Tag: "swimming" at biology news
Running not swimming or biking is best kind of loading exercise for childrens bone growth
... of load such as running or jumping, as opposed to swimming
or biking. Growing bones are most responsive to the strengthening effects of running/jumping, which have the additional benefit that these types of exercise don't affect longitudinal growth, Turner says. Activities like "serious weight-lifting, howe...
High-predator environment has unexpected impact on aging in fish
... life spans, mortality rates, fertility, and their swimming
performance. Some of their results were not predic...as the rate of decline in acceleration and maximum swimming
speed, which are analyses of neuromuscular performance. In youth, guppies from high-predation enviro...
Research turning up the heat on fowl bacteria
...But they have to work hard to get there, including swimming
through the thick mucus constantly being shed by the gut. CJ1461 is involved in the gene regulation necessary to produce much-needed tails for the task. The protein also appears to affect the bacteria's ability to take up iron, which is scarce and ne...
Green tea extract boosts exercise endurance 8-24%, utilizing fat as energy source
... Corp., Tochigi, Japan, said the 8-24% increase in swimming
time-to-exhaustion was "accompanied by lower respi...TE intake on the endurance capacity of Balb/c mice swimming
in an adjustable-current water pool. We also analyzed changes in energy metabolism, especially lipid...
Using molecular technique, researcher identify hospital pool bacterial pathogen
...s. The therapeutic pool was unlike regular swimming
pools but similar to hot tubs in that the water ...ngenent said. "This isn't a concern for a regular swimming
pool, so there shouldn't be any reason to panic." Angenent said that typically bioaerosol re...
Positive air pressure chamber started with patients quickly after surgery
...ossible in standard rehabilitation protocols using swimming
pools, parallel bars, or walking devices. Dr. Cutu...ve air chamber has three important advantages over swimming
pool exercises. First, the patient's gait can be normal, not a struggle against the drag of the wa...
Joslin Diabetes Center announces new nutrition guidelines
...mmended. Examples of this include walking, biking, swimming
and dancing. A target of 60 to 90 minutes most days of the week is encouraged. Physical activity should be a mix of cardiovascular, stretching and resistance activities to maintain or increase lean body mass....
Talking robots, green buildings, and shockwave healing
...l present an acoustical technique for tracking the swimming
patterns of downstream salmon in three dimensions (1aA05). John A. Holmes ( email@example.com ) of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, a Canadian federal agency, will discuss the use of a sonar technique called DIDSON (dual-frequency identification...
Royal Society study on adaptability of fish to warming oceans
... scan ahead in advance by using their sonar before swimming
silently. The inspection distance reaches several tens of metres, providing a sufficient 'safety margin' for the animal before it has to face real risks or rewards. Once the porpoise detects a potential prey, it keeps focusing its sonar on the target...
Migration study finds that sweeping management changes are needed to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna
...d take today to ensure that giant bluefin tuna are swimming
on the western side of the Atlantic basin tomorrow," Block says. "We believe that it's time for ICCAT to introduce management measures that recognize the fact that there is a complex spatial and temporal mixing of the two populations in both the west...
Researchers estimate polluted O.C. beaches cost public $3.3 million annually
... Newport and Huntington, researchers estimate that swimming
in these coastal waters costs the public $3.3 million per year in health-related expenses. The calculation is based on lost wages and medical care to treat more than 74,000 incidents of stomach illness, respiratory disease and eye, ear and skin infec...
ORNL, UC Berkeley unravel real-world clues to Earth's mysteries
...ical Sciences Division. "A pH level of 0.8 is like swimming
in sulfuric acid, so we'd like to know how this community can survive and how we might be able to use this information to better understand microbial systems in real-world conditions." The work is significant on a number of levels, according to the r...
Israeli, U.S., German researchers unveil remarkable behavior of ocean plankton
... The system allowed the researchers to analyze the swimming
behavior of more than 375,000 individual zooplankton swimming
against vertical currents. Swimming in this manner allows the plankton to keep their depth, a behavi...
Researchers use 3-D imaging system to unveil swimming behavior of microscopic plankton
...se years, however, an understanding of zooplankton swimming
response to ocean currents has remained elusive, m... The system allowed the researchers to analyze the swimming
behavior of more than 375,000 individual zooplankton swimming
against vertical currents. Swimming ag...
University of Chicago researchers reveal secrets of snake flight
...ing through the air in a distinctive S-shape as if swimming
moving the tail up and down and side-to-side. While gliding, these snakes make turns up to 90 degrees and always seemed to land without injury. The researchers now are looking more closely at the aerodynamic issues. They plan to use physical and com...
Size matters: fish genitalia attractiveness vs. predatory escape value
...The researchers studied female preference and male swimming
performance in these two species of mosquitofish. ...ower to escape potential predators through evasive swimming
PNAS highlights for the week of May 16 - 20
...rhans and colleagues studied female preference and swimming
performance in western and Bahamas mosquitofish. M...ower to escape potential predators through evasive swimming
bursts, an effect perhaps due to greater drag in the water. These results suggest that alternative m...
Dogs get back in the action: New pet food improves mobility and quality of life for dogs
...joints. This might involve gentle walks or regular swimming
together. Swimming produces minimal stress on joints. Avoid exercise that involves jumping and leaping, which can be very hard on your pet's joints. Weight Management: Maintaining proper weight means less stress on joints. Your vet will help you wit...
Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium
... algae blooms, which would make the lake unfit for swimming
or exposure to domestic animals and pets. "And the odor cannot be underestimated. Lake Mendota has a certain smell about it on some summer days now," Carpenter explains, "but we're going to smell a lot more of that." Steps that can be taken immedia...
Salmon survival, cleaner hydropower focus of ORNL research
...Ryon measure something called "C-start," or burst, swimming
performance, a reflex behavior typically used by fish to escape predators. In this test, uninjured Chinook salmon that have passed through the turbine are rapidly transferred to shore, where their C-start behavior is filmed in the first minutes after...
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