Tag: "peels" at biology news
Scientists discover secret of dolphin speed
...ry individual flake of skin itself, and the way it peels
off. Professor Yoshimichi Hagiwara and colleagues found that the 'softness' or 'waviness' of the skin helps reduce drag caused by friction. They also discovered that the shedding of the skin itself reduces drag by disturbing tiny whirlpools of water ...
Orange, tangerine peels could be better than drugs for lowering cholesterol
A compound found in the peels
of citrus fruit has the potential to lower cholest...ss of compounds isolated from orange and tangerine peels
that shows promise in animal studies as a potent, natural alternative for lowering LDL cholesterol (...
Stanford researchers devise novel gene therapy technique
...friction or trauma, the outer layer of skin simply peels
away - even from such friction as a parent picking up the child. The children have severe blistering, scarring, infections, and often don't live a normal life span. Researchers know that RDEB is caused by a mutation in a single gene, whose pr...
Surprising role for Staphs toxic shock toxin
... which can be fatal - and a sunburn-like rash that peels
within two weeks of the onset of other symptoms.) "In other words, Staph has at least two different ways of interacting with its victim," says Dr. Novick. "It can act locally by attacking tissue and causing classical abscesses, or alternatively,...
A persimmon a day could be better for your heart than an apple
...ntained twice as much dietary fiber as apples. The peels
of both fruits had higher fiber levels than the pulp or the whole fruit, according to the findings. Persimmons also contained more of the major phenolics (antioxidants) than apples. Persimmons had significantly higher levels of sodium, potassium, mag...
UC Berkeley study shows gecko foot hairs are amazing dry adhesives
... that rolls these hairs onto the surface, and then peels
them off again, just like tape. But it's better than tape." "Getting yourself to stick isn't really that difficult, it's getting off that is the problem," noted Autumn, a former postdoctoral student in Full's laboratory who now is an assistant profes...