It’s too soon to know if higher intake of vitamin C from food helps prevent breast cancer from developing. But a higher intake of vitamin C from food seems to be linked with a reduced risk of death in people diagnosed with breast cancer. Also, taking vitamin C supplements after being diagnosed with breast cancer seems to help reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.
Although the prevalence of chronic fatigue is approximately 20% in healthy individuals, there are no studies of brain structure that elucidate the neural correlates of fatigue outside of clinical subjects. We hypothesized that fatigue without evidence of disease might be related to changes in the basal ganglia and prefrontal cortex and be implicated in fatigue with disease. We aimed to identify the white matter structures of fatigue in young subjects without disease using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The National Academy of Sciences has organized a colloquium on Causal Inference from Big Data The colloquium took place March 26 27, in Washington DC, and reflected a growing realization that statistical analysis void of causal explanations would not satisfy users of big data systems. The colloquium program can be viewed here:My talk (with E. Bareinboim) focused on the problem of fusing data from multiple sources so as to provide valid answers to causal questions of interest.
The distribution of motor unit potential (MUP) size was determined from intramuscular electromyographic signals recorded in healthy male Young (mean SD, 26 5 years), Old (71 4 years) and Master Athletes (69 3 years). Relative differences between groups in numbers of motor units was assessed using two methods, one comparing MUP size and muscle crosssectional area (CSA) determined with MRI, the other comparing surface recorded MUPs with maximal compound muscle action potentials and commonly known as a “motor unit number estimate (MUNE)”. Near fiber (NF) jiggle was measured to assess neuromuscular junction transmission stability.
Friends, though my soul can be easily overwhelmed as I contemplate my sin and its effects on others, I am also resolved to examine my heart, address the past, and play my role in preparing SGM for a future of planting and serving churches. And given the mercy of God portrayed in the gospel my heart is filled with hope that his good purpose for us will come to pass and cannot be frustrated. I trust there will be much grace to tell you of at the end of this process.
Brownfields are abandoned or underused commercial or industrial properties where the expansion or redevelopment of the sites is hindered by real or perceived contamination. These properties present unique public health, environmental and economic challenges to the communities in which they are located. In Wisconsin, there are an estimated 10,000 brownfields, many of them impacting under served and economically disadvantaged communities..