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Chemical come-on successfully lures lovesick lampreys to traps

EAST LANSING, Mich. A synthetic chemical version of what male sea lampreys use to attract spawning females can lure them into traps and foil the mating process of the destructive invasive species, according to Michigan State University scientists. Pheromones, chemical scents used to attract a ...

Bangkok Lures Visitors With Its Growing Gourmet Scene

In a plush Bangkok ballroom one evening in May, hoteliers, ambassadors, celebrity chefs and socialites gathered to dine on foie gras, oysters and sushi while they talked about promoting Thai cuisine. Between helpings of Alaskan king crab, French wine and melt-in-your-mouth Parma ham flown ...

USC researchers identify DNA mutation that occurs at beginning point of T-cell lymphoma

... They showed that the RAG complex selects the wrong target largely because the proteins in which the wrong chromosome is wrapped (called chromatin) lures the RAG complex to the wrong site. "The immune system is very good at its job," Lieber says. "More than ninety-nine percent of the time it gets i...

U.S. Flunks on Tobacco Control Report Card

...d smoke, Connor said. "All the while, tobacco companies continue to find new ways to keep smokers hooked," he said. "Each day, the tobacco industry lures 1,100 kids into becoming regular daily smokers. Also each day, 1,000 people die from tobacco-related diseases. It's easy to see from this arithmetic t...

Whet your appetite with “Mindless Eating”: A gourmet's deligh!

...g burgers are accompanied by a side dish (the appendix) which compares popular diets. It offers sage advice on how to time our eating, resist culinary lures and Madison Avenue, and still enjoy food without fear of fatness. People eat with their eyes, not with their stomachs, he has told interviewers...and ...

Growth Factors Help Neurons to Reach Their Correct Destination

...ons from incorrect targets in the limb, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a molecule, known as FGF that actively lures growing axons closer to the right destination. Their findings appear in the June 15 issue of Neuron. ‘The most important aspect of our finding is...

Unregulated Fish Industry Harms Health Of Women

...sh working as contract labor. The same is the case in other states," said Pranab Kumar Nag, NIOH Deputy Director. "The promise of a regular job lures these women away from their states and they find themselves paying with their health as they have to live and work on the premises for 13 to14 hours e...

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Lures in Biological News

No more big stink: scent lures mosquitoes, but humans can't smell it

DAVIS--Mosquito traps that reek like latrines may be no more. A University of California, Davis research team led by chemical ecologist Walter Leal has discovered a low-cost, easy-to-prepare attractant that lures blood-fed mosquitoes without making humans hold their noses. The synthetic mix...

Gene in male fish lures females into sex

A gene has been found in male cichlid fish that evolved to lure female fish so that male cichlids can deposit sperm in the females mouths. A study in the online open access journal BMC Biology reveals that the gene is associated with egg-like markings on the fins of cichlid fishes and uncovers the...

Ecological insect pest management for Guam

...Guinea sugarcane weevil, and two sweet potato weevils. Agriculture professionals will be instructed in trapping methods including the importance of lures and trap characteristics and diagnosis of pest problems. At the end of the training, trainees will host a field day initiating the process of educatin...

DNA evidence is in, newly discovered species of fish dubbed H. psychedelica

... psychedelica have no lures. Most anglerfish have lures growing out of their foreheads. The other anglerfi... coloring so their bodies are camouflaged, but the lures are meant to be noticed so the fish wave, wiggle and sometimes blink the lures on and off in order to attract pray, Pietsch says....

Haag honored with Presidential Early Career Scientists Award

... and infect them with larvae. These strategies include displaying elaborate lures that closely mimic minnows, crayfish, and other prey items of host fishes. Fishes are tricked into attacking these lures and receive a mouthful of mussel larvae instead of a meal; however, larvae ...

Entomologists play matchmakers for cerambycid beetles

...duce naturally. Next, they placed these attractant lures or "love potions" in traps as a sensitive and sele...s is critically important for lure design, because lures must release 5,000 to 25,000 micrograms of pheromo... insect species, where release rates from the trap lures are typically a few micrograms per day. We are wo...

New fish has a face even Dale Chihuly could love

...like frogfishes and toadfishes are found the world over and typically have lures growing from their foreheads that they wave or cause to wiggle in order to ...o close to the lure and you're lunch. The newly found individuals have no lures so they seek their prey differently, burrowing themselves into crevices and...

Living fossils have hot sex

...o eat the pollen, and get covered by it in the process. The push-pull pollination method used by some cycads makes the adult thrips fly away, and then lures them back so that some pollen-laden thrips enter female cycad cones and pollinate them. "They [cycads] are trading food for sex, says study co-a...

New roles for growth factors: Enticing nerve cells to muscles

...ns from incorrect targets in the limb, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a molecule, known as FGF, that actively lures growing axons closer to the right destination. Their findings appear in the June 15 issue of Neuron. "The most important aspect of our finding is n...

More animals join the learning circle

... Falls in Ontario, Canada. An inventive male devised a brand new way to catch birds, and passed the strategy on to his tank-mates. The 4-year-old orca lures gulls into his tank by spitting regurgitated fish onto the water's surface. He waits below for a gull to grab the fish, then lunges at it with open ja...
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