Program 256

AIRDATE:04/26/08

PROMO: ARC's Dr. John Vidmar investigates pond scum as source of biodiesel and a means to capture CO2

AHFMR's Dr. Kim Raine looks at social and environmental causes of obesity

Dr. Catherine Field researches link between nutrition, pregnancy and depression

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TITLE: Dr. John Vidmar, Alberta Research Council
SUBJECT: #256 Algae to Capture Carbon Dioxide and Produce Bio-Diesel
SYNOPSIS: The green scum that covers our lakes in summer may soon become Mother Natureís prodigal son. Scientists at the Alberta Research Council and other organizations within Innoventures Canada believe they can use algae to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere--and produce biodiesel.prodigal son. Dr. John Vidmar explains.

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TITLE: Dr. Kim Raine, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #256 Obesity vs Social Environment
SYNOPSIS: If you canít lose weight, it might not be your fault. Nutritional sociologist, Dr. Kim Raine, says your cultural and physical environment may be to blame.

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TITLE: Dr. Catherine Field, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #256 Pregnancy, Nutrition and Depression
SYNOPSIS: The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research has launched a new study to determine the link between nutrition, pregnancy and depression. Lead investigator is Dr. Catherine Field.

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