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FSU scientist links iron imbalance to Parkinson's disease

...n favor of natural dietary sources like red meats, dried fruits, dark leafy greens, tofu, cooked dried beans or wheat germ. "I'd be nervous about just handing someone iron supplements and saying '...

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Salty, acidic soup could have supported life on Mars

...t dominated by salty, acidic waters that regularly dried up, but creatures capable of surviving or even thriving under such extreme conditions live here on Earth. An international team of scientists outfitted the two identical Rovers with "eyes" that see in color, a magnifying glass, a grinding wheel for e...

Transgenic plants remove more selenium from polluted soil than wild plants, new tests show

... researchers say that the plants can be harvested, dried and carefully added to animal feed or used as a soil amendment in areas where selenium is in short supply. "There are many areas where selenium is deficient, so farmers actually pay for animal feed that is supplemented with selenium," said Terry. "Fa...

Chemical analysis of mushrooms shows their nutritional benefits

...hey also looked at the waste byproducts, including dried plum pits. All of the prune/plum products were found to have high total concentrations of oligosaccharides and free sugars. High in total dietary fibers as a percentage of total dry-matter were generally the various powder and fruit products. The res...

Rapid, new test develped for inherited immune deficiency

...ural Research (DIR), the new test can use the same dried blood samples already collected from newborns and ...erentiate normal infants from those with SCID. In dried blood samples from healthy babies, the team was able to detect an average of 1,000 of these genetic ...

Stealth worms may improve insect pest control

..., they can be suspended in a gelatinous matrix, or dried in powder, then mixed in water and sprayed, broadcast or irrigated onto crops. Large numbers of infectious juveniles are released to inundate and kill the pest insects quickly. Depending on climate conditions, this method works best on greenhouse or...

Cranberry juice modulates atherosclerotic vascular dysfunction

... According to Reed, "the equivalent consumption of dried cranberries would be 4-8 servings, or 10-20 servings of cranberry juice, in order to achieve the levels in the current study. However, the point to be emphasized is that total polyphenol intake is very low in western diets and a diet rich in polyphe...

Hydroxycitric acid slows glucose uptake, cuts insulin peaks/valleys a la South Beach Diet

...and flavoring agent. In Indian folk medicine as a dried powder or tea it's indicated as a laxative and for rheumatism. As Malabar tamarind, it can substitute for lime, and in Ceylon it's used along with salt to cure fish. For HCA, though, the other half of the taste-benefit formula is much less clear. Ani...

Elusive salamanders have role in developing new sampling models

...nexpected because of a 100-year drought event that dried ponds and halted reproduction from 1999 through 2002. Since the first salamander was found six weeks ago, 36 more have been found in one pond, but none in 11 others that have supported them in the past. In the United States, flatwoods salamanders are...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

...n rural areas means most fish is still marketed as dried and/or smoked products. Investments to support small-scale businesses, most of them headed by women entrepreneurs, in processing and marketing could improve food and nutritional security for both producers (more income) and consumers (better quality ...

Trained wasps may be used to detect bombs, bugs, bodies and more

...trolled test, the device was exposed to batches of dried feed corn containing either the target chemical, myrcene (a compound of neutral interest to the wasps) or corn alone. In comparison to a group of untrained wasps, the trained wasps showed significantly stronger behavioral responses to the target odor...

Increased dampness causes vegetation change

The Dutch dune area has dried out at a number of locations as a result of water extraction and drainage of adjacent polder areas. Wildlife managers are searching for favourable locations to restore the natural environment to the original wet dune valleys. Chris Bakker has compile...

APS physics tip sheet #57

...the sharp-cornered channels. The thinnest channels dried fastest, and relative humidity did not affect the drying rate, up to relative humidity of more than 90%. The results could be useful for designing more efficient heat pipes for cooling chips, or possibly in applications where rapid drying is desired,...

Modern forests suffer from century-old logging legacy

... trees, along with branches and leaves. The debris dried out and in effect became kindling; in many cases these clear-cut harvests were followed by uncontrolled fires caused by lightning or other means. "This kind of slash followed by burning is similar to the current patterns of disturbance in many develo...

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

...ects of a severe drought as the cause. The drought dried up soils, raised their acidity and boosted estuarine water and soil salinity levels -- all of which were blamed for stressing cordgrass and other marsh grasses beyond their limits. Silliman and four other authors of the Science paper don't dispute th...

UCF, NIH study: Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants

...ple to take anthrax vaccines orally in capsules of dried plant cells that contain correct doses of the protective antigen. If that research is successful, the needs for requiring doctors to administer the shots and for shipping vaccines in refrigerated trucks, both of which can be especially difficult in p...

Studies show benefits of newborn screening for 'bubble boy disease'

...ow in SCID infants. The screening is done by using dried blood samples obtained for other newborn screenings. In the retrospective analysis, investigators measured serum or plasma levels of interleukin-7 (IL-7), a T-cell growth cytokine elevated in SCID, in combination with the previously developed T-cell ...

New UNC experiments show very weak chlorine solutions can kill noroviruses

...ven at low doses. In their studies, the scientists dried a group II norovirus -- the predominant form circulating in the USA -- and a widely used indicator virus, bacteriophage MS2 infecting E. coli, on stainless steel and ceramic surfaces, Sobsey said. After treating those surfaces with a 200 milligrams p...

Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests

...s the trees aged. Moreover, "13 percent of streams dried up completely for at least one year," the study said. Overall, about 20 percent more of the water provided by precipitation was removed by current tree farming, the study estimated. And additional planting of trees for carbon mitigation will likely h...

Vinegar increases killing power of bleach

... dilutions to disinfect surfaces contaminated with dried bacterial spores, considered the most resistant to disinfectants of all microbes. The alkaline dilution was practically ineffective, killing all of the spores on only 2.5 percent of the surfaces after 20 minutes. During the same time period the aci...

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(Date:8/27/2014)... DURHAM, N.C. -- When we want to listen carefully ... talking. The second thing we do is stop moving ... unwanted sounds generated by our own movements. , This ... deep in the brain. Indeed, indirect evidence has long ... somehow influences the auditory cortex, which gives rise to ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... release is available in German . ... is the most common inherited disease affecting the peripheral ... the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine and University ... Schwann cells is impaired in rats with the disease. ... layer known as myelin, which facilitates the rapid transfer ...
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