Tag: "belly" at biology news
Mechanism Discovered For Determining Early Vertebrate Body Plan: New Zebrafish Mutants Afford Deeper Look Into Embryonic Patterning
... These genes guide embryonic cells to become the belly
or the back of thedeveloping fish, with mutations resulting in abnormally shaped embryos. Becausemany genetic guidance systems are generic, or conserved, across species -- frominvertebrates to vertebrates -- understanding the biochemical nature of th...
Antioxidant Treatment Holds Promise For Combating Malnourishment
... edema, an illness often characterized by aswollen belly
caused by a build-up of fluid in body tissues and cavities. While high levels of GSH can protect the body from freeradical damage, previous research showed thatsupplementation of GSH itself is not effective. The keyto Bray's research was giving ra...
In The Genes: Extra Belly Fat, Insulin Resistance Linked
...hnique that distinguishes between the two types of belly
fat. Theydetermined insulin resistance by measurin...rent with insulinresistance had a child with extra belly
fat and vice versa. If the same geneticfactors favor two traits, one trait should appear more often ...
New Gene May Help Scientists Understand More About How the Body Grows
...normally. When we activatedderrière in the belly
region, additional muscle and nerve tissue formed wherethe belly
should have been," says Dr. Sive. This told scientists that thederrière gene could induce th...
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville scientists show that specially created molecules can cross blood-brain barrier
...hat a specially created molecule injected into the belly
of a rat can cross thenearly impassable blood-brai...he sensation of pain. "Then we injected PNA in the belly
of the rat to see what would happen, and wegot the same result," Richelson says. "Nobody had ever sh...
Researcher proves fetuses hears at 30 weeks
...to your unborn child via your partner's burgeoning belly
don't go unnoticed. New research from Queen's Faculty of Health Science proves that at 30 weeks the fetus is indeed able to hear and just might be listening to your muffled words of love. Dr. Barbara Kisilevsky and her colleagues in Queen's Scho...
New species arise more quickly than previously believed, UMass researcher finds
...ales - male beach salmon are "deeper" from back to belly
than their river counterparts. This trait influences mating success, Hendry says. "Deeper-bodied males gain access to more females during mating but, in a river with a strong current, a deep-bodied male would be inefficient hydrodynamically, and woul...
UMR research could pave way for discovery of life on Mars
...adioactive waste and, interestingly enough, in the belly
of a bee trapped in amber for more than 25 million years. If bacteria can survive under these conditions for so long, Mormile says, there is no reason to believe they can't exist in Mars' harsh environments, especially under its surface. "I thin...
Single enzyme may be linked to obesity
...ug development to curb visceral obesity the beer belly
fat concentrated in the abdomen. Hundreds of studies have led to the conclusion that any fat can be problematic, but its much, much more dangerous when its accumulated in the abdomen, notes lead author Jeffrey S. Flier, M.D., an endocrinologist at B...
Genetic marker tells squash domestication story
...om the chest of Sky Woman, squash springs from her belly
and beans grow from her hand. For the last two decades, scientists have pushed to fill in many gaps in the history of agriculture in the humid tropics where archaeological evidence is extremely hard to come by. Last year, Dolores Piperno, archaeolo...
Ecologist Gretchen Daily advocates saving the planet by making conservation profitable
...piring to me how many people are struggling in the belly
of the beast to turn things around. She also points out that a growing number of environmental groups including Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and the Pew Charitable Trusts are forming corporate alliances that simultaneously protect...
Drinking through your pelvic region?
...rusting their hindlimbs backwards and pressing the belly
surface on to any surface containing water. In man...es, such as the Bufo breed, a specific area of the belly
skin (the seat patch), is used for absorbing water. Even though the seat patch skin only constitutes...
Early mammals used pelvic bones to trot, study finds
...stomach. "Kind of like you had two pencils in your belly
wall coming from your pelvis up to either side of ...e epipubic bones act like fishing poles within the belly
wall to pull one at a time diagonally across the body, stiffening the body during each trotting step...
Adolescent girls who consume more calcium weigh less
... fat at the iliac, just above the hipbone near the belly
button. This skin fold thickness is a measure of abdominal fat. As expected, girls who consumed more total calories and exercised less were heavier and had more body fat. However, when the researchers compared groups of girls at comparable age, he...
Small talk--The gabfest of microbial communication
...nsing" was first discovered in two bacteria in the belly
of the cuttlefish: Vibrio harveyi and Vibrio fischeri. These fellows emit light in response to increases in cell population density they release and detect hormone-like molecules called autoinducers that accumulate in the surrounding aquatic environ...
Kids' gardens grow interest in science, nutrition
...LLEGE STATION - Ah, it's summer. A perfect time to belly
up to some Fragaria ananassa shortcake, hold a Citrullus lanatus seed spitting contest, or have some homemade Prunus persica ice cream. Clueless? No need for a scientific thesaurus. Ask a child who gardens. One minute they're knee deep in dirt. Nex...
Patients give nod to kidney dialysis at home
...eal dialysis that uses the lining of the patient's belly
as a natural filter -- if only they had been given... through this catheter and allowed to dwell in the belly
until wastes pass across the lining into the fluid. The fluid now filled with wastes is then removed...
NCAR aircraft, ground instruments to track carbon dioxide uptake
...gs north to Allenspark (see map below), carrying a belly
full of specialized instruments. The aircraft will retrace the pattern again between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. the same day, flying as low as 1,000 feet above the ground in some places and rising to 16,500 feet in others. The pilots expect to fly four or fi...
Decreasing toxins in brains of Alzheimer's patients keep cognitive deficits at bay
...s under the skin to the peritoneum, a space in the belly
where body fluids accumulate before flowing to the kidney to be filtered and eventually eliminated in the urine. The shunt is put in once, drains continuously, and is cleaned out periodically by a neurologist. The eight patients still have their shu...