March 2010 Newsletter
season is fully underway and we at AsisChem are getting right into the
mix. Coming up this month we will be at the American Chemical Society
in San Fransisco from March 21st through March 25th. If anybody is
interested in learning about our progress since the last ACS meeting we
would love to meet with you. You can contact Mel Bellott to discuss details.
N.C. - Not getting enough sleep does more damage than just leaving you
with puffy eyes. It can cause fat to accumulate around your organs -
more dangerous, researchers say, than those pesky love handles and
A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine
reveals how extremes of sleep - both too much and too little - can be
hazardous to your health - especially for young minority women, a group
most affected by obesity and chronic metabolic disease. Read More
Doctors treat millions of children with Ritalin every year to improve
their ability to focus on tasks, but scientists now report that Ritalin
also directly enhances the speed of learning.
In animal research, the scientists showed for the first time that
Ritalin boosts both of these cognitive abilities by increasing the
activity of the neurotransmitter dopamine deep inside the brain.
How You Think About You Age May Affect How You Age
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The saying "You're
only as old as you feel" really seems to resonate with older adults,
according to research from Purdue University.
"How old you are matters, but beyond that it's
your interpretation that has far-reaching implications for the process
of aging," said Markus H. Schafer, a doctoral student in sociology and
gerontology who led the study. "So, if you feel old beyond your own
chronological years you are probably going to experience a lot of the
downsides that we associate with aging. Read More
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