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Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...or carbon stored in standing rainforest, providing fresh incentive for developing nations such as Suriname to avoid deforestation....

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

...e brain seems to remember the injury as if it were fresh and can’t forget it. With new understanding of the pain source, Vania Apkarian, professor of physiology, and of anesthesiology, at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, has identified a drug that controls persistent nerve pain by...

How sneaky HIV escapes cells

...n exosomes to get out of infected cells and infect fresh cells. As such, drugs that interfere with exosome formation might be one way to inhibit HIV infections. “Viruses like HIV use pathways we barely recognize, much less understand,” Gould says. “Our paper highlights the importance of studying their b...

Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America

...n a mile across and could include plants that trap fresh water and insect food for frogs," Hedges said. It is not likely that the frog species dispersed simply by swimming because frogs dry easily and are not very tolerant of salt water. In addition to the study's discoveries about Caribbean and Centra...

Adult stem cells from human cord umbilical cord blood successfully engineered to make insulin

...d blood because it is an especially rich source of fresh adult stem cells and is easily available from donors undergoing Caesarian section deliveries in UTMB hospitals. "However," he added, "embryonic stem cell research was absolutely necessary to teach us how to do this." Embryonic stem cells have b...

Researchers publish first marsupial genome sequence

...m genome sequence also provides researchers with a fresh perspective on the evolutionary origins of the human genome. It sheds light on the genetic differences between placental mammals, such as humans, mice and dogs, and marsupial mammals, such as opossums and kangaroos. "Marsupials are the closest li...

Research says boiling broccoli ruins its anti-cancer properties

... However the researchers found that storage of fresh vegetables at much lower temperatures such as ?5 °C (much higher than for storage in a refrigerator at 4? °C) may cause significant loss of glucosinolates up to 33% by fracture of vegetable material during thawing. The researchers found that prepa...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

...to 65 percent in 2004. About three-fourths of the fresh and frozen salmon consumed in the United States is now farmed. In response, the value of the North American wild fishery has plummeted, as indicated by the decline in the value of annual Alaska salmon catches from more than $800 million in the late ...

Eating with our eyes: Why people eat less at unbused tables

... that college parties could encourage (or require) fresh plastic glasses for each drink and that the glasse...cumulate for each person; dinner parties could use fresh glasses for refills while empty glasses, or even empty bottles, are left on the table. ...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

...lt of these unique efforts, the national leader in fresh allograft cartilage preparation, AlloSource of Cen...ross the country to receive priority allocation of fresh cartilage allografts for transplantation. "Live or fresh tissue transplants are difficult to obt...

Blame the brain for high blood pressure

...sure, and finding new therapeutic targets to drive fresh drug development. Professor Paton said: “We are looking at the possibility of treating those patients that fail to respond to conventional therapy for hypertension with drugs that reduce blood vessel inflammation and increase blood flow within the...

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

...t design in the classroom, what is needed now is a fresh source of evolution materials and anti-creationism ammunition for our school teachers on the front lines of this ongoing battle. Today, on Darwin's 198th birthday, Springer announces plans for a new journal which will do just that. A father-and-son...

A case of mistaken identity for the ivory-billed woodpecker?

... 2004 of the supposed Ivory-billed Woodpecker with fresh footage of the Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pilea...robably a Pileated Woodpecker. His analysis of the fresh Pileated Woodpecker video footage showed that its wings did reach 8.6 beats per second during an esc...

Strawberry daiquiris -- the extra-healthy cocktail?

...w. While exploring ways to help keep strawberries fresh during storage, researchers from Thailand and the US discovered that treating the berries with alcohol led to an increase in antioxidant capacity and free radical scavenging activity within the fruit. While such a boost helped the berries resist deca...

Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain

...vanols, a naturally occurring nutrient abundant in fresh cocoa, may improve blood vessel function. Now, scientists believe the potential blood flow benefits associated with consumption of this flavanol-rich cocoa may extend to the brain -- which could have important implications for learning and memory. ...

Baby fish 'smell their way home'

...ch a key role in the emergence of new species is a fresh reason to take even greater care in how we look after them." ...

How fish conquered the ocean

... ancestors of the bony fishes (teleosts) inhabited fresh water environments for at least 150 million years ... "The physiological problems of reverting from a fresh water environment to the saline seawater is demanding for the water balance of fishes", says profess...

New UD technology removes viruses from drinking water

...e-packing house, it could help clean and safeguard fresh and "ready to eat" vegetables, particularly leafy greens like lettuce and spinach, as well as fruit, according to Kniel. "Sometimes on farms, wash-water is recirculated, so this technology could help prevent plant pathogens from spreading to other...

Dig deeper to find Martian life

...ng life is looking in either the sea at Elysium or fresh craters." The team found that the best places to look for living cells on Mars would be within the ice at Elysium because the frozen sea is relatively recent ?it is believed to have surfaced in the last five million years ?and so has been expose...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

...isk significantly by taking supplements and eating fresh fruit and vegetables, according to study findings ...ron and multivitamins, which contain these. Eating fresh fruit and vegetables daily or on most days was also found to halve the odds of miscarriage and, in a...

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