Association between water consumption and body weight outcomes: a systematic review

submitted by: Rebecca
BACKGROUND Drinking water is often applied as a dietary means for weight loss and overweight/obesity prevention, but no evidence-based recommendation exists for this indication. OBJECTIVE We summarized the existing evidence on the association between water consumption and body weight outcomes in adults of any body weight status. DESIGN In a systematic review, we retrieved studies from 4 electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and COCHRANE), cross-references by PubMed functions...
Authors: R Muckelbauer, G Sarganas, A Grüneis, J Müller-Nordhorn

Environmental Engineer - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

submitted by: nsf

What’s it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What does an environmental engineer 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. Tamar Losleben shows us how environmental engineers research and plan the best ways to satisfy both human and environmental needs. Find out what it’s like to be an environmental engineer.

Water for Agriculture: Growing Concerns in the Philippines

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Talk delivered by Dr. Randolph Barker, Professor Emeritus, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, 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

Online SPE-LC-APCI-MS/MS for the Determination of Steroidal Hormones in Water

submitted by: Chrom Solutions

Paul Fayad presents his scientific poster about the online SPE-LC-APCI-MS/MS for the determination of steroidal hormones in water using the Thermo Scientific mass spectrometer for a fast and sensitive method allowing the simultaneous determination of 8 selected steroid hormones in water matrices.

Science Nation - Removing Dams

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There's been a lot of research on what happens to a river when dams go up, but what happens when the dam comes down? With support from the National Science Foundation, Dartmouth College geographer Frank Magilligan is researching the impact of dam removal. His lab has been the relatively small Homestead Dam, built more than 200 years ago along the Ashuelot River in New Hampshire. He and his team have collected data on the ecology and geology of the Ashuelot River both before and after the Dam...

Science Nation - Follow the Water

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Already parts of the world suffer from lack of water, and with increasing demand it's expected to get worse. To better understand and predict drought, 30 universities are collaborating in a multi-disciplinary effort called the Shale Hills Project. Among the studies, is field research following the life cycle of water along the Susquehanna River Basin, the main tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. With support from the National Science Foundation, civil engineer Chris Duffy and his team at Penn...

Science Nation - Waste to Energy

submitted by: nsf
All of us use water and in the process, a lot of it goes to waste. Whether it goes down drains, sewers or toilets, much of it ends up at a wastewater treatment plant where it undergoes rigorous cleaning before it flows back to the environment. The process takes time, money and a lot of energy. What if that wastewater could be turned into energy? It almost sounds too good to be true, but environmental engineer Bruce Logan is working on ways to make it happen. Most treatment plants already use...

Science Nation - Lab in a Can

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Monitoring water quality is vital to make sure dangerous bacteria doesn't creep into our drinking water or overcome sewage treatment plants. With support from the National Science Foundation, engineers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed the Environment Sample Processor (ESP), a "DNA lab in a can." The size of a trash can, it can be placed in the open ocean or at water treatment facilities to identify potentially harmful bacteria, algae, larvae and other...

Hyrdation Dynamics and Time Scales of Coupled Water-Protein Fluctuations

submitted by: icamvid

Dongping Zhong gives a talk at the ICAM 2007 conference about dynamical ordered water (conformational flexibility) and the dynamics of protein-water interactions.

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Biomolecules in Water

submitted by: icamvid

Alan Mark gives a talk at the ICAM 2007 conference about the challenge of molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecules in water in terms of accuracy, uncertainty, and scale.