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Duke Studies Show That Environmental Effects Of Dams Extend To Insect Life
...xperiments. She usedrotting banana-baited traps to snare
hungry butterflies in netting. Then shemarked the trapped insect's wings, released them, and retrapped the markedbutterflies later on at other locations. These experiments showed this butterfly species "just doesn't like thosesmall islands," ...
Viral Harpoon Structure Suggests Measles, HIV And Ebola Viruses Related
...s infect cells, they employ molecular"harpoons" to snare
their intended target. Recently, a team ofscientists identified and determined the three-dimensional structure of theharpoon protein used by a large family of pathogenic viruses to grab hold of andfuse to host cells. Surprisingly, the protein's struc...
China to declare new reserve for Siberian tigers
... kill tigers. Last winter a tiger was killed by a snare
in the Wandashan Mountains of Heilongjiang. Removal of snares, and protection of wild prey, will be critical ingredients to the recovery process. "We have large tracts of intact forests in northeast China, and if we protect wild prey populations, t...
Deer flies a biting problem? Oddly, 'trolling' may be just the ticket
...n mind, Mizell and his son decided the best way to snare
deer flies likely was to "troll" for them from a slow-moving vehicle. Working in the spring and summer when deer flies are most prominent, they "did all kinds of crazy things" to try to discover what kind of trap worked best, he said. The Mizells fi...
Duke study gives first worldwide measure of sea turtle casualties by longline fishing
...ed, revealed that longlines set to catch swordfish snare
turtles at a 10 times greater rate than tuna longlines. Crowder said such a difference arises because tuna longlines tend to be set deeper in the water than the depths where turtles tend to frequent, and during daylight hours. "Swordfish gear tends t...
Siberian tiger rescued from poacher's snare
...Siberian tiger last week, after rescuing it from a snare
set out by poachers. The eight-to-10-year-old male...eard it roaring in distress. After they found the snare
wrapped around the tiger's body, they quickly notified forest guards staying in a cabin a few miles ...
Friendly bacteria block HIV infection
...cteria that occur naturally in the human mouth can snare
the HIV virus and even cells it has infected, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. They report their findings today at the 104th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. In laborato...