• Using a Risk Assessment Questionnaire to Identify Prediabetics and Diabetics in Tandag, Philippines
    Author:
    Greg Neatrour (1), Allison Graves (1), and Joseph Aloi (2)
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    30 December 2014 2:19 PM |

    Diabetes is a growing health concern in the developing world. This study aimed to develop a questionnaire that uses factors including age, blood pressure, BMI, and family history to predict whether Filipino participants are at risk for diabetes.

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  • Plasmid Variance and Nutrient Regulation of Bioluminescence Genes
    Author:
    Thomas Uhler and Brittany Lafferty
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    09 December 2014 7:09 PM |

    Numerous organisms, including the marine bacterium Aliivibrio fischeri, produce light. This bioluminescence is involved in many important symbioses and may one day be an important source of light for humans. In this study, the authors investigated ways to increase bioluminescence production from the model organism E. coli.

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  • The Effect of Cooking Method on the Amount of Fat in an Egg
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    Ashwin Srinivasan and Brian Rose
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    01 December 2014 3:35 PM |

    Fat can be chemically altered during cooking through a process called lipid oxidation, which can have a negative impact on health. In this study, the authors measured the extracted fat in raw, fried and hard-boiled eggs and found that cooking eggs to a higher temperature resulted in a lower amount of extracted fat, indicating a greater amount of oxidized fat.

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