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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
...red tobacco plant Fast, accurate sensor to detect food
spoilage Toward real-world Star Trek tricoder dev...IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fast, accurate sensor to detect food
spoilage Organic Letters Amid growing concern about outbreaks of food
poisoning, researchers in ...
Pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, study finds
...nd and energy, and these are now coming to bear on food
production, malnutrition and the incidence of dise... passed on to humans through direct contact or via food
and water. Increased soil erosion worldwide not only results in more soil being blown but spreading ...
Which came first, the moth or the cactus?
...plant species -- the senita cactus -- both for its food
and for a place to lay eggs. The senita cactus is ...y pollinates flowers for the purpose of assuring a food
resource for its offspring. "Mutualistic relationships like this present a problem for ecological ...
Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart
...d. While the biochemistry that cells use to turn food
into energy is essentially the same across most animal species, the fine-tuning of how an organism deals with the different sorts of sugars and complex carbohydrates in its diet lies in the regulatory sequences, Wray said. Chimps are fruit-eaters,...
European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers
...echnical Research (COST). At its thematic heart is food
security in which food
systems play a pivotal role. Food systems not only contribute to providing safe and healthy food; in...
...on biofuels will reduce competition with grain for food
and feed, and allow the utilization of materials like straw which would otherwise go to waste. The biorefineries will also be able to use lignocellulosic crops like poplar and switchgrass, which can be grown on land less suitable for farming than tra...
Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
...hants prefer lowland forests because there is more food
of better quality on fertile lowland soils. But the study also shows that elephants movements are noticeably affected by human activities and forest disturbance. Data gathered so far reveals there are probably not more than 1,000 pygmy elephants le...
Edible fish feasts beats malaria
...se the fish to limit mosquito populations and gain food
and income from them too. "O. niloticus fish were so effective in reducing immature mosquito populations that there is likely to be a noticeable effect on the adult mosquito population in the area," Howard says. This control method is apparently sust...
New technology reveals seal behavior
...the animals forage and predict the availability of food
under various climate change scenarios. Dr. Mike Meredith, Head of the Atmosphere and Ocean Group at British Antarctic Survey says, The Southern Ocean is the hardest place in the world to obtain oceanographic data, especially during the wintertime....
Secret life of elephant seals not secret anymore!
... go on their winter feeding trips, where they find food
and where they dont, and help explain why some pop... gaining fat (and becoming more buoyant) and where food
was harder to find and the animals lost fat. These measurements have allowed us for the first time...
Bacteria may not hasten death
...ed in an axenic environment, and given disinfected food
throughout their lives. A third group of flies was raised with bacteria and disinfected in adulthood. Co-author Paul Webster, director of advanced electron microscopy and imaging at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, used scanning electron mic...
American Chemical Society meets Aug. 19-23 in Boston
...S News Service hosts two special events related to food
chemistry. On Aug. 20, reporters can sip wine and snack on clam chowder as Gerald DeMenna, Ph.D., discusses the chemistry of that Boston favorite. Gourmet coffee is on the breakfast menu Aug. 21 as experts discuss their research on how to protect the...
and fiber entails the use of fertilizer and irriga...y on improving one type of ecosystem service (e.g. food
production, fiber production, biofuels production) at the cost of all others, explains Bennett. ...
Taking a supplement of glycine helps prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis or osteoporosis
...shed that the direct intake of this substance as a food
additive helps to prevent arthrosis and other degenerative diseases, in addition to other diseases related to a weakness in the mechanical structure of the organism, including the difficulty of repairing physical injuries. The work of De Paz Lugo w...
Computer graphics spills from milk to medicine
...r graphics into the realms of diagnostic medicine, food
safety and atmospheric science, according to a new...ould identify spoiled meats, contaminants or other food
safety issues if a particular food
problem consistently and detectably changed the light scattering...
Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels
... reproduce. Human fisheries competing for the same food
could make migration even more difficult for them." The project is led by Dee Boersma, a UW biology professor who for 25 years has headed the Magellanic Penguin Project at Punta Tombo, Argentina, the birds' largest breeding colony in So...
Why nectar-feeding bats need a 'power drink' to fly
...ive on such an energetic knife edge is down to the food
source they live on and the way they get around. T...omes directly from the food. Normally, most of the food
is converted into storage and this is drawn on later to fuel metabolism. Small nectar-feeding bats h...
Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe
...at move counter-clockwise and cause a retention of food
-- may also play an important role in the bluefins breeding process. The bluefin showed a preference for regions of the Gulf of Mexico information that can help map where they spawn, says Dr. Teo. Funded by NOAA Fisheries, the National Science ...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
... and animal sources, such as corn, switchgrass and food
waste): Revenue from selling emissions credits will help these firms recoup investments made in innovation and learning. Passenger vehicle owners: The LCFS will bring a greater variety of fuels to the market. Fueling infrastructure will evolv...
Forecasting system provides flood warnings to vulnerable residents of Bangladesh
...with nets to prevent fish from escaping, and stock food
and other supplies. "The goal here is to help very local, grassroots economies," Hopson explains. "The forecasts also alert relief agencies to prepare to bring in drinking water, cholera tablets, and other essentials in case of a major flood." Th...
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