Scientists air new views on how oxygenation affects aquatic life
Recent work at Plymouth University on how animals breathe underwater suggests that decreases in water quality and oxygenation will have an even greater impact on the diversity of aquatic life than was previously thought.
Cruising the Chesapeake for water and air quality
A NASA-led team of scientists took to the Chesapeake Bay this summer to study a diverse yet close-to-home ecosystem in a field campaign that will help the agency determine how to study ocean health and air ...
A chaperone for the 'guardian of the genome'
The protein p53 plays an essential role in the prevention of cancer by initiating the controlled death of a cell with damaged genes which is in danger to transform into a cancerous cell. The heat shock protein Hsp90, in turn, ...
Climate change could turn oxygen-free seas from a blessing to a curse for zooplankton
Zooplankton can use specialised adaptations that allow them to hide from predators in areas of the ocean where oxygen levels are so low almost nothing can survive - but they may run into trouble as these areas ...
Study shows climate change makes some chemicals more toxic to aquatic life
Some areas of the southern United States are suffering from the longest dry spell since 1887 and a new Baylor University study shows that could prove problematic for aquatic organisms.
The diving bell and the water spider: How spiders breathe under water
Water spiders spend their entire lives under water, only venturing to the surface to replenish their diving bell air supply. Yet no one knew how long the spiders could remain submerged until Roger Seymour ...
Algal turf scrubbers clean water with sunlight
An article published in the June issue of BioScience describes the early scale-up stage of a new biotechnology with environmental benefits and possible commercial potential. Algal turf scrubbers are field-sized, water-treatment system ...
Ancient bacterial mats may have been key to first mobile animals
Penguins continue diving long after muscles run out of oxygen
Breathing heavily at the edge of an ice hole, an Antarctic emperor penguin prepares to dive. Taking a last gulp of air, the bird descends and may not emerge again for another 20 minutes. The penguin initially ...
Dangerous blood pressure increases during exercise can be blocked: research
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified one reason people with hypertension experience an even greater increase in their blood pressure when they exercise, and they've learned how to prevent the rise.
Oxygen sensor invention could benefit fisheries to breweries
Monitoring oxygen levels in water has applications for oil spills, fish farming, brewing beer and more and a professor at Michigan State University is poised to help supply that need.