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New Insight Into Photosynthesis Provided By University Of Toronto-led Study
2013-04-05 09:22:49

University of Toronto Pigments found in plants and purple bacteria employed to provide protection from sun damage do more than just that. Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Glasgow have found that they also help to harvest light energy during photosynthesis. Carotenoids, the same pigments which give orange color to carrots and red to tomatoes, are often found together in plants with chlorophyll pigments that harvest solar energy. Their main function is...

2013-02-19 23:02:29

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study from Harvard Health that links carotenoids to better mood health. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study from Harvard Health that links carotenoids to better mood health. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article...

2012-12-07 16:34:37

Women with higher circulating carotenoid levels are at a reduced risk of breast cancer according to a study published December 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Carotenoids, which are micronutrients found in fruits and vegetables, have been found to have anticarcinogenic properties. Previous experimental studies have shown that carotenoids inhibit the tumor progression and reduce proliferation of estrogen receptor—positive (ER+) and estrogen receptor—negative...

2012-08-02 23:03:14

Physicians have long known that exercise and a healthy diet contribute to a healthy lifestyle. A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society proved that women in their 70s who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruit and vegetables have a longer life expectancy. LAP-BAND VIP surgeon Dr. Hooman Shabatian said it's never too late to incorporate a healthy diet and exercise program into an older adult's lifestyle. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 New research...

They Call It 'Guppy Love'
2011-11-25 04:34:35

UCLA biologists solve an evolution mystery Guppies in the wild have evolved over at least half-a-million years – long enough for the males' coloration to have changed dramatically. Yet a characteristic orange patch on male guppies has remained remarkably stable, though it could have become redder or more yellow. Why has it stayed the same hue of orange over such a long period of time? Because that's the color female guppies prefer. "Sometimes populations have to evolve just to...

2011-01-27 12:25:46

Most nature lovers know that the more colourful a male fish, reptile, or bird, the more likely it is to attract a female and to have healthy offspring. Females, on the other hand, tend to be drably coloured, perhaps to avoid predators while carrying, incubating, and caring for young. Curiously, the female striped plateau lizard, which lives in the rocky slopes of Arizona's south-eastern mountains, is an exception to this rule in the animal world. Females are more colourful than males "“...

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2011-01-11 23:15:00

New research suggests eating vegetables gives you a healthy tan. The study, led by Dr Ian Stephen at The University of Nottingham, showed that eating a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables gives you a more healthy golden glow than the sun.The research, which showed that instead of heading for the sun the best way to look good is to munch on carrots and tomatoes, has been published in the Journal Evolution and Human Behaviour.Dr Ian Stephen, from the School of Psychology, University of...

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2010-04-30 06:18:52

These insect pests pioneered new frontiers in genetics Contrary to popular belief, aphids are not just sap-sucking, plant-destroying enemies of agriculture. In fact, these pests are genetic pioneers that evolved two unique traits, according to a study that appears in the April 30 issue of the journal Science. First, aphids are, so far, the only animal known to produce essential pigments known as carotenoids. The aphid's pigment-producing ability is unique to the animal kingdom. Other...

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2008-05-08 14:45:00

In a study of the molecular mechanisms by which plants protect themselves from oxidation damage should they absorb too much sunlight during photosynthesis, a team of researchers has discovered a molecular "dimmer switch" that helps control the flow of solar energy moving through the system of light harvesting proteins. This discovery holds important implications for the future design of artificial photosynthesis systems that could provide the world with a sustainable and secure source of...

2006-05-24 08:29:19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people who don't smoke, the risk of developing diabetes is lower in those with higher levels of carotenoids in their blood, according to a new report. The effect is not seen in smokers, however. Carotenoids -- plant-derived antioxidants found in vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes and spinach -- may reduce the risk of diabetes by cutting oxidative stress, the authors of the study explain in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Likewise, high levels...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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