Tag: "metamorphosis" at medical news
Antarctica: The story behind the ice
... have contributed in great measure to Antarctica’s metamorphosis
from a forested continent to an icy one. Fish teeth contain a mineral called apatite, which absorbs the neodymium on the seafloor. This is probably the reason why UF researchers chose to study fish teeth. The geologists obtained the teeth from sedi...
Hormone Transforming Caterpillars to Moths Identified
...many scientists have studied a hormone that causes metamorphosis
to advance and another hormone that represses metamorphosis, but have never really asked what starts metamorphosis. When we did we found a new role for the repressor hormone and in the process identified a hormone never before known that starts metam...
Cake Walk – Plum Treats Sell Like 'Hot Cakes' During Christma
...is baked delight, let's give you a snapshot of its metamorphosis
into today’s 'Christmas cake', which has undoubtedly sparked a worldwide gastronomic trend. The Christmas cake, as it is popularly known today, originated from the fusion of erstwhile customs, practiced in England around 1870. Popularly called the...
In Search of Truth - 'Lie Detector
... The last decade has borne witness to the dramatic metamorphosis
of the polygraph. From analog polygraphs of the past, which had small needles scripting on a single sheet of scrolling paper, the ‘lie detector’ has, in time, evolved into a sophisticated, state- of -the art digital instrument. The scrolling paper ha...
Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly
...ating bullfrog tadpoles. "As bullfrog cycles of metamorphosis
take longer to complete (typically 12 months) than the cycles of other amphibians (typically one to four months), the bullfrog tadpoles have advantages in permanent ponds and can grow larger and more powerful, nudging out other species. By drying gol...