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Texas researchers casting for answers to stop algae problem in Texas lakes

...the toxins that this golden alga produces then can consume it? Or is there perhaps some kind of a virus in the water that attacks the golden alga organism?" The team already discovered that toxicity can be removed by adding nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, vitamins and trace metals. Roelke said more...

Fruit juice intake among preschool children not associated with weight

...dy mass index (BMI), even among those children who consume the most juice (greater than 12 ounces a day). The BMI used in this study is a number calculated from a child's weight and height and is based on special criteria established for children by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "These ...

Animals resistant to drunken behavior offer clues to alcoholism's roots

... is quite striking," said Di Fiore. " The mice can consume a considerable amount of ethanol without becoming intoxicated. The differences are remarkable and they hold across the sexes." Further investigation showed that ethanol exposure normally affects the distribution of Eps8, leading to a pronounced lo...

Study links receptor to stress-induced alcohol relapse

..." says Dr. Hansson. "Not only do they voluntarily consume large amounts of alcohol they also display anxiety...nder these conditions, the alcohol-preferring rats consume more than twice the amount of regular rats, and do so in order to obtain the intoxicating effects of...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 20, 2006

...ylmercury at about the same levels as people would consume in fish under the U. S. Food and Drug Administration's recommended limits. Previous studies have shown that methylmercury is toxic to various cells. Liu and colleagues now have added pancreatic beta cells to that list. "Altogether, our data clearly...

Heavy drinking can hasten the progression of the simian immunodeficiency virus disease

... found that HIV-infected people are more likely to consume alcohol than the general population," said Gregory J. Bagby, professor of physiology and medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and corresponding author for the study. "One very recent study conducted in Miami, for example, fo...

Study by LIJ obstetrician confirms taller women are more likely to have twins

...sms of twinning, Dr. Steinman found that women who consume animal products, specifically dairy, are five times more likely to have twins. Cows, like humans, produce IGF in response to growth hormone and release it into the blood, and the IGF makes its way into their milk. Dr. Steinman has been invited to ...

Renewed dolphin slaughter prompts new campaign

...e government is actually encouraging the public to consume more dolphin meat; in addition to human consumption, dolphin meat is also used as pet food and fertilizer. The drive hunts also result in the capture of live dolphins for aquariums and interactive swim programs in Japan and China, in direct violation...

Psst! Coffee drinkers: Fruit flies have something to tell you about caffeine

...te buds caused them to ignore caffeine's taste and consume the caffeine as if it were not there. "No, you wo...s particular taste-receptor protein, called Gr66a, consume caffeine because their taste-receptor cells don't fire in response to it." The discovery, which is ...

Researchers identify taste receptor responsible for caffeine detection

...h an intact Gr66a receptor gene strongly prefer to consume sucrose (sugar) when given a choice between sucrose and a mixture of sucrose and bitter compounds, but the researchers showed that flies bearing a mutation that disrupted Gr66a failed to show this strong propensity when the bitter mixture contained c...

JCI table of contents: September 14, 2006

...ual becomes obese when the number of calories they consume is greater than the number burned by their body, much remains to be learned about what controls the number of calories the body burns. In a study appearing online on September 14, in advance of publication in the October print issue of the Journal of...

Dairy is necessary, even for lactose-intolerant children

...ple strategies to help lactose-intolerant children consume three servings of dairy each day (four daily servi...Adolescents," finds that most children are able to consume varying amounts of dietary lactose without discomfort. There is no substitute for dairy's package of...

Animal physiology conference sheds light on human physiology

...n terms of the energy they expend. Generally, they consume twice as many calories as carnivorous land animals of similar size. Killer whales, for example, consume 200,000 calories per day. Information about bioenergetics can be used to preserve these species, for...

Remarkable physiology allows crucian carp to survive months without oxygen

... colder in October and November, the carp began to consume less energy (sodium pump slows) and build up their glycogen (carbohydrate) stores, even though the water still had plenty of oxygen. The study fund that glycogen and the sodium pump play equally important roles in carrying the fish through the ano...

Being obese and a couch potato may have a biological basis in the brain

...ourage fidgeting and other restless behaviors that consume calories and help control weight, according to new research published by The American Physiological Society. The study found that the brains of rats bred to be lean are more sensitive to a chemical produced in the brain, orexin A, which stimulates ...

Highlights from the August 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ned as relatively fewer calories per gram of food consume more food by weight but fewer overall calories tha...out necessarily decreasing the amount of food they consume or compromising their dietary quality." To achieve a low-energy-dense diet, the researchers recommen...

UMass Lowell research shows benefits of apple juice on neurotransmitter affecting memory

...s, the UML research team found that having animals consume antioxidant-rich apple juice had a comparable and beneficial effect. In this novel animal study at UML, adult (9-12 months) and old (2-2.5 years) mice, some specially bred to develop Alzheimer's-like symptoms, were fed three different diets (a stan...

African water authorities receive space tool training

... exports are produced by irrigated agriculture and consume 92 percent of the country's freshwater resources. Dr. Ahmed Er Raji of the Centre Royal de Teledetection Spatiale in Morocco is training to use ASAR to help local authorities find more water resources for drinking, to monitor the extension of agri...

Marine 'dead zone' off Oregon is spreading

...s of plant growth to die, decay and in the process consume even more of the available oxygen near the sea floor, causing hypoxic conditions for marine life. The first event in 2002 caused a massive die-off of fish and invertebrate marine species on the central Oregon coast. Less severe and somewhat different...

Small, but mighty

...tosynthesizing organisms, such as the Ostreococcus consume carbon and release oxygen in its place. "Certainly, the dynamics of these organisms are very important to understand since they are the photosynthesizers of the ocean. How much carbon they produce and where it goes are really important," Worden ...

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