Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics
... new study confirm trends that different Hispanic population
groups have higher incidence rates of certain ... ethnic group, hiding the differences between each population
"They are really heterogeneous from ... socioeconomic perspectives and represent several population
groups," said Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., ...
Family planning a major environmental impact
... But an added challenge facing us is continuing population
growth and increasing global consumption of ... nations have much higher populations and rates of population
growth than the U.S., their overall impact on the ...
As the developing world increases both its population
and consumption levels, this may change.
Rodent size linked to human population and climate change
... Chicago ecologist has tied these changes to human population
density and climate change.
The finding is ... 15 traits were associated with changes in human population
density, current temperature, or trends in ... with 'people-caused' parameters, such as population
density and anthropologically-caused climate ...
Biologists rediscover endangered frog population
... For the first time in nearly 50 years, a population
of a nearly extinct frog has been rediscovered in ... the area has not yet been determined.
"If this population
is large, it could play an important role in the ... as well as helping to ensure that the last known population
of the mountain yellow-legged frog in the San ...
121 breeding tigers estimated to be found in Nepal
... ever overall nation-wide estimate of the tiger population
brought a positive ray of hope among ... the four protected areas of Nepal. The 2008 tiger population
estimate was jointly implemented by the DNPWC, ... Service (USFWS).
The 2008 nation-wide tiger population
was initiated on 15 November 2009 in the Terai ...
The value of variation: Ecologists consider the causes and consequences
... of Tennessee, Knoxville, July 27-29.
and Community Ecology Consequences of ...
Traditionally, ecological theory has treated a population
as a homogeneous set of individuals, implicitly assuming that individuals within a population
are ecologically interchangeable, but individuals ...
Ethiopian government celebrates rinderpest eradication
... July 21, 2009 - A menace to the African cattle population
for more than a century, the World Organisation ... because the country has the largest cattle population
"Most of the veterinarians working ... initially killing up to 90 percent of the cattle population
in Ethiopia, where an estimated one-third of the ...
Seals quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change
... the emergent habitat and established a new population
DNA sequences from the ... genetic diversity, probably due to the very large population
size sustained there. The study, published in the ... to the original source population. The Antarctic population
crashed and much diversity was lost."
Working to conserve endangered 'Playboy' bunnies
... student and graduate teaching assistant, is using population
genetics to aid in the conservation of the Lower ... and plants for feeding, nesting and shelter. population
growth and development in the Lower Keys has led ... populations, relocate them and create a new population
in a habitat where the bunnies are less likely to ...
Environmental cues control reproductive timing and longevity, University of Minnesota study shows
... individuals use environmental cues to predict population
declines, causing them to delay reproduction ... if bad times turn to good times and the population
is on the verge of a boom, reproducing sooner ... later will help their genes thrive.
"If the population
is decreasing, future kids make a bigger splash ...
'Bycatch' whaling a growing threat to coastal whales
... As many as 150 whales came from the coastal population
through commercial bycatch whaling, and another 150 were taken from an open ocean population
through Japan's scientific whaling. In some past ... catch and the need to determine appropriate population
counts to sustain the distinct stocks.
Counting sheep in climate change predictions
... models may be able to aid conservation of a population
of bighorn sheep.
The effects of a changing climate on a population
of bighorn sheep can be mathematically predicted, ... from Germany, the US, and Mexico studied a population
of bighorn sheep introduced to Tiburon island, ...
Scientists find formula to uncover our planet's past and help predict its future
... Which factors most heavily influence population
decline and, eventually, lead to extinction?
... issues such as climate change and the extreme population
fluctuations in some animal species.
Many small mammalian species have cyclic population
dynamics, periodically oscillating between large ...
Did the North Atlantic fisheries collapse due to fisheries-induced evolution?
... a few generations with drastic effects on the population
and the fishery.
Using molecular population
genetics, the authors reports steep changes in ... of the fish," said Einar Arnason, professor of population
genetics and lead author.
In addition to the ...
Scientists identify world's largest leatherback turtle population
... team of scientists has identified a nesting population
of leatherback sea turtles in Gabon, West Africa ... land and aerial surveys that estimated a population
of between 15,730 and 41,373 female turtles using ... as critically endangered globally, but detailed population
assessments in much of the Atlantic, especially ...
Researchers gain genome-wide insights into patterns of the world's human population structures
... learning more about the genomic patterns of human population
structure around the world.
Revealing such ...
"Studying genomic patterns of human population
structure also has practical applications in ... researchers have tried to look at fine-scale population
structure. Usually these studies focus on only ...
Human role in Indonesian polluting forest fires -- Guido van der Werf in Nature Geoscience
... of the forest fires is directly linked to population
density and land use. Nature Geoscience ... prone to fires prone during drought years. The population
of Sumatra grew rapidly in the 1960s. However, a comparable increase in the population
was not seen in Kalimantan until the 1980s.
Disappearing act of world's second largest fish explained
... data, our finding indicates that the Atlantic population
and perhaps the world population
are connected and may constitute a single population," Skomal said. "Hence, the global population
of basking sharks may be even smaller than ...
Better water use could reduce future food crises
... over three billion of the current world population
are estimated to suffer from severe water ... showed that by 2050, 59 percent of the world population
will face blue water shortage, and 36 percent ... shortage. This means that 36 percent of the world population
will live in countries that will not have enough ...
Tiny differences in our genes help shed light on the big picture of human history
... ), helps shed light on times when the human population
moved close to extinction and helps scientists ... helpful to know the demographic history of the population
being studied. Accurate estimates of population
events help inform the search for mutations that ...
Diet secrets of 'the Royals'
... the 800-member Samburu-Buffalo Springs elephant population
are most likely to conceive.
