Bad Honnef, Germany (PRWEB) November 02, 2012
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ScienceAlerts.com's Biology Category covers life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, genetics, and distribution. It currently contains 415,398 posts selected from 1,065 scholarly biology journals. This category also provides a Biology RSS feed which is one of the best and most popular ways of staying up to date with the latest news in this science discipline. One of the latest articles features results of a study that proves that flaxseed oil and alpha-lipoic acid combination reduces atherosclerosis risk factors in rats fed a high-fat diet. This study tried to assess the effect of supplement of flaxseed oil (FO) and alpha-lipoic acid (LA) combination on the atherosclerosis risk factors in rats fed a high-fat diet. Supplement of FO and LA combination significantly enhanced plasma antioxidant defense capacities, as evaluated by the marked increase in the activities of SOD, CAT and GPx as well as the level of GSH, and the significant reduction in lipid peroxidation. The authors conclude that supplement of FO and LA combination may contribute to prevent atherogenesis by improving plasma oxidative stress, lipid profile and inflammation. Another newly included article in this category compares food hoarding of two sympatric rodent species under interspecific competition. The authors investigated food hoarding patterns of two sympatric rodent species, buff-breasted rat (Rattus flavipectus) and Chinese white-bellied rat (Niviventor confucianus), and compared their responses and adjustment in hoarding behavior under interspecific competition. Their results indicate that rodents would adjust their food hoarding strategy when interspecific competitors were present, and this may produce a different effect on the fate of seeds and the recruitment of plants.
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