Navigation Links
Quails get super fit by simply eating omega-3 diet
Date:3/26/2009

When tiny semipalmated sandpipers embark on their annual odyssey from the Canadian Arctic to their winter residences in South America, they set out on one of the world's longest migrations. On the way, the tiny birds stop off at the Bay of Fundy on the Canadian east coast, where they spend two weeks gorging on a superfood, Corophium volutator (mud shrimps), which have some of the highest levels of n-3 fatty acids (better known as omega-3 fatty acids) of any marine animal.

According to Jean-Michel Weber from the University of Ottawa, omega-3 fatty acids have some rather astonishing effects. In humans they reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and alleviate depression. But it was not their potential medicinal properties that intrigued Weber; it was their ability to increase aerobic capacity, much like endurance training. Could the sandpipers be building up for their endurance challenge by simply eating? All the evidence suggest so, but Weber needed to test the miraculous fatty acids' effects on less athletic birds, bobwhite quails, to be sure. Could he boost the couch potato quails' endurance by simply feeding them omega-3 fatty acids? Weber and his team publish their discovery that quails can get fit simply by eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids on 27 March 2009 in The Journal of Experimental Biology http://jeb.biologists.org.

Teaming up with student Simba Nagahuedi, Weber fed three groups of the sedentary quails a tightly regulated omega-3 diet of n-3 eicosapentaenoic acid, or n-3 docosahexaenoic acid, or a 50/50 mixture of the two oils for 6 weeks. Then Nagahuedi checked the quails' pectoral muscles to see if their capacity to consume oxygen to produce energy had improved. Measuring the activity levels of four oxidative enzymes the duo found that the enzymes' activity levels had increased by between 58 and 90% to levels normally only seen in the migrating sandpipers. Weber admits that
'/>"/>

