Tag: "storage" at biology news
No Such Luck: Nitrogen From Air Pollution Unlikely to Moderate Global Warming
...deposition encouraged plant growth and high carbon storage
in fields dominated by native "warm-season" prairi... lost most of the added nitrogen and showed no net storage
of carbon. Further, at medium and high rates of nitrogen addition, the native prairie species went e...
Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances
...nated by gasoline that has leaked from underground storage
tanks. Newer storage
tanks are made to resist corrosion, but the older ones corrode, break open and leak. "These tanks ar...
Better Peroxidase Improves Disease Diagnosis
...e widely grown, and production, transportation and storage
facilities already are in place to deliver high-peroxidase beans for enzyme extraction....
Competitive Inhibition May Enhance Safety Of Minimally Processed Fruits And Vegetables
...sease depends on the type of product,conditions of storage
(time, temperature, atmosphere, etc.), and competi... othermicroorganisms. "In the event of prolonged storage
or temperature abuse of MPR foods, thebiocontrol culture (LAB) should grow, and prevent the growth o...
Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education
...eorgiaTech, is creating software to manage massive storage
systems for home computers of the future.These per...nges of performing automated backup to protect the storage
system from disk failures andnatural disasters; receiving data simultaneously from various network c...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...mental resource management and improvedprocessing, storage
and distribution systems. Funding already has been identified for several projects, but Lemon andother staff assigned to the initiative will be seeking additionaldollars--public and private--to get the effort fully on track. Although...
Divorce, Insect Style: Termites Swap Mates
...for femaleswith bigger bodies and more lipid (fat) storage
area. Big-headed males arebetter at ramming and biting their opponents while defending the nest,Shellman-Reeve explains. Big-bodied females are better suited, biologicallyspeaking, for raising young. Before her study of Z nevadensis honeymoons...
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
...ssive or improper fertilizer application or manure storage
and disposal, and they can have harmful effects on wildlife and human health.) In the near future, Engel plans to create more detailed maps of the areas of highest vulnerability so that farmers in those areas will know exactly where pesticides and fe...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...anges also reduced installation time and labor and storage
requirements for the kits. In addition, it saved o...t was all profit. Tube manufacturing handling and storage
system. In a tube manufacturing facility, a tube handling and storage
system had an unacceptably hig...
Carbon In Boreal Forests: Temporary Or Permanent?
...are studying the variations overtime of the carbon storage
capabilities of Canada's forests, which representroughly 10% of the world's forested areas. Their methods rely on inventories ofage-class distributions of forests, which conventiently reflect pastdisturbances. They found that the forests of Canada ha...
Late Blight Battle Goes Online, Marking 150 Year Struggle Since Irish Potato Famine
...y. "Reduced yields, increasedpotato blight during storage
and shipping, and heightened fear of the newaggressive strains of late blight are just some of the issues they have to dealwith. Even trying to keep the fungus under control causes significant economichardship because of dramatically increased fungi...
Study Suggests Triglyceride Levels May Be Considered An Independent Risk Factor
For Heart Attack In Some People
...bstances are normally movedinto the liver and into storage
cells to provide energy for later use. People with less than 200 milligrams of triglycerides per deciliter(mg/dL) of blood are considered to have normal triglyceride levels. Between 200and 400 mg/dL is borderline high; between 400 and 1,000...
Ameriflux Network Will Track CO2 Transfer In Forests
...n theworld's plants and soils, how much additional storage
capacity is available andwhat will happen to all that carbon dioxide when plants die and decay. "The ability to make direct, instantaneous measurements of CO2 exchange betweenthe forest and atmosphere is the first step toward answering these question...
Purdue Herbarium -- A Noah's Ark For Egyptian Plants
...ften can germinate and grow -- even after years of storage
in dry herbarium-cabinets. A student currently working in Swinehart's laboratory is researching the possibility of germinating seeds that have lain dormant in the Purdue Herbarium for 150 years. "Herbarium specimens can also tell us about pollutants...
Environmental Technology Breakthroughs Forecast -- Year 2008
...ewable energy storage--In 10 years, improved power storage
will increase theuse of electricity from solar and...industrial chemicals as needed,thereby eliminating storage
and transportation safety issues. Paperless society--Innovative displays, wireless communications a...
The Distinctive Sound Of Cholesterol
...tem that warns if gas is leaking from pipelines or storage
tanks. He suggested that a similar device could distinguish differences in sounds produced by blood in patients with cholesterol problems. The system he developed was tested on patients, producing highly accurate readings....
Study Highlights the Use of Viruses as Tools for Material Science and Drug Delivery
...lies which act as host containers for nucleic acid storage
andtransport. We have subverted this natural function." Their work is, to a largeextent, a conceptual breakthrough. To see (and prove) that viruses aresubstances that can be taken apart, purged of genetic material, reassembled andused as couriers ...
Inhibition Of A Novel Gene Involved In Phosphorylating Starch In TransgenicPotato Tubers Leads To The Repression Of Cold Induced Sweetening
...is exceptionally high as compared with other plant storage
organs. Starch biosynthesis is accomplished by different forms of starch synthase which polymerize the glucose monomers using ADP-glucose, and isoforms of branching enzyme which introduce the branch points. Othe...
Avigen's Gene Therapy Approach Shows Promise In Treating Hemophilia B With
Single Intramuscular Administration
...hilia, brain cancer, Parkinson'sdisease, metabolic storage
diseases, and hyperlipidemia. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the nation's first children's hospital,is a leader in patient care, education, and research. This 304-bedmultispecialty hospital provides comprehensive pediatric services to chil...
Peas With Built-In Weevil Resistance
...n these countries, a small weevil infestation in a storage
bin can lead to near-total crop losses six months later," says Dr Higgins. The CSIRO scientists are working in collaboration with scientists from the University of California and the Purdue University. The research is supported by growers throu...
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