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  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

Latest Research
Gathering information about food is not top priority for individuals with high metabolisms
New research has revealed that individuals with the highest metabolic rates within populations should be the least pre-occupied with keeping track of changes in their environments that could lead them to sources of food. Individuals with slower or average metabolisms however should be constantly monitoring their opportunities for higher gain when they are looking for food. The study shows that variation in metabolic rates between individuals can explain dramatic differences in information use when it comes to food.
Oct 1, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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NIH renews funding for University of Maryland vaccine research
Baltimore, MD - September 26, 2013 - The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) has successfully competed for and received a renewed contract to conduct basic research and clinical studies of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Support for this work to combat existing and emerging infectious diseases is provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Sep 26, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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DHA-enriched formula in infancy linked to positive cognitive outcomes in childhood
LAWRENCE - University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of intelligence conducted between the ages of three to six years.
Aug 13, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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New IOM report lays out plan to determine effectiveness of obesity prevention efforts
WASHINGTON -- The United States lags behind other international plans to evaluate obesity prevention efforts, and the country needs to know whether these efforts are having their intended impact, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The committee that wrote the report concluded that more systematic and routine evaluations could help determine how well obesity prevention programs and policies are being implemented and which interventions work best. The committee also recommended specific national and community plans for evaluation of obesity prevention efforts.
Aug 2, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Vitamin D supplementation may delay precocious puberty in girls
SAN FRANCISCO-- Vitamin D supplementation may help delay early onset of puberty in girls, a new clinical study finds. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Jun 17, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Study: Pedometer program helps motivate participants to sit less, move more
Indiana University researchers found that a simple program that uses pedometers to monitor how much people move throughout the day was effective at increasing physical activity, decreasing sitting time, a particular problem for office workers, and helping participants drop some pounds.
May 30, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Fish oil may stall effects of junk food on brain
Data from more than 180 research papers suggests fish oils could minimise the effects that junk food can have on the brain, a review by researchers at the University of Liverpool has shown.
May 14, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

Health : Food & Nutrition
Intake of low energy dense food better than skipping meals
Results of a study show that dieting characterized by meal skipping and fasting would be less successful than weight loss efforts characterized by intake of low energy dense healthy foods.


May 2, 2013 - 10:05:10 PM

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Inaugural IOF Olof Johnell Science Award presented to Professor Harry Genant
Harry Genant, Professor Emeritus of the University of California San Francisco, has been named the winner of the International Osteoporosis Foundation's (IOF) first Olof Johnell Science Award.
Apr 18, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Molecular hub links obesity, heart disease to high blood pressure
Obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure (hypertension) are all related, but understanding the molecular pathways that underlie cause and effect is complicated.
Apr 11, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Bird flu mutation study offers vaccine clue
Scientists have described small genetic changes that enable the H5N1 bird flu virus to replicate more easily in the noses of mammals.
Apr 8, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Youth with type 1 diabetes may suffer health risks when transitioning from pediatric to adult care
AURORA, Colo. (March 26, 2013) Adolescent type 1 diabetes patients face greater risk for heart attacks, strokes, blindness and kidney failure later in life if their transition from pediatric to adult care is not carefully managed, two CU researchers have found. The estimated median age at transition to adult care was 20.1 years and 77 percent of individuals with type 1 diabetes had left pediatric care by age 21. The study suggests that without support, they were 2.5 times more likely to have high blood glucose levels when transitioning from pediatric to adult care
Mar 26, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Promoting poultry health through diet
URBANA -- Developing strategies to increase the amount of saleable product while reducing dietary inputs is a priority for animal scientists. University of Illinois researchers have been looking at how dietary components affect gut health and disease resistance in chickens.
Feb 25, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Creeping epidemic of obesity hits Asia Pacific region
Sophia Antipolis, 21 February 2013: Over eating, sedentary lifestyles, cultural attitudes, and lack of prevention programmes are to blame for the rising epidemic of obesity in the Asia Pacific region. Overweight and obesity has quadrupled in China and societies still label people of healthy weight as poor.
Feb 20, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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NOAA adds red tide alerts to Beach Hazards Statements
NOAA has added a new service to alert the public when red tides threaten human health at Tampa Bay area beaches. The new alert is timely since many of southwest Florida's beaches are experiencing or are under threat of red tide.
Feb 4, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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University-developed omega-3-rich ground beef available soon
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Thanks to Kansas State University research, part of a healthy diet can include a hamburger rich with omega-3 fatty acids.
Feb 4, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Institute of Medicine report details for monitoring safety of childhood immunization schedule
ANN ARBOR -- A review of the available evidence underscores the safety of the federal childhood immunization schedule, according to a report released today by the Institute of Medicine. University of Michigan population ecologist Pejman Rohani served on the 13-person committee that wrote the report.
Jan 16, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

