News Article | November 3, 2016
Standard Process Inc., a leader in whole food nutrient solutions, presented two students Maxwell Muehleip and Ben Stebbins, from the University of Western States (UWS) $2,500 each to support their education in chiropractic care. Based in Palmyra, Wisconsin, Standard Process started their scholarship program to aid students who are studying to become a health care professional with hope that they will grasp the study of nutritional education as well. “I would like to thank Standard Process from the bottom of my heart,” said Muehleip. “My grandmother - who loved Standard Process products - was a staunch supporter of my dream to become a doctor of chiropractic. She passed away my first term of the doctoral program but I know she is very proud.” Muehleip, a UWS student studying chiropractic care, is a quarter 12 student expecting to graduate in 2016. “Thank you to Standard Process for this scholarship opportunity,” said Stebbins. “I appreciate the chance to learn and write about a topic I am passionate about, while hopefully educating others. Nutrition is a vital component of health and wellness and is something that needs to be addressed in today's society. I believe debunking common nutritional myths is a great way to educate the public on this matter.” Also studying chiropractic care at UWS, Stebbins expects to graduate 2017, and is in his eighth quarter of school. Both students show educational excellence. They submitted essays regarding their thoughts on nutrition myths which helped with the decision to pick them as the Standard Process scholarship recipients. Standard Process has positive ties with educational institutions that are developing the next generation of health care professionals around the country. Their goal is to promote and educate future health care professionals to include nutritional education into their practice while pursuing their professional health care degrees. In order for a UWS student to qualify for a Standard Process scholarship, they must meet the following standards: If you would like to learn more about Standard Process scholarship opportunities, contact Lisa Hackett, professional development coordinator, at 800-848-5061, or by email at lhackett(at)standardprocess(dot)com. About Standard Process Inc. Standard Process is the visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. Based in Palmyra, Wisconsin, Standard Process offers more than 300 high-quality supplements made with whole food and other ingredients through three product lines: The products are available exclusively through health care professionals, including chiropractors, acupuncturists, medical doctors and veterinarians. Dedicated to the whole food philosophy of founder Dr. Royal Lee, Standard Process’ goal is to ensure its nutritional supplements deliver complex nutrients as nature intended. To accomplish this, Standard Process grows the majority of its raw plant ingredients on company-owned certified organic farmland. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to retain vital nutrients within each ingredient, Standard Process manufactures its supplements in its certified organic manufacturing facility. Standard Process employs high quality control standards and follows the Food and Drug Administration’s current good manufacturing practices. Standard Process also owns two subsidiaries, Cultivate by Standard Process TM and Lee Engineering. Both offer unique wellness solutions. Cultivate delivers scalable wellness programs to businesses, using on-site chiropractic as a central component of the program, to impact individual employee and overall company health. Lee Engineering’s Royal Lee OrganicsTM offers Intelligent Healthful Living™ solutions for home flour milling. Standard Process employs over 370 people and has been in business since 1929. The company is recognized as a distinguished leader and innovator in workplace wellness and an exemplary environmental steward. It is a recipient of the Platinum Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Councils of America and a Tier 1 participant in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Green Tier program, which recognizes companies with strong environmental-compliance records. For additional information about Standard Process, visit standardprocess.com.
Barrow N.J.,University of Western States
Plant and Soil | Year: 2015
Soil phosphate research has been hampered by the persistence of superseded ideas and language. Consequently few have recognised the two phosphate-sparing effects of previous phosphate fertilizer application: one caused by the decreased buffering capacity; the other caused by the eventual cessation of the diffusive movement of phosphate into the adsorbing particle. This is one cause of excessive phosphate applications and thence to contamination of water. © 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Song C.,University of Western States |
Corry B.,University of Western States
Biophysical Journal | Year: 2010
Four x-ray crystal structures of prokaryotic homologs of ligand-gated ion channels have recently been determined: ELIC from Erwinia chrysanthemi, two structures of a proton-activated channel from Gloebacter violaceus (GLIC1 and GLIC2) and that of the E221A mutant (GLIC1M). The availability of numerous structures of channels in this family allows for aspects of channel gating and ion conduction to be examined. Here, we determine the likely conduction states of the four structures as well as IV curves, ion selectivity, and steps involved in ion permeation by performing extensive Brownian dynamics simulations. Our results show that the ELIC structure is indeed nonconductive, but that GLIC1 and GLIC1M are both conductive of ions with properties different from those seen in experimental studies of the channel. GLIC2 appears to reflect an open state of the channel with a predicted conductance of 10.8-12.4 pS in 140 mM NaCl solution, which is comparable to the experimental value 8 ± 2 pS. The extracellular domain of the channel is shown to have an important influence on the channel current, but a less significant role in ion selectivity. © 2010 by the Biophysical Society.