"That's ... The findings provide a hint that as Kenya's population
continues to burgeon, and as global warming ... will respond to changes in land use as human population
increases and there is increased competition for ...
Altered gene can increase risk of schizophrenia
... on its presence in the genes of a Canadian study population
of 24 families where multiple individuals had ...
The frequency of this variant in the general population
is more than 40 percent. Approximately 1 percent of the general population
has schizophrenia but not all of those with the ...
Bone deformities linked to inbreeding in Isle Royale wolves
... extreme inbreeding of the small, isolated wolf population
at the island National Park in northern Lake ... counted 24 wolves, close to the long-term average population
size, but two of the four wolf packs did not have ... packs.
The researchers estimated the moose population
at 530 this winter, a decrease from last year and ...
Common gene variants influence risk factor for sudden cardiac death
... prolongation of the QT interval in the general population
is a potent and heritable risk factor for sudden ... tested together. The top 20 percent of the population
with the highest genotype scores had 160 to 210 ... QT interval compared to the 20 percent of the population
with the lowest scores. They also had around 10 ...
Keeping golf courses green when fresh water is limited
... LAS VEGASExplosive population
growth in southern Nevada has placed increasing ... residents lived in southern Nevada, where the population
approached two million people. The dual concerns of this population
boom and a climate that features frequent severe ...
A quarter of the world's population depends on degrading land
... variability. Overall, a quarter of the world's population
depends directly on these degrading areas. The ... Laos, Korea and Indonesia. In terms of the rural population
affected, the greatest numbers are in China, with ... correlations between degrading land and rural population
density and with biophysical factors such ....
Information warfare in the 21st century: Ideas are sometimes stronger than bombs
... the terrorists are those who are injuring the population
that they claim to be defending. Another technique is to identify the point of weakness between the population
and the organization, and use that to our ... are lacking, the army provides assistance for the population
- and we point out that it does so while the ...
Harmonizing biobank research: An achievable world-wide goal
... Epidemiological Biobanks in Europe), P3G (Public population
Project in Genomics) and BBMRI (Biobanking and ... and societal issues.
P 3 G
The Public population
Project in Genomics (P 3 G) is a not-for-profit ... collaboration between researchers in the field of population
It has been launched in order to ...
Climate change affecting Europe's birds now, say researchers
... of Birds have shown a strong link between recent population
changes of individual species and their projected ... Ornithology, and Statistics Netherlands. European population
data for birds was compiled by The Pan-European ... Common Bird Monitoring Scheme.
When a bird's population
changes in line with the projection, the ...
Birds in Flint Hills of Kansas, Oklahoma face population decline despite large habitat
... of Kansas and Oklahoma are experiencing serious population
decline in the face of extensive land-management ... of its size, the Flint Hills is assumed to be a population
stronghold for grassland birds," said Kimberly ... from elsewhere to give the appearance of a stable population
year after year. This is especially true if the ...
Atmospheric scientists trace the human role in Indonesian forest fires
... to drought, but also to changes in land use and population
density, according to a new study in Nature ... to rapid increases in deforestation and population
growth. The resulting occurrences of haze ... to large fires even in dry years until population
density and deforestation increased substantially ...
Queen's University Belfast improves Malaysian public health
... announced the establishment of the Centre for population
Health in Malaysia.
This is the first Centre ... cancer registry and other related research on population
health will be among the core functions of the ... medical database of its people and provides population
health solutions in the future. In today's ...
Wildlife Conservation Society helps Cameroon create new national park
... Gorilla population
surveys, conducted by the Wildlife Conservation ... planning, including the first gorilla population
surveys in the former forest reserve in 2002 by ... area for protection, containing the most northern population
of western lowland gorillas.
"Deng Deng ...
Threats to biodiversity rise in the world's Mediterranean-climate regions
... and U. C. Davis analyzed changes in land use and population
density in the world's five mediterranean-climate regions.
density and urban areas increased in these ... while agricultural areas spread by 1 percent. population
grew by over 34 million people from 1990 to 2000, ...
Federal scientists recognized for contributions to knowledge of bird ecology and habitat
... a team of scientists and managers to monitor the population
and habitat of the murrelet.
The results of ... and managers to carry out long-term studies of population
trends of the owl. The work of this group has ... including wildlife monographs reporting on population
trends and dispersal, as well as papers on diet, ...
Biologists solve mystery of black wolves
Yellowstone is home to the wolf population
about which the most is known, Wayne said. Their ... wolves of Yellowstone represent an unparalleled population
for studying the inheritance of traits," Wayne ... of coat color throughout the entire wolf population
and document that coat color is a trait inherited ...
UGA study may give hope that ivory-billed woodpeckers still around
... of several scientists on the team who conducted a population
viability analysis, which was funded by the U.S. ... search effort for the elusive bird and a population
viability analysis, which, among other things, assesses the population
size and other factors required for ...
Evolutionary process more detailed than previously believed, study shows
... model adopts a linear approach, theorizing that a population
acquires such adaptations successively, one after ... occurring. But rather than one segment of the population
continuing to shrink until it was completely ... shows these things have adapted and seeing their population
thrive and expand from this adaptation. This is ...
Jumbo-sized discovery made in Malaysia
... Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) reveals that a population
of endangered Asian elephants living in a ... The new results confirm the largest-known population
of elephants remaining in Southeast Asia.
The ... team counted elephant dung piles to estimate population
sizea scientifically proven technique that ...
As super-predators, humans reshape their prey at super-natural speeds
... likely because we take such high proportions of a population
and target the largest," said Darimont. "It's an ... abundance of food being shared by a much smaller population
of fish. Whereas such plastic changes might be ... Commercial fisheries often take half a given population
per year; by contrast, competing natural ...