The microbial hydrocarbon diet
... Bioremediation of industrial sites and petrochemical spillages often involves finding microbes that can gorge
themselves on the toxic chemicals. This leaves behind a non-toxic residue or mineralized material. Writing in the International Journal of Environmen...
Dangerous Natural Phenomena Hits Russia in 2006
Shoigu said a very serious situation with glaciers remains in the North Caucasus, saying that the tragic 2002 situation in the Karmadon gorge
in North Ossetia could be repeated.
The Kolka glacier collapsed Sep 20, 2002 in North Ossetia, burying 116 people under tonnes of rock, mud and...
Obese Kids Unmotivated byWeight Loss campaigns
...igns that attempt to get overweight youngsters lose weight by concentrating on the way they look, appear to put them off and are likely to make them// gorge
even more, according to a recent study.
Researchers say that they are no more motivated to change their eating habits than those who are happy ...
Role Of MicroRNAs In Angiogenesis Researched
...of blood vessels in a human colon cancer model. This process, known as angiogenesis, is a result of the ravenous cancer cells using blood vessels to gorge
on a steady supply of nutrients and oxygen.
The findings, which appear in the online version of Nature Genetics, suggest that these MicroRNAs mi...
Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Junk Food Healthier
... If you like to gorge
on burgers and other junk food, here's some good news - British scientists have found a way to make it healthier//.
Professor Jeff Pearson of New...
Disabling enzyme allows mice to gorge without becoming obese, new study finds
Berkeley -- Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a new enzyme that plays a far more important role than expected in controlling the breakdown of fat. In a new study to be published Jan. 11 in the journal Nature Medicine , researchers report that mice that have ha...
Tiny polyps gorge themselves to survive coral bleaching
Certain species of coral have surprised researchers by showing an unexpectedly successful approach towards survival when seriously bleached.
Their innovative strategy is gluttony.
The discovery, derived from experiments on coral reefs in Hawaii , provides new insights into how these tiny ani...
Decline of shorebird linked to bait use of horseshoe crabs
...merica and back, covering more than 18,600 miles. In May, large numbers of red knots congregate in the bay during their northward migration where they gorge
on horseshoe crab eggs in preparation for their continued migration to the Arctic.
Concern over red knot populations led to restrictions in horses...
Running on rocket fuel
...e their prey, wild dogs need to be lithe and athletic, a design that ensures their stomachs can't be too big, which in turn limits the amount they can gorge
in a sitting: a physical limitation on their gluttony which biologist call "a morphological constraint." In the same way that Size Zero women can stru...
Grand Canyon may be as old as dinosaurs, says new study
...he canyon today -- and when they cooled as they neared Earth's surface as a result of erosion.
Apatite samples from the bottom of the Upper Granite gorge
region of the Grand Canyon yield similar dates as samples collected on the nearby plateau, said Caltech's Wernicke. "Because both canyon and plateau...
Genome of marine organism tells of humans' unicellular ancestors
...mbers of UC Berkeley's Center for Integrative Genomics.
Choanoflagellates are found abundantly in salt and fresh water around the world, where they gorge
on bacteria. At about 10 microns across, they're about the size of another one-celled eukaryote, yeast. While yeast are well known to genetics researc...
December GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights
...ate variability. Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania (near the equator) has been an important site for human origin research since its discovery in the 1930s. The gorge
exposes a 100,000-year-long record at the Plio-Pleistocene boundary that contains a rich vertebrate fossil record, two species of hominins, thousands ...
Great Ape Trust awards $127,000 for international conservation efforts
Goualougo Triangle $10,000 Supported field studies of chimpanzee tool use in the Republic of the Congo.
$3,000 Provided funds for salaries and supplies for local field assistants to maintain a tree nursery, plant trees and build fire breaks to protect t...
Magic Beans -- Anti-obesity soya could help prevent diabetes
...d and Agriculture, February 2007 DOI: 10.1002/jsfa2808).
The researchers, led by Shin Joung Rho at Hanyang University, Seoul, allowed 32 rats to gorge
on a fatty diet, supplemented with various levels of black soya. The results showed that, after two weeks, those getting 10% of their energy from bla...
Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how
...ms may have the equivalent of a modest mixing bowl to process their supper of carbon monoxide, this species has a veritable food processor, letting it gorge
on a hot spring buffet all day.
"The findings show the continued value of microbial genome sequencing for exploring the useful capabilities of the...