Challenges to access foreign talent

Challenges to access foreign talent
The federal government is committed to ensuring Canadian workers have the first opportunity to fill all available jobs. While well intentioned, there remain some employers who, despite high localized unemployment, simply cannot find the skills they need.
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Student group work essential for professional education
Freshman Colin Kimberlin, a biochemistry and diplomacy major, said: “The teacher assigns people together but she doesn't necessarily understand everyone's abilities or what they're best at when they're working together in a team environment.
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'Everyone is a scientist'
“It was a lot of work getting it done, but very fun” she said of taping the outlines of bodies on the floor, smearing fake blood everywhere and breaking Dollar Store snowflakes into shards of 'glass. … He led a presentation called “The Life of a …
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31. Kevin Ahern’s Biochemistry – Membrane Transport and Mitochondria

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30. Kevin Ahern’s Biochemistry – Lipids, Membranes, and Membrane Transport


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Nutrition 21, LLC Announces The Presentation Of Results Of A Nitrosigine Clinical Study At The Renowned Experimental Biology 2014 Annual Meeting


Purchase, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014

Nutrition 21, LLC (“Nutrition 21”) is proud to announce the presentation of a new clinical study supporting Nitrosigine™ inositol-stabilized arginine silicate, titled, “A Clinical Evaluation to Determine the Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of an Inositol-Stabilized Arginine Silicate Dietary Supplement in Healthy Adult Males.” The study will be presented today to scientists and other professionals at the acclaimed Experimental Biology 2014 annual meeting’s poster session and will be published in the FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Journal.

The clinical study demonstrated significant increases in plasma arginine levels (P<0.01) and serum silicon levels (P<0.01) after a single dose of Nitrosigine™. In addition, a significant increase in nitric oxide levels (measured as salivary nitrites) was seen after 14 days of product consumption (P<0.05). The results of the clinical study support the use of Nitrosigine™ as a bioavailable source of arginine and silicon, validating the preclinical studies and confirming Nitrosigine™ as an effective ingredient in products for sports nutrition, men’s health and cardiovascular health.

The clinical study verified Nitrosigine™ supplementation increased nitric oxide (NO) levels with a significant change in NO levels between the first treatment visit and after 14 days. The increase in NO levels can promote relaxation of smooth muscle in blood vessels, which increases blood flow and improves cardiovascular and muscular health.

Primary author, Douglas S. Kalman, PhD, RD, CCRC, FACN, Director BD, Nutrition & Applied Clinical Trials at Miami Research Associates stated, “Nitrosigine, a new FDA-approved arginine-based molecule, has early and preliminary research that is deserving of further development.”

Michael Satow, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nutrition 21 commented, “We are immensely pleased with the new clinical results, confirming our pre-clinical studies, and furthermore supporting Nitrosigine™’s ability to significantly increase nitric oxide levels to optimize the benefits of rigorous workouts. Fitness-focused customers who want to get the most out of their training regimen, will appreciate that Nitrosigine™ is quickly absorbed by the body, taking effect in 30 minutes and lasting up to three hours. Nitrosigine™ has also been shown to significantly raise arginine and silicon levels – both important nutrients for cardiovascular performance.”

Consumer benefits directly linked to the study findings include:

    Nitrosigine™ significantly enhances nitric oxide levels
    Nitrosigine™ is a safe, bioavailable source of arginine and silicon
    Nitrosigine™ significantly increases plasma arginine levels in 30 minutes
    Nitrosigine™ significantly increases plasma arginine levels for up to 3 hours
    Nitrosigine™ significantly increases silicon levels for up to 1.5 hours

“Nutrition 21 is thrilled to have the human clinical study available as support for our NDI accepted, Nitrosigine™. Based on clinical and pre-clinical results, Nitrosigine™ demonstrates superiority over arginine as shown by increases in blood flow markers and silicon absorption. Nitrosigine™ is currently available in the retail channel in products such as, SuperPump® 3.0 and Razor8® and is in development in other finished goods. We anticipate continued high market interest with robust customer sales,” said Jim Kahn, Executive Director of National Sales at Nutrition 21.

About Experimental Biology 2014

The Experimental Biology (EB) meeting is a multi-society, interdisciplinary, biomedical, scientific meeting featuring plenary and award lectures, symposia, oral and poster sessions, a placement center, and an exhibit of scientific equipment, supplies, and publications. The meeting is one of the largest to date with over 14,000 attending scientists and researchers in the fields of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, and pharmacology. The Experimental Biology (EB) 2014 meeting will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, April 26 – 30, 2014.

