Cultures Magazine Launch Event - MWV84

submitted by: MicrobeWorld

Watch highlights from the Cultures Magazine Launch Event held on January 23, 2014 at American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Cultures is a free, online, open-source publication available for viewing at www.asm.org/cultures.

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

Does transportation mode modify associations between distance to food store, fruit and vegetable consumption, and BMI in low-income neighborhoods?

submitted by: fuller.daniel
Background: A consistent body of research has shown that the neighborhood food environment is associated with fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption and obesity in deprived neighborhoods in the United States. However, these studies have often neglected to consider how transportation can moderate associations between food accessibility and diet-related outcomes. Objective: This study examined associations between distance to primary food store, fruit and vegetable consumption, and BMI...
Authors: Daniel Fuller, Steven Cummins, Stephen Matthews

Farmers' Markets as Community-Based Health Interventions

submitted by: sal014
This research project set out to determine whether a farmers' market can serve as an effective intervention in the prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity through expansion of access to fresh fruits and vegetables in communities with high levels of food insecurity. The use of a farmers' market as a community-based health intervention appeared to be a successful tool in the community of City Heights. Implementation of a farmers' market in similar communities may also...

Geospatial Web Services

submitted by: ddnebert

An introduction to geospatial web services including the various types of geospatial web services, how they work, and their importance to interoperability.

NISO-BISG Standards Landscape: Sue Polanka -- E-books in the Library: Successfully Reaching the End User

submitted by: TAC_NISO

Sue Polanka, Head, Reference and Instruction, Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, Wright State University, discusses ebooks in libraries and bringing those ebooks to end-users.

Web Archival, Access and Analysis

submitted by: SDSC

Charles Cowart presents "Web Archival, Access and Analysis" at The 2006 Summer Computing Institute. For more information about the Summer Institute please visit: http://www.sdsc.edu/us/training/workshops/2006summerinstitute/index.html. Originally posted at SDSC's CI Channel.