Navigation Links
Mice run faster on high-grade oil
Date:6/28/2009

Between the 1932 and 2008 Olympic Games, world record times of the men's 100m sprint improved by 0.6 seconds due to improved training techniques and technological advances. Imagine if this improvement could be achieved by a simple change in diet. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology in Austria have managed to achieve an equivalent feat in mice fed on a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids are important dietary components which mammals cannot synthesize de novo. The research, to be presented on 29th June 2009 at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, has shown that mice fed for two weeks on a diet high in sunflower oil, which contains n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, ran on average 0.19m/s faster than mice fed a diet rich in linseed oil, which is high in n-3 fatty acids. This means that, over a 2 second sprint, a mouse fed on a high n-6 fatty acid diet would have a 0.4m advantage. This represents a 6.3% improvement which equals that achieved in the 100m world records over more than 75 years. For a mouse, or other small mammal, this would be significant in evolutionary terms when escaping from a predator or catching prey. "The results of the current study on mice suggest that moderate differences in dietary n-6/n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake can have a biologically meaningful effect on maximum running speed", says Dr Christopher Turbill who will be presenting the research.

A previous study by the group, which looked at a range of mammal species, found that those with a relatively high n-6 fatty acid content in their skeletal muscles had a greater maximum running speed. Combined, these two studies suggest that diets enriched in these fatty acids "could also affect the maximum (or burst) running speed of other vertebrates, including humans" says Dr Turbill. "The application of this research to the performance of elite athletes (specifically those in sports that involve
'/>"/>

Contact: Tess Livermore
txl442@bham.ac.uk
44-776-699-5076
Society for Experimental Biology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New membrane strips carbon dioxide from natural gas faster and better
2. Faster koa tree growth without adverse ecosystem effects
3. New 3-D test method for biomaterials flat out faster
4. Establishing faster-growing, durable football fields
5. Wasps and bumble bees heat up, fly faster with protein-rich food
6. Big-brained animals evolve faster
7. TGen investigators devise faster, cheaper way of analyzing the human genome
8. Emissions rising faster this decade than last
9. New type of vaccines deliver stronger and faster immune response
10. Ocean growing more acidic faster than once thought
11. New open-source software permits faster desktop computer simulations of molecular motion
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... studies suggest that children delivered by Caesarean section have a ... it is still unknown why this is the case and ... Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences therefore decided to scrutinise ... system in a study of newborn mouse pups. ... section had developed a lower number of cells that strengthen ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... switch out one gene for another in a line ... fiction to reality within this decade. As with any ... of fixing disease-causing genes in humans, for example--as well ... put one of those concerns to rest: using gene-editing ... of mutations in the cells. The new results were ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... in Indiana state parks have helped restore the health ... overabundant populations of white-tailed deer, a Purdue study shows. ... professor of forest ecology, found that a 17-year-long Indiana ... state parks has successfully spurred the regrowth of native ... deer. , Jenkins said that while hunting may ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Mouse study: Natural birth may strengthen the immune system 2No extra mutations in modified stem cells, study finds 2No extra mutations in modified stem cells, study finds 3Hunting gives deer-damaged forests in state parks a shot at recovery 2
... color, their knobby knees or their big feet to their children ... through those same genes. New research from the University of ... herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) to their children because it is integrated ... been shown to become part of the human DNA and then ...
... wolves chasing deer and other hoofed animals, new research ... to hunting. The study, published today in the open ... salmon is available, wolves will reduce deer hunting activity ... the University of Victoria and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, ...
... permafrost in northern latitudes, which greatly increases microbial decomposition ... of warming in the region and could become a ... thus further warming, according to a new assessment in ... study, by Edward A. G. Schuur of the University ...
Cached Biology News:Virus weaves itself into the DNA transferred from parents to babies 2Wolves would rather eat salmon 2Thawing permafrost likely to boost global warming 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Cynvenio, a ... management through the genomic analysis of tumor cells in ... Finder™, a web-based cancer decision support application powered by ... with Cynvenio’s ClearID™ genomic test, Therapy Finder will provide ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 A study has been launched to ... 1 track could help to tackle the problem of obesity. ... (a GP surgery based in Stowmarket) and academics at University ... Telemetry technology, which is inspired by equipment used to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 DTS Language Services, Inc ... Web Portal for Life Science organizations who need document translations. ... subject matter of their documents in advance with a selection ... time-to-delivery of translations, often a critical factor in clinical and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... TAIPEI , Jan. 15, 2014 TaiGen Biotechnology ... an exclusive agreement with R-Pharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical ... in the Russian Federation , ... Commonwealth Independent States (CIS). Nemonoxacin is a novel antibiotic for ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 3Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 2Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 3Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 4DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4
... ... Terrosa Technologies, a provider of Cloud and SaaS migration ... wide sales, marketing and distribution responsibilities with Integrated Clinical Solutions ... Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) tool for the pharmaceutical clinical ...
... , , , ... (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS) announced that it received a complete ... (FDA) regarding its New Drug Application (NDA) for Restanza(TM) (cethromycin) ... pneumonia (CAP). In its letter, the FDA indicated that ...
... Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ) today announced that it ... release to be issued after 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, ... to discuss its financial results at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on ... President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Rahul Singhvi and other members ...
Cached Biology Technology:Terrosa Technologies Assigned as Exclusive Reseller for Inclinicalperform CTMS/SaaS Clinical Trials Collaboration Software 2Terrosa Technologies Assigned as Exclusive Reseller for Inclinicalperform CTMS/SaaS Clinical Trials Collaboration Software 3Advanced Life Sciences Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA for Restanza(TM) (Cethromycin) in Community Acquired Pneumonia 2Advanced Life Sciences Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA for Restanza(TM) (Cethromycin) in Community Acquired Pneumonia 3Advanced Life Sciences Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA for Restanza(TM) (Cethromycin) in Community Acquired Pneumonia 4Advanced Life Sciences Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA for Restanza(TM) (Cethromycin) in Community Acquired Pneumonia 5
Rabbit polyclonal to IL23 P19 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic 16 amino acid peptide from near the amino terminus of human IL23 P19 Entrez Gene ID: 51561 Swiss...
Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human Cytokeratin 16 (48 kD)...
PFM8 Antibody...
Goat anti-PITPN Class: Antibody Product Group: Miscellaneous Antibody...
Biology Products: