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European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers

...al researchers, groups of scientists or scientific societies are encouraged to propose their topics by approaching either ESF Scientific Committees or ESF Member Organisations. The suggested topics will be brought to the attention of the Scientific Committees. If the respective Scientific Committee considers...

Biologist traces coconut's history through DNA

...d it continues to play a fundamental role in human societies today, said Olsen. As a portable source of nutrition and water, the coconut was critical for humans to be able to voyage, establish trade routes, and colonize lands in the Pacific Rim, coastal India, Africa and South America. Our preliminary DNA...

Screening for fragile skin

...nation by all breeders. A number of cattle breed societies have embraced this approach, to reduce the incidence of genetic disorders. The new genetic test is available commercially from the Genetics laboratory at EMAI. ...

Breast cancer and hormone therapy -- A looking-glass mirror?

...source of information, many organizations, medical societies and health authorities actually declared that data derived from observations in the postmenopausal population are less valuable. Nevertheless, during the past few months, several studies have used databases on the incidence of breast cancer, on the o...

Illinois researchers presenting at ASPB Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 7-11

... sessions and events. Attendees from all of these societies will participate in each others events. Such cross-pollination of ideas and debate will inform and catalyze development across over 40 different plant science research areas.Presenters include scientists from the University of Chicago, the Universit...

Chronically sleep deprived? You can't make up for lost sleep

...blem prevalent in industrialized nations with 24/7 societies such as the United States, where Americans get nearly an hour less sleep a night than they did 40 years ago, were published online recently by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). We now know that chronic lack of sleep has an...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...aring and education. Like human civilizations, bee societies follow organizational principles, such as followin...r, a great mystery still remains regarding how bee societies effectively direct and coordinate complex operations without a central controlling intelligence. Pie...

Competition, loss of selfishness mark shift to supersociety

... researchers engaged in the study of social insect societies ants, bees and wasps. In these groups, this quest...sion of labor and ultimately, cohesiveness. Such societies in turn produce more reproductive offspring each year than neighboring societies that are less organ...

Almac Diagnostics attends pre-IDE meeting with FDA

... is the second most frequent malignancy in Western societies (1). ...

Ants show us how to make super-highways

...dy provides rare quantitative evidence from animal societies that extreme specialisation by a minority can significantly improve the performance of a majority to benefit the group as a whole. It also suggests that these benefits are a consequence of the unusual and derived foraging strategy of the army ant (Ec...

Biodiversity loss linked to economic inequality worldwide

... The same general trend is evident in both scales: societies with more unequal distributions of income experience greater losses of biodiversity. "While there is often a trade-off between economic growth and environmental quality," says Mikkelson, "this study suggests that there is a synergy between a diffe...

Oxford physiology professor earns APS' Walter B. Cannon Award

...e that is reaching epidemic proportions in Western societies and is predicted to affect 300 million people worldwide by 2025. The disease occurs when the body does not make enough insulin for its needs. Dr. Ashcroft's research has provided insights into how insulin is normally secreted by the pancreas and what...

3 scientific societies applaud climate change report

...10, 2007 -- The 11,000 members of three scientific societies with its roots in agriculture have been closely watching the reports coming out of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is the IPCCs 4th Assessment Report released on April 6, "Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis" t...

Study challenges idea that schizophrenia is distinct in developing and developed regions

...ural indicators of schizophrenia in urban, Western societies with study data from the island of Palau, which has one of the highest rates of schizophrenia diagnosis in the world today. A 1% average worldwide population prevalence of schizophrenia is routinely interpreted in the medical literature as implying...

ICSU and WMO launch the largest polar research program in 50 years

...that shape the sustainability of circumpolar human societies and to identify their unique contributions to global cultural diversity and citizenship The campaign also aims to educate and involve the public while helping to train the next generation of engineers, scientists and leaders. Secretary-Genera...

Experimental Biology 2007: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Health, April 28-May 2

...d current clinical advances. The six sponsoring societies for Experimental Biology 2007 are: American Assoc...cieties. Eighteen U.S. and international guest societies further broaden the scope of the meeting, adding expertise in biomedical engineering, behavioral pha...

Practice of farming reaches back farther than thought

...ipline of archaeology is how and why certain human societies switched from hunting and gathering to producing their own food through agriculture. Dr. Ruth Dickau, a post-doctoral researcher in the U of C's department of archaeology, has used a new technique called starch grain analysis to recover microscopic r...

Investigating the trochus 'El Dorado'

...pid and dramatic change. "Cultures change as the societies become more modern the people become more detached from old beliefs and traditions erode," says Dr Foale. "Once large amounts of money enter a region, it undergoes an abrupt power shift and the traditions are marginalised," he says. "Traditionally,...

RIT researchers developing 'micropump' for hearing-loss treatments

... some of the estimated 30 million people in modern societies affected by permanent hearing loss and deafness (including many age 65 and older). The older technologies produce similar outcomes: Amplifying and filtering sound to enhance hearing. Are there better ways to improve hearing? Researchers at Roches...

Adaptation to global climate change is an essential response to a warming planet

...ting to the changing climate by building resilient societies and fostering sustainable development would go fur... disruption." Adaptation is the process by which societies prepare for and minimize the negative effects of a variety of future environmental stresses on socie...

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(Date:11/4/2014)... amount of death at the right time might actually ... research that could help in understanding animal populations, pest ... a paper in the journal Trends in Ecology ... colleagues conclude that the kind of positive population effect ... or mortality, depends on the size and developmental stage ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... 2014) – A majority of Madagascar,s 101 species of ... serious consequences for the rainforests they call home. A ... impacts lemurs can have on rainforest tree populations, which ... have on the region,s rich biodiversity. , A large ... by lemurs. Lemurs in turn disperse the seeds ...
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