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Jennie Jackson

Jennie Jackson

Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Glasgow Caledonian University

I am an HCPC-registered Dietitian and a Registered Public Health Nutritionist, with clinical and research experience in obesity management and in optimising nutrition of older people with dementia. She teaches various aspects of nutrition to students on several undergraduate and Master-level programmes.

After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in plant science from St Andrews University in 1982 I completed a PhD in plant science at the University of Wales in 1986. Several post doctoral research fellowships followed in the field of plant molecular biology (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Saskatchewan, Canada) and I ultimately worked on chromosome walking towards the site of a gene involved in the signal transduction pathway for blue light perception in Arabidopsis thaliana.

How much protein do you really need?

Jan 10, 2017 14:50 pm UTC| Health

Andrew Taylor has eaten only potatoes for a whole year. Well, almost. He made his diet more nutritious by including sweet potatoes, and adding nut or soya milk to mashed potatoes. He also avoided vitamin B12 deficiency by...

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Economy

RBA likely to adopt tightening policy by 50 bps in 2018, says ANZ Research

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is expected to adopt a tightening monetary policy in 2018 is boosted by the hawkish shift in the RBAs language. This would reverse the rate cuts of 2016 and take the real cash back to...

New Zealand bonds slump at close after GDT price auction cheers markets

The New Zealand bonds slumped at the time of closing Wednesday after dairy prices rose at the overnight GlobalDairyTrade Price auction, reporting its second consecutive increase. Also, the countrys current account deficit...

New Zealand current account deficit narrows slightly higher than expectations in Q2

New Zealands current account deficit narrowed slightly more than expected in Q2; helped by historical revisions, the annual deficit fell to 2.8 percent of GDP. The seasonally adjusted current account deficit also...

JGBs tad lower post better-than-expected August trade balance data; eyes on BoJ’s policy decision

The Japanese government bonds trade slightly on the downside Wednesday after the countrys trade balance data for the month of August showed exports and imports surging in August, with both beating expectations as a...

Australian bonds plunge on growing investor confidence in the country’s economic outlook; RBA Lowe’s speech in focus

The Australian bonds plunged Wednesday as growing investor confidence in the Australian economic outlook has pushed rates on government bonds up to their highest level in six months. Also, investors will now be looking...

Politics

Undocumented youth divided over how to fight back against Trump immigration clampdown

Young immigrants from across the US participated in the first act of civil disobedience by undocumented youth under the Trump administration on July 26 in Texas. After protesters sat in the street outside the state capitol...

India at 70: after the celebrations, single-party dominance menaces democracy

Seventy years ago, Jawaharlal Nehrus famous Tryst with Destiny speech not only marked Indias independence from British rule but also expressed the vision for a united, democratic, egalitarian and modern country. Not...

Can corporate America afford to walk away from President Trump?

After campaigning as the candidate best able to work with business, President Donald Trump has shown he is anything but. A stream of resignations from high-level business counsels hit a crescendo recently when Trump was...

Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that's unlikely

Vladimir Putins power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and its easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not...

Warning signs of mass violence – in the US?

There are those who say that comparing President Donald Trumps rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler is alarmist, unfair and counterproductive. And yet, there has been no dearth of such comparisons since the 2016...

Science

Scientists Create Robots The Size Of DNA Strands That Can Rearrange Molecules

Robots are great for a lot of things and can perform functions that humans would either have a hard time accomplishing or simply would not be able to do. Among the latter case is rearranging the molecules of a living...

China Signs Deal With Israel Over Lab-Grown Meat, Food For The Future

With the world facing the global crisis known as climate change, most countries are doing whatever they can to reduce carbon emissions. However, one of the biggest contributing factors to greenhouse gasses that is rarely...

Denmark Finally Sells Last Oil Company For $7.45 Billion

As a country committed to fighting climate change and reducing its carbon footprint, Denmark is finally selling off the last remaining oil company in the country. The oil firms were owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and the...

Trump’s Pick For NASA Head Is Not A Scientist And A Prominent Climate Change Denier

The Trump administration has proven to be incompetent in filling crucial roles with qualified people, evidenced by an anti-EPA EPA head and an anti-DOE head of DOE. Now, the president has nominated a non-scientist who is...

Scientists Can Now Bioengineer Lungs, Reducing Potential Deaths Due To Organ Shortage

At this point, its no secret that being placed on the organ transplant list is no guarantee of survival if patients are in need of a new heart, or liver, or lung. One of the ways that this problem can be solved is by...

Technology

Steam Addresses Review Bombing Issue, Adds Histogram

Theres no doubt that Valves digital distribution platform Steam has a review bombing problem. This is basically where gamers who have a problem with a video game publisher or studio that has nothing to do with the games...

GameStop Xbox One X Pre-Orders Coming Again Tomorrow, Better Get Ready

Fans who have been itching to get their hands on an Xbox One X will want to check out GameStops website. The next round of pre-orders is scheduled for tomorrow and its expected to be another Hunger Games situation....

Wolfenstein 2’s New Trailer Is NSFW And Really Pushes Anti-Fascism

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the upcoming game in Bethesdas shooter franchise. A new trailer for the title featuring some gameplay elements just came out and it is classified not safe for work (NSFW). Whats more,...

T-Mobile Extends Unlimited Data Throttling Cap To 50GB

Data caps are now the norm and even with a company that is as customer-friendly as T-Mobile, this is still the case. Fortunately, at least the carrier is open to this fact and is willing to make some adjustments. T-Mobile...

Anti-virus Software Spreads Malware In Troubling Twist

People rely on their anti-virus software to keep their devices free of those nasty digital bugs. However, anyone who downloaded the CCleaner by Avast between August 15th and September 12th might want to check on their...
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DEProducer Prices YY

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2.6 %

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2.5 %

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2.3 %

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0.2 %

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0.1 %

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September 20 08:00 UTC 2020m

ZACPI MM*

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0.20 %

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0.3 %

September 20 08:00 UTC 2020m

ZACore Inflation MM*

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0.2 %

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0.5 %

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ZACore Inflation YY*

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4.6 %

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4.7 %

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ZACPI YY*

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4.9 %

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4.6 %

September 20 08:30 UTC 5050m

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0.2 %

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0.3 %

September 20 08:30 UTC 5050m

GBRetail Sales YY

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1.1 %

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1.3 %

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GBRetail Sales Ex-Fuel MM

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0.2 %

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0.5 %

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GBRetail Sales Ex-Fuel YY

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1.4 %

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1.5 %

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