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About the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal

The FASEB Journal is one of the world’s most cited biology journals. It is a preferred venue for the latest research reports and reviews of epigenetics, iRNA mechanics, histone acetylation, nitric oxide signaling, eicosanoid biochemistry, angiogenesis, tumor suppressor genes, apoptosis, cytoskeletal function, and human stem cell research. The journal publishes peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary original research articles, as well as editorials, reviews, and news of the life sciences.

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About Nutrition 21, LLC

Nutrition 21, a wholly owned subsidiary of JDS Therapeutics, is a leader in the nutritional supplement industry. The Company is a developer and marketer of efficacious, high-value, clinically substantiated ingredients for dietary supplements, medical foods and beverages, including CHROMAX® chromium picolinate and NITROSIGINE™ inositol-stabilized arginine silicate. In 2013 NITROSIGINE™ was accepted by the FDA as a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI).

With many years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical experience, the Company’s scientific platform has created unique, patentable products that are safe and clinically effective. Rigorous preclinical and clinical trials are a key part of its product development strategy to ensure product safety and consumer trust.

Nutrition 21 currently holds over 100 domestic and international issued and pending patents for products. Many support unique claims associated with, among others, glucose metabolism, weight management, brain health, cardiovascular health, and sports nutrition.

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Learn About Amino Acids

Amino acids are most commonly known as the building blocks of protein. They are one of the most effective and useful supplements used by many for all of the positive effects they have on the human body. They are found in protein-loaded sources like meat, fish, dairy and vegetables such as legumes, peas and grains. There are numerous kinds of amino acid supplements on the market currently. So many in fact, that it is often hard for the consumer to know which kind to take. As consumers, you’ll need to know what amino acids are all about.

In general, just about anyone could pretty much benefit from taking an amino acid supplement. Most typically though bodybuilders, athletes, vegetarians, and individuals with allergies, stress-related fatigue and hypoglycemia benefit the most from this form of supplementation. As a user or potential user you may be left scratching your head trying to figure out what kind of amino acid supplement may work best for you. Make note that only 8, sometime 10 (depending on who you consult) out of 20 or so amino acids are essential to the body. They are considered to be essential because the body cannot produce them naturally and must look to outside sources to have the supplied.

Those essential amino acids include:

Leucine cannot be synthesized by the body but must always be acquired from dietary sources. Leucine helps promote the healing of bones and skin and muscle tissue repair. Because the body cannot make Leucine, it is very important to maintain adequate amounts within your diet most easily attained by using dietary supplements.
Isoleucine is necessary for hemoglobin formation, stabilizing and regulating blood sugar and energy levels. Deficiencies may contribute to involuntary twitching and tremors.
Valine is helpful in muscle building. Valine has a stimulant effect and healthy growth of the human body depends on it.
Methionine is the principle supplier of sulfur, which helps improve the tone of your skin and promote growth and strength of your hair, and nails. Sulfur also protects the cells from airborne pollutants and free radicals such as smoke and smog and helps slow down the aging process.
Lysine also cannot be manufactured by the human body. It insures the adequate absorption of calcium, helps form collagen and also aids in the production of antibodies, hormones and enzymes.
Threonine is important constituent in many body proteins and is necessary for the formation of tooth enamel protein, elastin and collagen. It is also known to help the digestive and intestinal tracts function more smoothly.
Phenylalanine comes in two forms which mirror images of each other. L-phenylalaine has nutritional value and D-phenylalanine has painkilling and depression alleviating properties.
Tryptophan is most commonly known as the Thanksgiving Day mood alleviator. But besides being known as a natural relaxant, tryptophan also helps control hyperactivity, relieve stress, suppress the appetite and enhance the release of growth hormones.

Out of those, the first 3, Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are most often referred to as the branched chained amino acids or BCAA’s and are of particular importance due to their ability to provide the body with about 70% of its nitrogen needs. All together, any well-balanced amino acid supplement can prove to be extremely effective for those desiring to maximize their protein intake with minimal caloric cost.

Amino acids are crucial to the human body. Scientifically, the body produces over 50,000 proteins and more than 15,000 enzymes. They are not only responsible for the production of enzymes, but also for the key role they play in normalizing moods, concentration, aggression, attention and sleep. Once protein is consumed, it is broken down into amino acids. Then every individual amino acid is used to create the necessary proteins and enzymes your body needs. One of the most critical enzymes for the human body includes digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes break down the proteins that a person consumes and turns them into amino acids. Whew…we just about did a full 360 there, but science and research has proven that getting enough amino acids in one’s diet is an important factor in maintaining overall good nutrition.

