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Competitive Inhibition May Enhance Safety Of Minimally Processed Fruits And Vegetables

...slaughtering, and in refrigerated meat products to guard against spoilage. For a copy of the article or Sept. 1997 issue of Food Technology, contact AngelaDansby at (312) 782-8424 X134....

Researcher Discovers Plant Genes For Phosphate Uptake

...ries from place to place, but many soils jealously guard their phosphorus supplies. The very acid soils of the tropics contain many molecules of iron and aluminum, which latch onto and tie up nearly all available phosphorus. "We also have problems in the Southeastern United States and on calcareous soils i...

New Chemical Processing Technique Being Studied At UW May Hold Key To CleaningUp Hanford, Reducing Industrial Waste

...tect equipment and reduce costs, treating water to guard against contamination incomputer chip manufacturing operations, removing magnesium in sugar-refinery processingplants to y ield more high-grade product, and reducing hazardous waste byproducts from miningand metal production. The research is support...

Adults Need To Increase Intake Of Folate; Some Women Should Take More

...d its recommended intake levels on values shown to guard againstanemia or other conditions that can develop when these vitamins are lacking. Research has shown that consumption of folate and vitamin B6 can reduce elevatedlevels of homocysteine in the blood, and some studies have linked lowerhomocysteine co...

Environmental Technology Breakthroughs Forecast -- Year 2008

...ipal water supplies. The same technology will help guard against pathogens used in biologicalterrorism. Enviromanufacturing and recycling--In 10 years, "green" companies will createproducts that are environmentally friendly from cradle to grave. Plastics,paper, beverage containers and inks, as well as ca...

World's Oldest Known Fossil Reptile Nests Discovered In Arizona's Petrified Forest

...crocodile mothers tend to stay near theirnests and guard them from predators, while turtles leave their nests immediatelyafter the egg-laying process, said Hasiotis. Some of the fossil nests are located adjacent to each other, saidHasiotis and Martin, who noted that modern crocodilians and sea turt...

X-Ray Concentrator Will Expand Window On High-Energy Universe

...gine a race car bouncing back and forth betweenthe guard rails as it barrels down the track. That's pretty much what X-rays doinside a glass capillary. And the capillaries can be bent so they concentratethe X-rays into a small area of the detector, making a smaller but brighterimage. That's important in an...

Should Great Apes Be Given Legal Rights?

...do anything we want withthese animals?" To guard against that happening, he believes the crucial issue is simplyan animal's capacity for suffering. Certainly, chimps should not be sittingalone in small cages. But that's because the animals are obviously distressed,not because they are obviously hum...

Secrecy In Science Focus Of AAAS-MIT Colloquium

...ons and corporations. Non-disclosure agreementscan guard a company or university's intellectual property interests. However,these agreements raise issues related to the free and open communication ofscientific results and the urgency of reporting on research that has an impacton public health safety. EVE...

CU Research Team Unravels Mystery Of Larceny Among Tropical Ant Species

...el Breed. Success also depends on the vigilance of guard ants posted at nest entrances toeject intruders. ... entryby intruders on their next attempt. "If the guard ants killed the intruders, this system of larceny wouldcome to a crashing halt," Breed said. "It ma...

A Mother's Love? New UD Theory Explains Why Good Insect Moms Risk Death To Save Their Only Children

...r more likely to hide their young,thereby avoiding guard duty, and often "turn tail and run" from egg-munch...timated 25 to 30 million species onEarth-routinely guard their young. Yet, until 1971, Tallamy says, some naysayers said reports of maternal careamong insect...

Presence of a fertile female in the next nest can lead a bird astray, UB research finds

...e pursuing matings with these females and does not guard his own matefrom the copulation attempts of other males," said Webster. That, in turn, makes the mates of the straying males that much more vulnerableto attention from other roaming males, thereby escalating the chances that themale also will find ex...

$6.75 Million to extend primate studies of diet and aging

...uses, bacteria and parasites begins to letdown its guard as we grow old. Oxidative stress - Life-giving oxygen, paradoxically, can be bad forhealth. Oxygen sometimes manifests itself as free radicals, toxic ionizedoxygen molecules that roam cells disrupting other molecules in a cascade ofcellular events t...

Gulf Coast environmental issues -- Tip sheet

...de used primarily onship hulls, docks and buoys to guard against the growth of barnacles, algae andother marine organisms - is highly toxic to crustaceans and can retard growth inoysters. Federal regulations adopted in 1988 restricted the use of TBT-paint onmost ships less than about 50 feet in length, an...

Researchers discover hemoglobin's enzymatic nature

...w a wide variety oforganisms evolved to utilize or guard against atmospheric gases such as oxygenand nitric oxide, but they may also provide new ideas for ways to starvecancerous tumors of oxygen. In the September 30, 1999, issue of the journal Nature , researchgroups led by Stamler, an HHMI investigator...

UF researchers score gene therapy advance: Animal study shows high blood pressure prevented in future generations

...effects to permanent changes, and we should always guard for that."...

Explaining how ozone "chokes up" plants

...nn State experiments point to direct action on the guard cells as an additional path that ozone takes to de...rld food source and a species scientists favor for guard cell studies. Using various techniques, she examined the pores on the leaves of whole plants and por...

Spiders get better web sites by rising early

... move them. Thus the females have to stay put and guard the eggs, or they will be parasitized. That's why large females with eggs build much earlier than those without eggs, say the researchers, to make certain that they have enough space to build a large orb web. Not that the world of the colonial spi...

UCSF-led study offers insight into cancer development, resistance to therapy: finding focuses on Ras oncogene

...how cells can become cancerous when this key watch guard appears to maintain function. Now, in a cell culture study of mouse embryo fibroblasts, the researchers have shown that the Ras oncogene, itself, can deactivate p53. It does so indirectly, by inducing a protein known as Mdm2, which degrades p53. But...

Genes reveal new clues about the first flower

...nalyze the three cellular components separately to guard against misleading results that could be caused by averaging them together," dePamphilis explains. The researchers also are proponents of using more than one analysis method as another way of checking the accuracy of the analysis. "It wasn't possi...

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