Cancer prevention: what is energy balance?

submitted by: mdanderson
What is energy balance? It may sound like a strange term, but it basically means equalizing the amount of calories you take in with how much you burn through exercise, metabolism and body processes. Since obesity is one of the leading causes of cancer, Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Susan Schembre, Ph.D., R.D., both assistant professors in Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center, study behaviors and biological processes associated with linking...

Multivitamin-multimineral supplementation and mortality: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

submitted by: mpase
Background: Multivitamins are the most commonly used supplement in the developed world. Recent epidemiological findings suggest multivitamin use increases the risk of mortality. Objectives: We aimed to determine whether multivitamin-multimineral treatment, used for primary or secondary prevention, increases the risk of mortality in independently living adults. Methods: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Multiple electronic databases were systematically searched...
Authors: Helen Macpherson, Andrew Pipingas, Matthew Pase

Aptamer Data from Base Pair Biotechnologies

submitted by: BasePairBio

Aptamers have until recently been tightly held by IP restrictions, Base Pair Biotechnologies Founder Bill Jackson presents information and data they have generated on aptmers in diverse assays such as biosensor and lateral flow. Presentation is from the American Society for Cell Biology meeting Dec 16, 2012

Birth weight of Korean infants is affected by the interaction of maternal iron intake and GSTM1 polymorphism

submitted by: jinhee.hur
Excessive iron consumption during pregnancy can lead to increased oxidative stress in the maternal body, which may result in adverse pregnancy outcomes. Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) originate from a superfamily of detoxifying enzymes that play a role in reducing xenobiotic compounds and oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship among GST gene expression, maternal iron intake during pregnancy, and neonatal birth weight. The study participants were 1087...
Authors: Jinhee Hur, Hyesook Kim, Eun-Hee Ha, Hyesook Park, Mina Ha, Yangho Kim, Yun-Chul Hong, Namsoo Chang

Exercise Scientist - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

submitted by: nsf

What's it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What do they really do all day? You're about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Beth Mooradian is fascinated by how the body works, always ready with more questions. Her job allows her to travel the world finding the answers. Find out what it's like to be an exercise scientist.

Eliciting Factors Affecting Fish Kill through Participatory Approaches: A Tool for the Development of a Predictive Fish Kill Model

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Presentation by Dr. Damasa B. Magcale-Macandog, Professor, UPLB CAS, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines. 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.