Tag: "consumers" at biology news
Modeling alien invasions: Plasticity may hold the key to prevention
...isks higher predation, for both resident and alien consumers
(echoing real-life risks between energy gain and d...duces a behavioral response in prey. Both types of consumers
could either discern the presence or absence of a predator and evolve bimodal foraging behavior (the...
Microbes compete with animals for food by making it stink
... ecological communities. But their role as classic consumers
who produce chemicals to compete with larger anima...instead. To test whether aged meat attracts fewer consumers
than fresher meat, researchers baited crab traps with menhaden -- a fish typically used for bait -- ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 1, 2006
...tries. However, these service industries are heavy consumers
of electricity, natural gas, transportation, and manufactured goods that involve GHG emissions. Consumption of services is responsible for over one-third of all GHG emissions in the United States--without even counting utilities and transportation se...
Colorado company to sell medical food products based on Wake Forest discovery
...efficiently reach out to the millions of proactive consumers
who are seeking information and alternative treatments online," Braman said. "We will follow with specialty and natural retail distribution, then mass retail distribution to make our products more easily accessible to the broader population."...
University of Illinois scientist helping processors keep E. coli out of meat
...at makes meat juicy and tasty, but in recent years consumers
have been demanding leaner and leaner cuts of meat...the meat where they're less likely to be killed if consumers
like their meat on the rare side," said Brewer. Also, as the needles inject one piece of meat afte...
Found -- the apple gene for red
...marketing," she says. "If fruit doesn't look good, consumers
are far less likely to buy it, no matter how good it might taste. "As well as giving apples their rosy red hue, anthocyanins are also antioxidants with healthy attributes, giving us plenty of reasons to study how the biochemical pathway leading to a...
Theory of oscillations may explain biological mysteries
...haos: the interaction between two weakly competing consumers
of a food resource can be transformed by the arrival of a third competitor to provide unpredictable opportunities for the newcomer to invade. Vandermeer holds out hopes that the study of oscillations in biological populations will lead to insights in...
Dreaming of a nanotech Christmas: What persuades the public to embrace and buy nanotechnology?
...ts of the first large-scale empirical study of how consumers
consider risks and benefits when deciding whether to purchase or use specific nanotechnology products will appear in the December 2006 issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology. The article's lead author, Steven C. Currall, University College London...
Former White House science advisor warns that nanotechnology's potential threatened
...ts of the first large-scale empirical study of how consumers
consider risks and benefits when deciding whether to purchase or use specific nanotechnology products. The articles lead author is Steven C. Currall, University of College London and London Business School. (For information on the article, U.S. jour...
New poinsettia for the nontraditionalist
...quely marbled pink poinsettia will be available to consumers
who like decorating for the holidays with a flare for the unusual. The variety is yet unnamed, but is a natural mutation of a poinsettia variety called Premium Picasso. The topmost leaves which are red on the traditional poinsettia, on this new varie...
Fish species plays surprise role in aiding coral reef recovery
...rotfishes and surgeonfishes, which are the routine consumers
of seaweed on coral reefs, were unable to reverse runaway algal blooms. The studys findings highlight the unexpected importance of a single rare species in the recovery of coral reefs, and potentially contribute to the identification and future pr...
Funding boost for QUT world-class banana research
...medical Innovation, said Ugandans were the largest consumers
of bananas in the world and ate on average nearly one kilogram per person per day. "Australians consider bananas as a luxury dessert but in many developing countries in East Africa they are the major staple in their diet," he said. "As bananas ar...
In-shell vaccine for chick disease
...l disease has the potential to save UK farmers and consumers
millions of pounds each year. IBV is one of the severe animal diseases that BBSRC supports research into, and the work at the Institute for Animal Health shows real promise in delivering tangible improvements on the farm."...
Proposed FDA claim recognizes role of key nutrients in dairy in reducing osteoporosis risk
... an amended health claim that would communicate to consumers
the value of foods high in calcium and vitamin D f...uncil. "We hope the simplified language will help consumers
better understand the importance of three daily servings of dairy to obtain these nutrients and redu...
Cloudy apple juice four times healthier than clear
...outsells cloudy juice because of the perception by consumers
that is purer. But it is the process of clarification that removes the beneficial compounds locked away in the apple pulp. Retailers also tend to favour clear juice because it has a longer shelf life than cloudy juice. Also of interest in C&I issue...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 24, 2007
...ve comprehensive data on flavonoid levels in foods consumers
buy in the United States. The U. S. Department of Agricultures James M. Harnly and colleagues are unveiling new flavonoid data collected from the first systematic sampling of foods designed specifically to characterize flavonoids. The report appear...
Marshfield Clinic's electronic health record first to receive CCHIT certification
...stment in those products and to assure health care consumers
they can trust their information to be stored in t...ers and the quality and safety needs of healthcare consumers
and payers. One script, for example, recreates a scenario of an elderly man with poorly controlled d...
Rutgers survey examines public responses to the recent spinach recall
... of the survey show that the FDA's main message to consumers
warning that bagged fresh spinach had been contami...on, the data clearly indicate that the majority of consumers
did stop eating spinach because of the recall. "As a result, the main public health goal of the ...
Cord Blood Registry achieves industry-leading stem cell recovery with new automation technology
...adopt this cutting-edge technology and offer it to consumers
who wish to cryopreserve their own genetically-related stem cells for future therapeutic use. The world's largest public donation bank, The New York Blood Center, has also adopted AXP processing. "In our selection process, we closely evaluated the t...
It's not easy being green
...ty. The University of Leeds-led study found that consumers
who try to live a sustainable lifestyle have diffi...s. Dr Young and his colleagues interviewed green consumers
about their recent major purchasing decisions for goods such as fridges and computers as well as the...
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