Overview of the UMBS Research Gateway

submitted by: kkwaiser

A brief introduction to the University of Michigan Biological Station's Research Gateway - an information management system used for archiving research data.

Science Nation - Disappearing Red Shrimp

submitted by: nsf

These legendary creatures may have something to teach us about survival, even as the clock is ticking on their habitats.

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Octanoate and Nonanoate Oxidation Increases 50-80% Over the First Two Days of Life in Piglet Triceps Brachii and Gracilis Muscle Strips

submitted by: Thomas D. Crenshaw
An in vitro muscle strip incubation system was developed to measure the rate of catabolism of 1 mmol/L [1-14C]octanoate, 1 mmol/L [1-14C]nonanoate, 1mmol/L [9-14C]nonanoate and 10 mmol/L [U-14C]glucose by measuring the recovery of 14CO2. Muscle strips (13 mm?1.5 mm ~50 mg) were isolated from triceps brachii and gracilis muscles of newborn and 2 d old, small (<950 g) and large (>1450 g) piglets. The position of the 14C label in the substrate affected the rate and amount of recovery in...
Authors: M.A. Tetrick, T.D. Crenshaw, N.J. Benevenga

The Nature Explorers Lassen Volcanic Region Expedition Part 13 of 13

submitted by: thenatureexplorers

We travel to the Lassen Volcanic Region to explore this high subalpine montane region just below the tree line, made up of vast conifer forests and rocky outcroppings. Here we observed a huge array of butterflies, moths, bees, and other insects pollinating flowers to ensure their continued survival.

The Nature Explorers Lassen Volcanic Region Expedition Part 11 of 13

submitted by: thenatureexplorers

We travel to the Lassen Volcanic Region to explore this high subalpine montane region just below the tree line, made up of vast conifer forests and rocky outcroppings. Here we observed a huge array of butterflies, moths, bees, and other insects pollinating flowers to ensure their continued survival.

The Nature Explorers Lassen Volcanic Region Expedition Part 10 of 13

submitted by: thenatureexplorers

We travel to the Lassen Volcanic Region to explore this high subalpine montane region just below the tree line, made up of vast conifer forests and rocky outcroppings. Here we observed a huge array of butterflies, moths, bees, and other insects pollinating flowers to ensure their continued survival.