Science & Society
- Sugar Can Help You Lose Waist
A few years ago, the low-carb diet craze was in full force and it looked like sugar might never return to society's good graces. Sugar substitutes are a billion-dollar business. According to a national survey conducted by the Calorie Control Council, ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2007 - 10:54am
- Charles Atlas Was Right- Big Guys Get The Girls
Women don't just like men with muscles — they go for them. Men who are more muscular than average are much more likely to have short-term affairs and multiple sex partners than their scrawnier peers, according to new UCLA research published in the Aug ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2007 - 6:34pm
- Apples For Asthma
Teenagers who forego a healthy and balanced diet may have a harder time catching their breath. A new study, published in the July issue of CHEST shows that a low dietary intake of certain nutrients increases the likelihood of respiratory symptoms such as a ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2007 - 11:37pm
- Appetite: Sugar No Better For You Than Corn Syrup, Says Study
A new study of sweetened beverages shows that cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup have similar effects on hunger, fullness, and food consumption at lunch. According to the study, which appears in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutri ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2007 - 1:10pm
- How Prevalent Are Antibiotics In Organic Foods?
Scientists at the University of Minnesota have been evaluating the impact of antibiotic feeding in livestock production on the environment. This particular study, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), evaluated whether food crops ac ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 11 2007 - 11:01pm
- How Much Tax Will You Pay To Save 3,000 Obese People Per Year?
It's no secret that Europeans enjoy new ways to tax people- if they can tell you they are doing it for your own good, so much the better. I often hear arguments that start with phrases like "If we we can save even one life doing (insert your pet ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Jul 11 2007 - 10:35pm
- Chitin From Lobster Waste Makes Better Surgical Materials
Chitin and Chitosan have been extracted from lobster waste and used in medicine and biomedicine by a team from the University of Havana. These researchers’ work has led to the development of a procedure to obtain surgical materials with great healing and a ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2007 - 10:44am
- Network Model Predicts Risk Of Death In Sickle Cell Disease
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have developed a method to estimate sickle cell disease severity and predict the risk of death in people with this disease. The study appears ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 14 2007 - 2:11pm
- First Atomic Bomb Test Exposed New Mexico Residents To Radiation
On the eve of the 62nd anniversary of the world's first atomic explosion, the Trinity atomic bomb test, a CDC-led study team has reported new insights on the radiation released at the time of the test. Analyzing the doses that nearby residents receive ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 16 2007 - 9:47am
- Heather Piwowar On Open Notebook Science
Heather Piwowar has collected an impressive set of notes on Open Notebook Science. From her blog post: In anticipation of the ISMB BoF session on Open Notebook Science (ONS),I’m trying to come up to speed on ONS discourse. In between ISMBsessions, I’ve sta ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Jul 25 2007 - 9:38am