Coral offspring physiology impacted by parental exposure to intense environmental stresses

IMAGE: A recent publication in the journal Global Change Biology documents the results of two years of experiments conducted at BIOS by a team of researchers including Kevin Wong (shown here),… view more  Credit: Kevin Wong Adult corals that survive high-intensity environmental stresses, such as bleaching events, can produce offspring that are better suited to survive…

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Smoother silicone breast implants may reduce severity of immune system reactions

IMAGE: Scanning electron microscope image of a silicone breast implant. view more  Credit: Josh Doloff FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STUDY SUGGESTS THAT SMOOTHER SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS REDUCE SEVERITY OF IMMUNE SYSTEM REACTIONS According to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Rice University in Houston, silicone breast implants with a smoother surface…

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Food protein can eliminate pungency and bitterness of extra virgin olive oil

PHILADELPHIA – Researchers have been investigating the potential health-promoting qualities of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for decades, including its possible medicinal value for preventing cancer, Alzheimer’s, and cardiovascular disease, as part of the well-known Mediterranean diet. However, consumers in the U.S. have been slow to embrace it as a staple in their diet. This…

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