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Finding Cures For Tropical Diseases: Is Open Source An Answer?

...oms and bulletin boards toannounce discoveries and debate future research directions. Over time,the most dedicated and proficient volunteers would become leaders."The key to TDI's success, they argue, is that any discovery would beoff patent. An open-source license would keep all discoveries freelyavailable...

Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon

... lice from farms to wild salmon. However, a bitter debate continues in British Columbia and the Pacific Nort...es the chain of events." "Part of the contentious debate about sea lice is that there hasn't been this level of precision in the sampling and modeling," says...

Estrogen-like Component of Plastic Stimulates Growth of Certain Prostate Cancer Cells

...dsen said.The safety of BPA has been under intense debate for several years, withsome arguing that exposure to the chemical among humans is safe, withothers contending that it may promote the growth of human tumor cellsand alter the growth and development of animals....

Family trees of ancient bacteria reveal evolutionary moves

...anobacteria. Her observations are likely to incite debate among biologists and geologists studying one of Earth's most controversial eras ?approximately 2.1 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria first arose on the Earth. This was a time when the Earth's atmosphere had an incredible, mysterious and inexplica...

Great White shark evolution debate involves WSU Lake Campus geology professor

A significant debate is currently underway in the scientific community over the evolution of the Great White shark, and Chuck Ciampaglio, Ph.D., an assistant professor of geology at the Wright State University Lake Campus, is right in the middle of it. The issue is if t...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...enzer's report will, we hope, spark discussion and debate about how American medicine - clinicians, researchers, regulatory agencies, and medical journals - can disentangle itself from the influence of the pharmaceutical industry." ...

Maine Researchers Find Exceptions to Old Rules of Genetic Inheritance

...am from Maine could help to settle a long-standing debate in genetics. Some genes are seemingly inseparable in nature; they form a haplotype-a set of genes inherited as a unit. Some researchers support the notion that mapping haplotypes may be more significant than mapping the genome. The haplotype map cou...

Putting ecology back into river restoration

... special profile on river restoration. Opening the debate is a paper by 22 leading US river ecologists propo...pon criteria for judging ecological success." The debate is timely given the many waterfront regeneration projects under way worldwide. But, Palmer argues, m...

Oldest cranial, dental and postcranial fossils of early modern European humans confirmed

... modern humans. However, there has been an ongoing debate as to whether they also exhibit distinctive archaic features, indicative of some degree of Neandertal ancestry, or are morphologically aligned solely with recent humans and therefore document only a dispersal of modern humans into Europe. The radioc...

Scripps scientists find potential for catastrophic shifts in Pacific ecosystems

...amics in the biology in part reconciles an ongoing debate between some physical and biological oceanographers on the nature of long-term change in the North Pacific Ocean. "Classical fisheries management theory using fixed production functions (fixed growth rules) and fixed harvest targets is no longer sup...

New book explains antibiotic resistance for a broad audience

...nts of positions on all sides of the public policy debate are presented; and less common issues such as what happens to antibiotics once they are released into the environment, are addressed. "Every other book on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance that has stressed the scientific aspects of the topic ha...

Best research work in the area of wine growing

...r researchers and experts over a number of days to debate current horticultural topics. Amongst other aspects discussed were themes such as food quality and safety, conservation and use of horticultural biodiversity, conservation of the environment, technology transference and interchange, as well as curren...

Evolution of taste receptor may have shaped human sensitivity to toxic compounds

...onments. More broadly, the work contributes to the debate on the mechanisms governing the evolution of chemical sensory perception and on the role of diet as a selective force in human evolution. ...

Study casts doubt on 'Snowball Earth' theory

... open ocean, particularly around the equator. The debate has tended to revolve around the same rock samples and analytical techniques, Olcott said. So she and her team focused on a drill core of little-known black shale deposits from southeastern Brazil and applied lipid biomarker techniques to identify pr...

South Africa still debating how to tackle HIV/AIDS when 5 million are infected

...h Africa was dominated this week by the continuing debate over HIV/AIDS drugs. Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang repeated yet again that drugs were not the only way to fight HIV/AIDS, and that eating habits were also important. After previously denying links between HIV and AIDS, the South African g...

Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU

...or Research Fellow at UNU-IAS. "The international debate still sees governments divided over whether or how to regulate deep seabed bioprospecting. This division stems from limited knowledge about the environmental impacts and economic potential of deep seabed bioprospecting, combined with a strong sensiti...

A Father’s Day Gift: Free DNA Paternity Testing

...or Research Fellow at UNU-IAS. "The international debate still sees governments divided over whether or how to regulate deep seabed bioprospecting. This division stems from limited knowledge about the environmental impacts and economic potential of deep seabed bioprospecting, combined with a strong sensiti...

Virginia Tech, Nanjing Institute researchers discover half-billion year-old fossils

... the new fossils surely will enlighten the ongoing debate on the nature of Ediacara organisms that lived just before the evolution of familiar animals about 540-520 million years ago. ...

Single gene is genetic switch for fly sexual behavior

... says. Dickson also says there is "something of a debate going on between the view that single genes can have profound effects on behavior, versus the more holistic view that behavior is so complex that we can never learn anything meaningful about a behavior by studying the action of a single gene." Still...

Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?

...t theoretical papers that foster the diversity and debate upon which the scientific process thrives." Everyone is exposed to small levels of manganese, which is found in food and many types of rocks and enters the air, soil and water. But, at higher levels, manganese is toxic to the central nervous system ...

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