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Study Shows Songbirds Switch From Bugs To Berries To Fuel Fall Migration

... shrubs, such as bayberry, provide natural beauty, thrive in coastalareas and are simple to maintain. Many songbirds will even use small,yard-sized patches of these natural landscapes during migration, providingpeople with exciting opportunities for bird observation--and providing thebirds with the critical...

Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating 'Mahogany Deserts'

...mainly because of the shootborer caterpillars that thrive allyear in the tropics. Shootborers can quickly decimate young mahogany saplings grown close togetherin rows without the protection of a surrounding cover of other tree species,she said. In nature, the surrounding trees would divert many of the cate...

Methane Deep In Ocean Crust Could Feed Chemical-Hungry Microorganisms

...arth's crust. Microorganisms in the ocean depths thrive where there is no light and dine on chemicals toxic to other life. Deborah Kelley, a University of Washington oceanographer, presents a poster at this week's American Geological Society meeting in San Francisco saying that a significant reservoir of...

Bottom-up Ecological Processes Better For Clear Waters, Study Finds

... marine plants known more commonlyas algae. Algae thrive on these pollutants. The quantity of algae directly determineswater clarity. In a process called eutrophication, algae can deplete oxygen,killing fish, and severe algae blooms can water to smell and taste foul. Unnaturally murky lakes are more commo...

Stopping "Cellular Suicide" Could Boost Production In Biotech Labs

...er, researchers want genetically-engineeredcellsto thrive and produce medicines for as long as possible--a goalthat isthwarted by programmed cell death. To remove this stumblingblock, Betenbaughinstalls "stop signals" at specific points along a cell's roadtowardself-destruction. To find these signals, he w...

Purdue Researchers Track Oil Spill's Effects On Sea Otters

...plains. "In the event that the population does not thrive as it should, we can re-evaluate the animals, comparing their current condition to before they were introduced, and try to determine if something in the environment is affecting them. "Ultimately, I'd like to apply what we learn in Alaska to other ma...

Worm Wizardry: World's Most Heat-Tolerant Creature Suggests Enzymes For Drugs OrIndustry, UD Prof Says

... this istrue, but our data shows that the bacteria thrive at high heat. If the bacteriacan stand it, there's good reason to believe that their enzymes can, too."...

When To Reproduce? It's All In The Timing

...weeds. Fucus species were theonly seaweed known to thrive equally well in saline waters as well as lowsalinity environments such as the Baltic Sea. In following years, she received support from the National ScienceFoundation for field studies and laboratory experiments to find out how Fucusadapted ...

Molecular Mechanochemistry: An Emerging Discipline At The Nexus Of Biology And Physics

Cells and tissues have evolved to thrive in an environment continuallysubjected to fluctuating physical constraints. For example, the constantlychanging fluid dynamics of blood flowing past endothelial cells that linearteries and veins has caused these cells to develop a rapid-fire plastici...

Study Shows: Just Say NO To Bone Loss

...leated and recruited from blood cells, osteoclasts thrive in thebone environment. They work in an odd tandem with bone-forming cells calledosteoblasts in the bone remodeling process. This is much like theerosion/deposition process of a river bank where material is removed and thendeposited once again. Th...

Study Of Microbes May Hone Predictions Of Mining Impact

...isely where and under what conditions the microbes thrive in nature can be a powerful new tool to predict the effects of sulfide mining at a given site, said Katrina J. Edwards, a UW-Madison graduate student and a co-author of the study. Prior to the new study, conducted at Iron Mountain, Calif., an abandon...

Discovery By Fertility Specialist Offers Promise Of Reducing Multiple BirthsTied To Fertility Treatment

... "Nobody knew why the follicle continued to thrive in the face of decreased FSH," Sullivan ... indicating the maturing follicle had ceased to thrive in the absence of FSH or LH. In all three remaining groups, estrogen levels ...

Poison-Eating Bugs Strike Gold

...f Australian lifeforms. These bacteria apparently thrive in toxic, salty environments in which few other aquatic animals and plants can survive. The metabolic versatility of bacteria, which carry out most of the "environmental services" in cleaning up the contaminants, can be harnessed in engineered ...

Fish Farmers Must Learn Zebra Mussel Prevention From A To Z

...ime now." The fingernail-sized mussel's ability to thrive in U.S. waters, its remarkable proclivity for proliferation, and its gift for hitchhiking in bilge water or on boat bottoms makes fish farm contamination a foregone conclusion, says Swann, who works out of Purdue University's animal sciences departme...

Too Hot To Handle

... The finding that metal-munching bacteria can thrive in the barrenenvironment of the storage ponds is ill-timed: a worldwide downturn in nuclearreprocessing means that in some countries the rods are being stored for years,rather than the few months that was intended. Fliermans and his colleague...

Potential Solutions For Gulf of Mexico's "Dead Zone" Explored

...e algae to flourish into algal blooms.These blooms thrive on nitrates and phosphates and deplete the water ofnearly all dissolved oxygen. Dissolved oxygen content in the Gulf is normally 5 parts per million(ppm). Hypoxia occurs when this level dips to 2 ppm or lower. The lack ofoxygen either forces aquatic...

Researchers Discover Way To Grow New Kidneys In Rats

... They also have shown that chimeric kidneys thrive and are not rejectedby rats' immune systems within 6 months of attachment to ureters. Hammermansuspects this partly reflects the host origin of the kidney's blood vesselsbecause foreign blood vessels are a major stimulator of rejection. The use of ad...

USGS Scientists Find New Invasive Fish Species In Florida

... resource managers is the ability of swamp eels to thrive in a wide variety of natural habitats and in adverse conditions. In addition to marsh and swamp habitats, Nico said the fish survives quite well in ponds, canals, roadside ditches and rice fields -- "just about any freshwater habitat with a few inch...

Duke Studies Show That Environmental Effects Of Dams Extend To Insect Life

.... Rao found these leaf cutter ants seem to thrive on the very smallislands that some butterflies avoid. In fact, her systematic census showed anaverage of 5.6 leaf cutter ant colonies per hectare on the smallest islands,compared to 2.3 on medium sized islands and only 0.72 on the largest. Th...

Chumminess Of Roundworms Linked To Single Gene, Offering Insight Into Mechanisms Of Social Behaviors

...same sod -- suggesting that both geneticvariations thrive in the same environment under different conditions. "It appears that the behavior evolved once and spread throughout thenematode community on multiple continents," Bargmann said."Of course, it is the way the roundworms respond to food, pheromone...

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