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Deep thinking: Scientists sequence a cold-loving marine microbe

...cells, and ordinary enzymes altered to function in chilly seawater. "Our goal was to compare C. psychreryth...apted bacteria, Colwellia species have a decidedly chilly comfort zone. The bacteria typically require temperatures less than 20° to grow. Scientists have fou...

Alaska seal pup diet may hold key to decline of population

...and other marine mammals are disappearing from the chilly waters off the Alaskan coast. The population decline, which has become a focus of research in the past 10-15 years, is potentially due to a variety of factors, Polasek said, including: changes in availability of prey warming ocean waters pollutio...

Seals protect brain, conserve oxygen by turning off shivering response on icy dives

...er when exposed to cold air but not when diving in chilly water, a finding that researchers believe allows the diving seal to conserve oxygen and minimize brain damage that could result from long dives. The researchers presented the study at The American Physiological Society's conference "Comparative Phys...

New findings blow a decade of assumptions out of the water

...en, letting in cold air. The house could get quite chilly before the draft reaches the thermostat and the furnace turns on. But if the thermostat is in the same room as the window, the furnace will turn on and even out the temperature much faster. In his research Deutsch used a novel analysis of surface ...

For many insects, winter survival is in the genes

...se a number of specialized proteins to survive the chilly months. These so-called "heat-shock proteins" ensure that the insects will be back to bug us come spring. A study of flesh flies and a handful of other insects suggests that they have an arsenal of protective heat-shock proteins that are turned o...

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