May 23, 2013
Land degradation — more specifically drought and desertification — have become increasingly pressing problems for a growing number of countries around the world, threatening efforts to alleviate poverty, improve basic health and sanitation and address socioeconomic inequality, as well as spur agricultural and sustainable economic development.
The only multilateral, international agreement linking development and environment to sustainable land management (SLM), high-level representatives from 195 nations will be gathering in Windhoek, Namibia from September 16-27 for the 11th bi-annual Conference of Parties (COP) to review implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Mee
May 9, 2013
After months of anticipation, the new DVF ♥ Gap Kids collection is finally here! Featuring over 30 designs for infant girls, toddler girls and big girls, the DVF ♥ Gap Kids Little Explorers collection is even biggerand dare we say, better!than the collab last year. The line includes adorable leggings, dresses, rompers, shoes and more.
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May 5, 2013
BOSTON — Dennis P. Wall, PhD, an investigator in the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Director of the Computational Biology Initiative at the Center for Biomedical Infomatics at Harvard Medical School, was recently honored at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Attended by more than 1,800, IMFAR is the world’s largest international conference on autism.
Wall, whose research has led to a new method to diagnose autism in young children in a matter of minutes, is the recipient of IMFAR’s prestigious 2013 Slivka/Ritvo Innovation in Autism Research Award for outstanding achievement in clinical advancement.
May 3, 2013
5th IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference
A study led by prominent breast cancer experts from Europe and the US has revealed a number of potentially important prospects for targeted therapies, and brings opportunities of truly personalised therapy for breast cancer a step closer, researchers said at the 5th IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference in Brussels, Belgium.
The IMPAKT meeting presents cutting edge, translational breast cancer research that is beginning to have an impact for patients.
This current study was led by Dr Martine Piccart, Director of Medicine at the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels, and Dr Jose Baselga, Associate Director at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York.
The researchers used modern sequencing technology to characterise the genetic aberrations of cancer genes present in tumour samples from a well-defined cohort of advanced postmenopausal patients who were enrolled in the BOLERO-2 clinical trial.
“The results of this study generated hypotheses for developing more rational targeted therapy combinations based on the specific genetic aberrations present in each individual tumour,” Dr Piccart said.
“This work, together with previous works published last year, highlights again the genetic heterogeneity of breast cancer.
April 24, 2013
Numerous epidemiologic studies have shown that a diet high in salt is associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. Now Timothy L. Cover and colleagues of Vanderbilt University show that high dietary salt combined with infection by the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori greatly increases the risk of cancer. The study was published ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity. Stomach cancer, or gastric cancer, refers to cancer arising from any part of the stomach. Stomach cancer causes about 800,000 deaths worldwide per year. In the study, the researchers infected Mongolian gerbils with H. pylori.
April 17, 2013
TUESDAY, March 26 — Five-year-olds who watch television for three or more hours a day are a bit more likely to fight, steal and have other antisocial behaviors by the age of 7, a new study suggests.
After taking into account other factors, such as parenting and family dynamics, the researchers concluded that there was a significant association between watching TV for three or more hours a day at age 5 and a “very small” increased risk of antisocial behavior by age 7.
But watching a lot of TV was not associated with emotional or attention problems, the authors noted in a journal news release.
April 11, 2013
I dont know a mom out theremyself includedwho doesnt have at least 50 photos of her kid(s) just sitting on a camera waiting to be uploaded, printed and/or shared with the world. We love playing photographer, but actually getting around to doing something with the pics? Who has the time?
Well now, you do! We just discovered this new site, Fracture, which is guaranteed to help get all those photos off your camera and onto your walls. How? Fracture prints your favorite photos on a slim piece of glass turning ordinary pics of the kids into modern, eye-catching artwork. Best of all, prices start at just $12.