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Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn

... the poisoned birds in their experiments. The most recent population surveys in India, carried out by the Bombay Natural History Society in 2003, show that the population of the oriental white-backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis) has fallen by more than 99% since the early 1990s, with that of the long-billed v...

Of lice and men

...inct hundreds of thousands of years ago," although recent studies suggested Homo sapiens might have had cont...whether the name should be reserved for their more recent descendants.) The new study showed two almost identical-looking but genetically different strains of...

A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream

...compromise the health of aquatic ecosystems. In a recent Restoration Ecology paper, Institute of Ecosystem Studies President and Director Dr. Gene E. Likens, with colleagues, explores a new approach to restoring acidified streams, the addition of calcium silicate. The paper is the first to document the neu...

Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines

In studying the dramatic recent global decline of frog and salamander populations, researchers increasingly cite emerging diseases as major causes. Among these, one particularly mysterious new pathogen, the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis appears to be especially leth...

Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow

...expression data to tease out useful information. A recent paper by her research group, published in Nature Genetics, applied a probabilistic model to identifying modules of co-regulated genes and identified regulatory roles for several proteins whose functions had been previously uncharacterized. Kol...

Internet data-mining of natural history

...ternet-based data collection and dissemination. In recent years, the lab's researchers were granted $2.25 million for Citizen Science Online, an initiative to develop online tools to engage the general public, including schoolchildren, in the collection of bird observation data. One project resulting from t...

Head lice reveal contact between modern and ancient humans

.... Although genetic data have provided insight into recent human evolution, fossils remain the only available... ago but is statistically consistent with the more recent divergence time of the lice (at 1.18 mya). Reed and colleagues therefore propose a scenario in which...

Running not swimming or biking is best kind of loading exercise for childrens bone growth

... occur, but it's an area ripe for further study. A recent paper with his colleague, Alexander G. Robling, "Designing exercise regimens to increase bone strength," dealt with desensitization and age-related effects of exercise, among many other topics, including development of an exercise "osteogenic index" ...

New genetic tools provide clues to the effects of exercise and diet on obesity, diabetes

..., Washington, D.C. Hittel said the results of a recent study "indicate the widespread and differential expression of metabolic, contractile and signal transduction proteins with training. We believe that comparative mRNA and proteomic profiling has provided us with a unique insight into the underlying me...

CERN to host EnviroInfo 2004

... on the surrounding environment to the minimum. In recent years the Organization has developed an environmental management system, set up official communication channels on environmental matters with local authorities, and communicated with the general public via an environment website : http://www.cern.ch...

Old bones unearth new date for giant deer's last stand

...een about 12,000 and 10,000 years ago. However, a recent discovery found that the mammoth survived on Wrangel, a remote arctic island, until 3,600 years ago. The latest discovery shows that the giant deer also broke through this 10,000 year barrier to enter the modern era....

Drought in the West linked to warmer temperatures

Severe drought in western states in recent years may be linked to climate warming trends, according to new research led by scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University to be posted October 7 on Science magazine's website, www.sciencemag.org . This research wa...

Children's Hospital Boston wins $2.5 million in health surveillance grants

...nce. "During a large-scale outbreak, such as the recent experience with SARS in Toronto, health departments can become overwhelmed by the large number of case investigations and public inquiries," notes Advani. "This automated system will allow health agencies to rapidly enhance their capabilities during ...

Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?

...al prenatal care among black women has improved in recent years, it still lags behind white women: 75 percent of black women seek prenatal care vs. 89 percent of white women. The discrepancy continues after the baby is born too: 58 percent of white infants get all recommended well-child care, compared to 35...

Protein protecting brain from toxins also blocks some chemotherapy from reaching tumors

...de Children's Research Hospital are published in a recent issue of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB). The St. Jude team, which developed a mouse model lacking the Mrp4 protein, says study results in both mice and tissue cultures suggest that the therapeutic efficacy of drugs targeting central nervous s...

VitalSense(R) - Wireless vital signs monitoring

...ons VitalSense proved to be a real lifesaver in a recent study of wildland firefighters in Montana. The study was designed to evaluate heat stress in high intensity work environments. Canadian coaches used VitalSense to evaluate the physiological status of Canadian triathletes training for all three legs ...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...ompression sickness might be involved. Meanwhile, recent studies show that marine mammals might commonly ca... excessive ventilation noise and echoes. With the recent introduction of the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard for classroom acoustics, p...

Mitochondria findings may help beat wide range of disease

...mitochondria. Their findings were published in two recent issues of the journal Science. "To understand the role that mitochondria play in both normal and aberrant cell biology, it is essential to first understand the fusion-fission process that occurs continuously innormal, healthy cells," said J. Michael...

Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms

...ge and lead to the formation of an aneurysm." In a recent paper published in Atheriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Upchurch described a series of U-M experiments focused on gender differences in AAA formation and estrogen's protective effect. This study was one of the first to include both fema...

Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting

...tion has taken root, and is growing. It stems from recent immigration. (8 9.45 a.m.) Women and Work: new...dies of Health: Biological anthropologists discuss recent field research on health in different parts of the world, from pre-birth, infancy to old age(4-5.45p...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... from strains of influenza virus increases with the latest ... complacent that the most substantial threats have been identified, ... arise when a new virus strain – against which ... in the human population. There have been five such ... which – the 1918 Spanish Flu – cost 50 ...
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(Date:10/14/2014)... of years since T. rex took its ... scientists is breathing life back into dinosaurs using high-powered ... research has important implications for how dinosaurs used their ... sense of smell and cool their brains. , ... student Jason Bourke, lead author of the new study ...
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