Tag: "palms" at biology news
Ornamental palms vulnerable to disease
...2004) - Considered the princes of the plant world, palms
are unlike many plant families in the fact that th...s of Phytophthora, and occurs in most places where palms
are grown. This pathogen has been reported on palms
from more than 20 countries as well as from Cali...
Pathways of emotion from cortex to peripheral organs
...the heebie-jeebies. Your heart starts racing, your palms
get clammy and you get ready to run. Now researchers from Boston University have unravelled the neural pathways that transmit information about your surroundings to your organs, enabling them to respond appropriately. The research, to be published o...
Duke ecologist finds devastation, hope in Iraqi marshes
... some remaining lush areas where some stately date palms
are still in cultivation. But Richardson said Hussein, in his vendetta against the Marsh Arabs, "basically wiped out" the local date palm industry, once the world's largest exporter. The largest remaining wetland areas are the Haweizeh Marshes along ...
Clinical study reports findings of combination therapy with DOXIL
... (PPE) (a skin reaction that usually occurs on the palms
of the hands and the soles of the feet). This occurred in five of the first nine patients enrolled; however, with improved patient education and prevention, only two of the remaining 24 patients enrolled experienced toxicity of this magnitude. Othe...
Flexible joints associated with chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers find
...extend the elbow beyond 190 degrees; and place the palms
flat on the floor without bending the legs. Sixty percent of those with CFS showed joint hypermobility, compared with 24 percent of the healthy children. The link between flexible joints and CFS may provide further insight into the development of CFS...
Historic U.S.-Peru debt-for-nature swap
...k river dolphins, jaguars, scarlet macaws, walking palms
and giant water lilies. Under the agreement, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund each committed approximately $370,000 for a total of $1.1 million. The U.S. government allocated $5.5 million to cancel a por...
Sea level rise behind coastal tree deaths
...eological Survey researchers concluded the cabbage palms
and manyother coastal trees are falling victim to ...ourmost frequently flooded stands, leaving cabbage palms
as the only tree speciesin three plots," the study said, noting that the cabbage palms
were usually ...