ...
Employ more science and technology to reduce world hunger, expert says
...national efforts in developing countries to reduce hunger
and poverty is the only way we are ever going to alleviate some of the misery in this world," Pinstrup-Andersen says. "Yet, it's simply not being done." He explains that new research priorities, recently established by CGIAR's Science Council, will g...
Experts: Expanding biotechnology research in developing countries key to countering bioterrorism
...h promote biotechnology research to fight disease, hunger
and poverty, especially in the developing world, a...ainst the entrenched scourges of disease, poverty, hunger
and environmental degradation," says co-author Abdallah S. Daar, MD, a member of the African Union's...
JCI table of contents: March 1, 2006
...ceptor mutations -- too little height and too much hunger
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