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By Timothy J. Mullaney | September 24, 1991
Martek Corp. of Columbia has received $600,000 in three federal research grants to develop everything from amino acids for use in drug research to ways to include fat-fighting additives in such foods as margarine and salad dressing.The three grants came from the National Institutes of Health and are called small-business innovation research grants, said Henry "Pete" Linsert Jr., chairman of Martek, a small biotechnology company that is researching ways to make drugs and food additives from micro-algae.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 28, 2005
To avoid tissue injury or death, creatures that live in extremely cold environments need protection. That means some kind of antifreeze - proteins that prevent freezing of blood or other fluids. Antifreeze proteins are most commonly associated with saltwater fish that can survive in salt water colder than 32 degrees. But other animals have them, too. The latest is the lowly snow flea, a tiny creature found on the surface of snow. Laurie A. Graham and Peter L. Davies of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, report in Science that the flea has unique antifreeze proteins that do not resemble those found in any other known organism.
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April 11, 1997
Mae Boren Axton,82, who co-wrote the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel" and was the mother of singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton, died Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn. Her songs were recorded by such country stars as Patsy Cline, Faron Young, Conway Twitty and Hank Snow.She also was widely known in Nashville as a guardian angel to struggling songwriters and musicians, helping to find them a record or publishing deal.Among those she helped early in their careers were Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Mel Tillis.
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By Colleen Pierre and Colleen Pierre,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 13, 1997
From the mailbag:I'd love to start cooking meatless meals for all the obvious health reasons, but feel confused about the complete/incomplete protein issues. How should I mix rice, grains and beans?Relax, and cook to your heart's content. Back in the '70s, Frances Moore Lappe interested health-oriented cooks with her classic vegetarian treatise, "Diet for a Small Planet." But she made it harder than it has to be.It is true that most plant foods fall short in one or more of the essential amino acids.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 28, 2005
To avoid tissue injury or death, creatures that live in extremely cold environments need protection. That means some kind of antifreeze - proteins that prevent freezing of blood or other fluids. Antifreeze proteins are most commonly associated with saltwater fish that can survive in salt water colder than 32 degrees. But other animals have them, too. The latest is the lowly snow flea, a tiny creature found on the surface of snow. Laurie A. Graham and Peter L. Davies of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, report in Science that the flea has unique antifreeze proteins that do not resemble those found in any other known organism.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing Writer United Features Syndicate | November 16, 1993
Several recent scientific studies show that protein supplements do not help athletes to become stronger or develop larger muscles.Fifteen years ago the Federal Trade Commission held hearings and concluded that the proteins in supplements have no properties over protein contained in regular food that would help them to make muscles larger or stronger.The protein supplement manufacturers responded by making "free form" amino acids and selling them for a higher price. The scientific data show that adding acid to protein to separate the amino acids offers nothing, since your stomach and intestines do that anyway.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing WriterUnited Feature Syndicate | March 16, 1993
Nobody can exercise vigorously every day. If you think you can, expect to be injured. All athletic training is done by stressing and recovering. It's called the hard-easy principle. On one day, you exercise vigorously and your muscles feel sore. Then, for the next few workouts you exercise far less intensely until the soreness disappears. Only then should you attempt another hard workout.There are three different ways to use the hard-easy principle. Athletes in competitive sports have to train specifically in their sports, so a basketball player may scrimmage for four hours on one day and then shoot baskets and run plays on the next.
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By Colleen Pierre, R.D | September 17, 1991
What happens when good-health information goes bad?Sometimes bad health ensues.I recently encountered two different young men who fell into an increasingly familiar trap. They started running and working out with weights to improve their health and appearance, and ended up disappearing, as it were.This phenomenon occurs over a one- or two-year period. During the first half of the process, young men decide to get in shape, begin working out, and start eating right. Once-flabby bodies firm up, tummies trim down, and muscles start to bulk.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing Writer United Features Syndicate | January 18, 1994
Recent research shows that starting an exercise program at a young age may help to prevent breast cancer in women. In 1840, the average woman started to menstruate at age 16.5. Now, 150 years later, she starts to menstruate at age 12.9. That's a decrease of more than 3 months per decade over the last century and a half.This earlier start of menstruation is probably caused by the extra calories women take in and do not burn. After all, over the last 150 years, modern conveniences and mass production of food have helped women exercise less and eat more.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing Writer/United Feature Syndicate | November 3, 1992
At some time in our lives, nearly all of us have suffered from low back pain. A good way to fight that pain is to make the back muscles stronger by pulling on a rowing machine.There are two types of rowing machines. One is made with a piston inside a casing to create resistance for the oars. It looks like a shock absorber for an automobile. Because the piston is released at a constant rate, no matter how hard you pull, you must row at a constant rate -- but that does not feel very natural.
