Tag: "threats" at biology news
UCI awarded $40 million to establish regional biodefense and infectious disease research center
...ional centers dedicated to research for countering threats
from bioterrorism agents and infectious diseases. The largest ever received by the university, the grant was awarded to UCI infectious disease expert Dr. Alan Barbour, who also will serve as director of the new center. Barbour is internationally know...
Native lands issues to be highlighted at 8th World Wilderness Congress
...major concern. But some indigenous groups, despite threats
to their heritage from oil and gas development, mi...nd Northern Mexico's Seri, have responded to those threats
successfully, and have experienced the benefits of managing their own lands, protecting the environm...
Traditional models underestimate extinction rates
...ance recovery programs for at-risk populations. As threats
to endangered species continue to mount, biologists will need ever more robust methods to estimate extinction risk. Unfortunately, field biologists typically can't generate the large, high-quality datasets that led to the precise predictions reported...
UCLA awarded more than $6 million for biodefense and infectious disease research
...ctious Diseases to support research for countering threats
from bioterrorism agents and infectious diseases. ...ional centers dedicated to research for countering threats
from bioterrorism agents and infectious diseases. Its mission will be to bolster basic biomedical re...
Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU
... heritage and property of all humankind?" Growing threats
to fragile ecosystems Deep sea expeditions are in...d by such research on the deep seabed environment, threats
include destruction of habitats, unsustainable collection, alteration of local hydrological and envi...
Highlights in the June 2005 issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
... Marine Station, Stanford University) examines the threats
facing marine species in the paper, "Losing pieces of the puzzle: threats
to marine, estuarine, and diadromous species." According to the review, unlike terrestrial organism...
Emerging diseases require a global solution
...ration of efforts to deal proactively with disease threats
to human and animal health before they reach crisis levels. "As of yet, no single agency or organization focuses on the myriad diseases that move across the interface between people, their domestic animals and wildlife," said Dr. William Karesh, one ...
Tahoe Coring Workshop
...Tahoe will also contribute to better understanding threats
to Tahoe's residents and structures from geologic hazards, as well as the control and remediation of groundwater contamination from MTBE and other pollutants. Participants in the workshop will work in teams to develop detailed science plans that will...
Manatee eyes could be window to health status
...hether the mammals were recently exposed to health threats
such as red tide. Ongoing UF studies are exploring the relationship between the tear film and blood vessel formation. "One of the findings of our earlier work was that there is absolutely no pathology involved in the formation of these manatee blood ...
Genomic sequences processed in minutes, rather than weeks
...t possible to more quickly identify and respond to threats
or develop biological countermeasures. ScalaBLAST is a product of PNNL's Advanced Computing Technology Laboratory, supporting research projects associated with high-end computing. Development of ScalaBLAST was funded primarily by the Departme...
Invasive parasite destroying fish species
...l sunbleak minnow, Leucaspius delineatus, may pose threats
to the diversity and stability of freshwater ecosystems, and is genetically very similar to a parasite that can be deadly to salmon, researchers say. The findings were published today in the journal Nature by researchers from Oregon State University,...
BP Conservation programme marks 15th anniversary
...Darevsky's viper snake in Armenia, to reducing the threats
to nesting leatherback turtles in Gabon. Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony held tonight at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The ceremony will feature renowned biologist and environmentalist Edward O. Wilson, Pell...
Experimental vaccine protects nonhuman primates from Lassa fever
...o conduct basic and applied research on biological threats
resulting in medical solutions (such as vaccines, drugs and diagnostics) to protect the warfighter. USAMRIID is a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. PHAC's National Microbiology Laboratory operates a Conta...
Amazon symposium to address large-scale conservation
... for explosive frontier expansion. These mounting threats
to the Amazon require large-scale, integrated approaches to conservation that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Large-scale conservation of the greater Amazon Basin region will depend upon (1) conservation analyses that describe the complex...
Controlling wildlife trade key to preventing health crises, study says
...hed hundreds of billions of dollars globally. "Few threats
to global health--including poverty, security issu...nd more costly. "The cheapest way to contain these threats
would be to minimize contact between species, which would decrease the risk of pathogens jumping fro...
Researchers merge spatial and temporal structure within a metapopulation model
...enefits of temporary refugia. Two of the greatest threats
to biodiversity worldwide are the loss and fragmentation of native habitat. A consequence of ongoing degradation is that more and more species are being challenged to survive as spatially structured populations within patchy landscapes. The fate of t...
Chemical Society meeting Aug. 28 - Sept. 1 features variety of multidisciplinary research
...at the U.S. Government is doing to combat chemical threats
nationally. The program is one of a series of symposia related to "Enterprise 2015," a society-wide effort led by Carroll to identify potential changes in the chemical enterprise in the next decade. Also on Monday, a symposium on "Bioactive Polysacch...
Size matters: Preventing large mammal extinction
...unt their biology in combination with the external threats
Endangered North Atlantic right whale study says population in crisis
...mmercial whaling since 1935 but has faced constant threats
from human activities, mainly collisions with ships and entanglement in fishing gear. In contrast, southern right whales, Eubalaena australis, are thriving, with a population estimated at more than 10,000 animals and growing at more than seven perce...
Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated
...orted by the results of a major new study. If such threats
exist at all, which is uncertain, they likely are modest, it concludes. The national study, directed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists, contrasts with earlier, less detailed work done in Northern California and published in 19...
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