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Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn

... use of the drug in livestock species likely to be eaten by vultures - mainly cattle and buffalo - three species of vulture in the Indian subcontinent are likely to become extinct. New research, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, shows that exposure of vulture populations to a surprisingly small ...

Dwarf mistletoe reveals its sexual secrets

...lants start to grow on a new tree host after being eaten and deposited by a bird, complete with their own kick-start fertilizer. But the dwarf mistletoe takes spreading its seed into its own hands. Through a painstaking microscopic analysis of the seed's embryonic development, Dr. Ross determined tha...

Reduced calorie and carbohydrate diet slows progression of Alzheimer's disease in mouse model

...arbohydrate diet that provided 70% of the calories eaten by similar mice who were allowed to eat ad-libitum. The strain of mice used in the study was genetically engineered to produce what are known as amyloidogenic -amyloid peptides in the brain, resulting in formation of amyloid plaques which are known t...

Rice genome approaches completion

... japonica subspecies of Oryza sativa , which are eaten in India and China, and Japan, respectively. The analysis team, led by Gane Ka-Shu Wong, provides important insights into the evolution of rice. The key to the improvement in the genome sequence analysis is that the researchers have used the combined...

Beer-drinking rats count calories better than many people, UF researchers say

...tors are overriding the natural signals that we've eaten enough or have had too much to drink. That's not a novel concept, but it is a good description of what's happening. Some folks stand by the chip bowl and consume a lot of food with their alcohol, when they need to think about drinks in general as com...

Flocking together: Study shows how animal groups find their way

...l animals, which pay a high price -- such as being eaten -- if they stray from their group. Second, a few animals were programmed to have a preferred direction, as if aware of a food source or other valued destination. These animals were instructed to balance their desire to move toward their goal with the...

Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

...al trail back to the nest, and most likely will be eaten by predators. Yanoviak said that perhaps more important from the perspective of survival, the forests are flooded as much as half the year, so an ant falling into the water will most likely end up as fish food. "That's what I think is the major evolu...

Lychnis moth (Hadena bicruris) lays more eggs in isolated areas

... Elzinga studied how many white campion seeds were eaten by Lychnis moth caterpillars at various locations along the River Waal. Elzinga discovered that at small and isolated locations, Lychnis moth caterpillars consumed more white campion seeds. This increased consumption was thought to be due to a decrea...

Internet viruses help ecologists control invasive species

...ironmental conditions (such as drying out or being eaten by fish), and because humans transport the eggs on their fishing gear and pleasure boats. Professor Norman Yan of Ontario's York University has demonstrated that predation by the spiny water flea causes an average loss of three zooplankton species. ...

What the eye doesn't see

...es Cuthill said: "The rate at which mealworms were eaten by birds gives a measure of how effective each combination was at preventing detection by a predator. Combinations that gave a better disguise took longer to be seen, and it therefore took longer for the mealworms to be eaten." This research provides...

Will aid to poor put wildlife at risk?

...ldlife to supply urban dwellers with a luxury item eaten on special occasions. "In countries such as Gabon, where the poor and wildlife live together, conservation organizations need to work closely with development organizations," added Wilkie. "By understanding how client families use natural resources, ...

Highlights of chemical society national meeting in San Diego, March 13-17

...lops have been thought to act as aphrodisiacs when eaten raw. Now, a team of researchers from the U.S. and Italy says they may have found, for the first time, a scientific basis to support this belief. They analyzed the chemical composition of tissues from a group of mollusks commonly consumed in Mediterra...

Ebola virus: from wildlife to dogs

...lic of Congo, there were many cases where dogs had eaten remains of dead animals infected with the virus, nonetheless without showing visible clinical signs. In order to confirm that these dogs had indeed come into contact with the virus, the scientists looked for the presence of specific Ebola virus antib...

Joslin Diabetes Center announces new nutrition guidelines

...airy products (cream cheese, whole milk) should be eaten in small amounts. Foods that are high in trans fats such as fast foods, commercially baked goods, crackers, cookies and some margarines should be avoided. Cholesterol intake should be less than 300 mg daily; or less than 200 mg in people with an LDL ...

A frog's life is food for thought

...y after 3 months without food, than frogs that had eaten regularly. "They can take massive meals equivalent to 50 percent of their body mass and maximise their digestive capability from the outset," Ms Cramp said. Little is known about the effects of prolonged food deprivation on the gut of animals that ...

Royal Society study on adaptability of fish to warming oceans

...l DNA, to investigate the different fungal species eaten by collembolans (springtails) in soil. We discovered that the diversity of fungal species in soil was 33 times higher that the diversity found in the guts of collembolans. This suggests that collembolans can preferentially select certain taxa of fung...

Study in Royal Society journal on heritability of female orgasm

...ect the colorful and vulnerable isopods from being eaten by fish. Defensive symbioses like this, although largely unknown in the oceans, are likely common and promote biodiversity by allowing symbiont-protected hosts to thrive in habitats teeming with potential predators. Contact: Dr N Lindquist, Institut...

NASA satellite data capture a big climate effect on tiny ocean life

...zooplankton, eat the phytoplankton and are in turn eaten by other larger animals. So, any change in phytoplankton numbers alters the ocean food chain. Now, new research shows these marine plants may have an even greater impact on the health of our oceans and climate than previously thought. In a study pub...

Microchip saves rare turtle from soup-pot

...many of these ending up in China where turtles are eaten or used in traditional medicine. "The population in Sre Ambel is small and every turtle counts" says Hendrie, who recently returned from Malaysia where scientists and conservationists from around the region met to devise an action plan specifically ...

Broccoli packs powerful punch to bladder cancer cells

...broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables should be eaten to stave off or slow down the progression of bladder cancer. Still, they are an important part of the diet. "Cruciferous veggies have an effect on other types of cancer, too," Schwartz said. "We already know that they contain compounds that help deto...

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