Tag: "water" at biology news
Scientists report how protons induce water cages
...ted new data on how the fundamental arrangement of water
molecules is affected by the presence of protons. ...is research is about the surprising flexibility of water
molecules that makes water
the medium of choice for biological systems. The study examines the 50-ye...
Researchers developing radar technology to detect mold behind walls
... of wallboard -- which is very porous -- soaked in water
and injected with non-toxic fungal spores. In one month's time, those spores germinated as the wallboard was kept in a high-humidity environment. Mold thrives in damp wallboard because of its paper-based encasing, DeJesus explained. Researchers then...
Researchers find evidence that sea turtles navigate with magnetic maps
...outheastern U.S. coast. They also placed a pool of water
in the center of the coil so that they could expos...s and tethered to a tracking device in the pool of water
inside the magnetic coil. "Half of the turtles swam in a magnetic field that exists at a location ab...
Ocean dye to help Rutgers scientists trace Hudson River's path miles into the Atlantic
... help reveal the contents and fate of Hudson River water
after it joins the Atlantic. The dye release is th... study of the Hudson River Plume the mix of river water
and substances that flow into the ocean at a rate of 500 billion gallons per day. Preliminary studie...
Inflammation, hypertension are focus of major new MCG research program
...response of the kidneys, which regulate sodium and water
volume in the body and are a major regulator of blood pressure, Dr. David Pollock, a physiologist and project leader, is looking at the evidence that cytokines stimulate endothelin production. Endothelin, a potent substance that comes from the endot...
Researchers show cystic fibrosis defect in mice corrected with turmeric extract
...ell surface, where it transports chloride ions and water
into and out of the cell. CF causes the lungs and gastrointestinal tract to become clogged with thick mucous secretions and leads to bacterial infections, failure to thrive, and eventually to respiratory failure, with a life expectancy of about 30 ye...
Guiding gas exploration: U-M research offers inexpensive tool
...Amherst College are reading chemical signatures of water
in those areas to pinpoint places where gas is mos... work, the research team compared the chemistry of water
from wells drilled in the deeper center of the basin with that of water
from wells at the edges. The...
The Hunter's Breath tells a story of adventure and discovery in Antarctica
...out on the ice or dive gracefully through freezing water
to depths that would crush a human diver. Yet life is not easy in Antarctica, even for an animal so well adapted to its harsh environment. The researchers used an array of high-tech equipment to gain access to the hidden life of the seals...
A blueprint for US national ocean policy for the 21st Century
... the next 30 years. Twelve billion tons of ballast water
is shipped around the world each year, spreading a...coastal and watershed management Create measurable water
pollution reduction goals, particularly for nonpoint sources, and strengthen incentives, technical a...
... of the SEM must contain a vacuum (in which liquid water
in tissues "boils" away). To overcome this difficulty, scientists have had to resort to all sorts of complicated procedures, including coating the specimens with an ultra-fine layer of gold, quick-freezing samples in special deep-freezes, or treating...
Invention could improve PVC safety and strengthen $1.8-billion industry worldwide
...edit cards, packaging, children's toys, car parts, water
pipes and other building materials, PVC shows up in nearly every area of normal daily life. In applications that involve human contact, PVC requires non-toxic stabilizers, which currently are not as effective as their toxic, metal alternatives. But S...
UC Riverside researchers improve drought tolerance in plants
...making them more drought tolerant through improved water
conservation. The researchers accomplished this b...species and then respond by reducing the amount of water
that escapes from their leaves. Reducing the amount of DHAR decreases the ability of the plant to re...
...nt found in hospitals and clinics works by imaging water
molecules in the body. But in water-logged kidneys...f two commonly used diuretic drugs, which increase water
out-flow, not only did they see the gradient flatten, but they were able to trace, in detail, the ac...
High-fat fast-food breakfast produces rush of inflammatory factors into blood stream, UB study finds
...ht normal-weight subjects drank 300 milliliters of water
as a control group. Blood samples were taken before eating or drinking and at 1, 2 and 3 hours afterward. The samples were analyzed to determine the concentration of inflammatory mediators and oxygen free radicals. The study focused on a pro-inflamm...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ABLES Manure and irrigation water
contaminated with salmonella may cause long-term c...soil, water, crops, animals, and humans are runoff water
from manure fields and irrigation water
containing manure." In the study, thre...
ESA consults European science community on candidate Earth Explorer missions
...r and Lidar Experiment in Space to provide global water
vapour observations in the troposphere and lowermo...osts a lidar using four wavelengths with different water
vapour absorptions adapted to the large mixing ratio of water
vapour in the atmosphere. ACE+ Atmos...
Rutgers ecologists and Brooklyn Botanic Garden botanists to plan Beijing Olympics Forest Park
..., habitat fragmentation, invasive species control, water
management, and plant-animal interactions is critical for long-term success." Dr. Steven Clemants, vice president of science, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and co-director of CURE, said "This is a great opportunity to, not only create a park, but also to...
MIT aims radar research at breast cancer
...ounts of water," he said. Cancer cells have a high water
content (around 80 percent), while healthy breast tissue contains much less. The outpatient procedure uses a single tiny needle probe to sense and measure parameters during treatment. Side effects appear to be minimal. Patients in the thermothera...
Phytoplankton may stimulate uptake of CO2
...r example, during the ice ages more of the Earth's water
is locked up in glaciers, creating arid, windy con... involved developing apparatus to sample the ocean water
and measure the concentrations of various chemicals, such as nitrate, phosphate, silicates and disso...
Salt-tolerant rice requires careful selection
...eh carried out field experiments with rice in salt water
and in fresh water
in The Gambia in West Africa. He also studied the effect of nitrogen fertilisation on the rice yield...
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