Tag: "orange" at biology news
1 in 4 NYC adults has elevated blood mercury levels
... Chilean sea bass, grouper, king mackerel, marlin, orange
roughy, shark, swordfish, tilefish, tuna steaks and sushi grade tuna. A typical adult serving size is 4 to 6 ounces (a 4-ounce fish steak or fillet is about the size and thickness of a deck of cards). A childs serving should be smaller. To estimate s...
Brightly colored birds most affected by Chernobyl radiation
... four groups of birds those whose red, yellow and orange
plumage is based on carotenoids, those that laid the biggest eggs, and those that migrated or dispersed the furthest declined more than other species. The intriguing results centre on the role of antioxidants chemicals that help protect living or...
Scientists find endangered grey-shanked doucs in Vietnam
...d in 1997, are tree-dwelling colobine monkeys with orange
faces and tufts of whiskers. Like many primate species in Vietnam, they face an uncertain future due to hunting and habitat loss. A 2006 IUCN assessment determined that 65 percent of Vietnams primate taxa are Endangered or Critically Endangered, maki...
Bright future for nano-sized light source
...to a fluorescent bead, the bead emitted a distinct orange
fluorescence at the contact point. When the nanowire was removed, the orange
fluorescence was immediately reduced 80-fold, confirming that the nanowire was the predominant sourc...
Dietary calcium is better than supplements at protecting bone health
...alcium-rich food sources such as calcium-fortified orange
juice. Dark green leafy vegetables also contain calcium, but it is not as readily absorbed as calcium from dairy sources....
Bee researcher at Arizona State University is 1 of 20 new Pew Scholars in the biomedical sciences
...s, that the bees we see buzzing between strands of orange
flowers of the desert mallow could potentially usher in a medical breakthrough. However, in the right hands, these insects best known for their banded coloration, social life and skills with pollination could some day be the key to advancements in bi...
Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success
...dy so it blends in with the background. Aggressive orange
males spend a lot of time in the open and need str...th striped backs. "The frequencies of yellow and orange
were both increasing in the wild that year, so the females exposed to orange
neighbors and yellow si...
ASU research shows connection between testosterone, dietary antioxidants and bird coloration
... that carotenoids, the pigments that color carrots orange
and corn yellow, have even deeper health benefits than originally thought. They appear to fight off the negative impacts that testosterone can have on an animals health. The researchers, Kevin McGraw an assistant professor in ASUs School of Life S...
Discovery in orange cauliflower may lead to more nutritious crops
cauliflower may seem unappealing to some, it has d...table to hold more beta-carotene, which causes the orange
color and is a precursor to the essential nutrient vitamin A. While cauliflower and many staple crop...
Color vision drove primates to develop red skin and hair, study finds
... ability to see red, they began to develop red and orange
skin and hair. Humans, apes and Old World monke... found that the species that could discern red and orange
hues were more likely to develop red and orange
skin and hair, as well as highly social habits that ...
Low-energy LED lighting project is streets ahead
...ned sodium street lights that made everything look orange
were gradually replaced by high-pressure sodium lamps. "While these are brighter and more aesthetically pleasing, and can help tackle street crime and anti-social behaviour, they are also less energy efficient. "With the environment at the top of...
Unique tomatoes tops in disease-fighting antioxidants
... eating spaghetti covered in sauce made from these orange
tomatoes, called Tangerine tomatoes, caused a noti..."While red tomatoes contain far more lycopene than orange
tomatoes, most of it is in a form that the body doesn't absorb well," said Steven Schwartz, the stud...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 21, 2007
...her than in other common beverages such as wine or orange
juice," the study states. The findings mean that consumption of 1 cup (about 200 milliliters) of coffee per day represents a contribution of up to 1.8 grams of the recommended intake of 20-38 grams of this essential nutrient, the researchers noted....
Long-lived deep-sea fishes imperiled by technology, overfishing
...g the most recognized deep-sea species at-risk are orange
roughy and Patagonian toothfish, better known as C...eed successfully than younger fish. "When you buy orange
roughy at the store, you are probably purchasing a filet from a fish that is at least 50 years old,"...
The last wild hunt -- Deep-sea fisheries scrape bottom of the sea
...r millennia to grow. The trawlers target fish such orange
roughy and grenadiers for food, and sharks for the...echnology can visualize seamounts where schools of orange
roughy, in times of former abundance, resembled lava spilling down the sides of a volcano. Orange...
Human preference for other species could determine whether they survive
... that display markings of warm colors such as red, orange
or intense yellow, said David Stokes, a conservation biologist at the University of Washington, Bothell. He and his undergraduate students calculated the popularity of various species by studying photographs in four large-format photograph books a...
Cloudy apple juice four times healthier than clear
...rest in C&I issue 1 2007: Super Sausages Adding orange
fibre to the mix allows scientist to make tasty sausages with 60% less fat. The orange
fibre not only improves flavour but could also provide health benefits of fruit, which helps fight s...
Butterfly wing scales provide template for complex photonic structures
...s shifted from the original blue to green, yellow, orange
and eventually pink, Wang noted. The complex nature of the structures would be impossible to create with any other process, he said. "This could provide a new way to make nanostructures that are replicated from biology," he said. "It allows us ...
Highlights from the November 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...available, including enriched margarines, milk and orange
juice. The purpose of this study was to evaluate "alternative dietary means" to lower blood cholesterol "before prescribing pharmacological treatment." Participants in the study were divided into two groups of adult men and women with blood cholest...
Learning global solutions to local problems
...tion of the sugar, corn, beans, dairy products and orange
juice crops would cease. Some had questions about how the demand for biofuels and the resulting competition might create a food shortage in the future." As an economist, one solution Neelakantan looked at was the possibility to shift beans to a mor...
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