Contact: Kathryn Knight
kathryn@biologists.com
44-122-342-5525
The Company of Biologists
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Developing kryptonite for Superbug
2. Decoy makes sitting duck of superbugs
3. Mayo Clinic study: Ossurs collars superior in immobilization and reduction of pressure
4. Moss is a super model for feeding the hungry
5. CSIC and UAB will build the most advanced superconductor cable for electricity network
6. e-Smart(R) Technologies, Inc., Announces Next Generation Superthin Polyimide Flexible Circuit Biometric Super Smart Card(TM) card, the i am(TM) Card.
7. Positron emission tomography superior to standard evaluation tools in measuring treatment response
8. Colorado Engineering Firms Win NASA Grant to Develop Innovative Insulation for Next Generation Spacecraft - Super-Insulation May Allow Future Energy Efficient Appliances
9. e-Smart(R) Technologies Delivers Its New Super Smart Card(TM) in South Korea.
10. New research reveals shark superhighways and hotspots
11. e-SMART Technologies Continues Delivery of Its New Super SMART Card in South Korea
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/15/2014)... Alt will be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award for ... his pioneering research exploring the mechanisms of genomic instability ... cells. Alt is the second alumnus to win the ... Prize in 2003. , Alt is the Charles A. ... Harvard Medical School and an investigator at the Howard ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 14, 2014)—It,s been millions of years ... but a team led by Ohio University scientists is ... to model airflow through dinosaur snouts. The research has ... not only breathe but to enhance the sense of ... pretty ,nosy, animals," said Ohio University doctoral student Jason ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... – High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 ... of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat as ... AFFORD trial led by the Montreal Heart Institute were published ... on October 7th. , For the trial, 337 patients ... assigned to 4 grams of fish oil a day or ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Brandeis awards 44th Rosenstiel Award to pioneering geneticist Fred Alt 2Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain 2Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain 3
... CA September 2, 2010 Scripps Research Institute scientists ... for research into a wide range of health problems, including ... was published in Science Express, the advanced, online ... In the study, the Scripps Research scientists identify two ...
... Calif.Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have ... one atom thickto visualize the structure of molecules. The ... images of how water coats surfaces at room temperature, ... number of other molecules, including antibodies and other biomolecules. ...
... first person paper published in the August 27, 2010 ... Health Promotion and Professor of Public Health at LSU ... de-program the 1950s obesity trinity underlying the current obesity ... from its health consequences., "The combination of prenatal tobacco ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists identify molecules involved in touch and other mechanically activated systems 2Scientists identify molecules involved in touch and other mechanically activated systems 3Scientists identify molecules involved in touch and other mechanically activated systems 4Caltech chemists develop simple technique to visualize atomic-scale structures 2Caltech chemists develop simple technique to visualize atomic-scale structures 3LSUHSC pediatric weight expert provides obesity trinity answers 2
(Date:10/18/2014)... Asia-Pacific hardware encryption display market report defines and segments ... of revenue. This market was valued $5,154.0 million in ... 2018, at a CAGR of 58.4% from 2013 to ... hardware encryption market report, to get an idea of ... of the segmentation of the market, and is supported ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The Asian Electronic Medical Record (EMR) market ... analysis and forecast of revenue. The electronic medical record market ... million by 2018, at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2013 ... Electronic Medical Record (EMR) market, to get an idea of ... the segmentation of the market in the same region, and ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 According to ... Resource & Well Type - Global Trends & Forecasts ... estimated $31 billion in 2011. This value is expected ... billion by 2017, with 10% CAGR during the same ... hydraulic fracturing production market in terms of hydraulic horse ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... 18, 2014 The “Global Diagnostic ... Monitor), by End-user (Hospitals, Home/Ambulatory, Research Center, Physician ... 12) -Global Forecast to 2020” provides a detailed ... current market trends, and strategies impacting the global ... forecasts of the revenue and share analysis. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asia-Pacific hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $51,362.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $51,362.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian Electronic Medical Record (EMR) market is estimated to grow to $2,328.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian Electronic Medical Record (EMR) market is estimated to grow to $2,328.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian Electronic Medical Record (EMR) market is estimated to grow to $2,328.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4The Asian Electronic Medical Record (EMR) market is estimated to grow to $2,328.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 5Hydraulic Fracturing Market Projected To Reach $64 Billion by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Hydraulic Fracturing Market Projected To Reach $64 Billion by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Hydraulic Fracturing Market Projected To Reach $64 Billion by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4The Electrocardiograph (ECG) Market Is Expected to Reach $5,435 Million By 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2The Electrocardiograph (ECG) Market Is Expected to Reach $5,435 Million By 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3The Electrocardiograph (ECG) Market Is Expected to Reach $5,435 Million By 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4The Electrocardiograph (ECG) Market Is Expected to Reach $5,435 Million By 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... in Series of Global Distribution Agreements to Make ... Available to Researchers Everywhere--ZyGEM Also Announces Issuance of ... SOLANA BEACH, Calif. and HAMILTON, New Zealand ... Corp. Ltd. today announced that it has entered ...
... May 28 GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC ... with a single institutional investor for the sale of 9,615,385 shares ... its common stock. The shares of common stock and warrants ... stock and a warrant to purchase one share of common stock ...
... the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, scientists have ... to understand how they may help in the development ... , The research focused on rotating magnetic fields, which ... and generators. The difficulty for technology at the atomic ...
Cached Biology Technology:ZyGEM Corp. Signs Agreement to Incorporate Its Breakthrough DNA Extraction Technology Into Rubicon's Research and Diagnostic Products 2ZyGEM Corp. Signs Agreement to Incorporate Its Breakthrough DNA Extraction Technology Into Rubicon's Research and Diagnostic Products 3ZyGEM Corp. Signs Agreement to Incorporate Its Breakthrough DNA Extraction Technology Into Rubicon's Research and Diagnostic Products 4GenVec Announces Registered Offering of $6 Million in Common Stock and Warrants 2GenVec Announces Registered Offering of $6 Million in Common Stock and Warrants 3
... controls for monitoring Aldolase tests. 2 ... with targeted manufacturing values at 4 ... 3 IU/L. 30-day shelf life ... C. Level 1: 3 x 3 ...
Request Info...
One-step, microplate or cuvet, colorimetric, linear detection range 0.2 mg/dL to 20 mg/dL. Procedure: 20 min....
Recombinant Mouse Noggin...
Biology Products: