Tag: "green" at biology news
USGS examines environmental impacts of aircraft de-icers
...icing vehicles and tested on minnows, water fleas, green
alga, and marine bacterium. These organisms are near the bottom of the food chain and are common benchmark indicators of environmental health. The sensitivity of tested organisms varied according to a number of factors including formulation of the ...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...s to visualize fluorescently labeled dendrites and green
fluorescent protein-expressing astrocytes. Dendritic protrusions stabilized after making contact with astrocytes, such that protrusion lifetimes were longer if contact occurred. Viral expression of a mutant Rac1 decreased astrocyte motility and incre...
Researchers warn milk eliminates cardiovascular health benefits of tea
...d Dr Lorenz: "It is important to bear in mind that green
tea is almost exclusively drunk without milk. So ...was now in the process of comparing the effects of green
and black tea on vascular function. "It's an ongoing question whether green
tea, with its higher cat...
New HIV test may predict drug resistance
...uter program to count the number of molecules with green
or red fluorescent tags in each sample. The test proved sensitive enough to detect a single mutated virus out of 10,000 nonmutated viruses in the patient samples, Gao said. "This level of sensitivity makes the assay about 1,000 times more sensitive ...
Green Chemical Reactor Engineering -- XI
...ion pathways with these discoveries leading to new green
chemical processes and products. This research wil...ect these challenges, visions and opportunities in green
chemical reactor engineering. At least four plenary lectures of 60 minute duration each will be coor...
Shotgun sequencing finds nanoorganisms
...age, which live in a pink slick on pools of acidic green
water, obtain energy by oxidizing iron - that is, ... drainage that makes such mines toxic hazards. The green
runoff from the mine, captured and treated by the Environmental Protection Agency, is a hot 108 degr...
NASA data helps pinpoint wildfire threats
...en help spread fires, changes in the proportion of green
vegetation to other plants may also indicate locations of potential fires, especially after moisture values fall below a critical level. The proportion of greenness determines the manner in which plants absorb and scatter sunlight and plays a major r...
On the golf tee or pitcher's mound, brain dooms motion to inconsistency
...ed to perform a simple reaching task. When shown a green
spot, they were rewarded with juice if they reache...y reached with the same exact speed, whether for a green
or red spot. More importantly, after some sophisticated statistical processing, the scientists found...
Batfish to the rescue!
... group of weed-mowers, the dugongs, while another green
turtles is seriously endangered. "If Platax is the last grazer of dense weedy stands on inshore coral reefs and it goes into decline, the capacity of these reefs to recover from phase-shifts could be lost." For scientists and reef managers, the ...
2006 is banner year for discoveries of new species in Borneo's rainforests
...ick to rocks; and a tree frog with striking bright green
eyes. The new ginger plants more than double the number of the Etlingera species found to date. Several of these new species were found in the "Heart of Borneo," an 84,000 square mile mountainous region about the size of Kansas that is covered wit...
A new male-specific gene in algae unveils an origin of male and female
...ing the genetics of two closely related species of green
algae that practice different forms of sexual repr...etween male sexuality of an oogamous multicellular green
algae species, Pleodorina starrii, and one of the mating types of its isogamous ancestor, the unicel...
Project to intensify agricultural production in Great Lakes -- Africa's most impoverished region
... along with soil amendments such as crop residues, green
and animal manures, and lime. "The soil amendments interact with mineral fertilizers to improve soil quality, including the organic matter content, pH, and nutrient availability," Breman says. "That improves the efficiencyand thus, the profitabili...
Reef sharks threatened by overfishing
...o shark fishing. In contrast, shark abundances in green
zones, where illegal fishing is much harder to pre...om even low levels of fishing, such as poaching in green
zones. The study highlights the importance of ensuring high compliance with no-take regulations. ...
Highlights from the December 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...uidelines for consuming servings of deep-yellow or green
vegetables, compared with just 2 percent of the "very low involvement" group. The researchers found the young adults most likely to be involved with food preparation and purchasing in association tend to be female; Asian, Hispanic or white; and ea...
GM spuds to be commercialized in 2007
...otatoes will be planted in 2007. Industry bods and green
campaigners alike agree that EU approval of BASF's Amflora potatoes will come in time for spring launch and cultivation, reports Marina Murphy in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. Amflora potatoes, which have been modified to be partic...
Found -- the apple gene for red
...on of anthocyanins in apples, and we found that in green
apples this gene is not expressed as much as in red apples." In collaboration with apple breeders at the Department of Agriculture and Food in Western Australia (DAFWA), the scientists were able to show that fruit colour can be predicted even in see...
Living view in animals shows how cells decide to make proteins
...wing" mouse. The mouse carried in its FGFR2 gene a green
fluorescent tag that would glow when a common type...r helper proteins were involved. By tracking the green
glow, the team found that cells in most tissues made the same decision to silence exon IIIb, but the...
Plant potential in the pipeline
...tool to achieve the renewable revolution. They are green
factories using energy from sunlight to make biofuel, bioplastics and a range of other products cheaply and in large quantities. The reports, issued today by the EPOBIO project, present detailed analyses of how plant products and plants themselves ca...
Yale Cell Biologist Joel Rosenbaum, to receive Prestigious Wilson Award
... with studies initiated on flagellar assembly in a green
alga. It is an example of the continuity of life, or as Rosenbaum says, If youve seen one cilium, you have [almost] seen them all. Rosenbaum is the seventh member of the Yale faculty to receive the Wilson Award, In 2005, Joan A. Steitz , Sterlin...
Getting to the heart of the heart
...ce of these cardiac progenitors was indicated by a green
fluorescent protein, which lit up when a gene called Nkx2.5 was activated. Orkin and Wu then showed that these cells further differentiated into both myocardial cells and smooth-muscle cells. Next, using the same fluorescent "tags," Orkin and Wu is...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10