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Fossils reveal direct link between global warming and genetic diversity in wildlife
...DNA. Over time, this lack of genetic diversity can jeopardize
the entire population, because each individual inherits the same vulnerability to diseases and other external threats. "When you decrease population size, you have the potential of eliminating much genetic diversity," Hadly explained. "That's what ha...
History of frog deformities suggests emerging disease
...omenon, but part of an emerging disease that could jeopardize
the survival of these organisms. The research, described in the December issue of Conservation Biology, shows that while amphibian malformations and the parasitic worm that causes them have been found in lakes and ponds for more than 50 years, they ...
Breakthrough in fight against infection misery
...dney or bloodstream infections which can seriously jeopardize
the health and well-being of the patient" "The misery and cost that this problem has caused over the years is incalculable," said Dr Stickler. "The catheter has hardly changed since it was invented in 1937, and infection is inevitable among long-term...
Pittsburgh researchers target genetic, environmental threats to maternal and fetal health
...evel, mapping the effects of genetic variants that jeopardize
healthy fetal growth and pregnancy. This is tremendously exciting for us," said Dr. Berga, who also is director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Magee-Womens Hospital of the UPMC Health System. "Data that we gather may...
Impacts of Pfiesteria: Outbreaks could substantially reduce tourism revenues, UD Sea Grant researcher says
...'sclear that a Pfiesteria outbreak can seriously jeopardize
tourismrevenues. In Delaware's Sussex County, for instance, an estimated 2.3 millionvisitors brought $342 million into the area in the summer of 1998. If a Pfiesteria outbreak were to occur there, the county could see asubstantial loss of visitors a...
Mercury can jump barrier that keeps toxins out of brain
... mayresult in an alteration of these functions and jeopardize
fish survival. Webelieve that uptake of metals such as mercury and the subsequent transport alongsensory nerves is a process common to all fish species, and in this respect, itis possible that other toxins (such as pesticides) also could reach fish b...