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Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering
...ing events targeted at our nations agriculture and food
Nurtured chimps rake it in
...nd rake. The animals who picked the rake with the food
reward on the rigid side demonstrated that they understood the causal principles behind the functionality of the rake. The enculturated chimpanzees successfully selected the functional rake, while the sanctuary chimpanzees chose randomly between th...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...conditioning task, cats learned to expect a liquid food
reward (Gerbers pureed sweet potatoes and turkey) after a visual conditioned stimulus (CS). The authors made simultaneous recordings from neurons in mPFC, perirhinal (PR) cortex, and entorhinal (ER) cortex. They then measured correlated activity in E...
Study helps preserve Arctic whale, Eskimo subsistence hunt
... the bowhead whale - has helped preserve a primary food
source for Eskimos in the far reaches of Alaska, a...centuries by commercial whaling fleets, has been a food
staple for Eskimos and other indigenous arctic peoples dating to prehistoric times. Due in part to r...
Food safety begins as vegetables grow
...ak and other APS members will present their latest food
safety research and describe future research needs...rnia economy and agriculture, including the latest food
safety information, will be held during the meeting on Monday, July 30 at 11 a.m. ...
Vets seeing more horses with nutritional issues this year
...er has other horses that are feeding from the same food
source, its important to have those animals treated before the damage is permanent. Craig Roberts, a professor of agronomy in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at MU, says the quantity of this years hay crop will be down 50 per...
Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing
...ty defense, environmental control and maintenance, food
production, brood-rearing and education. Like huma...er bees perform to tell other bees where to find a food
source, the vibration signal appears to be a more general, multi-purpose form of communication. Schn...
ASU research shows connection between testosterone, dietary antioxidants and bird coloration
...hey went on to show that carotenoids acquired from food
and circulating through the blood were changing in ways that were linked to testosterone levels. Birds who were given additional testosterone depleted their carotenoid levels and became healthier, as if they were combating testosterone directly with ...
Boosting key milk nutrients may protect against cancer
...more than 70 percent of the calcium in our nations food
supply comes from milk and milk products. (2), (3), (4), (5) Additionally, milk is one of the few food
sources of vitamin D, which is fast emerging as a super nutrient. Several recent studies have rep...
Hormone that signals fullness also curbs fast food consumption and tendency to binge eat
...at high-fat foods and sweets. The findings on fast food
consumption and binge eating tendencies are based ... Satiety hormones are commonly thought to control food
intake by signaling to the brain when we are full, said Christian Weyer, M.D., the studys senior aut...
Dietary preferences and patterns may be linked to genes
...the first to show that the APOA2 gene is linked to food
preferences that shape dietary patterns, particula...o determine if APOA2 might play a role not only in food
preferences, but also in satiety signaling....
New collaborative research reveals chimpanzees can sustain multiple-tradition cultures
...orative research team taught forms of tool use and food
extraction techniques to high-ranking individuals ...iting a token into a bucket or a pipe to receive a food
reward from a separate, unrelated location. After each group of chimpanzees observed a high-ranki...
Major study predicts grim future for Europe's seas
... we transport our goods and the way we produce our food
on land as well as the sea. Without a concerted... by nutrient loads accompanying intensification of food
production in Europe. This combination of pressures limits the scope for short-term remedial action ...
Organic Food Miles take toll on environment
...itigates the environmental benefits of growing the food
organically. If youre buying green, you should consider the distance the food
travels. If its travelling further, then some of the benefits of organic crops are cancelled out by ...
Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America
...ld include plants that trap fresh water and insect food
for frogs," Hedges said. It is not likely that the frog 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 r...
Economic impact of hunger affects all Americans
... not only the illness burden, but also expenses on food
pantries and other charities to mitigate the problem, and lost productivity due to hungers adverse impact on learning, said Shepard. The Cost of Hunger study is a call to action for communities, legislators, the private sector and individuals to lo...
Uncovering the molecular basis of obesity
...lar link between spontaneous physical activity and food
intake. Mice lacking the molecule show less sponta...ch as fidgeting while working at the computer, and food
intake are two crucial factors regulating our body weight. Both are controlled by the same part of t...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 30, 2007
...ble starch-based products available in the current food
market to our knowledge." The study describes an enzyme treatment used in laboratory experiments to modify the structure of corn starch. It increased the amount of slowly digested starch by up to 13.5 percent while reducing the levels of rapidly di...
An apple peel a day might keep cancer at bay
..." says Rui Hai Liu, Cornell associate professor of food
science. Liu is affiliated with Cornell's Institute of Comparative and Environmental Toxicology and is senior author of the study, which is online and published this month in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. In previous Cornell studies...
Human ancestors learned to walk upright in the trees, say experts
...walk upright developed from ancestors foraging for food
in forest tree tops and not from walking on all fo... It appears that they use bipedalism to forage for food
from small branches of tree tops, and to cross directly from tree top to tree top. Professor Ro...
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