Archive for November, 2008

Study links arteries to immune function (The Dana Foundation Web Site – 12 November 2008)

New research suggests that arteries do much more than just transport blood through the body.  A piece on the Dana Foundation Web site discusses new work that demonstrates their role in immune function. Excerpt: Arteries, the large blood vessels that

Widow for a day (The Boston Globe Magazine – 16 November 2008)

An essay about my anticipatory grief during my husband's deployment appears in the November 16, 2008 issue of the Boston Globe Magazine.  Excerpt: Funerals always remind me of my father's funeral. So when I received an invitation to attend the

Location may make a difference in flu vaccination (The Dana Foundation Web Site – 6 November 2008)

A study published by scientists at the University of Melbourne suggest that where one receives an influenza vaccination may influence how effective it is.  An article about the study and its implications appears in the News and Features section of

Four winter pregnancy worries – and how to deal (American Baby – November 2008)

Worried about your winter pregnancy?  I look at four worries about being pregnant during the wintertime for an article in the November 2008 American Baby. Excerpt: Being pregnant in winter may seem like a nuisance, but there are actually plenty

Brain responds quickly to faces (BrainWork – November/December 2008)

An article about recent discoveries in how we interpret facial expressions is in the November/December issue of BrainWork, the Dana Foundation's neuroscience newsletter. Excerpt: Approaching the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth (in January 2009), the bulk of studies concerning

Green movement pushes more companies toward sustainable packaging (Nutritional Outlook – October 2008)

An article about the increasing popularity of sustainable packing appears in the October 2008 issue of Nutritional Outlook. Excerpt: There seems to be no doubt about it: green products and practices are in. What started as a small ecotrend has