Equation to predict happiness

The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by an equation developed by researchers at UCL, with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by a mathematical equation developed by researchers…

WSU researchers chart an ancient baby boom / Southwest US experience holds a lesson in over-population

Pueblo Bonito     PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have sketched out one of the greatest baby booms in North American history, a centuries-long “growth blip” among southwestern Native Americans between 500 to 1300 A.D. It was a time when the early features of civilization—including farming and food storage—had matured to where birth rates likely…

Compound derived from vegetables shields rodents from lethal radiation doses

Contact: Karen Mallet km463@georgetown.edu Georgetown University Medical Center WASHINGTON — Georgetown University Medical Center researchers say a compound derived from cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli protected rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation. Their study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests the compound, already…

BPA may affect the developing brain by disrupting gene regulation

Contact: Rachel Harrison rachel.harrison@duke.edu 919-419-5069 Duke University Medical Center              IMAGE:   Exposure to BPA may disrupt development of the central nervous system by slowing down the removal of chloride from neurons. As an organism matures and the brain develops, chloride levels… Click here for more information.      DURHAM, N.C. — Environmental exposure to…

Designer bacteria may lead to better vaccines: Contaminated vaccines work better!!!

Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer daniel.oppenheimer@utexas.edu 512-745-3353 University of Texas at Austin Designer bacteria may lead to better vaccines 61 new strains of genetically engineered bacteria may improve the efficacy of vaccines for diseases such as flu, pertussis, cholera and HPV AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a menu of…

Commercial organic farms have better fruit and soil, lower environmental impact: ozone-depleting methyl bromide, which is slated to be replaced by the highly toxic methyl iodide over the protests of health advocates and more than 50 Nobel laureates and members of the National Academy of Sciences.

2010 report posted for filing Contact: John Reganold reganold@wsu.edu 509-335-8856 Washington State University Study finds commercial organic farms have better fruit and soil, lower environmental impact Research team compared fields and fruits in heart of nation’s strawberry patch              IMAGE:   John Reganold is lead author of a PLoS ONE paper finding organic farms…

Penn Study Finds that Antioxidant Found in Vegetables has Implications for Treating Cystic Fibrosis : Thiocyanate

2009 study posted for filing   Thiocyanate Reduces Damage by Inflammatory Molecules in Lung, Nerve, Pancreas, and Vessel-Lining Cells   PHILADELPHIA – Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered that a dietary antioxidant found in such vegetables as broccoli and cauliflower protects cells from damage caused by chemicals generated during the body’s…