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Natural antifreeze yields secrets

... the icy seas around the North Pole and Antarctica thrive in temperatures that would freeze most animals to death in minutes. Their secret: blood proteins that act as a natural antifreeze. Now researchers at the University of California, Davis, are closing in on just how those proteins work. The research c...

Scientists conduct first DNA field tests on Antarctic soil microbes

...ently conducted genetic tests of the bacteria that thrive in one of the driest, coldest places on Earth Antarcticas Dry Valleys. This is believed to be the first time DNA fingerprinting of soil microbes has been performed in the field on the Earths frozen continent. The two-week research mission, conducte...

Darwin's Time Machine: Scientists begin predicting evolution's next step

... Those organisms with mutations that allow them to thrive better than their cousins, tend to survive while the cousins die out. A classic example is to remove the gene that allows E. coli bacteria to digest lactose, but then give the colony of bacteria only lactose to eat. Of the millions in a colony, some...

Ambushing prey may make snakes vulnerable

...their habitat is disturbed while otherscontinue to thrive -- the big question is why? New research shows thatpart of the answer for threatened Australian snakes is that they ambushtheir prey instead of hunting actively. This work may helpconservationists identify at-risk snakes before it's too late. Current...

Fish tales

...y age and the fact that they lose their ability to thrive in a clean environment. notes Dr. Di Giulio. The mummichog is not a glamorous fish (although spawning males sport metallic blue-green spangles and yellow-gold fins); in fact, it is commonly used as bait. Nonetheless, this little bait fish is teachin...

Extensive research survey confirms life on Earth now being affected by global warming

...rvive in a given location, that same species might thrive there today if climate changes have made the location more suitable for that species. "Although ecologists have a really good grasp on how abiotic factors like temperature and rainfall influence life processes for individuals and entire populations-...

Widespread amphibian deformities caused by parasite

...razing by cattle. The Planorbella snails appear to thrive in some of these situations....

Sea Grant News: Caulerpa, DNA water quality detectives, Kayaking in Maine

...athogens do not survive this journey, while others thrive and infect the water. Cowen believes that successful pathogens attach themselves to organic aggregates, which in turn carry the bacteria through the watershed to a new location. A new technique, called Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH), is ...

Three-D images shed light on first steps of RNA synthesis

... aquaticus, a member of a family of organisms that thrive at high temperatures. They used a technique called X-ray crystallography to reveal the structure of the holoenzyme, the core enzyme bound to the sigma subunit. They also used this research tool to visualize the structure of the holoenzyme bound to a ...

Obesity...by choice

...hrived if given one cup of each but half failed to thrive if given one cup of each and three extra cups of carbohydrate or fat. Rats given five bottles of sucrose solution and one bottle of water became fatter than rats given five bottles of water and one of sucrose. These studies in rats may point to a mod...

Gene found that controls stomatal cell growth in plants

...ber of stomata it may need to thrive in any given environment. Aside from its potential importance in enhancing crop plants, the work may be valuable in other ways. "In animal science, the investigation of asymmetric cell ...

New cellular evolution theory rejects Darwinian assumptions

...tified the Archaea, a group of microorganisms that thrive primarily in extremely harsh environments, as a separate life form from the planet's two long-accepted lines the typical bacteria and the eukaryotes (creatures like animals, plants, fungi and certain unicellular organisms, whose cells have a visible...

Muddy Mayan mystery made clearer by researchers working in the bajos

...storage systems that allowed their civilization to thrive for several more centuries. Dunning, a geographer, and Scarborough, an anthropologist, both in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, are joined by four co-authors in the report of their research in the latest issue of Annals of the Associati...

Cambodian government creates 1,000,000-acre protected area

...mals found virtually nowhere else in the world can thrive freely in our forests." The Cardamom Mountains are a high priority for conservationists. Rare species such as the Indochinese tiger, the Asian elephant and the Malaysian sun bear survive there, as do globally threatened species such as the pileated ...

Size matters

... know that small herbivores, such as mice, tend to thrive in human-altered environments. However, understanding why this is so and predicting how fragmented habitats will affect a wide range of species of varying body size remains a formidable challenge. Recently, several researchers developed a new compu...

Endangered butterfly needs special environment

...ion below.) Fenders Blue is a species that used to thrive in the prairies of Oregon, until its habitat was disturbed by farming and development. Only one half of one percent of this grassland remains in its native form. Prairies were the earliest areas that were settled and farmed in Oregon, and few natur...

Satellites see big changes since 1980s in key element of ocean's food chain

...hange or a shorter-term ocean cycle. Phytoplankton thrive when sunlight is optimal and nutrients from lower layers of the ocean get mixed up to the surface. Higher sea surface temperatures can reduce the availability of nutrients by creating a warmer surface layer of water. A warmer ocean surface layer redu...

New compound may immobilize AIDS virus, certain radionuclides

...ch means they can survive longer and possibly even thrive in the generally basic or neutral environments of radioactive wastes and blood, respectively. Preliminary work with Savannah River site indicates that the new compounds do indeed selectively remove certain radionuclides from their waste solutions. To...

Worlds largest rain forest national park created in Northern Amazon

... that may be endangered elsewhere will continue to thrive in our forests forever." At least eight primate species, 350 bird species and 37 lizard species live in these forests. Among these are several species with declining populations in other parts of their ranges, including the jaguar, giant anteater, g...

'Sorry, Charlie:' New news on the tuna

... them to regulate body temperatures to survive and thrive in different environments. One such example of this phenomenon is the tuna fish. Tunas are regional endotherms, maintaining elevated temperatures in deep red swimming muscles by way of vascular counter-current heat exchangers (retia mirabilia) that...

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