Tag: "seafood" at biology news
Award will help unlock mysteries of one of Earth's most important organisms
...hese blooms affect public health when contaminated seafood
is eaten. "It is the foundation's goal not only to support the top scientists in marine microbiology like Dr. Armbrust, but to stimulate close collaborations between the Moore investigators to accelerate even further progress in this key area of oce...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
.... Known carriers of viral and bacterial pathogens, seafood
and shellfish accounted for 7.42% of food poisoning related deaths attributed to Salmonella between 1990 and 1998. Characterized by fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, salmonellosis is responsible for approximately 500 deaths annually in the U.S....
Marine seaweed can detoxify organic pollutants
... The findings may have important implications for seafood
safety, since some of the marine organisms most at risk from these toxins are marine invertebrates such as clams, shrimp, oysters or crab that tend to "bioaccumulate" them. One possibility, the researchers say, might be to plant appropriate seaweeds ...
The secret lives of whales
...0% of all humanity (4.2 billion people) depends on seafood
as its primary source of animal protein, and if the fish are seriously polluted, they may soon be unsafe to eat. Payne reasoned that by taking biopsy samples from whales and analyzing their contaminant loads, he could map levels of pollutants in diff...
One step closer to prediction: Baltimore to host international scientific meeting
BALTIMORE (March 1, 2004) -- Fish kills, seafood
toxins and ecosystem damage worldwide: harmful algal blooms such as Pfiesteria have been at the center of controversy as the number of outbreaks around the globe appears to be on the rise. Excess nutrient loading to water bodies, also known as eutr...
From lobster flock to lobster feast?
...ing cast off parts of conch and other species from seafood
processing plants and elsewhere, but this is not an economic option at larger scales. A final goal of the new project will be to determine if increased availability of lobster might make higher-value options, such as selling live or whole spiny lobst...
Eating seafood that contains toxic substances can affect the nervous system
containing toxic substances can have serious neuro...al syndromes that present after the consumption of seafood
containing toxic substances: ciguatera, puffer fish (tetrodotoxin) poisoning, and shellfish poisonin...
Edible bivalves as a source of human pathogens: signals between vibrios and the bivalve host.
...sen as representative of important and appreciated seafood
in the Mediterranean area. The results obtained allowed the identification of factors that are important in determining the fate of vibrios within the bivalve host, such as bacterial surface ligands, soluble hemolymph components and the ability of ba...
2005 Elizabeth Fleming Stier Award: George J. Flick Jr.
..., and regulators to address problems affecting the seafood
industry. His School Food Service Conference, which he formed in the early 1970s as a result of changes to the school lunch program, provided instructions to school foodservice managers on how to comply with federal meal regulations, utilize food co...
500 million years of errors: Brachiopod shells record shadow of arms race in ancient oceans
... drilling predators and other types of carnivorous seafood
lovers. "Most interesting, perhaps, is this evolutionary persistence of incidental interactions between brachiopods and enemies of other prey," Kowalewski said. "We tend to view long-term predator-prey interactions in terms of evolutionary arms races...
Bon Apptit Management Company
...ch, a set of guidelines for purchasing sustainable seafood
choices. Also part of the "Circle of Responsibility," in December 2003 Bon Apptit announced a new purchasing policy for meat. Many meats contain non-therapeutic antibiotics, which are antibiotics provided through feed or water for promoting growth, ...
Prenatal exposure to marine toxin causes lasting damage
...said Levin. While the researchers note that eating seafood
offers significant health benefits, they said thei...rated in their bodies. Humans eating contaminated seafood
develop symptoms including vomiting nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In severe cases, the toxi...
Katrina floodwaters not as toxic to humans as previously thought, study says
... marine life and may bioaccumulate and contaminate seafood
collected from the region. More studies are needed to assess the long-term impact of the flood on aquatic life, Pardue says. Funding for this study was provided by the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute and the LSU Center for the Study of ...
MBL scientists get on squid's nerves
...research at the MBL this year. Aside from being a seafood
delicacy, the calamari squid has a nerve cell fiber, called a giant axon, which is 1,000 times wider than the average human axon and much easier to see and work with. For more than 75 years, these locally available squid have helped MBL scientists d...
Eat more tuna or less?
... new studies focusing on the risks and benefits of seafood
consumption. Of key significance, the press confer... for women so that they will be able to make their seafood
decisions based on fact and not fear. The following summarizes the details of this major press even...
Advancing saltwater fish farming
...growth and other factors will lead to an increased seafood
demand of up to 30 million tons. With current wild...ign competitors to reduce our country's $8 billion seafood
trade deficit. Daniel Benetti is Chairman of Marine Affairs and Policies, and Director of Aquacultur...
Research shows Europeans prefer environmentally-friendly seafood
...rkets, chefs and restaurateurs on attitudes toward seafood
and the ocean, 79% said that the environmental impact of seafood
is an important factor in their purchasing decisions. The new study, commissioned by the Seafood Cho...
Benefits of eating seafood outweigh risks
...ury, PCBs and other toxins, the benefits of eating seafood
continue to outweigh the risks, a panel of scienti...as overwhelmingly been in favor of the benefits of seafood
consumption," said Michael T. Morrissey, director of Oregon State University's Seafood Laboratory in...
MIT warns of dumping seafood
...urage people not to release or dump live and fresh seafood
waste into the wild. "Live and Fresh Seafood: Into the Pan, Not Into the Wild," provides details abo...
ACS Weekly PressPac -- July 12, 2006
... This Edition: Toward an effective treatment for seafood
poisoning Converting biomass directly into elect...EDIATE RELEASE Toward an effective treatment for seafood
poisoning Journal of the American Chemical Society In an advance toward developing an effective tre...