NIHs All Of Us Research Program to host special symposium on May

first_imgWhen: Monday, May 6, 2019; 10-11:30 a.m. EDTWhere: Masur Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center (Building 10), NIH Campus, Bethesda, MarylandPlease see NIH Visitor Information for a map and details about campus access.The event also will be streamed via NIH Videocast and Facebook Live.Contact: Members of the press interested in attending should contact Katie Rush or Veronica Anderson at with any questions or to discuss interview, filming and photography opportunities. Source: Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health Eric Dishman, Director, All of Us Research Program Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse Elizabeth Cohn, Ph.D., R.N., Rudin Professor of Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York David Glazer, Engineering Director, Verily Deven McGraw, J.D., General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer, Ciitizen Ana Pavón, Program Coordinator, PASOs-Midlands Robert A. Winn, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Based Practice; Director, University of Illinois Cancer Center; and Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicagocenter_img with Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Apr 30 2019What: The All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health is hosting a special symposium, “From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us.” Marking one year from the program’s national launch, speakers will identify the building blocks of a meaningful research program, including an engaged and diverse participant community, and forecast the program’s scientific possibilities. Also at the event, the program will introduce the beta version of the All of Us Data Browser, an interactive tool available to the public that provides summary statistics from the program’s growing database, with information from participants’ surveys, physical measurements and electronic health records.Related StoriesSchwann cells capable of generating protective myelin over nerves finds researchAMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapyBridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis IndustryWho: Speakers include:last_img read more

Maggot sausages may soon be a reality

first_imgProfessor of Meat Science at the University of Queensland, Dr Louwrens Hoffman…”An overpopulated world is going to struggle to find enough protein unless people are willing to open their minds (and stomachs) to a much broader notion of food” By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MDMay 1 2019When it comes to food – especially meat, where do you draw the line? Researchers from University of Queensland seem to find nothing inedible! They are researching on use of maggots and locusts to make a range of food items that could address the food shortages around the world.University of Queensland Meat Science Professor Dr Louwrens Hoffman explains that the current status of livestock around the world would soon fail to meet the demands for meat across the world leading to shortages and deficient protein diets. It is imperative that alternate sources of proteins are researched for human consumption. He said, “An overpopulated world is going to struggle to find enough protein unless people are willing to open their minds, and stomachs, to a much broader notion of food.” He added, “Would you eat a commercial sausage made from maggots? What about other insect larvae and even whole insects like locusts?” “The biggest potential for sustainable protein production lies with insects and new plant sources,” he said. According to their research they note that Western consumers would generally refrain from having insect based foods unless they were processed and unrecognizable. He explained, “In other words, insect protein needs to be incorporated into existing food products as an ingredient. For example, one of my students has created a very tasty insect ice-cream.”Kangaroo meat too has been hailed as an alternative source for meat globally, he said. Hoffman and his team’s research called the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) used larvae (maggots) from the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) as an alternate source of meat or poultry. Hoffman explained, “Poultry is a massive industry worldwide and the industry is under pressure to find alternative proteins that are more sustainable, ethical and green than the grain crops currently being used.” At present broiler chickens fed on larvae diet of up to 15 percent do not affect the final end product he explained. He said, “It’s all pretty logical if you think about it. Chickens in the wild don’t eat feed preparations. They eat insects and larvae.”Insects for part of diet in many parts of the world say the researchers, especially in the east. Professor Hoffman said insect larvae or maggots would be easy to produce from the “upcycled waste” like sewage. He said, “There needs to be a better understanding of the difference between animal feed and human food, and a global reappraisal of what can constitute healthy, nutritional and safe food for all.”In 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations had published a report in which the experts had urged people to eat more insects rather than conventional meats. The report had said that producing insect meat was cheaper and more sustainable. This had encouraged some of the US based companies to come up with insect based food products such as chips and protein bars made up of insects.Related StoriesBacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancerTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancerCancer killing capability of lesser-known immune cells identifiedFood study looking at patterns of food consumptionIn a recent related study K. Papier and colleagues from Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford worked on a research looking at the patterns of diet in a large cohort of participants. Their study titled, “Comparison of Major Protein-Source Foods and Other Food Groups in Meat-Eaters and Non-Meat-Eaters in the EPIC-Oxford Cohort,” was published last month (11th of April) in the journal Nutrients.The team was exploring the health effects of different diets – inclusive of meat and barring meat. Their study using the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Oxford cohort of 30,239 participants looked at food groups. They divided the study groups into six based on their food consumption. Participants were either, “regular meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans” consuming, “a third, quarter and a fifth of their total energy intake from high protein-source foods” respectively. They noted that those who were low and non-meat-eaters were more frequently consuming meat alternatives such as “soy, legumes, pulses, nuts, seeds” as well as other plant-based foods such as “whole grains, vegetables, fruits.”Plant based meat and clean meat consumption and NeophobiasAs food alternatives go there are plant based meats and clean meat. Clean meat refers to cultured meat that is grown from meat cells in the labs. Plant based meats are popular with vegans wherein plant products are made to appear like meat.Another recent study was conducted by Christopher Byrant from Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom and colleagues including Keri Szejda, Nishant Parekh and Varun Desphande from The Good Food Institute, Washington, DC and Brian Tse from the Center for Long Term Priorities, Hong Kong. The team looked at consumer perceptions regarding clean meat and plant based meats as alternatives to regular meat in USA, China and India. Their study titled, “A Survey of Consumer Perceptions of Plant-Based and Clean Meat in the USA, India, and China,” was published in Frontiers In Sustainable Food Systems in February 2019.They write that conventional meat production and consumption has taken a setback in the recent years. There have been concerns regarding “taste, price, safety, and naturalness,” of these products and increasingly populations are shifting towards alternatives.For this study the team recruited 3,030 participants to understand their perception regarding clean meat and plant based meat. The participants were from China, India, and the USA. The team also looked at levels of neophobia among the participants. Neophobia refers to fear of trying anything new.The results showed that in India and China compared to the USA there was a higher acceptance of clean and plant-based meat. In India, predictability food related neophobia was higher than in China and USA. Women in China for example were more likely than men to buy clean meat as well as plant based meat. Meat eaters there were also more likely to buy more clean meat. The team found attitude predictors among the buyers related to perception of “healthiness, appeal, excitement, nutrition, necessity, and goodness”. Similar findings were seen in India.last_img read more

