Tag: "dry" at biology news
Study: Sticking to the sand might not be such good, clean fun for beachgoers
...hesized flow of bacteria. They found that when the dry
sand became submerged by seawater during the flood...und that the amount of enterococci washed from the dry
sand to the sea during their study was high enough to cause a beach advisory. According to the Envir...
...n are up by 7 percent and are up 55 percent in the dry
season. Douglas and her colleagues attribute two-thirds of this change to irrigated agriculture. Drawing from research examples in the Mississippi River, Simon Donner (Princeton University), will discuss the role of nitrogen fertilizer in the heal...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
...cks entry of additional moisture, they said. Under dry
conditions, the crystals shrink back to their orig...rocess could substitute for the conventional wheat dry
milling process that is currently employed in industry. ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOptimizati...
Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles
... lower than 150 degrees C using a technique called dry
transfer printing. This precise process is what allows the film of nanotubes to form on the plastic, after which the palladium nanoparticles can be deposited on the SWNTs to make the sensors. The palladium nanoparticles play an important role in in...
Instant steam takes on MRSA
...ital, commissioned by OspreyDeepclean, showed that dry
steam applied at temperatures ranging from 150 to ...ure. Steam produced by the technology is so-called dry
steam, generated by the highly exothermic reaction between methanol and hydrogen peroxide. While too...
One species, many genomes
...that such variable genes allow plants to withstand dry
or wet, hot or cold conditions, or make use of short and long growing seasons. Such genome analyses of unprecedented details will allow a much better understanding of local adaptation, and this was indeed one of the main reasons for conduction the ...
Synthetic adhesive mimics sticking powers of gecko and mussel
...like a mussel). The material performs similarly in dry
environments. I was reading a research paper about the drop of adhesion in geckos when underwater, and it hit me -- maybe we could apply what we know about mussels to make gecko adhesion work underwater, said Messersmith. In earlier work, he and...
Gene variant increases risk of blindness
...so called choroidal neovascularisation or CNV) and dry
(also called geographic atrophy or GA). The fast variant in the C3 gene increases the risk of both forms of the disease. The complement C3 gene has a central role in the immune system. The results of this research provide strong evidence that i...
Nature's secrets yield new adhesive material
...two of natures most elegant strategies for wet and dry
adhesion to produce a synthetic material that one ...designed a synthetic material that starts with the dry
adhesive properties of the gecko lizard and supplements it with the underwater adhesive properties o...
Chitin from lobster shell shows great healing and bio-stimulant properties
...ation and greater plant height, stem thickness and dry
mass about a week earlier than usual". Chitosan proved to be a natural polymer with great film-generating capacity, apart from other highly interesting properties: chitosan does not produce polluting substances, it is non-toxic and biocompatible. ...
The new wildlife refuge -- Golf courses?
...ral than permanent wetlands. Most natural wetlands dry
for some periods of time, and the species that live in them are well-adapted for this. The natural drying process benefits amphibians, and it releases nutrients from the soil. Maintaining permanent ponds actually harms biodiversity, Semlitsch said. ...
A compound from olive-pomace oil gets 80 percent slowing down of HIV spread
...at maslinic acid a natural product extracted from dry
olive-pomace oil in oil mills inhibits serin-prot...d olive-tree leaves, both acids are extracted from dry
olive-pomace oil (orujo) produced at the olive-milling stage during olive oil elaboration process. ...
1,000-year-old Arctic ponds disappearing due to global warming
...te shocking to see some of our largest study ponds dry
up by early summer, said Douglas. The ecological ramifications of these changes are likely severe and will be felt throughout the Arctic ecosystem, says Douglas. It would affect waterfowl habitat and breeding grounds, invertebrate population dynami...
Satellite images reveal link between urban growth and changing rainfall patterns
...ities and a decrease in rainfall during the winter dry
seasons from 1988 to 1996. ''We found that as the cities get bigger, there is a negative impact on precipitation patterns, such that in the winter season there is a reduction in rainfall as an effect of urbanization,'' Seto explained. ''Primarily i...
Early fire risk for mountains near Los Angeles
...I dont think it will be a surprise that things are dry
this year throughout the West, Dennison says. But ...nt factor in fires. Santa Anas are strong, hot, dry
winds that blow over Southern California from the east or northeast, most frequently September throu...
Vets seeing more horses with nutritional issues this year
... are continuing to experience effects from the hot dry
summer of 2006. Due to a bad hay crop, University of Missouri-Columbia veterinarians are reporting an increased number of horses with chronic selenosis and vitamin E deficiency, problems that can be fatal. Last years drought meant that Missouris ha...
Caribbean frog populations started with single, ancient voyage on South American raft
...species dispersed simply by swimming because frogs dry
out easily and are not tolerant of salt water. In addition to the study's discoveries about Caribbean and Central American frogs, the research also revealed an unusually large and unpredicted number of frog species in South America. "The South Am...
Agonized death throes probable cause of open-mouthed, head-back pose of many dino fossils
...dr. Most joints have counterbalancing muscles that dry
the same way, she said, so there was no reason to ...d, how could they have been exposed long enough to dry
out" The only explanation that makes sense, they concluded, is central nervous system damage. The ...
Sowing seed on salty ground
...countries, but also around theMediterranean and in dry
regions of the USA, such as California. This is only expected to getworse in forthcoming years, as climate change leads to desertification. Julian Schroeder and coworkers investigated a sodium transporter called OsHKT2;1in the roots of rice plants....
Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America
...species dispersed simply by swimming because frogs dry
easily and are not very tolerant of salt water. In addition to the study's discoveries about Caribbean and Central American frogs, the research also revealed and defined an unusually large and unpredicted group of species in South America. "The So...
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