When purchasing amino acids be sure you understand what you are getting. Try to be aware of mis-leading labels. Some manufactures beef up their label descriptions to make their products look amazing, when in all actuality they are sometimes just a tablet form of protein powder and calcium with little to no aminos. Try this simple test to establish a difference between the good and bad. Bite into a tablet. It should be bitter and nauseating. If it tastes good then throw it away because you aren’t getting amino acids! Make sure you find an amino-acid product with the essential and indispensable aminos that you need as well as the others you naturally produce. Amino acids are simple but effective supplements that can help double your rate of muscle growth or assist in weight loss control.

Jim Riggs is an authority in the fitness, nutrition and supplement industries. With more than twenty years of experience training everyone from soccer moms, to NFL Athletes, to Olympic gold medalists he has seen it all. Jim has a unique understanding, style and passion toward everything fitness. As a contributing writer for Jim brings this uniqueness to the supplement world through no nonsense product review and hard hitting commentary.

BPH and Chronic Prostatitis Can Be Successfully Treated with Dr. Allens Device, Confirms New User Feedback from Canada, Reports Fine Treatment


London, GB (PRWEB) January 18, 2014

Dr. Allen’s Device for Prostate Care helps to treat the inflamed and enlarged prostate gland relieving pain and other nasty symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and chronic prostatitis. Fine Treatment is pleased to share the most recent user feedback. Somalia-born Abdullah Farah, 76, from Canada, writes: “Thank you for your excellent alternative prostate treatment to surgery; for last 2 years I have relief from frequent urination and no pain.”

Abdullah Farah had severe symptoms of BPH and chronic prostatitis, including pelvic pain and frequent urination. His doctors suggested a prostate surgery but he chose Dr. Allen’s therapeutic device instead. On January 14, 2014 he emailed Fine Treatment, “You may recall I ordered a device for prostate treatment two years ago. It worked fine with my BPH and I had good relief in urination as it limited my frequent trip to the bathroom.”

Now Mr. Farah is happy to share his story: “I have been enjoying my life for last 2-years with the device you have had provided me. BPH and prostate cancer were unknown in Somaliland 50 years ago, then the population of the city has increased, bringing new diets and pop drinking. Therefore these problems spread now. I told many people in my country (Somaliland) to approach your natural device for their BPH.”

Fine Treatment is active in monitoring customer treatment progress and collects user feedback regularly. This data confirms that Dr. Allen’s Device reduces prostate enlargement and simultaneously eases lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) effectively. Please watch a short informative video: where a man with an initially hugely enlarged prostate, weighting about 130 grams, has shrunk it to 37 grams by wearing Dr Allen’s Device for 2 years without any medications.

Common prostate surgeries frequently leave men deeply upset. For instance, “I’m 44 male, 8 months ago I had Holap operation for BPH and still now I’m living a nightmare. Do not touch your prostate. The annoying symptoms you have now are nothing compared to what you have after surgery,” says a post on Men’s-Health Forum on Retrograde Ejaculation after Prostate Surgery.

Regarding BPH drugs, the article published by the USA Today, quotes A. Traish, Professor of Biochemistry and Urology at the Boston University School of Medicine: “The side effects are negated once the medicine is ceased but few patients taking Propecia or Avodart experience sexual side effects which are irreversible in nature.”

“Fine Treatment’s customer base stretches over 100 countries around the globe,” says Dr. Simon Allen. “This new user feedback confirms the amazing effectiveness of Dr. Allen’s therapeutic device and treatment, which eases inflammation and reduces the size of the enlarged prostate gland.”

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About Dr. Simon Allen and Fine Treatment:

Dr. Simon Allen, MD, PhD, Academician, member of the ATA, is a highly experienced medical professional. His specialty is in internal medicine. He has treated a wide range of chronic diseases, including patients after a heart attack, with kidneys problems, including kidney stones disease, prostate and spine conditions, as well as metabolic disorders.

Fine Treatment ensures international availability of Dr. Allen’s Devices for chronic prostatitis and BPH treatment, coronary heart disease, dissolving kidney stones, as well as upper and lower back pain and sciatica relief.

36. Kevin Ahern’s Biochemistry – Fat and Fatty Acid Metabolism


36.  Kevin Ahern's Biochemistry - Fat and Fatty Acid Metabolism

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