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Clam embryo study shows pollutant mixture adversely affects nerve cell development

...y (MBL) has published the results of an EPA-funded clam embryostudy that supports her hypothesis that, whe...Reinisch and her colleaguestreated developing surf clam embryos (Spisula solidissima) withdifferent combinations of BCE and studied their effects on nerve c...

Study identifies predictors of HIV drug resistance in patients beginning triple therapy

...y (MBL) has published the results of an EPA-funded clam embryostudy that supports her hypothesis that, whe...Reinisch and her colleaguestreated developing surf clam embryos (Spisula solidissima) withdifferent combinations of BCE and studied their effects on nerve c...

Oceans more vulnerable to agricultural runoff than previously thought, study finds

...hellfish poisoning, which can shut down mussel and clam harvesting for long periods of time. Another concern is hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, caused by excessive algae growth. As the algal mass sinks, it is consumed by bacteria, which use up most of the oxygen in the water as they multiply. The result is...

Mutation in clams protects against paralytic shellfish poisoning but raises human health risk

...bes differences in the responses of two soft shell clam populations -- one in the Bay of Fundy and the oth...It's easy to use and could help reduce the time of clam flat closures (related to red tide)." Betty Twarog, a neurophysiologist who works at UMaine's Darli...

Gifts from the sea

... disease; and motion sickness and dizziness. Surf clam (Spisula solidissima): Surf clam eggs are popular among scientists studying cell division and the proteins associated with it. Female...

Discovering an ecosystem beneath a collapsed Antarctic ice shelf

...f its mission and only later discovered a thriving clam community, mud volcanoes, and a thin layer of bacterial mats. The discovery could provide evidence for researchers to better understand the dynamics within the inhospitable sub-ice setting, which covers more than 1.5 million square kilometers [nearl...

New genetic test can detect clam disease

...detect a crippling disease called QPX occurring in clam beds from Cape Cod south to Virginia and north to ...d in 1995 in Provincetown, MA and spread to nearby clam beds, killing nine of ten clams in many of the beds. The disease spreads from clam to clam, infectin...

Paleontologists learn how not to become a fossil

...sts who have published a detailed, global study of clam preservation. Their work is intended to enhance ev...fruit flies as model systems. Jablonski called the clam "a real bellweather" for understanding many long-term changes in biodiversity. Said Kidwell: "This ...

RNA found in the cellular centrosome of surf clams

...evidence that RNA is present in the centrosomes of clam cells," says Robert Palazzo, professor of biology ...ies at Rensselaer. Palazzo's laboratory isolated clam centrosomes and Mark Alliegro and Mary Anne Alliegro of LSU Health Sciences Center analyzed the cent...

Deep in the ocean, a clam that acts like a plant

... via photosynthesis by chloroplast symbionts, this clam gets its energy via chemosynthesis," said Jonathan Eisen, a professor at the UC Davis Genome Center and an author on the paper. The actual work of photosynthesis in green plants is done by chloroplasts, descended from primitive single-celled organ...

Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

...pport sulphur-loving bacteria and bizarre worm and clam species—could smother and contaminate these communities, which some biologists argue may represent the origins of life on earth. "We need to act now to establish scientific and legal methods to protect these sensitive ecosystems and minimize the ...

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