Fatty acid patterns and risk of prostate cancer in a case-control study nested within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition

submitted by: ccdahm
Background: Fatty acids in blood may be related to the risk of prostate cancer, but epidemiologic evidence is inconsistent. Blood fatty acids are correlated through shared food sources and common endogenous desaturation and elongation pathways. Studies of individual fatty acids cannot take this into account, but pattern analysis can. Treelet transform (TT) is a novel method that uses data correlation structures to derive sparse factors that explain variation. Objective: The objective...
Authors: Christina Dahm

Food Security and Climate Change Impacts on Urban-Rural Linkages

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Keynote by Dr. Paul S. Teng, Dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning, National Institute of Education (NIE), and Senior Fellow on Food Security, Center for Non-traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Delivered during the International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security, November 21-22, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna, Philippines.

Natalie Prystajecky: Norovirus (MWV65)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
In episode 65 of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Natalie Prystajecky Ph.D., Environmental Public Health Microbiologist, BCCDC Public Health Microbiology and Reference Laboratory, about her work with norovirus. This episode was filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, Canada on February 16th, 2012. Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in the world. In the U.S. norovirus accounts for up to sixty percent of all...

Agrobiodiversity & Climate-Smart Landscapes for Improved Food Security under CC: Call for Increased South-South Collaboration

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Video of the plenary talk of Dr. Reinhold G. Muschler, Latin American Chair for Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity; Center for Agricultural Research and Higher Education, Costa Rica. Taken during the International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security, 21-22 November 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna Philippines

Hungry for Change: Serving Up Solutions for Food Security

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Delivered by Prof. Kathryn Boor, Dean of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during the symposium on "Philippine Rural Development and Cornell, November 16, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna

Dietary Selenium Deficiency Partially Rescues Type 2 Diabetes–Like Phenotypes of Glutathione Peroxidase-1–Overexpressing Male Mice

submitted by: xlei
This study was conducted to determine whether dietary Se deficiency precluded overproduction of glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPX1) activity in mice overexpressing (OE) this gene and thus rescued their type 2 diabetes–like phenotypes. A total of 20 male OE and wild-type (WT) mice were fed an Se-deficient (<0.02 mg/kg) diet or an Se-supplemented (0.3 mg/kg as sodium selenite) diet from 1 to 5 mo of age. Dietary Se deficiency eliminated or attenuated (P < 0.05) genotype differences in...
Authors: Xin Gen Lei, Li Li, Matt Pepper, Carol Roneker, Marko Vatamaniuk, Xi Yan