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Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

...abitat destruction; invasive species; direct human exploitation of species for food, medicine, and the pet trade; and climate change, which magnifies the effects of habitat destruction and fragmentation. The latest analysis offers mixed news about existing hotspots. On one hand, some hotspots have deteriorated s...

UN votes to ban human cloning

... human dignity" and called for a prevention of the exploitation of women and adequate protection for human life in the application of life sciences. The Declaration has been welcomed by many as a clear expression of the ethical norms that should guide scientific research. South Africa abstained because it believ...

NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine

...l WNV-infected cells outright. "The DNA vaccine's exploitation of both cellular and antibody immunity offers a potentially potent defense against West Nile virus," says Barney Graham, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the VRC's Clinical Trials Core Laboratory. Adds Dr. Graham, "In our experience in clinical trials, DNA vacc...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

... global development and science organization, warn exploitation of natural fish stocks is leveling off as the population steadily grows. African countries face a major challenge to ensure fish supply to the estimated 200 million mainly poor people relying on fish as a main part of their diet. Also at stake are t...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

... global development and science organization, warn exploitation of natural fish stocks is leveling off as the population steadily grows. African countries face a major challenge to ensure fish supply to the estimated 200 million mainly poor people relying on fish as a main part of their diet. Also at stake are t...

Researchers identify new catfish family

...d about the fish's habitat, which is threatened by exploitation of the forests and possible damming of the rivers it lives in. ...

Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU

...ector A.H. Zakri. "The unfettered and unregulated exploitation of international sea beds and the organisms living...ly a few have legislation regulating access to and exploitation of their marine and other genetic resources. Many of the world's unique seabed ecosystems lie in in...

A Father’s Day Gift: Free DNA Paternity Testing

...ector A.H. Zakri. "The unfettered and unregulated exploitation of international sea beds and the organisms living...ly a few have legislation regulating access to and exploitation of their marine and other genetic resources. Many of the world's unique seabed ecosystems lie in in...

Applying ecological laws to bacteria

...bial world, researchers may be able to improve the exploitation of vital microbial processes, such as sewage treatment. Dr Christopher van der Gast, from CEH, lead author on the paper, comments: 'This is an important finding as it will allow us to predict some fundamental diversity patterns of bacterial communit...

New molecule may aid in production of biofuels and fungi-resistant plants

... "However, a current lack of technology limits the exploitation of these waste streams. CBP21-like proteins may become an important tool for effective, enzymatic processing of this valuable resource. More in general, one might say that our discovery may lead to discovery of proteins with similar functions in cell...

Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality

...ina (NRSCC). Its purpose is to encourage increased exploitation of ESA space resources within China as well as stimulate increased scientific co-operation in the field of Earth Observation science and applications between China and Europe. ...

Plants, too, have ways to manage freeloaders

...l?" she said. "Such a system is also vulnerable to exploitation - one species taking advantage of another. What mechanisms could prevent this?" She and colleagues proposed several years ago that in cooperative relationships, one member must have the upper hand in enforcing good behavior. This could involve shutt...

For diseases, when it comes to sharing a home, only close relatives will do

...lative, theory assumes the pathogens will increase exploitation of the host and thus cause more severe symptoms. However, if pathogens share the host most often with close relatives, this evolutionary conflict is decreased, possibly resulting in less harm by overexploitation. Such new insights into how pathogens ...

UN review shows need to halt destructive fishing practice

...e of the high vulnerability of deep-sea species to exploitation and their low potential for recovery, this is of particular concern for these stocks," the review said. The draft review called bottom trawling a particular concern, due to its tendency to over-fish both targeted and non-targeted species, and the d...

Researchers appeal for new regulations to save coral reefs from live fish trade

... scientists to call for tighter regulations on the exploitation of reef resources which are particularly important to developing tropical nations. The scientists say there is now sufficient evidence to conclude that reforming markets, which have dramatically expanded as a result of global trade liberalization, ...

Tamed 11,400 years ago, figs were likely first domesticated crop

...ategy of these early Neolithic farmers was a mixed exploitation of wild plants and initial fig domestication," Bar-Yosef says. "Apparently, this kind of economy, a mixture of cultivation of wild plants, planting fig trees and gathering other plant foods in nature, was widely practiced during the second half of th...

A human taste for rarity spells disaster for endangered species

...ors. Classical economics theory predicts that such exploitation is unlikely to extinguish a species because the co... a species' value into a classic model of resource exploitation used to manage fisheries. Prizing rarity, they found, triggers a positive feedback loop between expl...

Protect patients from exploitation by alternative medicines industry

...ction of our society and do something to limit the exploitation of our patients,?he says. Why not subject the alte...d - and protect our patients from vile and cynical exploitation whose intellectual basis, at best, might be viewed as delusional. The current EU initiative to bring...

Did 'ABCs' cause Uganda's fall in HIV rates?

...V," they say, "puts these girls at great danger of exploitation and ignorance, depriving them of the opportunity to learn the needed tools to approach sexuality in a healthy and informed manner." ...

A valuable fly for research into disease

...ce Park) on October 5-7, will focus on the use and exploitation of Drosophila as a tool to study human diseases. The event is organized by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and ICREA (Institución Catalana de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados), on the initiative of Cayetano González and Ma...

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