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Government development policies, not communities, main threat to forest conservation projects

...mber exploitation, and a lack of presence by state authorities at ground level, have been the main underlying threats, rather than increasing pressure on resources from local communities, it found. The study, led by Dr Helen Newing of the University of Kent, examined the Peruvian reserves a prominent example of...

Solutions to stop fishermen returning dead and dying marine animals back into sea - study

...irds. The team is calling for fisheries management authorities to restrict access to certain areas of the sea where the unwanted fish are likely to gather, and for gear such as fishing nets to be adapted so that they may be more selective. Under the proposals, those who comply with the rules would be allocated ...

How city dwellers and living things put the green into our urban open spaces

...nd knowledge are tapped by scientists and planning authorities responsible for green spaces. Among examples of local action they describe are an informal group of Birmingham residents fighting alongside a wildlife trust to save a site threatened by fly-tipping, off-road driving and dog walking. Others include a ...

Study reveals developing countries with recipe for thriving health biotech industries

...fficult economic conditions. For example Brazilian authorities dealt with high inflation rates and Cuban authorities revised foreign investment laws. In fact, political will and a strong government role have been esse...

Scientists solve the mystery of how Botox attacks nerves and eliminates wrinkles

...iving injections of an anti-wrinkle treatment that authorities suspect was a cheap, non-FDA-approved imitation of Botox. The botulinum toxin works by invading nerve cells, where it releases an enzyme that prevents muscle contraction. In recent years, scientists have determined that the enzyme binds to specific s...

EB and IUPS - Where cures of tomorrow can be seen in the science of today

...ntist who is considered one of the world's leading authorities on the development of viruses for gene therapy vectors. Symposia, distinguished lectures, and workshops include topics such as the differentiation of stem cells; mechanisms of neuronal cell death; innate immunity at the epithelial barrier; environmen...

New monkey species name to be auctioned

... decided to work in partnership with Bolivian park authorities SERNAP and FUNDESNAP to auction its name to the highest bidder. This opportunity is for someone who wants to leave behind a truly lasting legacy that they cared about conservation and wildlife." The high bidder will have the na...

Amgen's decision to block reinstatement of GDNF is faulted by a leading Parkinson's advocacy group

...afety data, would enable scientists and regulatory authorities to monitor the long-term aspects of safety and efficacy of the treatment. Furthermore, the observation of increased fluorodopa uptake in PET scans needs to be carefully followed over time to determine if this will eventually translate into clinical ...

Study links Ebola outbreaks to animal carcasses

...o occasions since then, the network alerted health authorities about potential human outbreaks weeks before they occurred. "The signs of potential outbreaks often occur in remote areas, where roads are barely usable and communications limited," added Karesh. "Conservation organizations such as WCS are therefore...

Antibodies from plants protect against anthrax

...e, highly stable medical countermeasures to enable authorities to treat individuals exposed to bioterror agents such as anthrax," says Les Baillie of the Naval Medical Research Center. Dr. Baillie, who is also associated with the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, conducted his research in collabora...

$3 million donation accelerates TGen breast cancer research

...nce, Mr. Thurston is considered one of the leading authorities on supply chain management. He began his career as a bicycle courier for his father's delivery business and went on to found his own same-day air courier company, Scottsdale-based SonicAir, in 1976. Under Thurston's leadership, SonicAir evolved into ...

Clearing the air on airplane cabin air

...Company's breathing filter is designated by health authorities in many countries around the globe as the recommended filter to use with respiratory and ventilation equipment to protect patients and health care workers in hospitals from SARS. Advice to the Flying Public Although helpful, Lundquist explains tha...

Satellite maps will ease plight of endangered mountain gorillas

...nformation service to support UNESCO, the national authorities and the non-governmental organisations working in these places. "This fruitful partnership is an example of the potential of space technology to support the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and conserve World Heritage sites worldwide....

Can money grow on trees? Win-win strategies for 'sustainable bioprospecting'

...ess, be it communities, drug firms or governmental authorities from source and user countries has to be aware that high short term profits in an imperfect legal framework is sub- optimal to the long-term collaborative drug R&D option"....

Society of Nuclear Medicine professionals explore molecular imaging, present research highlights

RESTON, Va.--Leading molecular/nuclear imaging authorities will discuss future directions and cutting-edge research results at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 52nd Annual Meeting June 1822 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. More than 4,000 physicians, technologists, scientists and pharmacists are exp...

NexMed announces positive Femprox study results at American Urological Association Annual Meeting

... the data and submit the results to the regulatory authorities in China and in the U.S. for review and comment. We also intend to share these results with potential partners who have expressed an interest in co-developing the product with us in the U.S."...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

... the Leukotrap Affinity Prion filter to help blood authorities around the world stop the transmission of prions as part of the Company's mission to ensure the safety of the global blood supply. The adoption of the new prion reduction filter has the potential to support the global need for adequate supplies of s...

Joslin's new textbook is leading source for advances in diabetes care

... harnesses the expertise of more than 125 diabetes authorities worldwide. Significantly expanding the previous edition, the current book contains 70 chapters. Beginning with the history of diabetes and the pioneering work of Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., founder of Joslin Diabetes Center, the father of modern day dia...

Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium

...rofessor of zoology and one of the world's leading authorities on freshwater lakes. "The buildup of phosphorus in watersheds is very threatening. Sooner or later it is going to hit the lakes and it is going to pose problems." Eutrophication occurs when nutrient-rich soil washes into lakes and streams. It stimul...

Geneticists oppose singling out Jewish women in European breast cancer patent

...ly affect the perception of the work of the patent authorities by European citizens and the genetics community" said Professor Gert Matthijs, from the Department of Human Genetics, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and chair of the ESHG Patenting and Licensing Committee. Background: Between 2001 and 2003, ...

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(Date:7/22/2014)... genus of planthopper known as Conosimus, which now includes ... in the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula in ... appears in the open-access Journal of Insect Science ... Conosimus baenai , has been named after Manuel ... taxonomy of Iberian Hemiptera. , Conosimus baenai ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... Jocelyn Millar , a professor of entomology ... of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, ... by the International Society of Chemical Ecology ( ISCE ... Silver Medal is the society,s highest honor. It ... contributions to chemical ecology, the study of chemicals that ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... tracking to monitor seals, every movement, researchers have shown ... drawn to offshore wind farms and pipelines. Those man-made ... grounds, according to a study published in the Cell ... , "I was shocked when I first saw ... Sheringham Shoal," an offshore wind farm in the United ...
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