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Live via satellite: Scientists to track Caspian Sea sturgeons

...as these and the recent CITES ban on international trade in most all Caspian Sea caviars." Beluga and other...aspian sturgeons recently received a reprieve from trade pressures thanks to action by the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fl...

Research uncovers signaling pathways related to brain-immune system links

... anti-nausea medication, aprepitant, which has the trade name Emend, might also block HIV infection. Because macrophages are a reservoir for HIV, a strategy that denies the virus entry into those immune cells may be important in combating HIV infection. Dr. Douglas showed in 2001 that another NK-1R antagon...

Ethnobotanist says non-regulated herbs pose risks

...place to save lives. Currently, the herbal remedy trade attempts to self-regulate. But the trade has no power to enforce stringent guidelines or punishments upon dealers who are not following safet...

New study finds similarities between monkey business and human business

...e authors. "Given our capuchins' inexperience with trade and gambles, these results suggest that loss-aversion extends beyond humans, and may be innate rather than learned."...

A look at the Conservation Security Program for the 2007 farm bill

...igned to address both international concerns about trade distortion and domestic concerns about the environmental impact of agriculture," says Merrigan, assistant professor at the Friedman School and director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program and the Center for Agriculture, Food and Environm...

Researchers trawl the origins of sea fishing in Northern Europe

... to reveal the massive significance of the fishing trade in the Middle Ages. New research co-ordinated by ... the Arctic in the Middle Ages and, around 1000AD, trade routes opened up across the Viking world to allow long-range trading of bulk staple goods. Dr Barre...

Discovery at the Feinstein suggests new treatment approach for inflammatory conditions

...ementia in 2001. Galantamine was approved with the trade name Reminyl and is now known as Razadyne. "In add...ine was commercially available in Europe under the trade name Nivalin and used for decades in the fields of anesthesiology, neurology, ophthalmology, gastroe...

Rare Tibetan antelope listed as endangered

...rts and products, is prohibited from international trade for commercial purposes. The listing, published in today's Federal Register, takes effect April 28, 2006. "With today's listing, the United States has made a real commitment to helping ensure the future of this beautiful species," said Dr. George Sc...

Madagascar expands protected areas under visionary conservation policy

... decades from forest destruction, illegal wildlife trade and other problems. Researchers estimate that more than 85 percent of the original forest cover has disappeared. Conservation International (CI) and other groups working in Madagascar hailed President Ravalomanana's global leadership in committing to...

Emerging disease risks prompt scientists to call

...me cases, this might involve preventing the animal trade altogether. "For diseases linked to livestock, markets have an important role in the dissemination of infectious organisms. They serve as contact nodes between infected herds and the ease of transportation can result in the widespread dissemination o...

For the first time: Longevity modulated without disrupting life-sustaining function

...from an average of 20 to 40 days. Except the worms trade a trim life focused on reproduction for a long life with fewer progeny and a tendency to halt larval development and enter a dormant, hibernation-like stage in which they can hang on for months but don't reproduce. Unless Smk-1 is missing, that is. ...

ESA calls for federal leadership to control invasive species

...the effects of invasive species." Globalization of trade and travel is fueling an increase in invasions of the U.S. and elsewhere. The U.S., as the world's largest economy and home to many of the world's richest ecosystems, is especially at risk of additional biological invasions. Yet current U.S. strate...

International biodiversity meeting to take place in Brazil

...biodiversity is taken into account in agriculture, trade and poverty alleviation strategies. During the second week of the meeting, ministers from around the world will meet in a unique round-table format for open discussions on the role of biodiversity in: food and agriculture, development and the eradica...

First Amazon-Andean crop plant transfer and corn processing in Peru 3600-4000 years ago

...ld a better understanding of the domestication and trade of peanuts, manioc and achira, staples depicted in the stone iconography of the first great cultures to develop in a region where amazing cooking is still the standard....

A comparative institutional analysis of intellectual property

...promotions, and grants - that scientists otherwise trade when they don't have patents," he says. Kieff notes that allowing legislators, agencies, or courts to break patents when deals over those patents somehow cannot be completed despite strong needs by those wanting a license "would inevitably let big pl...

Organic Center symposium examines children's pesticide risks

...over this time period, raising important economic, trade and political issues. Key Findings to be Discussed The discovery of new, reduced risk pesticides has clearly helped farmers in their transition away from high-risk pesticides. Steps by EPA to expedite registration of new chemistry should be streng...

Besides food, farming can provide wildlife habitat and reduce global warming

...of ecosystems services is timely. As international trade becomes increasingly more open, many of the protections given to agricultural products are being reduced. By looking at the entire gamut of products (both marketed and unmarketed) that agriculture provides, decision-makers can make more informed choi...

ASPB supports the President's research initiatives

...enhouse gas emissions, reduce the nation's growing trade deficit, spur local economies, and help serve as a stabilizing effect against future energy price shocks," Dr. Thomashow said. The DOE and USDA report Dr. Thomashow cited is "Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technic...

Illegal trade is propelling rare turtle toward extinction, new report

A new report released today finds that the illegal trade in the Roti Island snake-necked turtle, found only...orth America and East Asia are fueling the illegal trade for the turtle, often without realizing that they are contributing to its demise. No legal trade of...

An elephant tail

...as-Hamilton, who helped bring about a global ivory trade ban after chronicling the massacre of elephants in the 1980s. "Since they need space to roam and since the human population is increasing within elephant range, there is inevitable conflict," he adds. "Tracking an elephant's diet through stable isot...

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