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Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

...as used to determine where to set up camera traps, armed with infrared sensors triggered by movement. WWF put 30 camera traps in the forests -- one per tiger home range (about 40 square miles) -- and checks them every 3-4 weeks. Because the cameras have been placed in remote locations, it takes at least a...

Aptamer-based Biosensor screens Air Force personnel and equipment

... in a variety of applications, even outside of the armed forces." With the prototype system, the user sprays the suspected contaminated area, creating a sample that can be picked up by a swab. The sample material on the swab is suspended in liquid by rinsing it in a container. Once in a liquid form, the s...

'License to kill' enables powerful immune attack cells in mice

...arsenals of natural killer cells only become fully armed after a receptor on their surfaces interacts with a molecule on the surfaces of other cells. The molecular details of the process were so unusual that Yokoyama and his colleagues found themselves struggling to develop terms to describe it to other i...

Tigers get a business plan

...rought together two key initiatives ?superb people armed with an understanding of what it takes to save tigers. In an area where there have been many disappointments, I am betting that Tigers Forever will get results." The Tigers Forever initiative begins today and the clock is running. ...

Knowledge of dendritic cells branches out

...orce might have different departments to deal with armed robberies, homicides and fraud. These discoveries at WEHI have profoundly altered our understanding of this important aspect of the immune system. The research received advance online publication on the Nature Immunology website on 7 May 2006. ...

Electric fish in Africa could be example of evolution in action

...the Ivindo River in Gabon, Cornell neurobiologists armed with oscilloscopes search for shapes and patterns of electricity created by fish in the water. They know from their previous research that the various groups of local electric fish have different DNA, different communication patterns and won't mate...

Alarming decline in Nepal's rhinos and tigers in former Maoist stronghold

...tion Union) and WWF, also apprehended two poachers armed with locally made muzzle guns. Four weapons and a large cache of ammunition were seized along with more than 660 pounds of smoked Sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, and four-horned antelope -- all important prey species of tiger and other carnivores...

Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

... stress varied dramatically, however, ranging from armed robbery to a heated argument, tooth extraction, or preparation for a colonoscopy. "We don't know why some women develop this syndrome after what appears to be minimal stress, while other women experience severely stressful events but don't develo...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

HIV treatment can be delivered even in settings of armed conflict, and humanitarian health agencies should not wait until a conflict is over before launching HIV care programs, say a team from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this week’s PLoS Medicine. Heather Culbert and colleagues report their results ...

Plants recognize their siblings, biologists discover

The next time you venture into your garden armed with plants, consider who you place next to whom. It turns out that the docile garden plant isn’t as passive as widely assumed, at least not with strangers. Researchers at McMaster University have found that plants get fiercely competitive when force...

Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering

...e is not currently conducting his research for the armed forces, his work has a definite biosecurity element. “Many plant pathogens are transported over long distances in the atmosphere, threatening agriculture in the United States from both inside and outside the borders of the country,” Schmale said. ...

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