Health : Parenting
Moms go online for seeking parenting advice
Washington, Jan 10 - Moms are going online to consult one another and seek parenting advice, says a US study.
Jan 10, 2013 - 2:42:14 PM

Health : Mental Health
Prevalence of personality traits disputed
Washington, Jan 9 - US psychologists have disputed the long-held notion that a group of five personality traits or their variations are a universal feature of human psychology.
Jan 9, 2013 - 2:26:06 PM

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Winning the battle against leukaemia: Positive early results in clinical trial for DNA vaccine
Early results of a trial to treat leukaemia with a WT1 DNA vaccine, has shown robust vaccine-specific antibody responses in all vaccinated patients evaluated to date.
Dec 7, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Iron deficiency and cognitive development: New insights from piglets
University of Illinois researchers have developed a model that uses neonatal piglets for studying infant brain development and its effect on learning and memory. To determine if the model is nutrient-sensitive, they have done some research on the effects of iron-deficient diets.
Dec 3, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Feeding the world fairly
Fair access to good food is a challenge as old as civilization, and failing to meet it contributed to the fall of the French monarchy ('let them eat cake'), Babylon, Athens and the Roman Empire. As the global populace climbs toward an expected nine billion by 2050, an $800,000 grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will fund collaborative work by three divisions of Johns Hopkins University to develop ethical guidelines to help meet the challenge in our day.
Nov 29, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Michael Barnett of Boston College named Professor of the Year for Massachusetts
Boston College Lynch School of Education Associate Professor of Science Education and Technology G. Michael Barnett has been named the 2012 Massachusetts Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in recognition of his teaching excellence and positive influence on the lives and careers of students. It is the only national program that recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
Nov 20, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Limiting carbs to dinner reduces diabetes and cardiovascular risks
An experimental diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner could benefit people suffering from severe and morbid obesity, according to new research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Nov 11, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Influenza vaccine may reduce risk of heart disease and death
Getting a flu shot may not only protect you from getting sick, it might also prevent heart disease.
Oct 28, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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NIH-funded study to test pneumococcal vaccine in older adults
Researchers plan to see if a higher dose of a pneumococcal vaccine will create a stronger immune response in older adults who received an earlier generation vaccine against pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases.
Oct 15, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Secondary osteoporosis: More than what meets the eye!
An SGH study has revealed that considering all osteoporotic patients as having simple osteoporosis and treating all of them alike by putting them on potent long term medication without finding out the cause of their osteoporosis may be ineffective and in most cases downright harmful.
Oct 9, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Cardiff scientists bid to develop anthrax vaccine to counteract world bioterrorism threat
A team of Cardiff University scientists is leading new research to develop a vaccine against anthrax to help counteract the threat of bioterrorism.
Sep 17, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Musculoskeletal Health Roundtable recommends action to sustain active and healthy aging
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the Cyprus Society Against Osteoporosis and Musculoskeletal Diseases today hosted an event in Nicosia, Cyprus to call attention to the importance of musculoskeletal health for Europe's growing population of senior citizens.
Sep 6, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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From textbook to flexbook: Professor uses new collaborative tool in the classroom
MANHATTAN, KAN. -- A Kansas State University professor is gaining attention for creating a textbook replacement that saves students money and provides instructors with teaching flexibility.
Aug 13, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research
UIC study examines exercise and weight loss for older adults with osteoarthritis
The University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded a $3 million grant to study the effectiveness of two community-based health promotion programs for older adults with osteoarthritis.
Aug 9, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Piglets in mazes provide insights into human cognitive development
URBANA -- Events that take place early in life almost certainly have consequences for later cognitive development. Establishing the connections is difficult, however, because human infants cannot be used as laboratory subjects.
Jul 25, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Health : Fitness
A new summary of guidance for wellbeing by Dr Lynne Drummond
A new summary of guidance for your wellbeing; written by Dr Lynne Drummond to support Oxfam International.
Jul 20, 2012 - 7:29:06 AM