Streaming platform Hulu could be wild card in FoxDisney megadeal

Walt Disney Co.’s deal for much of the film and television assets of 21st Century Fox could help remake the streaming platform Hulu a legitimate rival to Netflix. Will Disney’s streaming service roar – or squeak? “While the Netflix machine remains the clear leader and poised to increase its market share both domestically as well as internationally we believe Disney will invest a billion-plus in Hulu over the next three years with its live programming being a potential difference maker.” The Emmy-winning show “The Handmaid’s Tale” starring actress Elisabeth Moss has helped raise the profile of streaming television service Hulu The proposed $52 billion deal has drawn attention for potentially turning over to Disney another major Hollywood studio and key television operations in the US and overseas.But if streaming video represents the future, Hulu could be the key.Created in 2008, Hulu has garnered comparatively little attention as the number three streaming platform in the US market, behind Netflix and Amazon.Hulu was created by the major broadcast operators to counter the growing influence of Netflix. But Hulu’s structure has been a handicap. Disney Fox and Comcast’s NBCUniversal each own 30 percent, with Time Warner holding the remaining 10 percent.The deal announced in December would give Disney a 60 percent stake and, according to analysts, greater ability to build a winning platform.”Hulu never made sense to begin with,” said analyst Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research.”The concept that the networks needed to come together to form this consortium probably held it back more than anything else. They’re probably better not working in a consortium-like model.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Walt Disney Co. would strengthen its streaming television offerings by gaining control of the Hulu platform as part of a $52 billion deal for film and television assets of 21st Century Fox Disney’s firm control of Hulu would probably lead to the exit of Comcast’s NBCUniversal to establish its own platform, according to Wieser.Hulu has an estimated 17 million subscribers—up from 12 million a year earlier—compared with over 100 million for Netflix.New directionsBut Hulu has made gains in the past year as it ramps up original content, including “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a winner of eight Emmy awards. Hulu has also indicated it may start expanding to international markets to step up its challenge to Netflix.Daniel Ives of the research firm GBH Insights said allowing Disney to take a controlling share in Hulu “significantly changes the strategic direction” for the platform.Ives noted that Hulu could complement the streaming services which Disney expects to launch in the coming years—one for general content and another for sports.”From a content perspective having the Disney machine and (chief executive Bob) Iger behind Hulu makes it a much more competitive platform over the coming years as this will be a two-head monster with Disney’s streaming service slated for 2019 and Hulu as a standalone,” Ives said. Explore further Triple threatIger said in December that he wants to launch a streaming service which is a “destination” for children’s programming which will come from Disney itself as well as its ABC television unit and the Fox television entities.During Disney’s earnings call this week, Iger said the regulatory review for the Fox deal was underway in various jurisdictions and said the tie up would offer a boost to the media-entertainment group.Adding the Fox assets, Iger said, will deliver more content and the production capabilities and talent to produce even more. It will enhance our direct-to-consumer initiatives with platforms, technologies, brands and existing customer relationships to build on.”Hulu would complement that with programming for a more general audience and with its ESPN sports service, Disney could offer a “triple threat” to rivals.Wieser said it remains unclear if Disney’s strategy of streaming services targeted at specific audiences will work. It will also face competition from streaming services offered by broadcast group CBS and Time Warner’s premium video channel HBO.”Maybe customers ultimately prefer services that are tailored somewhat rather than broad,” Wieser said. “And by taking so many kicks at the can they’ll figure out what works and what doesn’t.”Hulu is also promoting its “Live TV” option which offers a bundle of channels as slimmed down option for viewers not seeking a large cable or satellite package.”This is going to be a heavyweight fight over the coming years with Hulu playing a central role in Disney’s ability to gain market and mind share versus the iron fortress and empire of streaming, Netflix,” Ives said. © 2018 AFP Disney CEO chief Bob Iger—shown here with Mickey Mouse preparing to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in November 2017—has said he wants to launch a streaming service which is a “destination” for children’s programming Citation: Streaming platform Hulu could be wild card in Fox-Disney megadeal (2018, February 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from read more

