In memoriam: Rose Epstein Frisch, expert in women’s fertility

first_imgRose Epstein Frisch, an associate professor emerita of population sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a pioneer in elucidating the biological mechanisms of fertility and cancer in women, died January 30, 2015 in Cambridge, Mass.Frisch’s discovery that the energy stored in body fat governs when a woman becomes fertile led to the discovery of leptin, the hormone that implements this biological pathway. The effect is that a woman’s being too lean, whether from malnutrition or intense exercise, leads to decreased fertility or even infertility. The mechanism, overlooked by demographers and the medical community, has far-reaching implications for policies for alleviating hunger across the world. In related work, Frisch demonstrated the relationship between early athletic activity and later-life cancer.“Dr. Frisch’s studies were visionary and set in motion a chain of discoveries that led to a much better understanding of women’s health,” said Lisa Berkman, director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, where Frisch worked for decades. “What also was remarkable was that this was accomplished during a period when most women scientists struggled to have their work recognized.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Barack Obama, Kamala Harris to speak on Day 3 of the DNC

first_imgABC NewsBy LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (MILWAUKEE) — Former President Barack Obama will close out Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention Wednesday, after Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., accepts the party’s nomination for vice president — making official her place in history as the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major political party.Under Democrats’ theme of “A More Perfect Union,” Harris will deliver remarks from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, the same venue former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to use for his acceptance speech on Thursday, effectively kicking off their fall campaign to the White House.“America is not going back to where it was before Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the pandemic and subsequent economic crisis, because for too many people, that wasn’t good enough. As he leads us out of crisis, Joe Biden will help build back better,” the Democratic National Convention Committee said in a release on Wednesday’s program. “He will have a historic partner in these efforts: the first female vice president.”Harris, California’s junior senator who at age 55 is more than 20 years younger than her 77-year-old running mate, offers the prospect of energizing younger and more progressive voters who have lamented Biden as the nominee.Wednesday’s primetime programming also includes speeches from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Biden’s former campaign trail opponent Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and the party’s 2016 nominee for president, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Here is Wednesday’s lineup of speakers:House Speaker Nancy PelosiFormer Secretary of State Hillary ClintonSen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.Wisconsin Gov. Tony EversNew Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamFormer Arizona Rep. Gabrielle GiffordsSen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, the vice presidential nomineeFormer President Barack ObamaWith musical performances from:Billie EilishJennifer HudsonCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ESM, J-D softball makes late-season surges

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Franchesca Polcaro went three-for-four and scored four runs, with Bella Pickard notching three RBIs. Rachel Brefka had two hits and drove in a pair of runs as McCarthy and Holly Carr had one RBI apiece.ESM then beat Fulton 6-3 on Friday night, scoring twice in the first inning, but saving its best work for the bottom of the fourth, when it plated four runs, more than the Red Raiders could overcome.Brilbeck again pitched well, limiting Fulton to three hits, while also getting two hits and two RBIs at the plate as Morgan Ransom matched those totals. Natalie Quonce added two hits as she and Rachel Brefka drove in one run apiece.Far from all this, J-D put together its own undefeated week, capped by a split doubleheader on Saturday where it rose up to beat Baldwinsville 9-7 after it shut out Auburn 13-0 earlier that morning.The Auburn game was a one-hit pitching gem from Shayna Myshrall who notched nine strikeouts as J-D scored in every inning except the fourth, capped by a five-run third.Andrea Sumida and Paige Keeler each had three hits, Sumida adding three RBIs and three runs scored as Myshrall and Kate Dorazio both drove in two runs. Katie White and Madi Ancone each had a double and RBI.Before this, J-D blanked Central Square 11-0. The Rams exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning, more than enough for Myshrall, who struck out seven and limited the Redhawks to five hits.Dorazio hit a home run, one of 11 hits on the day. Sumida’s pair of hits led to three RBIs as Dorazio and Keeler each drove in two runs. Myshrall, White and Miriam Zogby had one RBI apiece. The second game went 8-6 in the Spartans’ favor, with ESM scoring twice in the fifth inning and three more times in the sixth to overcome a 4-3 deficit. Natalie Quonce went four-for-four with three RBIs as McCarthy drove in two runs.Following it up, ESM went to Auburn Thursday and, against the 12-3 Maroons, scored an impressive 10-0 shutout, with Brilbeck limiting Auburn to five hits and striking out four while aided by error-free defense.At the plate, the Spartans got three runs in the second inning and, after a run in the third, tacked on three-run rallies in the fifth and seventh innings, too, to pull away. Even though Jamesville-DeWitt is the favorite and defending champions in Section III Class A softball, East Syracuse Minoa has played the Red Rams tough and is coming off its best week of the season.The Spartans returned to action last Wednesday and swept a doubleheader from Cortland. ESM rolled to a 13-1 victory in the five-inning opener, already up 2-1 when it erupted for 10 runs in the top of the third, Gillianne McCarthy leading the way with a triple and four RBIs.Shaina Brilbeck, who held the Purple Tigers to two hits and struck out seven, went five-for-five, including a double and triple, and drove in two runs, Gianna Quonce and Natalie Quonce each getting three hits as Natalie drove in two runs, as did Morgan Ransom. Tags: ESMJ-DSoftballlast_img read more

My Coach Didn’t Want Me To Play For Nigeria – New Super Eagles Star

first_imgNew Super Eagles sensation Brian Idowu has narrated how his club coach tried to discourage him from playing for the team.Idowu, 25, revealed that Amkar Perm coach Gadzi Gadzhiyen wanted him to play for his place of birth (Russia) adding that the Russian tactician told him to wait and see whether he would be invited to the Russian national team.He made this known in a chat with ESPN, Brian Idowu said: “Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr contacted me and told me that he was following me.”“He wanted to invite me to the squad, but that was impossible because I didn’t have a Nigerian passport.“Gadzhiev said that such a call is not incidental, and I should keep progressing. He advised me to wait and see if I get called by Russia as well. I don’t see why I can’t play for Russia if I keep getting better, but they have good players like Mario Fernandes in my position. They don’t miss me.” he concluded.Brian Idowu made an instant impact in an international friendly for the Super Eagles on Tuesday night as he scored minutes after coming on as an halftime substitute for Ola Aina to edge Nigeria 3-2 ahead before the outstanding Alex Iwobi finished the team’s opponents and long time nemesis Argentina off to give the team a 4-2 win. [tps_header][/tps_header]RelatedRohr Undecided On Leftback SpotMarch 31, 2018In “National Team”New Sensation Brian Idowu Faces Sanction For Eagles AppearanceNovember 16, 2017In “National Team”Argentina Win Fallout: Rohr Singles Out Two Players For PraiseNovember 15, 2017In “National Team”last_img read more