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Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 07.10.2010
Genetically altered corn helps nonmodified crop by killing pests
University Park, Pa. Transgenic corn's resistance to pests has benefited even nontransgenic corn, according to agricultural researchers and entomologists.

Agronomy / Food Science - 05.10.2010
Animations show extent of Marcellus Shale development
Animations show extent of Marcellus Shale development
University Park, Pa. The pace and extent of Marcellus Shale development across Pennsylvania can be "seen" in animated maps produced by the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research. Based on data from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the animations ( http://www.marcellus.psu.edu/resources/maps.php ) show both the number of drilling permits issued for the Marcellus Shale target and the number of wells drilled by year from 2007 through August 2010.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.09.2010

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.09.2010

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.09.2010
Special World Leaders Forum Showcases Challenges and Solutions to Poverty in East African Drylands
As part of a special World Leaders Forum event, East African officials representing Djibouti, Somalia and Uganda joined Columbia University faculty to discuss a little-known, but complex challenge: areas marked by parched soil and extremely limited rainfall known as drylands.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.09.2010
Childhood Viral Infection May Be a Cause of Obesity
Dr. Jeffrey B. Schwimmer and colleagues examined 124 children for the presence of antibodies specific to adenovirus 36, the only human adenovirus currently linked to human obesity.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.09.2010
Center's unconventional services provide for unique nutrition research
Center's unconventional services provide for unique nutrition research
Researchers in Penn State's Diet Assessment Center (DAC) have an unusual approach to conducting research: they like to surprise their participants. They've taken this approach since the DAC was created, and it's one of the center's main assets. When people enroll in a study on which the DAC collaborates, they provide general times of availability during the day.

Agronomy / Food Science - Administration - 20.09.2010
World leading agriculture research opens to public
World leading agriculture research opens to public
World leading research into growing more of the world's most abundant crop with diminishing water supplies will be on show in Narrabri next week.

Agronomy / Food Science - 15.09.2010
Volunteers wanted for weight loss study
Cornell employees interested in losing weight are invited to take part in a study that will test a new method of controlling weight.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.09.2010
Health outcomes for China and Australia
Health outcomes for China and Australia
China and Australia have very different health systems but share some common challenges with the rise of chronic disease as the largest preventable cause of death.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.09.2010
Sydney Science Forum: Law of the Locust
Sydney Science Forum: Law of the Locust
Hear a tale of cannibals, ageing and human obesity from Professor Steve Simpson, NSW Scientist of the Year 2009, at his Sydney Science Forum public talk on Wednesday, 15 September 2010.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 08.09.2010
Researchers attack plum pox to save state's stone fruits
Researchers attack plum pox to save state’s stone fruits
Last year, 15 trees in New York state tested positive for plum pox virus (PPV), and more than 30 acres of peaches, plums and apricots in six orchards had to be destroyed by their owners.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.09.2010
Americans struggle with long-term weight loss
Hershey, Pa. Only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. While that number is larger than most weight-loss clinical trials report, the majority of Americans are still unable to lose weight and keep it off.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 03.09.2010

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.09.2010
Most new farmland comes from cutting tropical forest, says Stanford researcher
A new study led by a Stanford researcher shows that more than 80 percent of the new farmland created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came from felling forests, which sends carbon into the atmosphere and drives global warming. But the research team also noted that big agribusiness has largely replaced small farmers in doing most of the tree cutting in Brazil and Indonesia, which may make it easier to rein in the trend.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2010
Cornell leads fight against the invasive emerald ash borer
Cornell leads fight against the invasive emerald ash borer
Cornell is leading efforts to manage outbreak populations of the emerald ash borer (EAB), a beetle that has the potential to devastate ash trees in the Northeast. The new invasive species is already in Steuben and Ulster counties. The pest first showed up in western New York last August in the Cattaraugus County town of Randolph.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.08.2010
Decoding of wheat genome will help address global food shortage
Decoding of wheat genome will help address global food shortage
Liverpool, UK - 27 August 2010: Scientists at the University of Liverpool have decoded the genome of wheat - the largest genome to be sequenced to date - to help crop breeders increase the yield of British wheat varieties.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.08.2010
Unusual feed supplement could ease greenhouse gassy cows
Unusual feed supplement could ease greenhouse gassy cows
University Park, Pa. — Cow belches, a major source of greenhouse gases, could be decreased by an unusual feed supplement developed by a Penn State dairy scientist.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.08.2010
One in Five American Families Is "Food Insecure"
Inconsistent Access to Food Attributed to Worsening Economy Twenty-one percent of American households with children are ‘food insecure' - a situation that adversely affects children most - caus

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 09.08.2010
Think before you drink during job interviews
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Most people don't drink alcohol while working, so it's probably not smart to order a drink during a job interview over lunch or dinner—even if the boss orders a glass of wine or beer, a new study suggests.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.07.2010
Weight management guidance for pregnancy
Weight management guidance for pregnancy
Weight management guidance for pregnancy 28 Jul 2010, PR 165/10 Women should be encouraged to achieve a healthy weight before they become pregnant and advised that there is no need to ‘eat for two' when pregnant.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 23.07.2010
Kids get in touch with farming at Penn State's Ag Progress Days
Kids get in touch with farming at Penn State's Ag Progress Days
University Park, Pa. As one of the nation's leading agricultural expositions, Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.07.2010
Active play is important for children's physical activity
Active play is important for children’s physical activity
Press release issued 20 July 2010 Active play makes a significant contribution to children's physical activity and could play an important part in the health of future generations, a new study has found.

Law - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.07.2010
U of M Recognizes 2010 Farm Families of the Year
Media Note: Photographs of families who attend the Aug. 5 recognition ceremony will be posted to http://mnfarmfamilies.cfans.umn.edu after Aug.