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April 11, 1997
Mae Boren Axton,82, who co-wrote the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel" and was the mother of singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton, died Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn. Her songs were recorded by such country stars as Patsy Cline, Faron Young, Conway Twitty and Hank Snow.She also was widely known in Nashville as a guardian angel to struggling songwriters and musicians, helping to find them a record or publishing deal.Among those she helped early in their careers were Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Mel Tillis.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,Sun Staff Writer | April 24, 1995
For Jeremy M. Berg, it all started with the gift of a book.For W. Mark Saltzman, it was tangled up in his admiration for the world's original thinkers.For both, the decision to become a scientist was a matter of applying their energies and talents, and indulging their passion for understanding the physical world.Both are being honored this week: Dr. Berg, 37, chairman of biophysics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been named Maryland's Outstanding Young Scientist for 1995.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing Writer United Features Syndicate | January 18, 1994
Recent research shows that starting an exercise program at a young age may help to prevent breast cancer in women. In 1840, the average woman started to menstruate at age 16.5. Now, 150 years later, she starts to menstruate at age 12.9. That's a decrease of more than 3 months per decade over the last century and a half.This earlier start of menstruation is probably caused by the extra calories women take in and do not burn. After all, over the last 150 years, modern conveniences and mass production of food have helped women exercise less and eat more.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing Writer United Features Syndicate | November 16, 1993
Several recent scientific studies show that protein supplements do not help athletes to become stronger or develop larger muscles.Fifteen years ago the Federal Trade Commission held hearings and concluded that the proteins in supplements have no properties over protein contained in regular food that would help them to make muscles larger or stronger.The protein supplement manufacturers responded by making "free form" amino acids and selling them for a higher price. The scientific data show that adding acid to protein to separate the amino acids offers nothing, since your stomach and intestines do that anyway.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing WriterUnited Feature Syndicate | March 16, 1993
Nobody can exercise vigorously every day. If you think you can, expect to be injured. All athletic training is done by stressing and recovering. It's called the hard-easy principle. On one day, you exercise vigorously and your muscles feel sore. Then, for the next few workouts you exercise far less intensely until the soreness disappears. Only then should you attempt another hard workout.There are three different ways to use the hard-easy principle. Athletes in competitive sports have to train specifically in their sports, so a basketball player may scrimmage for four hours on one day and then shoot baskets and run plays on the next.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing Writer/United Feature Syndicate | November 3, 1992
At some time in our lives, nearly all of us have suffered from low back pain. A good way to fight that pain is to make the back muscles stronger by pulling on a rowing machine.There are two types of rowing machines. One is made with a piston inside a casing to create resistance for the oars. It looks like a shock absorber for an automobile. Because the piston is released at a constant rate, no matter how hard you pull, you must row at a constant rate -- but that does not feel very natural.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Staff Writer | August 4, 1992
Amy Kushner's brain on drugs did not resemble an egg sizzling in a greasy frying pan, but coffee, rich and full-bodied, percolating in a pot.During the eight months she drank, sniffed and swallowed substances with names like "Memory Fuel," she says she had more energy to teach aerobics, more creativity for her advertising job, more pleasure during sex."I had this power pack no one else had," the 25-year-old Baltimorean says. "It was like the Batman cape you always wanted."But Ms. Kushner wasn't on hallucinogens or alcohol.
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By Colleen Pierre and Colleen Pierre,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 13, 1997
From the mailbag:I'd love to start cooking meatless meals for all the obvious health reasons, but feel confused about the complete/incomplete protein issues. How should I mix rice, grains and beans?Relax, and cook to your heart's content. Back in the '70s, Frances Moore Lappe interested health-oriented cooks with her classic vegetarian treatise, "Diet for a Small Planet." But she made it harder than it has to be.It is true that most plant foods fall short in one or more of the essential amino acids.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Staff Writer | August 4, 1992
Amy Kushner's brain on drugs did not resemble an egg sizzling in a greasy frying pan, but coffee, rich and full-bodied, percolating in a pot.During the eight months she drank, sniffed and swallowed substances with names like "Memory Fuel," she says she had more energy to teach aerobics, more creativity for her advertising job, more pleasure during sex."I had this power pack no one else had," the 25-year-old Baltimorean says. "It was like the Batman cape you always wanted."But Ms. Kushner wasn't on hallucinogens or alcohol.
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney | September 24, 1991
Martek Corp. of Columbia has received $600,000 in three federal research grants to develop everything from amino acids for use in drug research to ways to include fat-fighting additives in such foods as margarine and salad dressing.The three grants came from the National Institutes of Health and are called small-business innovation research grants, said Henry "Pete" Linsert Jr., chairman of Martek, a small biotechnology company that is researching ways to make drugs and food additives from micro-algae.
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