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Penguins march into new park

...long its isolated and windswept Patagonia coast to safeguard more than half a million penguins and other rare seabirds. Located in Golfo San Jorge, the new protected area covers around 250 square miles (647 square kilometers) of coastal waters and nearby islands strung along almost 100 miles (160 kilometers) ...

Revolutionary global environment fund announces $50M expansion

...ncessions from the Peruvian government and thereby safeguard 225,000 hectares of primary tropical forest, as well as their own livelihoods. Additionally, CEPF-identified Key Biodiversity Areas in the Philippines covering 20 percent of the nations total land area were declared by presidential order to be critic...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

... Sudan, and we look forward to working together to safeguard this amazing wildlife treasure. Fay and his col...ourism to launch a conservation strategy that will safeguard the regions wildlife and wild lands, which may now rank among the richest in Africa. The plan would ...

A new study of living cells could revolutionize the way we test drugs

... it," says Professor Geim. This would put an early safeguard into the system that could be applied long before the drug was tested on animals or even humans. In addition, the electrical activity test could be used to monitor the effects of pollution on naturally occurring micro-organisms in the environment. ...

Preventing cancer without killing cells

...mmed cell death apoptosis was the more important safeguard mechanism for suppressing tumours arising from dysfunctional telomeres. Aged cells have abnormal chromosomes with dysfunctional telomeres shorter ends that can promote tumorigenesis in the absence of the tumour suppressor p53, and may be related ...

Doubly safe activation

... concert to launch a weapon, is often installed to safeguard highly destructive arms. New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science shows that cells may employ this strategy as well before launching certain potent weapons of the immune system. Interferons, which were discovered 50 years ago, are the body...

New agreement helps protect thousands of rice varieties -- the planet's most important food source

...nd disease resistance. The work by the Trust to safeguard the future of rice cultivation is also only one element of its broader work to secure the full genetic diversity of all the world's important food crops. In addition, as part of a safe global system, the Trust is also supporting the "fail-safe" seed ...

Lost cuckoo breaks its silence

...ughout Indonesia, and works with local partners to safeguard this archipelagos amazing wildlife, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The WCS project to relocate the Sumatran Ground Cuckoo was supported by the Swedish 300 Club Foundation for Bird Protection. Their Chairman, Henrik Lind, adds "We are...

New UD technology removes viruses from drinking water

... agriculture and food safety Besides helping to safeguard drinking water, the UD technology may have applica...t a produce-packing house, it could help clean and safeguard fresh and "ready to eat" vegetables, particularly leafy greens like lettuce and spinach, as well as ...

Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says

...e Chang Tang region have made concerted efforts to safeguard their wildlife and have established local wildlife preserves to protect populations of wild yak and other wildlife. "These wholly local Tibetan initiatives are the best means of establishing long-lasting conservation efforts, and they should be enc...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 20, 2006

...al infections New sensor simplifies efforts to safeguard drinking water from cyanide Easing concerns ab...MMEDIATE RELEASE New sensor simplifies efforts to safeguard drinking water from cyanide Analytical Chemistry A new method for detecting cyanide in drinking wat...

Parental genes do what's best for baby

...ond copy can compensate; imprinted genes lose this safeguard and so are more susceptible to disease. Errors in imprinting have also been linked to cancer and other genetic disorders. Scientists have argued that the reason some genes only use or express one copy is due to a conflict between paternal and mater...

Report outlines funding to conserve half of Massachusetts's land

... to achieve landscape-scale conservation that will safeguard the economic, ecosystem services, and quality-of-life benefits of forests." Last year's "Wildlands and Woodlands: A Vision for the Forests of Massachusetts" report, authored by Harvard scientist David Foster and colleagues, made the case for protec...

Asia's odd-ball antelope gets collared

...s and competition with livestock. In an effort to safeguard remaining populations, WCS, along with the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and support from the National Geographic Society, have embarked on this study to better understand the needs of these unusual ungulates and how best to protect them. "The GPS co...

Commercial fishing causes dangerous fluctuations in fish populations

... into account the variations caused by fishing, to safeguard the future of key fish populations....

Republic of Congo announces two massive protected areas

.... Together this transboundary protected area will safeguard some 600,000 hectares (2,300 square miles). The northern half of Ougoue-Leketi contains a vast and ancient sand dune system, and is covered by large grass and wooded savanna patches separated by fine lines of dense gallery forest, along with a multit...

Mayo Clinic researchers enhance safety and effectiveness of therapeutic virus that fights cancer

...-activated virus adds one more layer to a multiple safeguard system, so it now consists of three levels. The resulting enhanced security system now works at the level of: activation of the virus particle receptor recognition necessary for the virus to enter a cancer cell ability of the virus to multipl...

Marine protected areas: it takes a village, study says

...hnique often touted by managers as the best way to safeguard fish stocks. Instead communities occasionally opened their reserves to obtain food for feasts an important incentive to ensure that temporary closures were enforced. "This study clearly shows that communities with a direct stake in preserving heal...

New tiger report release: Tiger habitat down from just a decade ago

... Fund, calls for specific international actions to safeguard remaining populations. The study finds that conse...e group's key conclusion from the study is that to safeguard remaining tigers, increased protection of the 20 highest priority tiger conservation landscapes is r...

Major report on tigers to be released Thursday at National Zoo

...gs and calls for specific international actions to safeguard remaining populations from poaching and loss of habitat, as well as protection of the prey species that tigers need to survive. A Sumatran tiger will be on display before and during the press conference. Photographs and B-Roll will be available....

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(Date:4/17/2014)... and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and ... do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations ... researchers., The invasive pests include including Nosema microsporidia ... honeybees appear to be resilient to these invasive pests, ... control pests in Europe, Asia and the United States ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Current Biology on April 17 have discovered ... Brazilian insects, which represent four distinct but related species ... example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia. , ... animals, Neotrogla is the only example in ... Yoshizawa from Hokkaido University in Japan. , During copulation, ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system ... aid efforts to use immune cells to treat illness. ... have the immunological equivalent of "neighborhood police" specialized ... single organ, instead of an entire city, the body. ... St. Louis have shown that the liver, skin and ...
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