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Young Women Scientists with the power to change our future. Requests for reprints should be addressed to Paul M. Gordon, PhD, MPH, Laboratory for Physical Activity and Exercise Intervention Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, 325 E. Eisenhower, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 4810846202.science daily

Though it was a small scale study, Pernestål Brenden says there are strong indications that scaling up off-peak deliveries could increase business efficiency for suppliers and retailers, reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and perhaps make a positive impact on traffic volume during peak morning hours.science daily

Clue to birth defects in babies of mothers with diabetes (October 19, 2011) – Researchers have identified the enzyme AMP kinase as key to the molecular mechanism that significantly increases the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida and some heart defects among babies born to women with diabetes… > full story.science daily

The process is even reversible; if the individual photons of light that scattered through the tissue could be collected and sent back through the tissue, they’d bounce back along the same path and converge at the original spot from which they were sent.

High rate of false-positives with annual mammogram (October 18, 2011) – During a decade of receiving mammograms, more than half of cancer-free women will be among those summoned back for more testing because of false-positive results, and about one in 12 will be referred for a biopsy… > full story.