Take steps to reduce heart risks

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Heart disease remains the number one killer of both women and men in the United States. The good news is you have the power to protect and improve your heart health. NIH and other government agencies have been working to advance our understanding of heart disease so that people can live … Read more

New study could help reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions – BIOENGINEER.ORG

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/28/2022) —A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has significantly improved the performance of numerical predictions for agricultural nitrous oxide emissions. The first-of-its-kind knowledge-guided machine learning model is 1,000 times faster than current systems and could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/28/2022) … Read more

Open-Source “Unique Building Identifier” Can Help Track and Reduce Energy Use and Emissions

PNNL researchers have developed software that uses geographical data to build an open-source grid reference system, providing a precise method to declare a location for structures. The Department of Energy expects this free-to-use system — Unique Building Identifier — will enable programs to better track and reduce energy use and emissions from buildings. Credit: Illustration … Read more

Study explores what food sector needs to know about how to reduce sodium – BIOENGINEER.ORG

URBANA, Ill. – Sodium is an essential micronutrient, but the amount we need is small. Three slices of bread or one teaspoon of table salt will do it, and chances are your daily sodium intake is far greater. More than 90% of Americans consume too much sodium, which can lead to hypertension, high blood pressure, … Read more

WVU researcher develops data-driven approach to help reduce drug costs and treat diseases – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A new data-driven mechanistic approach that predicts cell types within tissue will help reduce drug costs and treat diseases that were difficult to develop drugs for, according to a West Virginia University scientist. A new data-driven mechanistic approach that predicts cell types within tissue will help reduce drug costs and treat diseases that were difficult … Read more

Latest Science Shows How to Reduce Loneliness

Free time is sometimes idealized, but research shows free time can sometimes be unhealthy by increasing loneliness. A new Penn State study demonstrated that engaging in meaningful, challenging activities during free time can reduce people’s loneliness and increase their positive feelings. An international team of researchers including John Dattilo — professor of recreation, park, and … Read more

Importing Canadian Energy To Drastically Reduce Carbon Emissions

By Nancy W. Stauffer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 12, 2022 One of Hydro-Quebec’s hydroelectric generating stations. Credit: Hydro-Quebec Power flowing both ways across the Canada – US border offers a pathway to clean electricity in 2050. The urgent need to cut carbon emissions has prompted a growing number of US states to commit to … Read more

Eating bushmeat could reduce childhood anemia in Amazon forest communities – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Eating wild animals, known collectively as bushmeat or wildmeat, is associated with reduced anemia cases among children living in the Amazon rainforest, a new study reveals. Largest study yet looking at childhood anemia and wildmeat Iron-deficiency is the major cause of anemia in children and is the leading cause of disability in children aged under … Read more

Teck and UBC Applied Science Partner to Reduce Bacteria through Research and Installation of Antimicrobial Copper on Campus

Teck Resources Ltd VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – UBC and Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced significant progress on programs being funded through Teck’s Copper & Health program including the installation of over 400 antimicrobial patches on high-touch surfaces at the University of British Columbia … Read more

How cattle ranchers in Brazil could help reduce carbon emissions – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Providing customized training to Brazilian ranchers can not only help keep carbon in the ground, but improve their livelihoods and mitigate climate change, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder and the Climate Policy Initiative / PUC-Rio. Providing customized training to Brazilian ranchers can not only help keep carbon in the ground, … Read more