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Would You Eat That? The Game of Naming What's in What You Eat Getting the most out of what you eat takes knowing what's in your food. While packaged and prepared food can save time, it takes a lot of chemistry to keep those items edible on the long trip from the factory to your face. Do you know what is actually in some of your favorite food? Play "Would You Eat That?" and you'll be challenged to identify ingredients in some of your favorite foods. Artificial pancreas gives girl a vacation from diabetes Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation funding 13 artificial pancreas trialsIn the future, the device will be the size of a cell phone, attached to a beltAlgorithms determine how much insulin and Glucagon the patient needs Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) -- At 3:30 a.m., Stefany Shaheen awoke to a feeling of uneasiness. Something was not quite right with her daughter, Elle. Creeping into her bedroom, Shaheen removed a lancet from its wrapper and poked her diabetic daughter's finger. Putting the blood onto the testing strip, she saw the results: dangerously low blood sugar.
Chapter 1: An Owner's Guide to the Cell: Inside the Cell - National Institute of General Medical Sciences Chapter 1: An Owner's Guide to the Cell By Alisa Zapp Machalek Welcome! I hope the transformation wasn't too alarming. Diversity "Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness." - Ola Joseph "United we stand, divided we fall." - Aesop (620 -560 B.C.) The Cell and its Organelles Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates The Cell and its Organelles Play the Incredible Megacell Game About the game An ultracentrifuge is used for separating the organelles in the cell according to their size, shape and density.
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Scientists Discover The Oldest, Largest Body Of Water In Existence Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever--so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe. The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it's turning out to be pretty lush. Researchers found a lake of water so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet’s worth of water--20,000 times over. Yes, so much water out there in space that it could supply each one of us all the water on Earth--Niagara Falls, the Pacific Ocean, the polar ice caps, the puddle in the bottom of the canoe you forgot to flip over--20,000 times over. The water is in a cloud around a huge black hole that is in the process of sucking in matter and spraying out energy (such an active black hole is called a quasar), and the waves of energy the black hole releases make water by literally knocking hydrogen and oxygen atoms together.