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'Marathon mice' elucidate little-known muscle type

... of slow- and fast-twitch fiber types, some muscle beds are enriched for one type or the other, Spiegelman said. However, adult skeletal muscles also contain fibers with an abundance of a fourth MHC, type IIX, about which much less is known. IIX fibers seem to have the oxidative metabolism of slow-twi...

Paleontologists discover new mammal from Mesozoic Era

...Hebei, the fossil was unearthed in the fossil-rich beds of the Yixian Formation and is the first Mesozoic mammal recovered from Hebei. The fossil site is about 300 kilometers outside of Beijing. The researchers discovered that the skull of Yanoconodon revealed a middle ear structure that is an intermed...

Study identifies risk factors for spread of respiratory infections in hospitals

... to another. This new study suggests that hospital beds placed too closely together, hospital staff workin...e for hospitals to increase the number of hospital beds inside a ward to meet the increasing demand, especially during an epidemic. When the distance betwee...

Rising ocean temperatures, pollution have oysters in hot water

...e of these species, such as blue crabs, use oyster beds and reefs as nursery areas and as feeding grounds." The oyster beds are also important to a variety of marine life that serves as food for larger fish. It was within th...

Extraordinary life found around deep-sea gas seeps

...cterial mats. Most sites also had extensive shell beds consisting of live and dead shells of various types of clams and mussels. These were fringed with stands of another type of deep-sea tube worm that is also gutless and relies on symbiotic bacteria for its nutrition. Corals and, at two of the sites, n...

Sandia research to focus on early detection of harmful algal blooms

... process is complete, it's too late: the shellfish beds are already toxic." The ability to quickly sample organisms low on the food chain, Lane said, can provide an early warning system to help protect communities from exposure to toxins. Most species of algae are not harmful and actually serve as the e...

UNH researcher restoring oyster reefs to Great Bay

...er, he notes that oyster reefs, much like seagrass beds or coral reefs, support a variety of marine life. "Oyster reefs provide all these nooks and crannies for other organisms," he says, including sport fishes. "If we improve the habitat for oysters we can improve the environment." ...

Heart has enough oxygen to survive hypothermia, CPR crucial

...supply, reperfuse (restore blood flow to) vascular beds (minute blood vessels) and prevent rewarming shock formation," the authors wrote Source and funding "Is oxygen supply a limiting factor for survival during rewarming from profound hypothermia?" by Timofei V. Kondratiev, Kristina Flemming, and M...

UF scientists trace origin of shark's electric sense

...the day and hunts at night, mainly in the seagrass beds of the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Using molecular tests, scientists found two independent genetic markers of neural crest cells in the animal's electricity-sensing organs. Analysis shows these cells migrate from the brain and travel into the developing...

Leave it to salmon to leave no stone unturned

...le salmon can industriously churn up entire stream beds from end to end, sometimes more than once, using j... sockeye disturb at least 30 percent of the stream beds of two Alaskan streams he studied. And in years when salmon populations are high, sockeye dig up en...

Expedition discovers marine treasures

...ecies than previously known in the region and vast beds of diverse seaweed, including a dozen or more poss...ne life and vulnerable status of the atoll's coral beds make Saba Bank a prime candidate for designation as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) under t...

Red Tide causes sea turtle die-off in El Salvador

...ick. This was followed by the closure of shellfish beds in the area, a warning from the government against eating shellfish from affected areas, and the first instances of dead and dying sea turtles washing up on shore were reported in the second week in December. Dr. White then performed post-mortem exam...

'Banana-jawed' fossil mammal linked to rare sound-producing skill

...alled Thyrohyrax, recovered from the famous fossil beds of Egypt's Fayum Province, the researchers determined that males of this now-extinct species -- and only males -- had oversized, swollen lower jaws shaped much like a banana. Further, the team speculated, the animals may have used the balloonlike str...

New genetic test can detect clam disease

...t a crippling disease called QPX occurring in clam beds from Cape Cod south to Virginia and north to Canada. Although it does not affect humans and it is not as well known as red tide, the disease can have a significant impact on a local economy by killing clams and devastating shellfish harvests and com...

A Father’s Day Gift: Free DNA Paternity Testing

...efits derived from the "global commons" of the sea beds and about the potential for severe, perhaps perman... and unregulated exploitation of international sea beds and the organisms living there could have serious long-term consequences for humankind," he says. "A...

Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU

...efits derived from the "global commons" of the sea beds and about the potential for severe, perhaps perman... and unregulated exploitation of international sea beds and the organisms living there could have serious long-term consequences for humankind," he says. "A...

Laboratory professionals in Africa receive training under AIDS Relief Plan

...irus and about one-third of all Ethiopian hospital beds are occupied by HIV carriers. ...

Female volunteers prepare for a second 'bedrest'

...or two months, the twelve women hade been lying in beds inclined at an angle of 6°, with their feet slightly higher than their heads, to induce the same conditions in the body as those experienced during long periods of weightlessness. The volunteers were divided into three groups of four in order to stud...

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