Latest Research
Helping pigs to digest phosphorus
URBANA -- Phosphorus is a vital nutrient for pig growth, but pigs do not always digest it well. Research conducted at the University of Illinois has determined how adding various levels of the enzyme phytase to the diet improves how pigs digest the phosphorus in four different feed ingredients. Improving phosphorus digestibility has positive implications for producers' bottom lines as well as for the environment.
Jul 17, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Rising carbon dioxide in atmosphere also speeds carbon loss from forest soils, IU-led research finds
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide accelerate carbon cycling and soil carbon loss in forests, new research led by an Indiana University biologist has found.
Jul 10, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research
Long-term calcium and vitamin D supplement use may be linked to increased risk of kidney stones
Calcium and vitamin D supplements are associated with high calcium levels in the blood and urine, which could increase the risk of kidney stones, a new study finds. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
Jun 26, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research
Treating vitamin D deficiency may improve depression
Women with moderate to severe depression had substantial improvement in their symptoms of depression after they received treatment for their vitamin D deficiency, a new study finds. The case report series will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
Jun 25, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Low vitamin D level is linked to greater chance of risk factors for Type 2 diabetes
A new study presents more evidence of a possible link between low vitamin D levels and a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
Jun 25, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research
Finding ways to feed pigs for less
Results of a preliminary experiment conducted at the University of Illinois indicate that it may be possible to select pigs that can make efficient use of energy in less expensive feed ingredients, thus reducing diet costs.
Jun 7, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research
UCSF researchers identify a potential new HIV vaccine/therapy target
After being infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in a laboratory study, rhesus macaques that had more of a certain type of immune cell in their gut than others had much lower levels of the virus in their blood, and for six months after infection were better able to control the virus.
May 30, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research
A*STAR scientists discover 'switch' to boost anti-viral response to fight infectious diseases
Singapore scientists from Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) under the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have for the first time, identified the molecular 'switch' that directly triggers the body's first line of defence against pathogens, more accurately known as the body's innate immunity. The scientists found that this 'switch' called Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) when turned on, activates the production of interferons - a potent class of virus killers that enables the body to fight harmful pathogens such as dengue and influenza viruses.
May 11, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Health : Food & Nutrition
Turmeric lowers post operative risk of a heart attack
Turmeric may help lower heart attack risk in people post bypass surgery, thanks to curcumin, the yellow pigment present in the spice which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Apr 17, 2012 - 3:40:02 PM

Latest Research
Approach to diabetes self-management too narrow, study suggests
A new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London reveals the many difficulties faced by people with diabetes in self-managing their disease.
Apr 10, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research
A*STAR scientists discover special class of natural fats stimulates immune cells to fight diseases
An international research team led by scientists from Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) under the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) discovered that a special class of fatty molecules is essential for activating a unique group of early-responding immune cells. This study sheds light on how recognition of fatty molecules by immune cells could protect from infection, allergic reactions, autoimmune diseases and cancer. More importantly, it offers new opportunities to exploit the use of these stimulatory fatty molecules in therapeutic interventions, such as the development of new vaccines and drugs targetted for autoimmune diseases.
Apr 2, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research
Tuberculosis international conference: April 13-14 at Emory University
Leading international experts in tuberculosis and related diseases from at least 10 countries will gather at a Human Immunity to Tuberculosis conference April 13-14 in Atlanta. The meeting will take place at the Emory Conference Center, 1615 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329.
Mar 22, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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New research could significantly reduce the need for clinical animal testing
University of Southampton researchers are investigating innovative methods of testing drugs that will reduce the need for involving animals.
Mar 8, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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HIV/AIDS vaccine shows long-term protection against multiple exposures in non-human primates
An Atlanta research collaboration may be one step closer to finding a vaccine that will provide long-lasting protection against repeated exposures to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Scientists at Emory University and GeoVax Labs, Inc. developed a vaccine that has protected nonhuman primates against multiple exposures to simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) given in three clusters over more than three years. SIV is the nonhuman primate version of HIV.
Mar 7, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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University of Alberta researcher to announce 'signifcant step' towards Hep C vaccine
Edmonton -- A University of Alberta researcher and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology has made the discovery of a vaccine that will potentially help combat hepatitis C. Michael Houghton, who led the team that discovered the hepatitis C virus in 1989, announced his findings at the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Summit in Vancouver this afternoon. Currently, there are no vaccines against the disease available.
Feb 15, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

Latest Research
Best time for a coffee break? There's an app for that
Caffeinated drinks such as coffee and soda are the pick-me-ups of choice for many people, but too much caffeine can cause nervousness and sleep problems.
Feb 14, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

Latest Research
Gene related to fat preferences in humans found
A preference for fatty foods has a genetic basis, according to researchers, who discovered that people with certain forms of the CD36 gene may like high-fat foods more than those who have other forms of this gene.
Feb 3, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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