Science research news
Found 50 science articles.
For older articles, see the archives.
 
Abandoned farmlands enrich bird communities
3-August-2018

Joint press release by Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and Hokkaido University.

Abandoned farmlands hold potential for the preservation of wetland and grassland birds as rehabilitation zones.

Read more of the article entitled 'Abandoned farmlands enrich bird communities'

Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University
 
Fish reproduction: Two times a lady
2-August-2018

A DNA probing technique clarifies the mechanism behind clonal reproduction of female dojo loach fish, also providing insight into the ancestral origin of the clonal population.

Read more of the article entitled 'Fish reproduction: Two times a lady'

Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University
 
Questioning conventional understanding of antifreeze proteins
1-August-2018

Scientists have discovered that an ice-binding protein (fcIBP) from the sea ice microalga does not fit in the conventional classification of ice-binding proteins, suggesting unknown mechanisms behind its antifreeze property. This finding could lead to a broader application of the antifreeze protein in food and medical industries.

Read more of the article entitled 'Questioning conventional understanding of antifreeze proteins '

Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University
 
River complexity maintains regional population stability
31-July-2018

An international group of researchers has demonstrated that branching complexity of rivers affects regional population stability and persistence in nature, contrary to current theories which suggest the importance of an ecosystem’s size.

Read more of the article entitled 'River complexity maintains regional population stability'

Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University
 
Anti-ulcer benefits of honey investigated
30-July-2018

A type of honey produced by stingless bees in Malaysia shows some protective effects against induced gastric ulcer in rats.

Read more of the article entitled 'Anti-ulcer benefits of honey investigated '

Contact: Pertanika Journals Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Create Account...