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Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida
...nty offood for the beetle, which is partial to the taste
of loblolly, and morefrequent, widespread and destructive outbreaks for forest managers. "We will probably see more and more outbreaks in the years ahead," Foltzsaid. "But this is a manageable pest, if everybody works on it together.Across Florida, p...
Bottom-up Ecological Processes Better For Clear Waters, Study Finds
...sh, and severe algae blooms can water to smell and taste
foul. Unnaturally murky lakes are more commonly found in the middle and easternUnited States and Europe. Eutrophication was responsible for the dramaticdecline in water quality seen in several of the Great Lakes during the 1960sand 1970s and is resp...
Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater
... parts per billion -- it gives water an unpleasant taste
and smell. "Using toluene is a little like adding chlorine to drinking water to kill bacteria. Chlorine is poisonous at a high enough concentration so you don't like to add it except when there is a significant benefit. We've tried a number of other ...
Experts: Public Will Accept Irradiation In Wake Of Meat Recall
...cept food irradiation when they learn about it and taste
irradiated food." She also says the recent E.coli outbreak may push along the approval process for irradiation of red meat. Pauli says the petition for irradiation of all red meat was received in July 1994. Since then, the petitioner's data have be...
E. Coli Genome Reported: Milestone Of Modern Biology Emerges From Wisconsin Lab
... including many undergraduates getting their first taste
of science - participated in the project at the UW-Madison. The individual chemical bases that make up the genome correspond to theletters of the genetic alphabet which, grouped into words and paragraphscorresponding to genes, are read by the living ...
New "Wonder Peanut" Beats Olive Oil In Healthful Benefits
... is the peanut everyone's eating. Not only does it taste
good, it holds its flavor longer." What gives the peanut its health-promoting qualities is its chemistry, Gorbet says. It has more than 80 percent oleic fatty acid - compared with about 50 percent in regular peanuts. Fatty acids are a major component...
Food Bacteria-Spice Survey Shows Why Some Cultures Like It Hot
...iology and behavior at Cornell. "But why do spices taste
good? Traitsthat are beneficial are transmitted both culturally and genetically, and thatincludes taste
receptors in our mouths and our taste
for certain flavors. People who enjoyed food with antibacteria...
Insect Taste Buds Target Of Control Method
...Penn State insect toxicologist is targeting their taste
buds in an effort to protect crops. Dr. Christo...rcumvent this problem, Mullin is looking at insect taste
buds because they are a direct connection between the central nervous system and the outside. Inse...
Environmental Technology Breakthroughs Forecast -- Year 2008
... with several new features -- such assoybeans that taste
better, use less fertilizer and resist pests -- will beavailable. Smart water treatment--Smart membranes, or filters, will improve water treatmentat sewage plants and municipal water supplies by adjusting simply or evenautomatically to unclog themse...
Gene Transfer Process Generates Seedless Summer Days
...because of a heavy consumer demand due to a better taste
and apossible extended shelf life. Costs associated with seedless and regular watermelons are quitedifferent, according to Li. Currently the seedless varieties are moreexpensive because of higher costs associated with the production ofplants that ca...
Banking On Safer Drinking Water
...e. "The focus in the 1970s wasmainly to get rid of taste
and odor problems and to removehazardous materials like pesticides and hydrocarbons," Bouwersays. "But there has been limited recent work to look at how itaffects the pathogens and by-products of disinfection. We will bedoing work that is more releva...
Biotech Foods Ready For Primetime, Experts Say
...uced in 1994, the Flavr-Savr tomatoes promised the taste
of home-grown tomatoes from the grocer's cooler. Typical store-bought tomatoes are picked while they are green and hard so that they will not spoil while they are shipped. The tomatoes then have their red color brought out by spraying them with the p...
Nature's Sugar High
... the sweetest compounds ever discovered. The sweet taste
- which depends on nearly 100 different sensory re...ing proteins typically require binding to specific taste
receptors, much of their biology remains to be worked out in the kind of studies done on the space s...
Mice Lacking Gene Show Reduced Alcohol Preference And Sensitivity
... To make sure themice were not simply avoiding the taste
of alcohol, they were later given achoice between water and a saccharine (sweet) or quinine (bitter) solution. Thelocation of the bottles was also switched, to assure that the mice were notgoing repeatedly to one bottle simply out of habit. The mice ...
Garlic Perfumes Poultry Houses
...aying hens. The researchers have already conducted taste
testsand found that people preferred the eggs produced by the garlic-eating hens. "The tasters said the eggs were milder from the chickens eatinggarlic than from the control hens," Birrenkott said. "We think it mightreduce the sulfur content ...
A Real Smart Asp: Snakes Show Surprising Ability To Learn
...ted numbers of new neurons related to the sense of taste
andsmell, as well as in the hippocampus, a brain region involved inmemory and spatial learning. New neurons grow in other animals aswell: Learning to store food engenders brain growth in birds,even doubling the number of hippocampal cells, and in liz...
UCSD And NIH Researchers Isolate Candidates For Genetic Basis Of Human Taste
...gled out as a result of their unique expression in taste
budsof the tongue and palate epithelium. The isolation of the candidate taste
receptor genes provides the groundworknecessary for manipulating the perception of taste
Emu Meat Not A Popular Choice Among Consumers, Study Shows
...lthier alternative to beefmay need to adjust their taste
buds a bit before trying the low-fat meat of emu,a...ests that Americansprefer beef over the unfamiliar taste
of emu. In the study, researchers asked participants to sample cooked patties ofturkey, beef...
Urban Ecology Study Watches Birds On The Web
Say you are a person of discerning taste
and you are in the market for ahouse in Central Arizona. It must be close to schools, shopping, be on or near agolf course, and, oh, yes -- you want some Red-naped Sapsuckers in or near youryard. Given those requirements, particularly the las...
Chocolate: Potential Health Benefits
...HILTON - MALIBU ROOM Chocolate doesn't just taste
good, it actually may be good for you! Researchersreport that compounds in chocolate-called polyphenols and flavenoids-showheart-protective effects in animal studies as well as antiulcer and anticancerproperties. Comparative benefits are also reporte...
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