Animal and plant communication at the ESA Annual Meeting
... nature are not infallible."
Pitcher plants' red
colors don't attract prey
Pitcher plants ... the plants' bright colors mostly shades of red
and green help to attract insects. Like bees ... redness into the plants' habitat. They found that red
coloration didn't affect the number of ants the ...
Red List overlooks island species
... Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s red
List are an essential tool for evaluating the ... at all".
After analysing the basis for the red
List criteria, Martn Esquivel discovered that ... in the Canary Islands), are not covered by red
List criteria for threatened species. As ...
Wolf reintroduction proposed in Scottish Highland test case
... to help control the populations and behavior of red
deer that in the past 250 years have changed the ... as human hunting fail to do.
The native red
deer in Scotland essentially the same animal as ... and a careful monitoring of their effects on red
deer populations, behavior, and hopefully ...
New phorid fly species turns red imported fire ants into 'zombies'
... fly, a minuscule parasite that only preys on red
imported fire ants.
The infected ants will ... Ludwig released in April is attracted to foraging red
imported fire ants and not disturbed mounts. ... released phorid fly species in Texas only attacks red
imported fire ants. They inject their eggs into ...
Apple enthusiasts welcome WineCrisp
... or WineCrisp, is a highly productive, late-season red
apple that ripens in mid-October, about two weeks ... productive and the fruit is firm and dark red
in color. "The apples are the color of a deep red
wine, so we wanted to include 'wine' in the name. ...
Researchers report 'moderately large' potential for red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine region
... higher than in 2004 just before the massive 2005 red
tide that many people probably remember," said ... that have occurred over the last five years. red
tides during those years have ranged from very ... will be blown to shore."
These types of red
tide or harmful algal bloom (HAB) advisories can ...
Marine scientists warn of potential for spring, summer red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine
... have resulted in a near-predictive capability for red
tides in this region," said David Garrison, ... higher than in 2004 just before the massive 2005 red
"It's more difficult to make a ... researchers underscore that even when these major red
tides occur, shellfish and other seafood products ...
Unlikely life thriving at Antarctica's Blood Falls
... irregularly, but often has a strikingly bright red
appearance in stark contrast to the icy ...
Even the earliest explorers noted the massive red
stain at the snout of the glacier and speculated as to what may have caused it. Some guessed that red
alga was responsible for the bright color. "In ...
Red pandas reveal an unexpected (artificial) sweet tooth
... from the Monell Center report that the red
panda is the first non-primate mammal to display ... sweetener may reflect structural variation in the red
panda's sweet taste receptor.
The findings ... molecular differences in taste receptors.
panda's unique taste receptor gives us a tool to ...
Cheap and efficient white light LEDs new design described in AIP's Journal of Applied Physics
... through a thin metal filament that glows red
hot. Only about five percent of the energy is ... to produce light of a single color -- like red
-- with applications such as traffic lights and ... light by combining a mixture of blue, green, and red
light, or by sending colored light through a ...
Source of major health benefits in olive oil revealed
... researchers showed that one, DHPEA-EDA, protects red
blood cells from damage more than any other part ... and resulting in hardening of the arteries. red
blood cells are particularly susceptible to ... effects of four related polyphenolic compounds on red
blood cells subjected to oxidative stress by a ...
Highlights from the March editions of ESA journals
... at towers equipped with different combinations of red
and white strobe-like, flashing or steady-burning ... fewer dead birds under towers equipped with only red
or white flashing lights. Towers that were lit ... (FAA) regulations of a combination of red
flashing and non-flashing lights had ...
Cellular discovery may lead to targeted treatment for rare form of anemia
... by the bone marrow's failure to produce red
blood cells. This failure is due to an intrinsic defect that makes the red
blood cells prone to cell death before they mature. red
blood cells travel through the bloodstream to ...
