Tag: "green" at biology news
Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless
...ELPHIA − Concentrated chemicals derived from green
tea dramatically boosted production of a group of ...an Association for Cancer Research, suggest that a green
tea concentrate might help some people strengthen their metabolic defense against toxins capable of ...
Computer graphics spills from milk to medicine
... icebergs that appear blue during the day but turn green
as the sun sets. The new research eliminates a long-standing roadblock and describes a way to use theoretical math and physics to generate realistic computer graphics of materials that absorb some light and are not made of perfect spheres. In othe...
'The Man Who Saved The Sea Turtles'
... the most important nesting site of the endangered green
turtle in the entire Western Hemisphere, Davis said. In documenting their migratory patterns, he showed that these large turtles, which can grow in excess of 300 pounds, travel all over the Caribbean -- even to the Florida Keys -- but return to Tortu...
MGH researchers confirm that bone marrow restores fertility in female mice
...ales marrow from transgenic females that express a green
fluorescent protein (GFP) marker only on germline cells, which are precursor cells involved in producing oocytes. Two months after the transplant, the researchers observed GFP-marked oocytes in immature follicles within recipient ovaries. However, ...
Surprising new species of light-harvesting bacterium discovered in Yellowstone
...e their remarkable yellow, orange, red, brown, and green
colors," explains Bryant. "Microbiologists are intrigued by Octopus and Mushroom Springs because their unusual habitats house a diversity of microorganisms, but many are difficult or impossible to grow in the lab. Metagenomics has given us a powerf...
Innovative research technique reveals another natural wonder in Yellowstone Park
...ne their remarkable yellow, orange, red, brown and green
colors," says Bryant. Microbiologists are intrigued by Yellowstone's hot springs "because their unusual habitats house a diversity of microorganisms, but many are difficult or impossible to grow in the lab. Metagenomics has given us a powerful new to...
...ene produces an easily detectable protein, such as green
fluorescent protein (GFP). The scientists are then able to 'read' this 'report' and learn about the specific events that are occurring and in what regions. The light given off by these proteins is scattered in the tissue, however, reducing the reso...
Other highlights in the July 24 JNCI
...r risk in general. But greater consumption of dark green
and cruciferous vegetables, especially broccoli and cauliflower, was associated with a decreased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Aggressive prostate cancer is biologically virulent and associated with poor prognosis. Therefore, if the associat...
Borlaug is golden
...T -- The man history will honor as the father of a green
revolution that transformed agriculture in many de...in the regions wheat production. Many believe this green
revolution saved the lives of up to a billion people. In 1970 Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize...
New research seeks to enhance alternative fuel integration in public vehicle fleets
...ber of laboratory and field studies on the Countys green
fleet to quantify the impact of ethanol on propulsion system durability, reliability, vehicle availability and life-cycle cost. CIMS will also be looking to work with regional technology companies seeking to test, validate and launch alternative ener...
Accident-prone? Scientists link brain function to knee injuries
...a red color, not if the word appeared in the color green
or blue. After the season started, a number of the tested athletes ended up sustaining noncontact ACL injuries. These athletes were identified, and 80 of them were matched up to a control group of 80 noninjured athletes according to height, weight,...
Clues to future evolution of HIV come from African green monkeys
...izona in Tucson. A new family tree for African green
monkeys shows that an HIV-like virus, simian immun...ly, scientists thought SIV infected an ancestor of green
monkeys before the lineage split, much longer ago. "Studying SIV helps us learn more about HIV," ...
Adding folic acid to flour significantly reduces congenital malformations
...t in major health problems. Folic acid is found in green
vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and meat. However, even a balanced diet wont supply enough folic acid for a pregnant mother and the child she is carrying. Before1998, Canadian medical authorities were already recommending that women in their child-b...
Researchers probe risks, benefits of folic acid fortification
...ydrofolate, found naturally in foods such as leafy green
vegetables, legumes and citrus fruits. The body's response to folic acid appears to be complex, says Mason. While fortification of the food supply is clearly beneficial for women of child-bearing age and their offspring, it is possible that it may, c...
Piecing together the cyanobacteria puzzle
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Blue green
algae are significant species in the global carbon...they could image and track nutrient uptake in blue green
algae at the nanoscale. The new method should help to clear up the age-old puzzle of how different s...
The new wildlife refuge -- Golf courses?
... the MU College of Arts and Science. These managed green
spaces arent surrogates for protected land and ecosystems, but they can include suitable habitat for species native to the area. Golf courses could act as nature sanctuaries if managed properly. Semlitsch, along with Michelle Boone, an assistant p...
Tomorrow's green nanofactories
...vice. Through this marriage of nanotechnology with green
chemistry, Belcher and her team are working toward building faster, better, cheaper and environmentally-friendly transistors, batteries, solar cells, diagnostic materials for detecting cancer, and semiconductors for use in modern electrical devicesev...
Color is in the eye of the beholder
.... Indeed, in a bottle it appears red, but it looks green
in a salad dressing or mixed with yoghurt. Sam...ickens, the oil changes its appearance from bright green
to bright red. The observed color is neither dependent on the angle of observation nor on the direc...
Doing nature one better: Expanding the genetic code in living mammalian cells
...tRNA synthetases and it worked, he adds. After a green
fluorescence protein-based functional assay in var...ammalian cells and neurons literally gave them the green
light, Wang teamed up with Slesinger, who studies ion channels in the brain, to illustrate that this...
...global infrastructure that is both sustainable and green
might rely on nations working together to find a solution to a range of potentially devastating problems, according to Cardiff University's Peter Wells. Writing in the International Journal of the Environment and Sustainable Development, published to...
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