Walk Scores and Transit Scores and Walking in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

submitted by: Jahirsch
Background: Walk Scores and Transit Scores are open-source measures of the neighborhood built environment to support walking (“walkability”) and access to transportation. Purpose: To investigate associations of Street Smart Walk Score and Transit Score with selfreported transport and leisure walking using data from a large multicity and diverse populationbased sample of adults. Methods: Data from a sample of 4552 residents of Baltimore MD, Chicago IL, Forsyth County NC, Los Angeles...
Authors: Jana Hirsch, Kari Moore, Kelly Evenson, Daniel Rodriguez, Ana Diez Roux

Diet, microbiota, and microbial metabolites in colon cancer risk in rural Africans and African Americans

submitted by: sjokeefe
Background: Epidemiologic studies have suggested that most cases of sporadic colon cancer can be attributed to diet. The recognition that colonic microbiota have a major influence on colonic health suggests that they might mediate colonic carcinogenesis. Objective: To examine the hypothesis that the influence of diet on colon cancer risk is mediated by the microbiota through their metabolites, we measured differences in colonic microbes and their metabolites in African Americans with a...
Authors: Junhai Ou, Franck Carbonero, Erwin G Zoetendal, James P DeLany, Mei Wang, Keith Newton, H Rex Gaskins, Stephen JD O’Keefe

MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology. On this episode, Jonathan talks about "evolvability," the probability that organisms can invent new functions. To do this, he has been using genome data in conjunction with experimental information to try and understand the mechanisms by which new functions have originated. Another area of interest for Eisen is the...

NEON at a Glance

submitted by: nsf

NEON, the National Ecological Observatory Network, will be a revolutionary way to study long term ecological trends in the United States.

The Role of Institute of Renewable Natural Resources in the Sustainable Watershed Management of the Laguna Lake Watershed Region

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the Centennial Professorial Chair Lecture on “The Role of Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) in the Sustainable Watershed Management (SWM) of the Laguna Lake Watershed Region” by Dr. Teodoro R. Villanueva of the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, College of Forestry and Natural Resources at A. V. Manza Room, CFNR, UPLB on April 23, 2013.

Jose Pruneda-Paz at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Jose Pruneda-Paz of UC San Diego on "Uncovering Transcriptional Circuits in Arabidopsis by Functional Genomics" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting in Walnut Creek, Calif.