Researchers identify new way the malaria parasite and red blood cells interact
... the malaria parasite uses to enter human red
blood cells, which could lead to the development ... B, which is found on the surface of human red
blood cells, is important for invasion of the ... parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, interacts with red
blood cells using a biochemical test that looks ...
Red wine vs. white? It makes no difference when it comes to breast-cancer risk
... study of its kind to evaluate the effect of red
versus white wine on breast-cancer risk concludes ... Prevention .
"We were interested in teasing out red
wine's effects on breast-cancer risk. There is reason to suspect that red
wine might have beneficial effects based on ...
Study links seabird deaths to soap-like foam produced by red-tide algae
... author of the paper.
Although this red
tide bloom was nontoxic, it was very harmful to ... Kudela said.
The dominant species in the red
tide was a type of dinoflagellate known by the scientific name Akashiwo sanguinea, which has caused red
tides in the past without harmful effects on ...
Decline of shorebird linked to bait use of horseshoe crabs
... Declining numbers of a shorebird called the red
knot have been linked to bait use of horseshoe crabs.
Long-term surveys of red
knots showed that the average weight of red
knots when they leave Delaware Bay has declined ...
New lab evidence suggests preventive effect of herbal supplement in prostate cancer
... with a decreased risk of prostate cancer. red
clover (Trifolium pretense) is one source of ... cells. When these cell cultures were treated with red
clover isoflavones, the androgenic effects of ... effect from this supplement," said Arnold.
clover isoflavones may modify androgenic effects ...
Billion-year revision of plant evolution timeline may stem from discovery of lignin in seaweed
... and localize lignin within cell walls of a red
alga that thrives along the wave-swept California ... he is continuing his work on lignin.
and green algae likely diverged more than a billion years ago, the discovery of lignin in red
algae suggests that the basic machinery for ...
Men are red, women are green, Brown researcher finds
... used a MatLab program to analyze the amount of red
and green pigment in the faces.
Additionally, ... .)
What he found: Men proved to have more red
in their faces and women have more green, contrary to prior assumptions.
"If it is on the more red
end of the spectrum (the face) had a higher ...
Gene therapy corrects sickle cell disease in laboratory study
... This defect causes hemoglobin-containing red
blood cells to tend to deform, clump and break ... blood of an immature fetal form of hemoglobin in red
blood cells. This immature hemoglobin, which ... was that those cells would permanently generate red
blood cells containing fetal hemoglobin, ...
Shrimp trawling may boost mercury in red snapper, study suggests
... contributing to sharp declines in the ranks of red
Snapper, one of the most delicious and popular ... mercury concentrations are elevated in juvenile red
snapper in coastal areas where commercial shrimp ... and Habitat on Mercury Concentration in Juvenile red
Snapper from the Northern Gulf of Mexico," the ...
Scientists shed light on evolution of gene regulation
... that play an important role in the development of red
blood cells. "Our findings could help others to ... after introducing GATA1-bound DNA segments into red
blood cells. The scientists cut these ... mouse's genome and reintroduced them into mouse red
blood cells along with a gene from a firefly that ...
Jupiter's shrinking red spot
... OF THE MEETING
1) Jupiter's Great red
Spot is Shrinking
2) The Physics of Oil ... of Martian Sand Ripples
1) JUPITER'S GREAT red
SPOT IS SHRINKING
The best map of wind speeds ... the massive weather system known as the Great red
Spot has shrunken over the past dozen years. ...
Mounting evidence shows health benefits of grape polyphenols
... foods rich in polyphenols from grapes, including red
wine, helps reduce the risk of heart disease, ... and grape extracts and/or grape products such as red
wine may be beneficial in preventing the ... "French paradox"first raised the possibility that red
wine might have health benefits. The subsequent ...
New hope for the red squirrel
... A number of red
squirrels are immune to squirrelpox viral ... have identified eight cases in which free-living red
squirrels have survived infection with the ... absolutely delighted to find signs of immunity in red
squirrels after years of seeing the squirrelpox ...
