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Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
...ings that suggest these insects feast on a broader menu
of foliage and can be consistently found across hundreds of miles of tropical forestland. These findings have significant implications related to the sustainability and conservation of these globally-important areas. Michigan State University sc...
American Chemical Society meets Aug. 19-23 in Boston
...oston favorite. Gourmet coffee is on the breakfast menu
Aug. 21 as experts discuss their research on how to protect the complex aromas of coffee. Boston beckons, as usual, with an assortment of leisure time attractions the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, whale watching, world-renowned eateries and theater. ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
...ng that could help put wheat alongside corn on the menu
of biofuel sources, researchers in the United Kingdom and Greece report development of a new method for producing ethanol from wheat. The technology - potentially cheaper and more efficient than conventional methods for producing wheat-based biofuel ...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...in residences, and hydrogen delivery systems). The menu
of fuel choices might vary regionally, depending on local availability, so that in some areas of the state, there would be more electric vehicles; in others more hydrogen, and in still others more biofuel. Consumers will be able to keep the gasoli...
Scientists discover cost-effective ways to improve crop output in Uganda
... to inform farmers in other communities about this menu
of management alternatives," said Wortmann. "This approach to research and extension takes advantage of the local knowledge of farmers, is cost-effective, and is easily replicable for addressing crop production problems of small scale farmers through...
Research highlights how farmers' agri-environment schemes could do more for wildlife
... to be more sensitive to regional differences. A menu
of management options which suits the needs of wildlife in Devon, for example, may not meet the needs of biodiversity in East Anglia," added Dr Whittingham, who carried out much of the work while a researcher at Oxford University. UK farmers can ...
Study: Rain forest insects eat no more tree species than temperate counterparts
...e number of tree species, despite the more diverse menu
in the tropics. "The tropical forest cafeteria ...t it hasn't been possible to compare what's on the menu
until now." Identical experiments on tropical and temperate insects were unknown until Weiblen dev...
Unmasking nutrition's role in genes and birth defects
... Expectant mothers may someday get a personalized menu
of foods to eat during pregnancy to complement their genetic makeup as a result of new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers used transparent fish embryos to develop a way to discover how genes and diet intera...
Researchers appeal for new regulations to save coral reefs from live fish trade
...h and lives for more than 30 years, are top of the menu
and especially vulnerable. But once on the plate, the absence of an important part of the food chain means the coral reef hierarchy is in turmoil. The coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish is likely to thrive in these situations, particularly when ...
Conservation offers financial rewards for cattle ranchers, study finds
...rent needs and values. What we've done is create a menu
to see what fits with their interests and to try to find a strategy that works well for them." Other co-authors of the study are James B. Friday, forestry specialist at the University of Hawaii-Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resourc...
Unique soybean lines hold promise for producing allergy-free soybeans
...use of soy's use as fillers and components of many menu
items. While people can read labels before preparing meals at home, avoiding soy at restaurants isn't as easy, Hymowitz said....
Cholesterol-lowering foods most effective when combined, U of T study
... Jenkins and his colleagues prescribed a seven-day menu
high in viscous fibres, soy protein, almonds and p.... For the first time, 55 participants followed the menu
under real-world conditions for a year. They maintained diet records and met every two months with t...
UMaine researcher puts new date on early agriculture
...ne researcher Dan Sandweiss places cornmeal on the menu
for native Americans much earlier than previously believed. Working with colleagues from Ithaca College and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Sandweiss discovered evidence of cultivated corn in the Cotahuasi Valley of southern Pe...
Virginia Tech geobiologist wins Schuchert Award
...fell victim to predators, it was likely due to bad menu
choices, lots of competition, or other edibles fig...e, they may reflect more than 500 million years of menu
selection errors." Kowalewski and his students have used more recent shells to student the past and ...
500 million years of errors: Brachiopod shells record shadow of arms race in ancient oceans
...en identity or opportunistic attack when preferred menu
items were absent," said Kowalewski. "There was a ...t they may reflect more than 500 million years of menu
selection errors," he said. "Finally, the subtle increase in errors and chance attacks has an intere...
New NSF-AAAS report highlights 'learning communities,' other STEM educational strategies
...al Florida use restaurant-style round tables and a menu
of engaging activities as part of a method called SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs). Attendance in SCALE-UP courses tends to be much higher than in traditional lecture/lab courses, Beichner and Saul re...
NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute
...s based on the scales and configurations needed, a menu
of services will be offered using three different technology platforms. When fully operational, the center will be able to process from 200 million to as many as billions of genotypes per year, depending on the technology platform used and the needs...