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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 tide. "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. "The red 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. red 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. "Because red 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 light. 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 Blood Cells 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 tide organism, Karenia brevis , is an ... prevent the formation of cancers. The red 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 fescue. "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 meat Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry What happens when red wine ...

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 ...
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