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Eating bats linked to neurological disease
...ing unique to Guam's Chamorro people: they love to eat
the local flying foxes. These bats, which have a t...eparation is simple: wash and boil whole, and then eat
the entire bat -- wings, brains, fur and all. Eating too many of these flying foxes could be danger...
Summit generates possible solutions to exchange of invasive species in Midwest waterways
...shing industries in the Great Lakes. These species eat
much of the same food as desirable, native fish, so competition with Asian carp threatens the abundance and even the existence of native fish species. There are nearly 40 native mussel species in the Mississippi River from the headwaters in Minnes...
Bacteria convert food processing waste to hydrogen
...once they are introduced into the wastewater, they eat
the food in the water and produce hydrogen in a no...and methane-producing bacteria added. The bacteria eat
the leftovers, grow and generate methane. The solid material or sludge left over from fermentation ...
Birds and humans have similar 'shopping' habits
...n the nectar of the flowers in the valley, need to eat
almost constantly due to their high metabolism, and they usually always return to the same area for their meals. The researchers created a mock flower bed on a perspex sheet containing several small feeding wells filled with 'nectar' - sucrose solut...
Mercury in packaged whale meat across Japan may be a major health problem
...ted consumption of contaminated fish. The Japanese eat
less whale meat today than they have historically, largely in response to a 1982 International Whaling Commission moratorium on commercial whaling. Toothed whales, or odontocetes, are not covered under the moratorium. Demand for these species a subo...
No detectable risk from mercury in seafood, study shows
... of polluted waterways whose fish are dangerous to eat
in abundance, often because of pollutants like PCBs. The Seychelles study came about as a result of previous work by the same Rochester team, which put together the first precise data showing that pre-natal exposure to mercury could harm a developin...
Finicky snails provide new clues to the evolution of coastal ecosystems
...a species of mussel that California snails love to eat
but Oregon snails won't come near. The scientists ...ty of whelks from Oregon and Washington refused to eat
the sea mussels, while California whelks eagerly preyed on them. These laboratory results mirrored w...
Chemical in broccoli blocks growth of prostate cancer cells
Berkeley - Those seeking yet another reason to eat
their veggies, take note. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that a chemical produced when digesting such greens as broccoli and kale can stifle the growth of human prostate cancer cells. The findings show that 3,3'-di...
Molecule helps prevent inflammation and heart disease in fat-fed mice
...duals with type 2 diabetes are overweight and many eat
a high-fat diet. Semenkovich's team has previously observed that fatty acids, which are prevalent in high-fat diets, decrease levels of beta3. As this most recent study shows, lower levels of beta3 may account for higher amounts of atherosclerosis an...
Microgel polymer beads may provide general vehicle for vaccines, gene therapy
...macrophages and dendritic cells, engulf and try to eat
them, basically tearing them limb from limb and displaying the pieces on their surface. These scavenger cells then communicate with roving cytotoxic T cells to tell them that, should they encounter any of these pieces - called antigens - they should ...
Diet study focus of TAES research in effort to help save giant panda
...the stalk, Tolleson said. "It's interesting. They eat
about 18 hours a day, and then sleep the rest. They grab a hand full of it, then hold it and eat
it," he said. "They can also grab a stalk and crack and crunch. They have teeth that are capable of ...
Premature birth linked to lack of nutrition before pregnancy: study
...ent levels were increased and ewes were allowed to eat
as much as they desired. The normal gestational pe...en (up to 40 per cent) of child-bearing age do not eat
a good, well-balanced diet, as recommended by various food guides, and that may certainly be a stron...
As Vitamin B-6 levels go down, numbers of DNA strand breaks go up
...DA. During the third month, subjects continued to eat
only what the researchers gave them but Vitamin B-...e fourth and final month, subjects were allowed to eat
whatever they wanted, but they were supplemented with 10.3 mg of Vitamin B-6 per day, more than seve...
Tufts University biologists unveil more mysteries of fireflies flash
...of delivering. "Because Photinus fireflies don't eat
once they become adults, male nuptial gifts provide a key source of nutrition for a female and her eggs," says Cratsley. Lewis plans to continue her firefly research to examine whether the size of nuptial gifts affects the success of fertilization. ...
Potato-related plant species exhaust potato cyst nematode
...tode's eggs to hatch. However, the nematodes which eat
the plant can no longer reproduce. Potato cyst nematodes attack the roots of potato plants. After harvest the nematodes remain in the soil in the form of cysts. These are the dead bodies of female nematodes that are filled with eggs. The eggs remain...
Obesity prevention program aimed at second graders
...ir heart's content. In the 21st century, children eat
more and exercise less. Unfortunately, the computer and television have become the best friends of too many of our children. The result is not only sociologically significant it is also physically deadly. The Centers for Disease Control now estim...
Understanding obesity: New research examines how hunger signals work in the brain
... the brain that the body has had enough to eat, to eat
less or to burn calories faster. However, among those who are obese, the brain doesn't seem to be getting the message. This could be because the blood-brain barrier doesn't properly transport the leptin or because the brain isn't interpreting the sig...
Lead by example to get your kids to eat right, experts say
ST. LOUIS -- How do you convince parents to eat
right so their kids will too? The answer is on an ...oportionately higher risk of developing cancer, to eat
more fruits and veggies and reduce the amount of fat in their daily diets so they will stay healthy....
Link made between dietary folate, genetic instability and bladder cancer risk
...ble to genetic damage to their cells and who don't eat
enough dietary folate are almost three times as likely to develop bladder cancer as are those who eat
plenty of fruit and vegetables and who have efficient capacity to repair DNA damage, say researchers...
Stanford researchers review efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets
...uggest that if you want to lose weight, you should eat
fewer calories and do so over a long time period." The researchers found no significant adverse effects on cholesterol, glucose, insulin and blood-pressure levels among participants on the diets. But, Bravata stressed, the adverse effects may not ha...
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