Biotechnological Approaches for Quality Control of Animal Feeds

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special lecture on "Biotechnological Approaches for Quality Control of Animal Feeds" by Dr. Susan Sedano, University Researcher, BIOTECH, UPLB during the 2013 Philippine Society of Animal Science Lecture Series at the Animal Science Lecture Hall on March 15, 2013.

A magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique to determine the stomach emptying rate of mixed diets in growing rats

submitted by: cmontoya
A rapid technique allowing the accurate determination of stomach emptying rate (SER) would be useful for understanding the process of digestion. The development of a rapid magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) technique based on the marker AlCl3-6H2O, (Al-MRS), to determine the real-time SER of foods in a rat model is described. Experiments were conducted to establish several parameters for the Al-MRS technique and to validate the technique against the traditional serial slaughter method....
Authors: Carlos A Montoya, Jason P Hindmarsh, Paul J Moughan, Shane M Rutherfurd

Correcting vitamin D insufficiency improves insulin sensitivity in obese adolescents: A randomized controlled trial

submitted by: petersonca
Background: Obese adolescents are at a greater risk for vitamin D deficiency because the vitamin is thought to be sequestered by excess adipose tissue. Poor vitamin D status has been associated with a higher prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and/or type 2 diabetes in both adults and adolescents. Objective: To determine in obese adolescents the efficacy and safety of 4000 IU/day of vitamin D3; and if subsequent increased circulating concentrations of 25 hydroxyvitamin D [(25(OH)D] are...
Authors: Anthony Belenchia, Aneesh Tosh, Laura Hillman, Catherine Peterson

Philippine Rice Genetic Resources: Assessment and Management of Diversity and Opportunities for Climate Change Adaptation

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation on the special seminar on "Philippine Rice Genetic Resources: Assessment and Management of Diversity and Opportunities for Climate Change Adaptation" by Dr. Teresita H. Borromeo, Professor, Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture on March 5, 2013 at the CSC Lecture Hall, ASH Building, UPLB, College, Laguna.

Strengthening the Palay Seed Systems in Southern Tagalog and Bicol Regions

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the professorial chair lecture on "Strengthening the Palay Seed Systems in Southern Tagalog and Bicol Regions, Philippines" by Dr. Jose E. Hernandez, Professor, Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture on March 5, 2013 at the CSC Lecture Hall, ASH Building, UPLB, College, Laguna.

Vitamin D supplementation and calcium absorption during caloric restriction: a randomized double blind trial

submitted by: shapses
Background: Weight loss (WL) is associated with a decrease in calcium absorption and may be one mechanism that induces bone loss with weight reduction. Objective: Because vitamin D supplementation has been shown to increase true fractional calcium absorption (TFCA), the goal of this study was to examine the effect of vitamin D during WL or weight maintenance (WM). Design: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind 6-wk study was conducted in 82 postmenopausal women [BMI (in kg/...
Authors: Sue Shapses, Deeptha Sukumar, Stephen Schneider, Yvette Schlussel, Robert Sherrell, M Paul Field, Hasina Ambia-Sobhan