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Heat and exercise alone may not determine how much we sweat

...ct performed one minute of loadless exercise while remaining in the supine position. This was immediately followed by the subject exercising for 20 minutes at a workload that elicited 65 percent of the individual's predicted maximal heart rate at a pedaling cadence of 60 rpm. After the exercise bout, the subje...

New textbook introduces students to the foundations, applications of nanotechnology

... and optical properties, called quantum dots. The remaining five sections describe applications. "A major goal of nanotechnology is to develop materials and devices that outperform existing technologies," the editors explain in the text's introduction. Thus there is a section on electronics. Nanotechnology me...

New 20-year study links COPD and asthma

...er experienced symptoms (inactive asthma), and the remaining patients did not have asthma. All patients had negative findings for chronic bronchitis and emphysema at initial survey. Over the next 20 years, 12 periodic follow-up surveys and lung function tests were administered. Study results showed that pat...

Asian bird flu became highly pathogenic through continued circulation and gene swapping

... a significant cost to poultry farms. The question remaining is whether such farmers and their governments should bear this financial burden by themselves. "If we consider H5N1 to be a global problem that could get much worse, perhaps the costs should be borne instead by the World Health Organization's globa...

Global competition closes Texas sawmills/paper mills

...the outlook of the East Texas timber industry. The remaining larger mills are modern and efficient. East Texas produces some of the highest-quality pine lumber in the world. As the U.S. economy appears to be recovering from the recession, the timber industry is poised to take advantage of expanding demand. "...

Study identifies genetics of fat metabolism, red wine link

...tudy was done with mice as a research model, and a remaining challenge will be to see if the same results are observed in a higher vertebrate model, including humans. The research outlined the processes of fat formation and usage at a cellular and genetic level. It also analyzed the metabolic function of resve...

Satellites map volcanic home of Africas endangered gorillas

...ific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), while the remaining two have been nominated for the same status. However regional political conflicts have led to an influx of refugees into the areas around the parks. Clearing forest for agriculture or fuel, as well as illegal poaching for food, has impacted the park...

Purdue yeast makes ethanol from agricultural waste more effectively

...5 gallons of ethanol per ton of straw. Most of the remaining one-third of the agricultural residue, which cannot be fermented, is burned to generate power to run the plant, and there is little waste or use of fossil fuels, he said. "The use of cellulose ethanol offers advantages to the environment that are no...

Natural selection at work in genetic variation to taste

... Wooding and the others would like to research the remaining genes to make a stronger correlation to smoking and diet. "I would like to know which genes contribute most to smoking tendencies," Wooding said. Other authors of the latest study include: Lynn B. Jorde, Ph.D., professor of human genetics at the U of...

A fly's taste experience is much like our own

...presses the lone receptor from the second set. The remaining neurons remain a mystery - they may be specific to salt or sour. Once the researchers had killed a taste neuron, they tested whether the altered flies could taste bitter or sweet. The typical test involved the proboscis extension reflex - if you stic...

Laos camera traps capture tigers

...ed gallery of mammals in one of the country's last remaining wild areas. In addition to finding tigers, the survey's cameras recorded images of clouded leopards, hog badgers, Owston's civet, muntjacs, and other species in Nam Et Phou Louey National Protected Area. "It's exciting to find that this dive...

Flies may taste bitter better, first map of insect 'tongue' reveals

... those details and to identify the function of the remaining Gr receptors. As researchers uncover the key molecular components underlying insects' senses of taste and smell, the findings might be applied to the development of improved insect repellants, Amrein said. For example, compounds that specifically blo...

Newly grown kidneys can sustain life in rats

...nths after the transplants, scientists removed the remaining original kidney in control and experimental rats. To help resolve uncertainty about which kidney functions are critical to sustaining life, scientists cut the connections between the bladder and the new kidneys in a subset of the experimental rats. R...

Brain development and puberty may be key factors in learning disorders

... or central auditory processing disorder while the remaining 61 had no suspected learning difficulties. The participants completed five auditory detection tasks that measured their ability to hear a tone in the presence of background noise. On all five tasks, the children with learning problems performed lik...

UK researchers develop way of predicting a woman's 'reproductive' age

...lume and the number of primordial follicles (eggs) remaining in the ovaries of women of reproductive age. The m... individual woman that will predict accurately her remaining reproductive life-span. What we have done is to come up with a method that may allow us to predict f...

Abnormal chromosomes forecast leukemia relapse

...nosis in about 55 percent of all AML patients. The remaining 45 percent have normal-looking chromosomes, or normal cytogenetics. The presence of cytogenetic abnormalities at diagnosis has long proven to be one of the most important prognostic factors for AML. Furthermore, the sensitive technology and methods n...

Alzheimer's may leave some forms of memory intact

...irected goals, it helps older adults recruit those remaining neural areas. In this study, we've shown that it is possible to tap into high-level cognitive areas that show preserved memory function." "Further research," said Buckner, "will include studies to understand the neural mechanisms underlying im...

Nation's plant database falling behind, survey shows

...nging dramatically. "To protect the best remaining native forests, and to determine how development can best reflect our values, we have to thoroughly understand our natural heritage" said Alan Prather, a botanist and plant curator at Michigan State University. "This information has to be kept curren...

Corals can reestablish symbiosis with algae from their environments after bleaching

... been clear whether recovery resulted from the few remaining symbiotic algae, or algal symbionts, remaining within the coral tissue since early development, or if coral could acquire entirely new ones from th...

Research gives hope to preemies and Crohn's patients

...den said if a portion of intestine is removed, the remaining segment will grow and become more functional in an attempt to compensate for the part that's gone. "But you have to be able to feed patients orally for that change to happen, and these patients can't take food orally because they get diarrhea and oth...

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