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ASU researchers finds novel chemistry at work to provide parrot's vibrant red colors

...ly use biochromes like carotenoids to acquire red, orange or yellow coloration, but McGraw and Nogare found that these compounds are not responsible for the red colors found in the parrot species they sampled. The researchers used a chemical analysis technique called high-performance liquid chromatography ...

Transport System Smuggles Medicines Into Brain

...ly use biochromes like carotenoids to acquire red, orange or yellow coloration, but McGraw and Nogare found that these compounds are not responsible for the red colors found in the parrot species they sampled. The researchers used a chemical analysis technique called high-performance liquid chromatography ...

Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones

... each woman drank a beverage containing alcohol in orange juice on one day and plain orange juice on a different day. The dose of alcohol was equivalent to that found in one to two glasses of ...

Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says

... a natural predator of the scale, to a Los Angeles orange grove destroyed almost all of the pests within six months. "By the end of 1889, the scale was no longer a threat anywhere in California," Waldbauer wrote. Waldbauer also recounted a more recent study in which tsetse flies were feasting on and causin...

Tagging pathogens with synthetic DNA 'barcodes'

...into "pseudo colors," perhaps making one appear as orange and the other as pink, to make the difference clear to a human eye. The researchers point out that the nanobarcode detection system does not require complex preparation of a sample and can be applied to living cells. The technology could be used in ...

Freeze-dried mats of microbes awaken in Antarctic streambed

...rganisms to colonize Earth. The mats generally are orange or black and consist of 10 to 15 different species of cyanobacteria, she said. Because of a cooling trend in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, some streambeds that normally have annual summer flows have been dry in recent years, McKnight said. In contrast, t...

UF study first to quantify validity of DNA I.D. tool using marine snails

...er guard may come across some eggs or larvae in an orange shipment and wonder if they are from a dangerous fruit fly or something else to be concerned about," he said. For that matter, this ability to detect species in earlier stages of development could benefit ecologists in their work as well, Meyer said...

Students discover 11,000 year old remains of Irish Elk

...had recently slid down the cliff ?and uncovered an orange streak which turned out to be an antler." As the block was in danger of imminent collapse, which would have crushed the antler, Dr Davey arranged for a team to remove it almost immediately. The antler is now being cleaned, examined and re-construct...

Attention shoppers: Researchers find neurons that encode the value of different goods

... whether the apple is offered on the right and the orange on the left, or vice versa. "This result has broad implications for possible psychological models of economic choice," says Padoa-Schioppa. "It suggests that economic choice is, at its essence, a choice between goods as opposed to a choice between ...

Scientists discover dozens of new species in 'Lost World' of western New Guinea

... the island of New Guinea since 1939, has a bright orange face-patch with a pendant wattle under each eye. Other discoveries included what may be the largest rhododendron flower on record ?almost six inches across ?along with more than 20 new frogs and four new butterflies. Local Kwerba and Papasena people...

Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds

...red wine. Enjoy coffee when you want it, have that orange juice with breakfast and, what the heck, eat a grapefruit, too. Gerson says that for most heartburn patients, there's insufficient evidence to support the notion that eating these foods will make heartburn worse - or that cutting them out will make i...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

... are a class of chemicals found in pine, lemon and orange oils that are used in many consumer products either as solvents or to provide a distinctive scent. Although terpenes themselves are not considered toxic, some recent studies have shown that they may react with ozone to produce a number of toxic compo...

How plants avoid feeling the burn

...of thought was that carotenoids--the source of the orange pigments in carrots and Vitamin A -- become oxidized, or charged, losing an electron in the process. Now, Fisher and other ASU scientists have found a way to measure for the first time the electrical conductance within such an important biomolecul...

Despite acidity, orange juice could still be a source of foodborne disease

...uals in the public health arena would not think of orange juice as a vehicle for Salmonella. When epidemiolo... on Salmonella outbreaks, high acid beverages like orange juice were not considered to even possibly be involved as carriers," says Beuchat. At least that ...

Rice scientists unveil 'nanoegg'

...has a uniform thickness ?like the peel covering an orange ?the nanoegg's covering is thicker on one side than the other ?in much the same way that a hard-boiled egg white is thick in some places and thin in others. The off-center core in the nanoegg radically changes its electrical properties, said co-aut...

UN review shows need to halt destructive fishing practice

...wling, which targets deep sea fish species such as orange roughy by dragging heavy gear across the seafloor, causing widespread and potentially irreversible damage to deep sea life. Sylvia Earle, the renowned deep sea explorer who heads CI's marine conservation division, likens bottom trawling to trying t...

Study identifies substances in grapefruit juice that interact dangerously with some drugs

...illigrams of felodipine with each of three juices: orange juice, regular grapefruit juice, and grapefruit ju... furanocoumarin-free grapefruit juice behaved like orange juice and did not cause an interaction with felodipine. Watkins notes that there are several implic...

Orange, grapefruit juice for breakfast builds bones in rats

...ree ways: no additional diet change; diet included orange juice; or, diet included grapefruit juice. Castra...e rats has begun. Deyhim said fresh grapefruit or orange juice - mixed with sodium bicarbonate to neutralize acidity - was given to the rats each morning. "...

Zebra finch males prefer females with exaggerated maternal traits

...e researchers painted the beak color of the mother orange and that of the father red; for another group, the mother got a red beak and the father an orange one. When the males reached adulthood, they were tested with females with a spectrum of beak colors ...

Coffee makes us more likely to say 'yes'

...o reading the arguments, the participants consumed orange juice with either caffeine (equivalent to two cups of coffee) or no caffeine (placebo). The level of 'systematic processing of the message' was found to be increased by caffeine as shown by increased agreement with the arguments, greater message-rel...

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