Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chewing gum helps lose weight?

Research conducted by Nutrition Professor Kathleen Melanson and postdoc Dan Kresge is receiving international attention this week after a presentation at the annual scientific conference of The Obesity Society. Their surprising results suggest, among other things, that gum chewing for an hour in the morning may make you eat less at lunch. Dozens of television stations around the country mentioned the study, and the Channel 12 program The Rhode Show featured it this morning. The research also was covered by the Times of India, Medical News Today, WTOP radio in Washington, D.C., and dozens of other online news sources. It will also be featured on the Channel 10 news tomorrow at 5:30. Read the URI news release about the study here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

50 Years of Bay Monitoring

The front page of yesterday's Providence Sunday Journal had a very long story and numerous pictures outlining what URI researchers have learned from 50 years of trawling every week for marine life in Narragansett Bay. The story explains how the warming water has dramatically changed the composition of fish and other creatures in the Bay. Visit the GSO Fish Trawl Survey website here for more information, and read a URI news release about the survey.