Jones-Schenk J.,University of Western States
Journal of Professional Nursing | Year: 2014
Over 1 million working registered nurses (RNs) currently do not have a bachelor's degree in nursing and comprise the critical group needing to return to school in order to achieve the Institute of Medicine's goal of 80% bachelors of science in nursing (BSNs) by 2020. Western Governors University (WGU) has developed a transformative educational model, incorporating 4 operational pillars (competency-based learning, technology, disaggregated faculty roles, and a student-centric management system), to revolutionize RN-BSN education. This article describes a successful contemporary model, disrupting most all of the traditional aspects of university education for professional nursing practice. The program design is of particular value to working adults and addresses the flexibility they need to accommodate academic advancement. The WGU nursing program currently serves over 5,000 students seeking BSN and Master of Science in Nursing degrees in all 50 states. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.
Smith F.J.,University of Western States
Obstetrics and Gynecology | Year: 2010
Objective: To investigate the lifetime risk of first-time incident pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery with the intention of updating previous risk estimates that have been based on members of managed-care populations. Methods: Age-specific incidence rates of first-time prolapse surgery between 1981 and 2005 were calculated based on 44,728-incident cases. We estimated the lifetime risk as the cumulative incidence to age 85 years based on a life-table method and using the most recent cross-sectional incidence rates for the period 2001-2005. Age-standardized rates by calendar year were also calculated to show the secular trend in prolapse surgery. Results: The lifetime risk of surgery for POP in the general female population was 19% based on the most recent cross-sectional rates, a figure higher than the 11-12% reported from U.S. managed-care populations. Conclusion: There is a relatively high likelihood that a woman in Western Australia will undergo surgery for POP during her lifetime. If, as our results suggest, the burden of genital prolapse in general populations is higher than previously thought, there is justification for a stronger evidence base for prevention, early detection and intervention to reduce the personal and societal costs of these gynecological conditions. © 2010 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Meyer T.W.,Stanford University |
Hostetter T.H.,University of Western States
Kidney International | Year: 2012
There is renewed interest in identifying organic waste solutes that are normally excreted by the kidneys and must be removed by renal replacement therapy when the kidneys fail. A large number of these waste solutes are produced by colon microbes. Mass spectrometry is expanding our knowledge of their chemical identity, and DNA sequencing technologies are providing new knowledge of the microbes and metabolic pathways by which they are made. There is evidence that the most extensively studied of the colon-derived solutes, indoxyl sulfate and p-cresol sulfate, are toxic. Much more study is required to establish the toxicity of other solutes in this class. Because they are made in an isolated compartment by microbes, their production may prove simpler to suppress than the production of other waste solutes. To the extent that they are toxic, suppressing their production could improve the health of renal failure patients without the need for more intensive or prolonged dialysis. © 2012 International Society of Nephrology.
Wunderink R.G.,Northwestern University |
Waterer G.W.,Northwestern University |
Waterer G.W.,University of Western States
New England Journal of Medicine | Year: 2014
A 67-year-old woman with mild Alzheimer's disease who has a 2-day history of productive cough, fever, and increased confusion is transferred from a nursing home to the emergency department. According to the transfer records, she has had no recent hospitalizations or recent use of antibiotic agents. Her temperature is 38.4°C (101°F), the blood pressure is 145/85 mm Hg, the respiratory rate is 30 breaths per minute, the heart rate is 120 beats per minute, and the oxygen saturation is 91% while she is breathing ambient air. Crackles are heard in both lower lung fields. She is oriented to person only. The white-cell count is 4000 per cubic millimeter, the serum sodium level is 130 mmol per liter, and the blood urea nitrogen is 25 mg per deciliter (9.0 mmol per liter). A radiograph of the chest shows infiltrates in both lower lobes. How and where should this patient be treated? Copyright © 2014 Massachusetts Medical Society.
