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Making mice with enhanced color vision

...two. A correct answer was rewarded with a drop of soy milk. To circumvent thorny issues related to the subjective nature of color perception -- everyone who has had a discussion as to whether the "green" they see is the same as the "green" their friend sees can attest to this -- the researchers only ...

U of M researchers invent 'flashy' new process to turn soy oil, glucose into hydrogen

...d-coming fuel is biodiesel, which is produced from soy oil. Currently, the key step in conversion of the oil to biodiesel requires the addition of methanol, a fossil fuel. The new process skips the biodiesel step and turns oil straight into hydrogen and carbon monoxide gases by heating it to about 1,000 ...

Fragmentation rapidly erodes Amazonian biodiversity

...r timber operations, cattle ranches and industrial soy farms. The team, led by William Laurance of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, has been studying the fates of nearly 32,000 Amazonian trees since 1980. The most striking finding, say the authors, is the remarkable speed at wh...

Iowa State researchers improving plastics made from corn and soy proteins

...ng pieces into a ball. That's about the shape of a soy or corn protein, said Grewell, an Iowa State University assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering. Then he unfolded the model into a long, straight loop. That's what happens when researchers add some glycerin ?a byproduct of biod...

Unique soybean lines hold promise for producing allergy-free soybeans

...es that grow without the primary protein linked to soy allergies in children and adults. The two lines al...ath, difficulty swallowing and fainting. Avoiding soy products is becoming more difficult because of soy's use as fillers and components of many menu item...

New research: Soy germ isoflavones reduce bone loss

...tmenopausal women and the dose-dependent effect of soy germ isoflavones, particularly SoyLife®. These fin...ngs support previous scientific findings regarding soy isoflavones for post-menopausal women. According to the authors of the study, "Osteoporosis is a he...

Finding a better way to make biodiesel

...." Current biodiesel production technology reacts soy oil with methanol using toxic, corrosive and flamm... animal fats ?materials that are much cheaper than soy oil, but also contain free fatty acids that can't be converted to biodiesel by current production me...

Component in soy products causes reproductive problems in laboratory mice

... body. Genistein can be found in foods containing soy such as soy-based infant formulas as well as over-the-counter dietary supplements. The results of this study conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, i...

The Amazon in 2050: Implementing the law could save a million square kilometers of rainforest

... certification of the region's cattle ranchers and soy farmers. Based in Belém, Brazil, he leads the Center's Amazon program. In 1995, he co-founded the Amazon Institute of Environmental Studies (Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia), which is now the largest independent research institution in th...

Satellites show Amazon parks, indigenous reserves stop forest clearing

... certification of the region's cattle ranchers and soy farmers. Based in Belém, Brazil, he leads the Center's Amazon program. In 1995, he co-founded the Amazon Institute of Environmental Studies (Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia), now the largest independent research institution in the Amazon ...

New maps reveal true extent of human footprint on Earth

... there has a lot to do with the booming demand for soy all the way at the other end of the world - in China. Meanwhile, Monfreda notes, long-time soybean farmers in the U.S. - the world's top soybean producer - are growing increasingly insecure about their place in the global market. But scientists ris...

Menopause Symptoms May Come Back After Stopping Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Women who take soy or herbal supplements, such as black cohosh, red c...cal studies have shown that women on diets high in soy phytoestrogens experience greater cell multiplication in the breast. There is concern over this effe...

Women cautioned against using herbal supplements

Women who take soy or herbal supplements, such as black cohosh, red c...cal studies have shown that women on diets high in soy phytoestrogens experience greater cell multiplication in the breast. There is concern over this effe...

Woods Hole Research Center plans controlled burn in Amazon rainforest

...areas are already slated for destruction to expand soy fields. The planned burn provides information that cannot be obtained by studying an accidental or escaped fire. The experiment is being conducted in an area in which researchers have taken many measurements prior to the burning ?inventories of thou...

New Discovery May Help Doctors Treat Infertility

...s. One example is genistein, a common component of soy products. These new studies by Korach and colleagues suggest that such environmental exposures could interact with estrogen receptor beta and possibly alter ovarian function in women. NIEHS, a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...esearch group was able to add these amino acids to soy protein, and make it work like a mussel-protein ad... adhesives are made from natural resources such as soy flour and lignin. They may replace the formaldehyde-based wood adhesives currently used to make some...

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