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Ladybugs may be cute, but watch out when they get near wine

...cluding some vineyards. To make matters worse, the bugs produce a foul-smelling liquid that, besides irrit...flavor, known as ladybug taint, that resembles the bugs characteristic odor. Winemakers report that there are more ladybugs in vineyards and on the grapes d...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007

...cluding some vineyards. To make matters worse, the bugs produce a foul-smelling liquid that, besides irrit...flavor, known as ladybug taint, that resembles the bugs characteristic odor. Winemakers report that there are more ladybugs in vineyards and on the grapes d...

ESA open-source software supports Germany's TerraSAR-X

...lidating software. "Surprisingly, we found many bugs in the SCOS-2000 software. These were fixed mainly...are used differently - by ESA missions and so many bugs remain undetected. Now, we have a stable version for our mission," says Martin Wickler, the project ...

Mystery of fossilized trees is solved

...or and decayed, providing a new food chain for the bugs living below. "This was also a significant moment in the history of the planet. The rise of the forests removed a lot of Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere. This caused temperatures to drop and the planet became very similar to its present-day cond...

Key found to kill cystic fibrosis superbug

...ery provides new hope for the eradication of these bugs from cystic fibrosis patients and to improve their quality of life by developing new treatments."...

Female ticks have market on gluttony

...e weight gain. Using mosquitoes, tsetse flies, bed bugs and kissing bugs as comparison, Kaufman found that no one compared to this female African tick when it came to weight...

Breathing easy: When it comes to oxygen, a bug's life is full of it

..., will lead the symposium of four speakers. Why bugs don't pant Bees consume large amounts of oxygen, and so it might be tempting to think they are panting tiny inaudible pants. They are not, because they do not breathe through noses or mouths. Instead, insects draw in oxygen through holes in their b...

Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with lethal toxin, UF research shows

...d allow detection within two or three hours of the bugs entering the blood and secreting toxins." Once inhaled, anthrax releases a lethal toxin that immobilizes the white blood cells that normally seek and destroy invading bacteria. Just traces of the toxin can slow movement of these cells, called neutr...

How plague-causing bacteria disarm host defense

... Y. enterocolitica are big words for nasty, little bugs that cause what's commonly known as food poisoning. All three bacteria species find their way past the body's immune system through a sophisticated invasion system that injects the effector proteins directly into the host cell's cytoplasm. "More t...

Deprived bacteria grow up meaner

...e jejunum, liver and spleen, but does not help the bugs to multiply on arrival. With better success surviving the gastric barrier, the oxygen-restricted bacteria have a greater chance of causing infection. The authors suggest that oxygen restriction may lead to increased levels of InteralinA (InlA) pr...

Waging war on the deadliest superbug

...ection every year in the UK and tackling the super bugs costs the NHS 1bn a year. 1 in 12 of us will pick up an infection during a stay in hospital. Theres a 1 in 77 chance of contracting MRSA and a 1 in 50 chance of developing C. diff. CHAI brings together some of the countrys leading experts in the f...

New way to target and kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria found

...come more resistant to antibiotic treatment. These bugs cause deadly infections that are difficult to treat and expensive to cure. Every time someone takes an antibiotic, the drug kills the weakest bacteria in the bloodstream. Any bug that has a protective mutation against the antibiotic survives. Thes...

In limiting life span, study finds booming bacteria innocent

... energy the flies expend to fight their burgeoning bugs comes without a longevity trade-off, the researchers said. Its a surprise, said John Tower of the University of Southern California. Even though the flies were accumulating so much bacteria and a robust immune response to that bacteria, its not lim...

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