Spaulding S.W.,University of Western States
Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity | Year: 2011
Purpose of Review: 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) profoundly affects the immune system in experimental animals. TCDD was a contaminant in defoliants used in the Vietnam War, and is known to cause prolonged activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (Ah R) in humans. Chronic exposure to TCDD is associated with an increased prevalence of certain chronic diseases, lymphomas and leukemias. The Ah R is a transcription factor that responds to cellular metabolites as well as to environmental substances. We review how TCDD and the Ah R alter thyroid metabolism directly, and how recent experimental and clinical findings on TCDD and immunity are related to autoimmune thyroid diseases. Recent Findings: TCDD exaggerates the normal responses of the Ah R to endogenous activators, affecting dendritic cells, regulatory T cells (T reg), T helper17 (T h17) and T helper22 (T h22) cells. A recent study on approximately 225 000 veterans of the Vietnam era found that those who served in Vietnam or were otherwise exposed to defoliants had a 2.5-fold to three-fold higher prevalence of the diagnosis of Graves' disease, compared to Veterans who served elsewhere. Summary: The balance between T reg, T h17 and T h22 cells is disrupted by TCDD, resembling what has been found clinically in Graves' disease and Hashimoto s thyroiditis, and in animal models of these diseases. By altering the immune balance in susceptible individuals, chronic TCDD exposure may influence the prevalence of autoimmune thyroid diseases. Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Whitehouse A.J.O.,University of Western States
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research | Year: 2010
Purpose: Specific language impairment (SLI) is known to aggregate in families. Debate exists on whether the male sex presents an additional risk for SLI. This meta-analysis examined whether there is a sex ratio difference in the risk for impairment among family members of an SLI proband and whether this is mediated by assessment method (direct assessment via psychometric tests vs. indirect assessment via questionnaire/interview) or relative type (sibling vs. parent). Method: Twelve studies met inclusion criteria, including 11 parent and 9 sibling samples. Risk ratios, indicating relative risk for language difficulties for males versus females, were calculated as a function of assessment method and relative type. Results: Direct assessments identified a male predominance of language impairment, with a pooled risk ratio of 1.73 for siblings (95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.20-2.52) and 1.54 for parents (95% CI: 1.14-2.07). No sex differences were observed for studies using indirect testing methods, with mean risk ratios of 1.12 (0.85-1.48) and 1.17 (0.92-1.49) for sibling and parent samples, respectively. Conclusion: A predominance of affected males among family members is observed when using direct assessments only. This finding is interpreted with reference to the strengths and weaknesses of different assessment methodologies and what sex differences may indicate about the biological mechanisms underlying the SLI phenotype. © American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Fliesler S.J.,University of Western States
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology | Year: 2010
Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (SLOS) is a recessive hereditary disease caused by a defect in the last step in cholesterol biosynthesis - the reduction of the Δ7 double bond of 7-dehydrocholesterol (7DHC) - resulting in the abnormal accumulation of 7DHC and diminished levels of Chol in all bodily tissues. Treatment of rats with AY9944 - a drug that inhibits the same enzyme that is genetically defective in SLOS (i.e., DHCR7, 3ß-hydroxysterol-Δ7- reductase) - starting in utero and continuing throughout postnatal life, provides a convenient animal model of SLOS for understanding the disease mechanism and also for testing the efficacy of therapeutic intervention strategies. Herein, the biochemical, morphological, and electrophysiological hallmarks of retinal degeneration in this animal model are reviewed. A high-cholesterol diet partially ameliorates the associated visual function deficits, but not the morphological degeneration. Recent studies using this model suggest that the disease mechanism in SLOS goes well beyond the initial cholesterol pathway defect, including global metabolic alterations, lipid and protein oxidation, and differential expression of hundreds of genes in multiple ontological gene families. These findings may have significant implications with regard to developing more optimal therapeutic interventions for managing SLOS patients. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010.