News tagged with galls

New fluid fats fuel frozen flies

When goldenrod gall flies embark on their winter hibernation, they freeze solid and have only the fats that they carry on board to sustain them. However, scientists from Western University, Canada, have discovered that the ...

Apr 30, 2014
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Wasps wage war on behalf of wiliwili trees

A black, two-millimeter-long wasp from East Africa is helping wage war on one of its own kind—the Erythrina gall wasp, an invasive species that's decimated Hawaii's endemic wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis) and in ...

Sep 28, 2010
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TraDIS technique tackles typhoid

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, researchers are able to look at the need for every gene in a bacterial cell in a single experiment. The new method will transform the study of gene activity and the search ...

Oct 16, 2009
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How to reach proficiency in laparoscopic splenectomy?

Laparoscopic splenectomy has become the gold standard intervention for the removal of the spleen, especially for benign causes. However, the organ's high anatomic location, fragility and generous blood supply makes the procedure ...

Sep 16, 2009
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