Navigation Links
Disney’s New Attraction Showcases the Discoveries of the Himalayas Expeditio

es, the team of international and local scientists also documented a significant number of new, rare and endangered species - lending further proof to the importance of Tibetan 'Sacred Lands' as a source of environmental protection in the face of increasing population pressures.

"The fact that we found so many new species in such a harsh environment, as well as documented several rare and endangered species, is good news for these two regions," said Dr. Leeanne Alonso, the lead scientist of the expedition and vice-president of CI's Rapid Assessment Program (RAP). "Local efforts by Tibetan communities through their 'Sacred Lands' are helping to prevent these plants and animals from going extinct and demonstrate that cultural values can play an important role in conservation." Highlights of the new species discovered by the team of biologists, botanists and other technical experts include: ? A wingless grasshopper (Kingdonella) that can withstand extremely low temperatures and communicates by 'gnashing' its teeth. The male in this group rides on the back of the female for quite a long time, often days, to prevent other males from mating with her. ? The confirmation of a new beetle species (Nicrophorus schawalleri) that specializes in burying small bird and rodent carcasses into a subterranean crypt to feed their offspring. ? A new subspecies of a small mammal known as the Qinghai vole (Microtus fuscus), which was also a new record for the Sichuan province. ? Up to three new species of frogs, eight new species of insects, and ten new species of ants ? Several potentially new species of plants.

Among the highlights of the rare and endangered species the team came across are the endangered Sichuan jumping mouse (Eozapus setchuanus); a katydid (Tettigonia chinensis) which has been seen only once since it was described in 1933; and two ancient plant species, including one that is an important source for cancer drugs (Taxus wallichiana). Addin
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. The Chemistry Of Sexual Attraction Between Male And Female Elephants
2. Valentines Day Attraction: Sale Of Condoms In School Proposed
3. Fatal Attraction: Cholesterol linked To Prostate cancer
4. Physical Attraction Alone May Not Boost Up Sales
5. Magnets in Commercial Products may Cause a Fatal Attraction
6. Commercialization of Biotech Discoveries, An Encouragement For Researchers
7. Dominant Discoveries and The Darker Side Of Methamphetamine Drug Addiction
8. Novel Discoveries For Treatment Of Stomach Cancer
9. Hearts Saved As Doctors Put Cutting Edge Discoveries to Use
10. Top UK Surgeon Who Loved Himalayas is Dead
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. ... cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might increase the risk ... In fact, being a carrier of certain antibodies to the ... found. "The identification of a treatable cause [herpes ... said lead researcher Dr. Hugo Lovheim, an associate professor in ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who ... their findings are cause for concern. The ... are raised for human consumption contribute to the ... according to background information from the study. ... sicken about 2 million people and kill about ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Current ... many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related ... want to prevent fractures, we need tools that ... osteoporotic injuries so that we can target these ... Carolyn Crandall, professor of medicine in the division ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- October,s shorter, darker days can ... disorder, according to an expert. People affected ... overly tired, lack motivation and even have trouble getting ... to suicide, said Dr. Angelos Halaris, a professor in ... University Chicago Stitch School of Medicine. "Seasonal affective ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 On Saturday, October ... its fourth annual family health and fitness fair ¡Vive tu ... physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness ... which is free and open to the public, will be ... Brownsville, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. , “¡Vive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk 2Health News:Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk 3Health News:Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern 2Health News:Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk 2Health News:Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression 2Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 2Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 3Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 4
... (“bad” cholesterol) to below 100 milligrams per deciliter by ... safe and results in fewer cardiovascular events. ,The ... 10 milligrams of atorvastatin (Lipitor) a day to get ... a day or lower. Then, half of the patients ...
... have been conducted to see whether antihypertensive strategies ... // are superior to older treatments with beta-blockers ... calcium channel blocker amlodipine with or without the ... or without the diuretic bendroflumethiazide. ,The trial ...
... stem cell research that will help in numerous therapies using ... growing human embryonic stem cells in the laboratory. ... important role in regeneration of cells for therapeutic use. However, ... live animal cells and serum and run the risk of ...
... Medical Association, researchers have pointed out that there seems to ... the children resulting in increase in risk of the vaccinated ... study, most of the vaccines that need to be completed ... gets delayed due to a variety of reasons, most important ...
... cases of testicular cancer occur and it is the most ... than 90 percent of the cases can be cured, especially ... difficult to detect the cancer before it starts to spread. ... detecting testicular cancer before it spreads. ,Researchers say they ...
... ,Researchers led by Professor Julie Williams and Professor Michael O'Donovan ... to be the cause of dyslexia in children. An analysis ... from dyslexia was done to identify the gene. The gene ... breakthrough and the first study to identify one gene which ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:10/25/2014)... SANTA ROSA, Calif. , Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... he was ordering large quantities of multiple controlled substances, ... patient care. They also reported that Dr. Gurney was ... Medical Board reported that one of his employees said ... his care and treatment of patients." Dr. ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... , October 24, 2014 ... ) has announced the addition of the  ... 2014"  report to their offering.  ... and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 ... the current state of the global acne ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Oct. 24, 2014  As the building blocks ... company access to diverse skill sets and expertise, ... clock business hours for efficiency. However, effectively managing ... According to recent research, more than ... seeing a project not move forward due to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 8 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series 2Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 8 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series 3Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 2Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 3Work Around the Clock: Successfully Building & Managing Global Virtual Teams 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: