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Hold the stuffing: Low-glycemic diet may help keep weight off

...e substitutions, such as steel-cut oats instead of instant oatmeal, blueberries instead of raisins, and cracked-wheat bread instead of tortilla chips. The 39 subjects who remained in the study succeeded in losing about 10% of their initial body weight. The low-GL dieters had smaller decreases in resting en...

Scientists discover unique microbe in California's largest lake

...says, will be to determine whether this example of instant evolutionary innovation by genetic exchange has in fact had consequences for ribosome function in these bacteria. The new species of Acaryochloris is the latest in a series of new organisms from the Salton Sea that have been identified as part of W...

Potentially harmful fluoride levels found in some instant teas

...ing to drink one to two gallons of double-strength instant tea throughout the day--which led the researchers to test for fluoride content in several brands of instant tea available on grocery store shelves. Each of the teas was tested as a regular-strength preparatio...

When cobras spit, there's not a dry eye in the house

... like this; then its head flashes forwards. For an instant the fangs in front of its pale pink throat are visible in its wide-open mouth, as they squirt the venom at high pressure towards the victim. On the plastic visor two red spiral patterns appear. The eyes behind it look surprisingly unperturbed. "I spr...

Pall-Aquasafe protects patients from exposure to waterborne contaminated medical equipment

...f the new Pall-Aquasafe in-line filter provides an instant barrier that protects patients and medical equipment from the transmission of waterborne pathogens." In addition to medical device reprocessing, the Pall-Aquasafe in-line filter can be inserted into the feed lines of other common water sources where ...

Computer program helps farmers make decisions about pastureland

... benefiting the environment. PLMS provides nearly instant feedback on how user-generated alternative grazing systems affect such critical variables as farm profit, milk production, and pounds of beef to market. It also estimates the environmental consequences of alternative plans from effects on soil erosio...

How fish hear and make sounds at same time

...receptive to external sound again. In fact, for an instant following a vocalization, the ear may actually become more sensitive than it was prior to the voicing. By better understanding these complex systems, the study offers new avenues for researchers to explore the causes of human deafness. "Hearin...

Strengthening coffee

...ng from fertility problems? If you're drinking the instant variety it may very well be! The Robusta crop (Cof...anephora), which is the main variety for producing instant coffee, suffers from 'self-incompatibility' so can't pollinate itself. This presents a dilemma for c...

Chemical 'band-aid' prevents heart failure in mice with muscular dystrophy

...e went into cardiac failure. The polyoxamer had an instant corrective effect in the mdx mice, which really surprised us." In future research, U-M scientists want to test P188 on mice with other types of dystrophies and see if it works as well when given as injections, rather than infusions. Metzger emphasize...

Engineers create optoelectronic tweezers to round up cells, microparticles

...of the study. "Optoelectronic tweezers can produce instant microfluidic circuits without the need for sophisticated microfabrication techniques." This technique, reported in the July 21 issue of the journal Nature, has an advantage over existing methods of manipulating cells, such as optical tweezers that us...

Quantum cascade lasers key to handheld gas and liquid sensors

...t of palm-sized sensing tools that can provide the instant detection needed to stop such an attack. Using sma... only few techniques available that can provide an instant response at trace-levels in water monitoring. Usually, gas or liquid chromatography, which require c...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2005

...re that the three systems work together to provide instant and highly accurate location information, which is critical to soldiers in combat situations. A novel radio frequency scheme for the Theater Positioning System signals uses a special spread-spectrum system that makes it difficult to jam TRI-NAV. Gary...

Worms know bad food when they smell it

...th that flavor in the future. The smell elicits an instant wave of nausea." That aversion is triggered by signals that the olfactory system sends to the brain. Similar forms of learning have been observed in a broad range of animals, including invertebrates such as snails and fish. "We don't know if they fee...

Wisconsin scientists find a way to make human collagen in the lab

...ould stand perpetual guard in the body and provide instant warning of invading viruses or bacteria. "We can have total control of what goes on these very thin extended fibers," says Raines. "We are able to build these molecules up one atom at a time and we can manipulate them in very precise ways." The new W...

AAAS denounces anti-evolution laws as hundreds of K-12 teachers convene for 'Front Line' event

...rkansas and other regions are being invited to use instant "clicker-survey" devices to identify the top four challenges that they associate with teaching evolution. The starting list of evolution-related challenges was based in part upon advance focus groups with St. Louis-area teachers and students, conduc...

Pollution trackers hit the road to pinpoint airborne culprits

... Marr poses during class. She hopes this method of instant feedback and active participation will prove to increase "students' retention of material and the environmental engineering field's retention of students."...

Stimulation of the semicircular canals can artificially control human walking and balance

... signals the movement of the head, the brain makes instant complex "mathematical" calculations to discard the parts not important to balance or steering, such as the movements we make when looking around, and then transforms the remaining signal into two components. One component is used to control steering,...

Cancer stem cells spur glioma angiogenesis, could hold key to brain tumor therapy

...ients that hope, while we do not expect to achieve instant victories in the near future," said Dr. Rich. ...

'Protecting virus' offers instant flu protection and converts flu infections into their own vaccines

... infecting humans. The 'protecting virus' provides instant protection, and completely prevents flu symptoms d...ecting virus'. This has now been shown to provide instant protection against all flu symptoms and to slow the development of an influenza infection to such an...

UF experts: Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine-free

...red by gas chromatography. Every serving but one - instant decaffeinated Folgers Coffee Crystals - contained caffeine, ranging from 8.6 milligrams to 13.9 milligrams. In comparison, an 8-ounce cup of drip-brewed coffee typically contains 85 milligrams of caffeine. In the study's second phase, scientists an...

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