Resveratrol, red wine compound linked to health, also found in dark chocolate and cocoa
... often associated with the health benefits of red
wine, is also found in cocoa and dark chocolate ... in cocoa and chocolate products is second to red
wine among known sources of resveratrol and forms ... compared to published values for a serving of red
wine, roasted peanuts and peanut butter, ...
Red wine may lower lung cancer risk
... PHILADELPHIA Moderate consumption of red
wine may decrease the risk of lung cancer in men, ... Cancer Research.
"An antioxidant component in red
wine may be protective of lung cancer, ...
Researchers measured the effect of beer, red
wine, white wine and liquor consumption on the ...
Fantastic photographs of fluorescent fish
... striking images of fish fluorescing vivid red
Due to absorption of 'red' wavelengths of sunlight by sea-water, objects which look red
under normal conditions appear grey or black at ... to the belief among marine biologists that red
colours are of no importance to fish. Nico ...
New giant clam species offers window into human past
... for more than 80 percent of giant clams in the red
Sea, it now represents less than one percent of ... some 125,000 years ago, Richter said. The red
Sea, a saltwater inlet between Africa and Asia, ...
The new giant clam differs from others in the red
Sea in an early and brief reproductive period ...
Biologists find diatom to reduce red tide's toxicity
... It's estimated that the red
tide algae, Karenia brevis, costs approximately ... found that a diatom can reduce the levels of the red
tide's toxicity to animals and that the same diatom can reduce red
tide's toxicity to other algae as well. If ...
Johns Hopkins scientists discover what drives the development of a fatal form of malaria
... Johns Hopkins researchers reveal that when red
blood cells are infected with the malaria ... the Hopkins team first infected human red
blood cells in culture with the malaria parasite ... the second most abundant cell in the blood after red
blood cells and packed full of factors that rally ...
Weill Cornell science briefs June/July 2008
... Have Identified Key Gene Responsible for Mutated red
Researchers from Weill Cornell ... hemoglobin -- the oxygen-carrying molecule on red
blood cells -- is mutated and non-functioning, ... splenomegaly, caused by a buildup of malformed red
blood cells within the body. The spleen works to ...
Gaining ground on sickle cell disease
... type of hemoglobin, the main component of red
blood cells. The abnormal hemoglobin molecules tend to form long chains, causing red
blood cells to become stiff and sickle-shaped. ... robbed of their blood supply. The sickle-shaped red
blood cells also have a very short lifespan, ...
Aerosol toxins from red tides may cause long-term health threat
... Human inhalation of brevetoxins produced by the red
organism, Karenia brevis , is an ...
prevent the formation of cancers.
tide toxin, brevetoxin, has long been recognized ... has been measured in air during red
tide events and human
exposure levels have been ...
Researchers identify cancer preventive properties in common vitamin supplement
Resveratrol is a natural substance found in red
wine and red
grapes. It is sold in extract form as a dietary ... of DNA adducts was seen with 10 mol/L. A glass of red
wine contains between 9 and 28 mol/L of ...
Search for salt tolerant grasses aims to improve roadside plantings
... as a couple samples of tufted hair grass and one red
"That one must have good genes," she ...
The department typically plants a mix of red
fescue, perennial rye grass and Kentucky ... Island will probably be an improved variety of red
fescue a plant which may have been introduced ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 25, 2008
... FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The tummy's taste for red
wine with red
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
What happens when red
When it comes to female red squirrels, it seems any male will do
... Researchers have found that female red
squirrels showed high levels of multimale mating ... England, United Kingdom studied a population of red
squirrels over a period of three years near ... their observations, it was noted that when female red
squirrels chose a mate to copulate with, genetic ...
Study finds Chinese food good for your heart
... that a partially purified extract of Chinese red
yeast rice, Xuezhikang (XZK), reduced the risk of ... "People in the Far East have been taking Chinese red
yeast rice as food for thousands of years, but no ... the fact we do not know exactly how Chinese red
yeast rice works. The exact ingredients from the ...