Agronomy / Food Science - 08.07.2010
University drinks to Gebrselassie's marathon achievements
University drinks to Gebrselassie’s marathon achievements
World record marathon runner Haile Gebrselassie will receive an honorary degree from the University of Birmingham, having collaborated for years with the institution's sports scientists to optimise his nutrition.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 07.07.2010

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.06.2010
UC San Diego Researcher Awarded $5.3 Million for Breast Cancer Survivorship Study
Moores UCSD Cancer Center will lead clinical trial consortium involving five leading NCI-Designated Cancer Centers June 23, 2010 By Karen Shea The University of California, San Diego School of Medici

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 16.06.2010

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.06.2010
High-yield agriculture slows pace of global warming, say Stanford researchers
High-yield agriculture slows pace of global warming, say Stanford researchers
Advances in high-yield agriculture achieved during the so-called Green Revolution have not only helped feed the planet, but also have helped slow the pace of global warming by cutting the amount of b

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 10.06.2010

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.06.2010
Climate change leading to major vegetation shifts around the world
Climate change leading to major vegetation shifts around the world
BERKELEY — Vegetation around the world is on the move, and climate change is the culprit, according to a new analysis of global vegetation shifts led by a University of California, Berkeley, ec

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.05.2010
Obesity in Teen Girls May Lead To Depressive Symptoms
Heightened depressive symptoms, but not necessarily Major depression, may occur in teenage girls who are obese May 24, 2010 By Kim Edwards Researchers, led by Kerri Boutelle, PhD, associate professor

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.05.2010
Websites sharing patient experiences expand
Websites sharing patient experiences expand
Kishorn and Shannon, two young people interviewed for the website www.youthhealthtalk.org, along with Dr Ann McPherson, medical director of the Health Experiences Research Group at Oxford (2nd from left) and Prue Leith, ex-chair of The School Food Trust.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.04.2010

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.04.2010

Agronomy / Food Science - Chemistry - 20.04.2010
Common as dirt is our most precious bank about to go bust?
Common as dirt is our most precious bank about to go bust?
Matt Fortnam in the Department of Earth Sciences talks to Professor Vala Ragnarsdottir, co-ordinator of the European SoilCritZone project, about the importance of soil, and draws comparisons between the global financial crash and the impending global soil crisis.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.04.2010
Better training needed to curb 'fatism' within health professions
Better training needed to curb ‘fatism’ within health professions
The study, published in the journal Obesity , says weight-based discrimination by the public has increased by 66% over the past decade with anti-fat prejudice among health professionals found to be high in western nations, and often exceeding that found within the general population.

Agronomy / Food Science - 07.04.2010
Ellison's England call-up
Ellison’s England call-up
Andrew Ellison, a member of staff at The University of Manchester, has been selected to play for England at this summer's World Lacrosse Championships.

Civil Engineering - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.04.2010
Archaeological project seeks clues about dawn of urban civilization in Middle East
A team of archaeologists from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute has joined a team of Syrian colleagues in excavating a key site from the prehistoric society that formed the foundation of urban life in the ancient Middle East.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 25.03.2010
Tackling the obesity epidemic
Tackling the obesity epidemic
PA 69/10 Twenty four per cent of the UK population is clinically obese and England has the highest prevalence of obesity in the European Union.

Agronomy / Food Science - 25.03.2010
Study on fasting and dieting suggests why diets fail -- and why a weekly fast might work
When people fast or diet and then eat freely, "we found they do not increase their food intake to compensate for a day without eating," said David Levitsky, professor of nutrition and psychology, whose new study was published in the journal Physiology and Behavior March 22.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 22.03.2010
High-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain
A research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 15.03.2010
Anti-obesity drugs unlikely to provide lasting benefit according to scientists
Anti-obesity drugs unlikely to provide lasting benefit according to scientists
Liverpool, UK - 16 March 2010: Scientists at the University of Liverpool argue that anti-obesity drugs fail to provide lasting benefits for health and wellbeing because they tackle the biological consequences of obesity, and not the important psychological causes of overconsumption and weight gain.

Law - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.02.2010
McGill University reappoints Provost, four Deans, and names a new Dean of Law
Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, is delighted to announce that the Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Prof. Anthony C&period

Civil Engineering - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.02.2010
Bartlett professor unveils vision of 'Smartcity'
Bartlett professor unveils vision of ’Smartcity’
Could enlightened urban planning and design help us re-imagine our cities as tapestries of green urban space ripe for agricultural development?

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.02.2010
Childhood obesity: It’s not the amount of TV, it’s the number of junk food commercials
The association between television viewing and childhood obesity is directly related to children's exposure to commercials that advertise unhealthy foods, according to a new UCLA School of Public Health study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.02.2010
McGill agreement in India places Quebec at heart of climate-change research
Montreal - McGill On Feb. 4, 2010, McGill University Principal Heather Munroe-Blum signed a research memorandum of understanding with Dr. P.P. Bhojvaid, Vice-Chancellor of TERI University in India, placing Quebec at the heart of climate-change research.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 03.02.2010
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, shows new research
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, shows new research
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, shows new research A segment of 30 missing genes may be responsible for the weight gain of some morbidly obese people - Imperial College London News Rele

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 03.02.2010
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, new research shows
Montreal - McGill . The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and an international consortium of researchers including scientists from McGill University, say that missing DNA such as that identified in this research may have a dramatic effect on some people's weight.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.12.2009
Disability may be on the rise again after 20-year decline
BERKELEY — Disability rates among non-institutionalized older Americans increased between 2000 and 2005, a trend that could seriously impact the quality of life of seniors in the coming decades
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