ependently, the researchers found that in certain instances, like longitudinal contractions, both layers o
f muscle are active, possibly allowing the animal to expel the influx of water that is constantly flowing into its cells.
Each individual cell also appeared to serve more than one function, and participate in more than one activation pattern. In
fact, the nerve nets appear to play a relatively limited role in movement. Neurons may initially trigger the a
ctivity, but the patterns of propagation are organized by the muscle cells themselves working in unison.
“The patterns of activation we identified were not implement
ed by specific, dedicated cells, but instead depended on the properties of the muscle tissue as a wh
ole, and the interconnections between cells,” said first author John Szymanski, a former MBL Whitman Center investigator.
d to bear the brunt of the tariff hike, because the tariffs will raise t
he prices of consumer goods. Besides, the higher tariffs will deal a blow to many US industries.
China’s countermeasure will have intended effect
The results of a quantitative simulation analysis show China’s counterm
easure of imposing tariffs on $60 billion of US goo
ds will have the intended effect, as the US’ losses are set to mount. According to the simulation analysis, China’s GDP, man
ufacturing jobs, exports and imports could reduce by 0.622 percent, 1.046 percent, 3.402 percent and 1.945 percent, w
hile that of the US could dip by 0.067 percent, 0.907 percent, 2.611 percent and 3.936 percent.
ive, calling for animal-friendly tours and for tour operators worldwide to keep wild animals in
the wild where they belong. It gained support from many travel agencies. By the end of last year, mo
re than 200 companies have removed the wildlife-related entertainment services, such as elephant rides.
Although some travelers are still not fully aware of the concept of animal-friendly tra
vel, the research reveals that 90 percent of them think the concept should be widely promoted.
Having visited the Antarctic more than 30 times, Zhao Xin, an experienced tour guide from Beiji
ng Caissa International Travel Service, said education on wildlife protection before such a tour is important.