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Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida
...ms cutting down infested pines. The trees arestill green
and they have a tendency to want to try to save a tree, whenactually, the tree is already dead," Foltz said. Leaving an infested pine in place only gives the beetles a platform forstaging their attack on nearby healthy trees and can lead to thedefore...
Photosystem I -- An Intermediate Step -- May Not Be Necessary For Plants
...at photosynthesis -- the process by which cells in green
plants convert the energy of sunlight into chemica...Oak Ridge used artificially developed mutants of a green
alga to find this new life process. "It is a very important discovery; I didn't believe any of this ...
Green Glow: Not Only For Halloween
...molecules inside a living cell. The source of the green
glow is a unique protein, called green
fluorescent protein (GFP), found in a Pacific Northwest jellyfish. National Science Foundati...
Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool
...on false colorinfrared film (blue is filtered out; green
shows a blue; red as green; and near infrared as red) to help in matching the Atlasimages with what is on the ground. ATLAS will be flown about solar noon (1 p.m. EDT) and again about midnight to get true "before and after" pictures. Theaircraft wil...
Low Iron Levels Cause Weakness In Women Who Are Not Anemic
... iron-rich foods such as legumes, whole grains and green
vegetables. The research was supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture....
First-Of-A-Kind Study By University Of Georgia Ecologist Estimates Role Of Natural Forces On Insect Populations
...ions of two insect species, the winter moth andthe green
oak leaf roller moth, that feed on English oaks in...erestingly, they also collected information on the green
oakleaf roller moth for some 18 years but never published theirresults. Hunter speculates that ...
UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes
...one. From the nearest pool or pond, scrape off the green
scum, also known as chlorella, an algae. Insert the hormone into the chlorella, make it into a pill, then place the pill into any water body where mosquitoes are known to breed. Then watch the larvaefeast on the chlorella. Famine follows. Borovsky sa...
Green Tea Ingredient Can Kill Cancer Cells
...ntinuing studies of cancer preventing compounds in green
tea, researchers at the Case Western Reserve Unive...is a major constituent of the polyphenols found in green
tea. This compound has been shown in previous studies from CWRU and elsewhere to prevent cancer in l...
Columbia Biologists Match Odor Receptor To Odor; Research Uncovers How Sense Of Smell Works; First Aroma Scientists Detect Is That Of Meat
...tolfactory receptor, called rat I7, and a gene for green
fluorescent protein(GFP), a substance found normal..., and could bediscerned because they glowed bright green
when exposed to blue light. Professor Firestein's graduate student, Haiqing Zhao, now at Jo...
UF Researchers Identify Virus That May Cause Epidemic Disease In Sea Turtles
...irus in more than95 percent of the tumors plaguing green
and loggerhead sea turtlesfound in the waters surrounding Florida, as well as in tumorson green
turtles in Hawaii. "Transmission studies carried out over the past sixyears at the Turtle Ho...
Selenium Soil Contamination: Possible New Approach Identified
...y Lab's Earth Sciences Division, has revealed that green
rusthas the same effect as microorganisms on solub...nstrategy for selenium contaminated sites based on green
rust, future cleanupsand environmental management efforts depend upon a thorough understanding ofsel...
American Heart Association Comment: "Folate And Vitamin B6 From Diet And Supplements In Relation To Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease Among Women"
...s (mg)for women and 2 mg for men. A diet, rich in green
leafy vegetables, citrusfruits, legumes, lean cuts of meat and poultry and fortified cereals couldprovide an individual with these amounts of folate and vitamin B-6. However,for most individuals, achieving intakes associated with the lowest heart di...
Urban Residents Rebut Argument That Tree Removal Enhances Safety
...linois researchers, they gave a clear message that green
grass andtrees were highly desirable. In the study -- detailed in the January-February issue of the journalEnvironment and Behavior -- the residents viewed 40 different pictures ofthe three 16-story buildings and a courtyard in the complex, located ...
Low B Vitamin Levels Common In Many People Linked To Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
...mage, experts warn. Folic acid is found in liver, green
leafy vegetables, peas, beans and somefruits. The daily recommended dietary allowance is 400 micrograms (a microgram is 1 millionth of a gram). Folic acid deficiency in pregnant women has been associated with neural tube abnormalities leading to su...
Plants Thrive With Insect-Induced Immune Responses
...ized by the normalinsect pests, primarily earwigs, green
peach aphids and flea beetles. Agrawal observed the following effects of these pests: Plants initially treated with the caged caterpillars received only halfas much leaf damage from earwigs as did plants in the two control groups. Ther...
When To Reproduce? It's All In The Timing
...gnal for plants to release their gametes. It isthe green
light which tells the plants that the water is calm and the time isright for reproduction. "We did two types of experiments," says Brawley. "One was a series oftests to see what was involved with dissolved inorganic carbon." In those tests,th...
Intake Of Acetaminophen Increases Risk Of Excessive Anticoagulation In Patients
...ods rich in vitamin K -- such asbroccoli, cabbage, green
peas, lettuce, liver, spinach and greens -- wasassociated with a decreased risk of having an INR over 6. Although some previous research suggested that acetaminophen might increasewarfarin's blood-thinning effect, Hylek notes, this is the first lar...
Tinkertoy Robot Shows How Humans Walk
...ted the Tinkertoy device as follows: He stuck two green
rod legs, bottomed with rounded yellow feet, into ...rossbar hip, along with several orange washers and green
hinges. To stabilize the toy, he added low-lying red and yellow outriggers weighed down with steel ...
Gene Transfer Process Generates Seedless Summer Days
...can be used to produceseedless cucumbers, cherries green
peppers and eggplants....
Invasive Weeds Pose Major Threat To American Landscape
...invasive weeds "biological pollution" and "asilent green
invasion." Thomas Casadevall, acting director of the U.S.Geological Survey, which is responsible for helping develop better methods ofdealing with invasive species, explained that on a plant-by-plant scale theeffects of these plant invaders are often...
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