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Wildlife professor updates 'best available science' on Florida panther

...d to acknowledge the cat's nocturnal nature. Not realizing that a panther's nighttime activity may cover greater area than during the day, the federal and state researchers made generalizations from the daytime data to cover an entire 24-hour period. This led to the unfounded conclusion that panthers wouldn'...

Proposal would allow wild animals to roam North America

...ve to be some major attitude shifts. That includes realizing predation is a natural role, and that people are going to have to take precautions." He said that using large tracts of private land are probably the most promising places to start, with each step carefully guided by the fossil record and the involv...

Ossur acquires US orthotics company Royce Medical

...ce Medical will move Ossur significantly closer to realizing its strategic objectives in the orthotics market. Together, Ossur and Royce Medical will be greater than the sum of their parts, and the transaction will position Ossur as one of the leading orthotics companies in the US market," said Jon Sigurdsso...

Nanotubes inspire new technique for healing broken bones

... their solubility in water. "Researchers today are realizing that mechanical mimicry of any material alone cannot succeed in duplicating the intricacies of the human body," Haddon says. "Interactions of these artificial materials with the systems of the human body are very important factors in determining clin...

Columbia University launches multi-year campaign to support stem cell research

...r (CUMC) announced today that it is halfway toward realizing the first phase of a multi-year campaign to build upon the university's groundbreaking stem cell research and lead the effort to fully realize the therapeutic potential of stem cells. Of the $50 million goal for the first stage of the campaign, $25 ...

Maternal alcohol use increases the risk of newborn infections

...thermore, about 50 percent of women drink prior to realizing they are pregnant." "The population that is in most danger of alcohol and smoking effects on the fetus are women with a low income who are poorly educated," said Thomas Jerrells, professor of pathology and microbiology at the University of Nebraska....

Researchers extend mouse lifespan by protecting against free radicals

...t be affected," Rabinovitch explained. "What we're realizing now is that by intervening in the underlying aging process, we may be able to produce very significant increases in 'healthspan,' or healthy lifespan."...

UW-Madison gains two new stem cell programs

... clinical medicine, representing a key step toward realizing the great potential of stem cells to treat a host of debilitating cell-based diseases. The new program will be supported to a level of $700,000 per year for the next four years. Support for the program comes from the Wisconsin Partnership Fund, the ...

Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon

...st. As the abundance of lice increases, we are now realizing that lice will attack other species, not only salmon, but other fish such as herring which are the spark plugs of the entire ecosystems everything depends on them from salmon to whales to seabirds. Every commercially important fish is either direct...

Environmental crisis forging strange bedfellows

...ty of Toronto professor. "More and more people are realizing that the situation is now so grave that we have to reach out to communities other than just the scientists and environmentalists," says Stephen Scharper, a professor of environmental studies at U of T's Innis College and anthropology at U of T at Mis...

X-rays have become laser-like

... led by Ferenc Krausz indicates a promising way of realizing the dream some day. Researchers at Vienna University of Technology, the University of Wrzburg, the University of Munich and Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics demonstrated the first source of laser-like X-rays at a wavelength of 1 nanometer with ...

Big, old fish key to restoring groundfish stocks

...o their dramatic decline, more and more people are realizing the role that selected reserves could play in addressing some of these problems," Hixon said. "They offer some benefits that frankly cannot be found with any other management option."...

Impulsive behavior may be relict of hunter-gatherer past

... value of a delayed reward--that is, instinctively realizing that a reward delayed may be a reward denied because conditions can change while the bird is waiting. But the birds' impulsiveness was simply too strong to explain that way, Stephens said. "I think we were asking them the wrong question," he expla...

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