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2014-02-27 23:24:24

The Medical Wellness Association presents the Best of Medical Wellness Awards at the 2014 Medical Wellness Forum in San Diego, CA at the Marriott Marquis & Marina Ballroom on March 12th. President of the Medical Wellness Association, Dr. Christopher Breuleux released news that the Medical Wellness Association is recognizing Robert E. Sallis, M.D., FACSM, Exercise is Medicine Advisory Board Chairman, and awarding the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point the “Distinguished University...

aerial view of a conservation corridor experiment
2014-02-26 07:56:50

David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — Field ecologists go to great lengths to get data: radio collars and automatic video cameras are only two of their creative techniques for documenting the natural world. So when a group of ecologists set out to see how wind moves seeds through isolated patches of habitat carved into a longleaf pine plantation in South Carolina, they twisted colored yarn to create mock seeds that would drift with the wind much like native...

2014-02-13 23:03:34

Theresa Islo Joins Division of Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning as Program Manager after nearly two decades in the health and wellness industry. Madison, WI (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Extension welcomes Theresa Islo as the new manager for its online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management program. Islo joins the UW-Extension’s Division of Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning (CEOEL) from the Wellness Council of...

2014-02-04 11:51:19

As many American public school districts adopt single-sex classrooms and even entire schools, a new study finds scant evidence that they offer educational or social benefits. The study was the largest and most thorough effort to examine the issue to date, says Janet Hyde, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "We looked at 184 studies, representing the testing of 1.6 million students in grades K-12 from 21 nations, for outcomes related to science and mathematics...

Renewable Chemical Upgraded Into Biofuels
2014-01-17 10:25:37

University of Wisconsin-Madison Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that's ripe with possibility for biofuels. "With the sugar platform, you have possibilities," says Jeremy Luterbacher, a UW-Madison postdoctoral researcher and the paper's lead author. "You've taken fewer forks down the conversion road, which leaves you with more end destinations, such as cellulosic ethanol and...

Mindfulness Meditation Found To Result In Gene Expression Changes
2013-12-08 06:55:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online While there have been multiple scientific studies providing evidence that meditation can have a positive influence on a person’s health, new research appearing in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology suggests there may be an actual biological trigger for these therapeutic effects. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with colleagues from France and Spain, report they have discovered the first evidence...

2013-11-21 23:31:43

With millions of Americans abusing prescription drugs and rates of fatal overdose soaring, many doctors struggle with how to provide their patients needed medicine without feeding the addiction epidemic. SIMmersion's Prescription Drug and Pain Management Training Simulation, created in partnership with researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin—Madison, trains doctors in patient-centered techniques to address the prescription drug crisis without...

Study Shows Another Feature That Affects Electron Transport In Graphene
2013-11-21 16:27:26

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee For all the promise of graphene as a material for next-generation electronics and quantum computing, scientists still don't know enough about this high-performance conductor to effectively control an electric current. Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, conducts electricity so efficiently that the electrons are difficult to control. And control will be necessary before this wonder material can be used to make nanoscale transistors or other...

ADHD Drug Ritalin Shown To Control Impulsiveness In Rhesus Monkeys
2013-11-14 07:30:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Impulsive monkeys were more likely to accept delayed gratification after being given a dose of methylphenidate, the active ingredient of the drug Ritalin, according to new research presented during Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. According to Luis Populin, associate professor of neuroscience at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 11 percent of all American children between the ages of four and...

2013-11-12 12:08:40

People get type 2 diabetes. So do cats. But rats don't, and neither do dogs. Subtle differences in the shape of proteins protect some and endanger others. "All mammals make this same protein called amylin, and it only differs a little bit from species to species," says Martin Zanni, a University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry professor. "The mammals that get type 2 diabetes, their amylin proteins aggregate in the pancreas into plaque that kills the cells around them. As a result, you...


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  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.