News tagged with absorption

Studying fish to learn about fat

In mammals, most lipids (such as fatty acids and cholesterol) are absorbed into the body via the small intestine. The complexity of the cells and fluids that inhabit this organ make it very difficult to study in a laboratory ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Black hole masses and the evolution of galaxies

Scientists have been studying light from distant objects in the night sky for thousands of years in an effort to understand the Universe. Now European researchers have developed a novel method for estimating the mass of often-obscured ...

dateJun 13, 2012 in Astronomy
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A genetic alternative to fertilizer

Several studies have shown that a lack of nitrogen in soils adversely affects crop yields. The modern use of nitrogen fertilizers has improved yields to meet expanding global food demand, but in some cases up to 50% of the ...

dateJun 01, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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