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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 17, 2008

... new approach for producing more effective medical antifreeze fluids for preserving kidneys, hearts, and other ... challenge, the researchers developed synthetic antifreeze materials, called C-linked antifreeze glycoprotein analogues (C-AFGP). These proteins ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 16, 2008

... ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Snow flea antifreeze protein" could help improve organ preservation ... are reporting development of a way to make the antifreeze protein that enables billions of Canadian snow ... in a laboratory the so-called "snow flea antifreeze protein (sfAFP)." Those steps are critical for ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 9, 2008

... ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Edible antifreeze prevents unwanted ice crystals in ice cream and ... reports development of an edible and tasteless antifreeze that prevents the formation of ice crystals that ... the non-toxic compound, ice cream containing the antifreeze developed significantly smaller and fewer ice ...

Global warming threatens Antarctic sea life

... sea spiders and marine pillbugs share the ocean bottom with fish that have antifreeze proteins in their blood," says Rich Aronson, professor of biological ... in the icy waters of Antarctica. The only fish therethe ones with the antifreeze proteinseat small, shrimp-like crustaceans and other soft foods. The main ...

Researchers discover which organs in Antarctic fish produce antifreeze

... of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign first documented antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGPs) in Antarctic notothenioid ... produced. "Ever since the discovery of these antifreeze proteins, it was assumed they had to be produced ... avoidance in these fishes at all." Instead, antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGP) originate primarily from the ...

Evolutionary scrap-heap challenge: Antifreeze fish make sense out of junk DNA

... or 'junk' DNA. Since the creation of these antifreeze proteins is directly driven by polar glaciation, ... to avoid freezing to death by using special antifreeze proteins that work by binding to ice crystals to ... larger and causing problems. Most of these antifreeze proteins evolve by natural selection from ...

Thin tough skin, slow-growing gills protect larval Antarctic fish

... fish whose adults thrive in icy waters because of antifreeze proteins (AFPs) in their blood. Such ... and Terra Nova Bay surprisingly lack sufficient antifreeze to protect them through their first three months ... survive has been based on their use of these antifreeze proteins to lower the freezing point of their ...

New antifreeze protein found in fleas may allow longer storage of transplant organs

... A new antifreeze protein discovered in tiny snow fleas by Queen's ... longer preservation period." The hyperactive antifreeze protein produced by snow fleas is different from ... at Queen's, the researchers say. "Unlike the antifreeze proteins in beetles and moths, AFPs in snow fleas ...

Ground spider diversity studied in research project

... been identified in Texas; 280 of these are found in Brazos County. Henderson set out pitfall traps ?made of plastic cups, funnels and animal-safe antifreeze ?to collect the spiders. A variety of sites ?including upland woods, post oak woodlands and an area disturbed by a high level of human activity ?were ...
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