Cave Ecology in the Philippines : The time has Come

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the presentation of Dr. Ireneo L. Lit, Jr., Director of the UPLB Museum of Natural History on "Cave Ecology in the Philippines : The time has Come" during the Symposium on Cave Ecology in the Philippines last July 29, 2013 at the CAS Annex 2 Multi-purpose Hall 2, UPLB, College, Laguna

biosights: August 5, 2013 - Epithelia restored by healing waves

submitted by: JCB
Epithelial cells around the edge of a wound assemble an actomyosin cable that constricts to draw the wound closed, but the events that precede cable formation are largely unknown. Antunes et al. reveal that wounding induces a wave of actomyosin assembly and cell constriction that flows toward the wound edge to promote cable assembly and tissue repair. This biosights episode presents the paper by Antunes et al. from the July 22, 2013, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an...

Enhancing on the Usefulness and Maximizing the Utilization of Biological Collections in the University of the Philippines

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the lecture on "Enhancing on the Usefulness and Maximizing the Utilization of Biological Collections in the University of the Philippines" by Dr. Salcedo Eduardo, Professor Emeritus, during the "Celebrating UPLB's Great Minds Lecture Series" on July 26, 2013 at the UPLB Operations Room, UPLB, College, Laguna

Offering a Curriculum on Inland Fisheries at UPLB: Why and How?

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the lecture on "Offering a Curriculum on Inland Fisheries at UPLB: Why and How?" by Dr. Angel L. Lambio, Professor Emeritus, during the "Celebrating UPLB's Great Minds Lecture Series" on July 26, 2013 at the UPLB Operations Room, UPLB, College, Laguna

Cobalamin and haptocorrin in Human Milk and Cobalamin-related variables in mother and child: A 9-mo longitudinal study

submitted by: Eva Greibe
BACKGROUND:Measurement of milk cobalamin is hampered by the high content of the cobalamin-binding protein haptocorrin, and limited data are available relating trustworthy measures of milk cobalamin to cobalamin status in healthy mothers and their children. OBJECTIVES:The objectives were to explore the concentration of cobalamin and haptocorrin in foremilk and hindmilk during the first 9 mo of lactation and to relate these results to biomarkers of an impaired cobalamin status of mother and...
Authors: E Greibe, D Lildballe, S Streym, P Vestergaard, L Rejnmark, L Mosekilde, E Nexo

Age, dietary fiber, breath methane and fecal short chain fatty acids are interrelated in archaea positive humans

submitted by: Judlyn Fernandes
Recent attention has focused on the significance of colonic Archaea in human health and energy metabolism. The main objectives of this study were to determine the associations among the number of fecal Archaea, body mass index (BMI), fecal short chain fatty acid (SCFA) concentrations, and dietary intakes of healthy humans. We collected demographic information, 3-d diet records, and breath and fecal samples from 95 healthy participants who were divided into 2 groups: detectable Archaea...
Authors: Judlyn Fernandes, Angela Wang, Wen Su, Sari Rozenbloom, Amel Taibi, Elena Comelli, Thomas Wolever