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Multiple factors affect flight power curves among species

...' power curve. The research by Harvard integrative physiologist Andrew A. Biewener and fellow researchers was publicly funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and published in the Jan. 23 edition of Nature. NSF is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across a...

As harmful as osteoporosis but less well known - New research better explains sarcopenia

...ed physical function. Italian researchers joined a physiologist from the National Institute of Aging in evaluating the relationship of plasma concentrations of IGF-I and IL-6 with muscle function in a population-based sample of older persons. The authors of "Chronic Inflammation and the Effect of IGF-I on Muscle...

Botanist explores fascinating world of plant resins and amber in comprehensive new book

...tion of the late Kenneth Thimann, an eminent plant physiologist and one of UCSC's founding faculty. She and Thimann cotaught a course on "Plants and Human Affairs" and coauthored a book, Botany: Plant Biology and Its Relation to Human Affairs. Langenheim has served as the president of the Association for Tropical...

Nitric oxide has important role in fever regulation, new study says

...plays no role in fever, says Dr. Wieslaw E. Kozak, physiologist and biochemist. Dr. Kozak's work, published in the June issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology, shows that nitric oxide does indeed have a role in fever regulation, a complicated and surprising one. The article is part of a highlighted topics ser...

UCR's Thomas Miller awarded prestigious medal from Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

...logy department at UC Riverside. The famous insect physiologist Karel Slama from Prague has paid working visits to Miller's laboratory on a number of occasions to the direct benefit of the teaching program in the department of entomology. "The award will catalyze further scientific exchange between UC Riverside a...

UCLA researcher first to solve structure of membrane transport protein

Led by UCLA physiologist H. Ronald Kaback (Sherman Oaks), an international research team's 12-year mission to solve the structure of an important protein has paid off. Kaback and his colleagues recently captured the three-dimensional structure of lactose permease (LacY), whi...

Physiologists findings make fishing tournaments safer for fish!

New research findings from Queen's University fish physiologist Dr. Bruce Tufts are revolutionizing one of North America's fastest-growing recreational industries: sport fishing tournaments. As a result of these studies, leaders in the industry have initiated groundbreaking changes to their procedures so that mor...

Using GPR to estimate tree root biomass

...stroying it," said Johnsen. John Butnor, SRS plant physiologist and lead author of the SSSAJ article, has been experimenting with ways to make GPR more accurate by improving the quality of the data through advanced processing techniques, and by calibrating GPR estimates with those from soil cores. "There are a v...

What can the genomics revolution teach us about global change?

...minimize the impacts of global change," says plant physiologist Jeff White of the U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Phoenix, AZ. "We have to remember that the long-term survival of society depends on wise use of the natural environment. Solving problems of agriculture, such as impacts of global change...

Experimental Biology 2004 - Translating the Genome

...cal lecture commemorates the centennial of Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov's 1904 Nobel Prize. Among the APS's 14 distinguished lecturers are Peter Agre, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes, and Paul Greengard, 2000 Nobel winner for discovering how dopamine and o...

Rockefeller University scientists take on controversial 'vibration theory' of smell

... a very long time," Vosshall says. Turin, who is a physiologist by training and a recognized expert on perfumes, expanded upon a theory first offered in the 1930s that smell depends on intramolecular vibrations of the odor molecule - basically the characteristic "stretching" of its chemical bonds and not the shap...

Inflammation, hypertension are focus of major new MCG research program

...n," said Dr. Mike Brands, MCG cardiovascular-renal physiologist and a project leader on the new grant. "These thin... regulator of blood pressure, Dr. David Pollock, a physiologist and project leader, is looking at the evidence that cytokines stimulate endothelin production. Endo...

Tropical legume could be alternative hay/forage crop for Texas

...ith Dr. Monte Rouquette, Experiment Station forage physiologist also based at the Overton center, evaluated 42 breeding lines of lablab for regrowth after grazing, relative maturity and seed production potential. "All entries had excellent regrowth following grazing, but we noted wide differences in time of fl...

Maybe not so sweet, after all

...ain and obesity. Lead author Karen Teff, Ph.D., a physiologist at Monell, comments, "Fructose consumption results in a metabolic profile of hormones which would be predicted to increase food intake, thereby contributing to obesity in susceptible populations." Teff notes that this pattern of hormonal responses i...

Gene therapy alternative to calcium channel blockers

...pation," said study lead author and cardiovascular physiologist Eduardo Marbn, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chief of cardiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Marbn is also director of the Hopkins Institute of Molecular Cardiology and editor in chief of Circulation Research. "Our basic resear...

Proteins show promise for mosquito control

...er organisms in the environment. Que Lan, insect physiologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her colleagues in the entomology department are working on a new, more targeted approach to mosquito control: inhibiting their ability to metabolize cholesterol. Cholesterol, the sticky substance that acc...

Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test

...ces (PNAS), the Wisconsin group, led by UW-Madison physiologist Edwin R. Chapman, describes the development of two assays for botulinum toxin - one a real-time test - that vastly improve on current technologies to detect the deadly poison. "We needed a real-time assay," says Chapman, suggesting the technology cou...

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