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Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper

...ll handheld electronics, the paper batteries light weight could make them ideal for use in automobiles, aircraft, and even boats. The paper also could be molded into different shapes, such as a car door, which would enable important new engineering innovations. Plus, because of the high paper content and ...

Research shows skeleton to be endocrine organ

... organ that helps control our sugar metabolism and weight and, as such, is a major determinant of the develo...f osteocalcin activity were prevented from gaining weight or becoming diabetic even when they ate a high fat diet. Analysis of mice lacking the osteocalcin pr...

New molecular regulators of hyperthyroidism and goiter

...r TSH, result in hyperthyroidism (characterized by weight loss because the body increases the amount of energy it burns) and goiter. Signals downstream of the receptor for TSH had been thought to be mediated mainly by a protein complex known as Gs. But now, a study that appears online on August 9, in adva...

JCI table of contents: Aug. 9, 2007

...r TSH, result in hyperthyroidism (characterized by weight loss because the body increases the amount of energy it burns) and goiter. Signals downstream of the receptor for TSH had been thought to be mediated mainly by a protein complex known as Gs. But now, a study that appears online on August 9, in adva...

Study suggests estrogen deficiency can lead to obesity-induced high blood pressure after menopause

...ared to the intact rats: gained twice as much weight as the controls increased their leptin level by 70 percent increased their blood glucose level by 35 percent increased RAS and renal SNS by 16 and 39 percent experienced no change in kidney function All the hormonal and metabolic eff...

Role of thyroid hormones in slumber under investigation at Rutgers

...oblems, if its too low there could be lethargy and weight gain, he points out. Martins professional research has informed his own understanding of his condition. Once he became aware of thyroid hormones effect on the brain, he saw connections to his own life and to unsolved problems related to the role o...

Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels

...e long journey. "We'll know how much weight they gained or lost on their journey," Boersma said. After its mate arrives, a male fasts until the female lays two eggs, then he returns to the ocean to feed, sometimes swimming hundreds of miles in search of fish such as anchovies tha...

Why nectar-feeding bats need a 'power drink' to fly

...d at night and can ingest up to 150% of their body weight as nectar. ...

Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe

...ograms to giants of 700 kilograms, with an average weight of 50 to 100 kilograms. After World War I, ever better know-how and equipment, including harpoon rifles and hydraulic net lifts, helped northern European fishers land burgeoning quantities of tuna. Major tuna fishing countries at the time such ...

How cells change the pace of their steps

... forces of as much as 1,000 times greater than the weight of the cell. These forces are truly amazing, said Lasheras. Its comparable to a 200-pound athlete repeatedly lifting a 200,000-pound barbell. These Dictyostelium cells constantly maintain their cytoskeleton under this strong tension, although they pe...

Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles

...nd the use of plastic sheets reduces their overall weight and increases their mechanical flexibility and shock resistance. The sensors are also able to be wrapped around curved surfaces, and this proves useful in many applications, notably in vehicles, aircraft and portable electronics. The leakage of hyd...

Chickens dieting to help Delaware waterways

Dieting to lose weight and improve your health? Millions of chickens in Delaware--one of the nation's top poultry producers--have been on a diet to reduce their impact on the environment and improve the health of the state's waterways, and it appears to be working. Ext...

GI Caramba! Blue tortillas may help dieters and diabetics

...ase and diabetes as well as aiding and maintaining weight loss. Juscelino Tovar, an author of the study, said that one important benefit of the lower GI blue tortillas is their potential role in preventing or controlling metabolic syndrome, a combination of disorders which increase the risk of heart dise...

Study points to new way to predict death risk from torn aorta

...y other researchers around the world lends further weight to the model proposed from the new data. Still, he says, only prospective research and other validation efforts will be able to tell if the false-lumen model is accurate. The NEJM paper is based on retrospective clinical data from 114 patients who...

Monell researchers find metabolic defect in liver that can lead to obesity

...ich in fat and carbohydrates. These foods promote weight gain in humans and other animals, leading to a diet-induced obesity. The propensity to gain weight and become obese when consuming a high-fat diet is at least partially controlled by genes. Resul...

Pediatric ritalin use may affect developing brain, new study suggests

... to a decline in weight. "That correlates with the weight loss sometimes seen in patients," Dr. Milner notes. And in the "elevated-plus maze" and "open field" tests, rats examined in adulthood three months after discontinuing the drug displayed fewer signs of anxiety compared to untreated rodents. "That ...

New clue into how diet and exercise enhance longevity

...ions for a healthy lifesensible diet, exercise and weight controlextend life by reducing signaling through a... you healthy, said White. Diet, exercise and lower weight keep your peripheral tissues sensitive to insulin. That reduces the amount and duration of insulin s...

Genetic diversity in honeybee colonies boosts productivity

... discoveries, the diverse colonies gained far more weight than did genetically uniform colonies....

Obesity found to be a risk factor for multiple myeloma

...ass Index (BMI) a statistical measure that scales weight to height provides an indicator for ones risk of ...essions since 1986. These studies recorded height, weight and physical activity for each person enrolled, as well as diet, medications, smoking habits and oth...

Exercise, exercise, rest, repeat -- how a break can help your workout

...cise methods in order to better manage and control weight in individuals in the future. However, Goto and his team of researchers plan on conducting further studies in order to explore the results in a variety of exercise durations as well as in different types of individuals....

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