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Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...g was evaluated based on cleanliness inside of the building and the physical condition of the buildings interior and exterior, as well as the condition of the furnishings in the building. Neighborhoods were rated based on noise, air quality and the conditions of houses, streets, yards and sidewalks. Broken w...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...uses were rated based on cleanliness inside of the building and the physical condition of the building's interior and exterior, as well as the condition of the furnishings in the building. Neighborhoods and houses then were classified as fair, poor, good or excellent. Housing included both apartments and sing...

Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests

...alized drinks containing amino acids the chemical building blocks of proteins but this was the first time anybodys looked at a real food and its ability to stimulate muscle growth in both the young and elderly, Paddon-Jones said. What we learned was really encouraging, because it suggests that elderly peopl...

WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings

...ility, extreme heat, deafening noise) of an active building fire, to locate and retrieve wounded soldiers in urban battlefields, or to aid and recover miners trapped by explosions or cave-ins. Keynote speakers at the workshop included Charles Dickinson, deputy assistant administrator, U.S. Fire Administrati...

Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science

...yielded a new, fundamental bottom-up technique for building nanostructures. It's all about constructing mate...hen he was in graduate school years ago. I'm now building on stuff I did in grad school in the '90s on rubber and plastics, he said. However, if you look at b...

Africa: International volunteer impact small, but significant

... low, and resources are shifting to local capacity building initiatives. Geert Laleman and colleagues from t...dicine, had a significant local impact on capacity building and resource allocation. Health managers organise and develop health services for the general pop...

Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets

...nt system, allowing CO2 to be turned into a useful building material. The Centres ultimate goal will be to sign collaborative agreements with power and construction companies to move forward with commercialisation of the technology. A spokesperson for the EPSRC said: Established in response to recommendatio...

American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life

...rganization provides in the non-virtual world. The building includes presentation and meeting rooms for cancer education sessions and fundraising meetings, and will soon feature a staffed link to the Societys National Cancer Information Center that provides free cancer information 24 hours a day, seven days a...

Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...ffective method for future updates. Creating the building blocks for Medicare reforms to improve quality. The College is particularly pleased that the bill will create incentives for care coordination by a patients personal physician through a large scale demonstration of the Patient-Centered Medical Home....

UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue

... which form bone. They're like rebar when you're building something with concrete, Schneider said. They give...x. Peptides are short chains of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Different amino acids are bonded together to form chains, which then fold up int...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...erta Cancer Board (ginofall@cancerboard.ab.ca) are building a prototype that could for the first time enable powerful x-ray beams to become a viable treatment option for liver, stomach and pancreatic cancers, which currently must be treated with surgery, drugs, or internal radioactive seeds in most cases. Th...

Cancer on the agenda of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

...bjective of the meeting will be to create capacity building for developing and implementing effective policies and programs. Only by sharing expertise and exchanging best practices in Europe, and by advocating together to get support and the appropriate political commitment, we will be able to achieve the exp...

IOF Bone Apptit campaign wins prestigious communications award

...n, which highlights the importance of nutrition in building strong bones, has won the 2007 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Award for International Public Relations. The Bone Apptit campaign, which was launched on World Osteoporosis Day 2006, encourages individuals to take responsib...

Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs

...t doctors think self-disclosure is a good idea for building relationships, said Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., lead author of the article and a professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. The health care system now requires doctors to see many patien...

Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa

...e sector by supporting basic health interventions, building or upgrading clinics, and expanding the pool of community or village health workers. The participating villages are integral partners in the project and take responsibility for the interventions. In addition to the oral health initiative, the new f...

Progress toward an antitumor vaccine

...bond) at its end. The glycopeptide is coupled to a building block that causes thiols (sulfurhydrogen groups) to protrude from the molecule. In the next, light-initiated (photochemical) reaction, only the desired thioether bonds are formedno side reactions occur at other locations in the peptide chain. Synthe...

Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans

...ntial risks humans face from environmental agents, building a stronger scientific foundation that can improve regulatory decisions to mitigate those risks, and reducing the time, money, and animals needed for testing. Implementing the strategy envisioned by the committee will require a substantial researc...

USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles both receive grants for stem cell facilities

...USC continues planning for the new Broad Institute building on the USC Health Sciences Campus, which will eventually house the stem cell research center. CIRM is the organization established when voters passed Proposition 71 in 2004 to borrow and spend $3 billion over 10 years to support stem cell research....

Genetic variations may predispose some men to suicidal thoughts during treatment for depression

...orphisms (SNPs)variations that occur when a single building block of DNA is alteredwere significantly and strongly associated with the onset of suicidality in men, but not in women. The researchers performed additional analyses suggesting these variations are not linked to suicidal thoughts and behaviors in...

New study could bring relief to sweltering city slickers

...obal warming. Actions by planners, designers and building owners are required in the short term if cities are to avoid becoming ever more vulnerable in the long term. For climate change adaptation strategies to be developed for cities and regions in the UK, there is an urgent need for decision support too...

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