Community Briefs for 02/18

Feb 172011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

CSU professor studies heart disease

A CSU professor will get a chance to pour all his heart into a project for four years.

Lakshmi Prasad Dasi will investigate a unified method to test the severity of heart valve disease for patients who have multiple valve diseases and or hypertension.

Dasi will accept a $308,000 grant, awarded by the American Heart Association, as part of its National Scientist Development Program.

The researchers will develop and test a new index of severity for multiple valve disease based on the performance of the heart.

This infliction is one of the leading causes of cardiac-related deaths.
Gluten-free is the way to be*

It may seem like a life full of shut doors to not eat gluten, but today from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Gifford 114, a class on how to cook without gluten will provide ways to expand a once restricted diet.

For a class fee of $20, those who attend will receive recipes for gluten-free bread, handouts, cooking tips and helpful nutrition information for diets. There will also be baked goods that will be sampled and discussed.

The demonstration lasts one hour followed by an optional 30-minute question-and-answer session.

There is a limit of 20 people for the class. Those interested can call 970-491-8615 to reserve a seat.
Rice bran: Not just for old people anymor*e

After countless years and dollars of research into cancer treatment, the answer could be hidden in rice bran.

Today at 3 p.m. in room 211 in the Moby B complex, Elizabeth P. Ryan will speak about the cancer-fighting properties of rice bran.

In her seminar, “Phytochemical Diversity in Rice Bran: Implications for Immunity and Cancer,” she will speak about dietary strategies that can be used to prevent susceptibility to diseases.

Ryan is from the Animal Center in the Department of Clinical Sciences.

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