Geoffrey R. Tanner

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The high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet (KD) is an effective clinical treatment for epilepsy in juveniles, especially for drug-resistant seizures. The KD results in elevated production of ketone bodies (KB's), such as beta-hydroxybutyrate (β-HB), which are thought to have anticonvulsant properties; however, their exact mechanism of action is unknown.(More)
Venus flytraps are perhaps the world's most well-known carnivorous plant. They rely on small insects to acquire nitrogen, as the swampy environment that they inhabit in southeastern United States' Carolina coastal plains is insufficient in nitrogen. We studied the effect that soil nitrogen levels have on the flytrap's carnivorous behavior. We manipulated(More)
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