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Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters

...a, with the highest concentrations in those waters closest to the Asian mainland." Mara Ranville, a researcher in Flegal's lab who earned her Ph.D. in December, collected the samples on a 35-day cruise in the summer of 2002 as part of the Global Investigation of Pollution in the Marine Environment (GIPME), ...

A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years

...monstrates once again how little we know about our closest living relatives, the nonhuman primates," said Russell A. Mittermeier, who chairs the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN-The World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission. ``A large, striking monkey in a country of considerable wildlife resear...

Primates on the brink

Mankind's closest living relatives-the world's apes, monkeys, lemurs... destroy their habitat. "More and more, mankind's closest living relatives are being cornered into shrinking areas of tropical forest," said CI President Russ...

Poaching, logging, and outbreaks of Ebola threaten central African gorillas and chimpanzees

...call for $30 million action plan to save mankind's closest relatives A combination of natural and man-made t...ded for special programs to save some of mankind's closest relatives from disappearing. An action plan drafted by more than 70 primatologists and other expert...

Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea

...rs, who heard about the find a few weeks ago. "The closest relative to the critter they are reporting for the...uch warmer, before about 60 million years ago. The closest relative of the Japanese and Chinese giant salamanders is the hellbender of the eastern U.S., for ex...

Can our genes tell the story of our divergence?

...from understanding why we're so different from our closest primate cousins, but this study provides plenty of tools, and hypotheses, to mine the tiny differences in our DNA for more clues. ### Citation: Nielsen R, Bustamante C, Clark AG, Glanowski S, Sackton TB, et al. (2005) A scan for positively selected...

'Jumping genes' contribute to the uniqueness of individual brains

..., and the immune system's diversity is perhaps the closest analogy we have," says Gage. In the immune system, the genes coding for antibodies are shuffled to create a wide variety of antibodies capable of recognizing an infinite number of distinct antigens. In their study, the researchers closely tracked a...

Hopkins scientists uncover 'tags' that force proteins to cell surface

...sine, in that order. "This particular tag and its closest relatives actually mark normal proteins for delivery to the cell surface," says Li. "In some diseases, a protein that should be on the cell surface isn't, and in the lab, sometimes it's proven impossible to get a protein to the cell surface in order ...

Naturally occurring asbestos linked to lung cancer

... determine the "ground zero" risk for those living closest to an asbestos source - only to test for a relationship between proximity and risk. "This is very creative, painstaking epidemiology," said Jerrold L. Abraham, professor and director of environmental and occupational pathology at SUNY Upstate Medica...

Human cerebellum and cortex age in very different ways

... age so differently from our own suggests that our closest evolutionary relatives may use their brains very differently than we do," Plotkin says. "It appears that genome-wide patterns of aging evolve very rapidly." The scientists say their results may cast some doubt on the effectiveness of mice and other ...

Extinct giant deer's descendant found in UK

...ity College London) scientists have found that the closest living relative to the extinct Irish Elk (giant de...to a living deer ?more importantly we've found its closest living descendant." ...

Study Holds Promise For New Way To Fight HIV

...ity College London) scientists have found that the closest living relative to the extinct Irish Elk (giant de...to a living deer ?more importantly we've found its closest living descendant." ...

Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say

...lable fish. In addition to Indonesia, the country closest to the underwater earthquake epicenter, the tsunami disrupted lives in many countries, including Thailand, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Officials estimate the total repair cost throughout the affected area at $5.8 billion, while a total of $4.4 b...

Ancient trans-Atlantic swarm brought locusts to the New World

...ve answered a long-standing conundrum: why are the closest relatives of the African desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) found in the New World, rather than Africa? The desert locust is one of the world's most economically important insects, and is capable of forming massive swarms that devastate crops. DN...

Older female fish prefer imperfect male mates, study finds

...Morris said. "Therefore, any fish they see that is closest to this prototype is preferred." The same phenomenon has been suggested to explain attraction in other animals, including humans. As their lives progress, however, female swordtails may encounter more asymmetrical than symmetrical males, and so beg...

Scientists narrow the time limits for the human and chimpanzee split

...he most recent common ancestor of humans and their closest ape relatives -- the chimpanzees -- lived. Scient...able interest in knowing when we diverged from our closest relative among animal species," said Kumar, who is director of the Center for Evolutionary Functiona...

Health of Acehnese reefs in the wake of the tsunami shows human impacts more harmful

... in Current Biology, tsunami damage to coral reefs closest to the epicenter of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake was occasionally spectacular, but surprisingly limited, particularly when compared to damage from chronic human misuse in the region. Less than 100 days after the tsunami of December 26, 2004,...

Understanding the oceans microbes is key to the Earth's future

...began in the oceans, marine microorganisms are the closest living descendants of the original forms of life," says Jennie Hunter-Cevera of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, one of the authors of the report, "They are also major pillars of the biosphere; their unique metabolisms allow marine...

Canine cancer vaccine program shows early promise

...tage of dogs with melanoma will respond. "It's the closest thing to a miracle I've ever seen," says Maggie Hoefling, of Largo, Florida. Following vaccine therapy, her husband Gus's 14-year-old beagle, Mack, not only lived an additional two years, but thrived. And that's after their local veterinarian gave ...

Birds that make teeth

...n teeth, but resembled those of the alligator, the closest living relative of modern birds. The findings strongly suggest that the birds were initiating developmental programs similar to those of their reptilian ancestors. In addition, the authors found that the capacity to form teeth still resides in norm...

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