Tag: "antifreeze" at biology news
Dispute over life in Antarctic lake
... the lake's surface to avoid contaminating it with antifreeze
and the drilling fluid, kerosene. At this depth the ice is refrozen lake water, known as accretion ice. Four groups of researchers have found organisms in samples of this ice, suggesting that the lake supports a small but thriving microbial ecosyste...
Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technology
... ketchup bottles, coffee containers, motor oil and antifreeze
cartons, and many other products. Since 1996, the 46 Green Chemistry Award winners have contributed to the environment by eliminating 387 million pounds and 9.1 million gallons of hazardous substances, saving 440 million gallons of water, and reducin...
Protein keeps cold fish from becoming frozen flounder, new study shows
...rees Celsius: the freezing point of sea water. The antifreeze
plasma proteins (AFPs) do this by binding irrevers...r of laboratories over the past 30 years, but this antifreeze
protein escaped everyone's notice. We're excited to have found it." The research, conducted with Chr...
Natural antifreeze yields secrets
...ts can cause kidney stones and heart disease. The antifreeze
proteins studied at UC Davis, called antifreeze
glycoproteins, are long, floppy and covered in sugar molecules that interact with water. Using nucle...
Synthetic antifreeze could prevent ice growth
... report. A way to make large amounts of artificial antifreeze
safe enough to use in living organisms has been developed by researchers looking at the biological antifreeze
used by Arctic and Antarctic teleost fish, according to a report in the September/October issue of ...
Canadian scientists find potent antifreeze protein that equips insects to brave winter
...at could greatly benefit Canadian agriculture. The antifreeze
proteins were found to be up to 100 times more pow...s describe the unusual beta helix structure of the antifreeze
proteins, the secret to some insects' ability to survive winters in temperatures as low as minus 30 ...
York Researchers Identify 'Antifreeze' Protein In Carrots: Medical And Crop Protection Applications Expected
...he University of York have isolated the firstplant antifreeze
protein. The naturally occurring 'antifreeze' in ...er frost tolerance for crops. The discovery of the antifreeze
protein by a team from the Plant Stress ResponseGroup led by Professor Dianna Bowles, is reported in...
The Fishing Hole Had Better Be Upstream From Commercial And Industrial Centers
...tants are those that land on the pavement, such as antifreeze
and oil,as well as sediments containing toxic metals from asphalt. The research is an extension of five decades of studies of streams inthe western Carolina forests by the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, a U.S. ForestService facility funded by...
Scientists Trace Roots Of Protein That Keeps Antarctic Fish From Freezing
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists studying antifreeze
protein in Antarcticfish have traced the protein's... antifreeze-bearing Arctic fish. Almost identical antifreeze
glycoproteins are produced independentlyby two unrelated fish groups Antarctic notothenioids a...