Demand of Congress regional parties for separating Jammu Kashmir exposed PM Modi

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi   –  THE HINDU SHARE political campaigns Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday targeted the Congress and regional parties, including National Conference and PDP, saying their demand for separating Jammu and Kashmir from India has been exposed like Pakistan’s nuclear threat had been “deflated”.Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, he said addressing a poll rally here in support of Union minister Jitendra Singh, seeking re-election from the Udhampur seat.Modi said the BJP is duty-bound to party’s ideologue Shyama Prasad Mukherjee who raised tricolour on this land and scarified his life asserting that “Ek desh mein do vidhan, do pradhan aur do nishan nahi chalenge (a single country cannot have two constitutions, two prime ministers, and two national emblems)”.“In the recent past, you saw how ‘mahamilawat’ of the Congress, the National Conference and the PDP got exposed. What was in their hearts for decades and for which they were working clandestinely has come out in the open. Everyday they are threatening to separate Jammu and Kashmir from India, talking about bloodshed and a separate prime minister. Earlier, Pakistan also used to warn India of its nuclear weapons but it was deflated,” Modi said.The Prime Minister raised the issue of surgical strike and air strikes, and questioned the Congress for doubting the capability of the Indian Army. He accused it of demoralising security forces by seeking revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and their withdrawal from the state.‘Another jumla’Modi accused NC and PDP leadership of causing destruction in Jammu and Kashmir and said the key for the state’s brighter future lay in removing these two families from power. “I want to tell those who have occupied the seat of power for the last three generations, including Abdullahs and Muftis, that it is ‘Modi jo na bikta hai, na darta hai aur na jukta hai’ (Modi is not for sale, is not afraid and not ready to bow). Bring all your family members on field and abuse Modi as much you want but you will not be able to disintegrate the country. Shyama Prasad’s ideology is ‘wachan patra’ (agreement) for us and it is carved in stone which cannot be removed by anyone,” Modi said.He said this was the BJP’s commitment and the nation’s chowkidar (watchman) is connected to this ideology as well. “The Congress and its alliance partners can do their best but they will find Modi standing before them like a wall,” he said.Taking a dig at Modi, NC Vice President Omar Abdullah shared a picture of PDP founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Modi hugging each other after cobbling an alliance in 2015 on his Twitter account. “This is how much Modi ji believes what he says. Look how happy he is to seal an alliance with one of the families he wants to rid J&K politics of,” he said, sharing the picture.“We have to rid J&K of these two political families”, says Modi Ji in 2014 & then promptly goes and makes not one but TWO members of the Mufti family CM of J&K. In 2019 Modi Ji says ‘we have to rid J&K of these two political families’. Another jumla Modi ji?” the former Chief Minister tweeted.‘Biggest enemy’Amid chants of ‘Modi Modi’, the PM, in his over 38-minute speech, targeted the Congress, the NC and the PDP, saying the parties continuing family rule have not inherited Jammu and Kashmir.“The founder of our Constitution (B R Ambedkar) made it clear, during his address in Punjab way back, that family rule is the biggest enemy of the country. Today is his birth anniversary and the real tribute to him is to vote against the parties following family rule,” he said.He said Mukherjee, supported by local leader Prem Nath Dogra, challenged anti-national forces and asserted that a single country cannot have two constitutions, two prime ministers, and two national emblems, he said.Modi, who started his speech in Dogri, said the heavy turnout of voters in the first phase of elections on April 11 in Jammu and Baramulla constituencies is a setback to terrorists, their mentors and those parties championing their cause.“I visited the entire country after starting rallies last month and witnessed an intense wave in favour of the BJP. Surveys by various agencies also make it clear that the BJP will get three times higher seats than the Congress in this poll and it is not possible for the Congress to save itself,” he said. “The Congress stopped the armed forces from taking tough measures against terrorists. They were apprehensive that if they give a go-ahead and a situation like 1962 emerges, the Congress’s boat will sink.”Modi claimed the Congress never understood the strength and capability of the Army. “We used the force for national security but for the Congress, the Army is just an instrument for minting money,” he alleged. He alleged the party got “malai” (kickbacks) for defence deals and it was least concerned about the forces.He claimed that even today the Congress is raising questions on surgical and air strikes to shield its failure to act and to save their vote bank.“India had never emerged as a strong country at global level, but the situation has changed. The days are gone when Indian government was cowed down by threats. This is a new India and we will kill terrorists (in their safe heavens) and expose people (supporting them),” Modi said. SHARE SHARE EMAIL April 14, 2019 Published on COMMENTS Elections 2019 Jammu and Kashmir COMMENTlast_img read more

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