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Identified mechanism in the malaria parasite to help it adapt to infected individuals

... believe that this ability makes the parasite more adaptable when attempting to invade the cells. The study is ...c information, and that the mechanism is flexible, adaptable and easily reversible. This means that the parasite can re-express the proteins relatively easily wh...

Wild weather forces farmers to adapt

... year. However, before making the change to a more adaptable cropping systems strategy, researchers say its important to understand how short-term crop sequencing decisions affect key agronomic and environmental attributes. From 2002-2005, a team of researchers at the USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research...

Humboldt squid on the move

...ifornias productive continental-shelf areas, their adaptable hunting strategies allow them to prey upon commercially important fishery species like hake and anchovy." In fact, Robison's survey data showed that within a month after populations of Humboldt squid increased in Monterey Bay, the number of hake drop...

A walking robot goes mountaineering

...be meticulously adjusted. In addition, the gait is adaptable to different environments. Walking on ice is different from walking on solid ground, walking uphill is different from downhill. In their study, publishing in PLoS Computational Biology July 13, 2007, scientists around Florentin Wrgtter, Bernstein C...

Scientists: As rainfall changes, tropical plants may acclimate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Tropical plants may be more adaptable than commonly thought to changing rainfall patterns expected to accompany a warming climate, new research shows. A University of Florida scientist and other researchers have found that plants in Hawaii have the ability to acclimate to big changes i...

Tropical plants go with the flow ... of nitrogen

... However, tropical species appear to be far more adaptable than their temperate kin when it comes to their nitrogen needs. A team of researchers* has found that, when confronted with shifts in nitrogen availability, these plants simply "flip a switch" and use whatever is handy. "When it comes to nitrogen, ...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...es two biological characteristics, "memory and how adaptable people can be," Blower said. "These characteristics drive human behavior." Blower and her group used peoples attitudes toward the seasonal flu to construct their model. With seasonal flu, protective immunity a flu shot lasts only one year. Thus,...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...es two biological characteristics, "memory and how adaptable people can be," Blower said. "These characteristics drive human behavior." Blower and her group used people's attitudes toward the seasonal flu to construct their model. With seasonal flu, protective immunity a flu shot lasts only one year. Thus,...

Ape gestures offer clues to the evolution of human communication

...to a particular emotion and, thereby, serve a more adaptable function. For example, a single gesture may communicate an entirely different message depending upon the social context in which it is used. "A chimpanzee may stretch out an open hand to another as a signal for support, whereas the same gesture to...

Networking around the clock

...sh, explained that this property is provided by an adaptable brain circuit of oscillating neurons, capable of responding specifically to different environmental cues. Previous research by the same team in the lab of Michael Rosbash had already demonstrated that two groups of neurons, called morning cells and e...

Mixing exploitation and conservation: A recipe for disaster

...o drastically that even the birds' extraordinarily adaptable digestive system could not save them. The authors point out that dredging doesn't even provide significant economic benefits--only 11 outfits manage 22 fishing boats--yet is "directly responsible" for the widespread decline of a protected shorebird. ...

A buffet for early human relatives

... able to eat a varied diet and therefore were more adaptable in savanna environments than other primates which had a more restricted diet." Other studies have suggested that the diets of human ancestors and relatives became more varied about 3 million years ago when Africa's climate started getting drier an...

Insect population growth likely accelerated by warmer climate

Insects have proven to be highly adaptable organisms, able through evolution to cope with a variety of environmental changes, including relatively recent changes in the world's climate. But like something out of a scary Halloween tale, new University of Washington research suggests insects' a...

Learning global solutions to local problems

... to the area such as amaranth (a hearty and highly adaptable grain that can be used to make a variety of food products) and nopal (the green, racquet-shaped portion of a prickly pear cactus). "Other ideas are to provide incentives to small farmers to switch crops and offer rural credit for small farms," she sa...

Two miles underground, strange bacteria are found thriving

...n years, implying that living things are even more adaptable than once thought. "We know surprisingly little about the origin, evolution and limits for life on Earth," said biogeochemist Lisa Pratt, who led Indiana University Bloomington's contribution to the project. "Scientists are just beginning to study ...

Extreme environment changes fish appearance

...es, Lema said. On one hand, the fish may be more adaptable to changing conditions than thought. But refuge-bred fish might well die if reintroduced directly to Devil's Hole in an attempt to rebuild the population. And if an animal's form is so intimately connected to its environment, is it still the same fis...

Common garden plant threatened by climate change

...peared by the 2050's. Some species of Cyclamen are adaptable enough and could survive climate change, but many would probably disappear. Chris Yesson and Alastair Culham, from the University of Reading in the UK built mathematical models based on the current distribution of the 21 different species of Cyclame...

Continuous, real-time analysis of radioactive waste achieved at PNNL

...ne conductivity and density meters. The system is adaptable to monitoring in a variety of harsh environments. Bryan notes that system components and analytical tools of the process monitor can be tailored to monitor a variety of complex mixtures such as pulp and paper processing liquids, electroplating soluti...

Arctic nations' wealth key to management of climate change

...he capacity of northern regions to be flexible and adaptable to cope with changes, some of which we can predict, and others of which will be surprises," said Chapin. An increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean could be zoned to include marine protected areas, designated shipping lanes, and fishing areas co-managed...

New clues for treatment of liver cancer

...eaths. The study also establishes an efficient and adaptable method for exploring the biology of liver cancer, for validating potential therapeutic targets, and for testing new treatments. The findings are reported in tomorrow's issue of the journal Cell (June 30). "There has been a long search for animal mod...

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