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...uary issue of Current Anthropology argues that the hunting practices of Neanderthals and early modern humans ...er indicators of why Neanderthals disappeared than hunting practices. "The establishment of larger social networks allowed the replacement of Neanderthals in ...

Computers to save unique type of American red squirrel

...ch as limiting access to the mountain, restricting hunting and an existing squirrel refuge did not appear to be stemming the population's decline. He said: "It's very important that we preserve the Mount Graham Red Squirrel, which has survived since the last Ice Age. Its decline in recent years is an indicat...

Performing monkeys in Asia carry viruses that could jump species to humans

...arch on viral transmission has focused on bushmeat hunting and consumption, a practice in which local residents hunt wild monkeys for food. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS in humans, is believed to have originated as a primate virus and jumped the species barrier to humans when African bushmeat hunters came ...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

...ich would require legislation or a major change in hunting practices. Third, and this is what we're suggesting, you could train them on another food source that reduces their chances of lead contamination, and that would be the marine mammals." At least one group of condors appears to be heeding that advice...

Switching to new anti-bacterial targets: Riboswitches

...rged field of bacterial riboswitches may be a good hunting ground for effective targets against bacterial infection, according to a report by Yale researchers in the journal Chemistry and Biology. Riboswitches are RNA elements that control gene expression in essential metabolic pathways. Researchers in the ...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...some restrictions on hunting, including scheduling hunting season when animals have lower meat contamination....blic collection of firewood, along with changes in hunting to avoid consumption of game meat where seasonal levels of radiocaesium may be high. Low income leve...

Researchers Discover Gene That Determines Asthma Susceptibility By Regulating Inflammation

...in non-asthmatics. Recently, researchers have been hunting for novel genes that regulate inflammation with the hope of developing them as targets for the next generation of asthma drugs. Suspecting that a defect in antioxidant response exacerbates asthma severity, the team of researchers began looking into ...

Researchers predict infinite genomes

...flip side, scientists may eliminate a core genome, hunting instead for fringe genes that explain a specific strain's unique activity. TIGR researchers say the pan-genome concept also underscores the limits of traditional known genomes. Researchers often refer to a "type" genome to describe a given species. ...

Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia

...us viral transmission research focused on bushmeat hunting and consumption, a practice in which local residen...with blood from infected animals. Though bushmeat hunting and consumption may be a significant factor in viral transmission in Africa, Jones-Engel says, peopl...

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

...y determined that recent Ebola outbreaks, bushmeat hunting and logging have almost wiped out some populations. The action plan noted that apes reproduce slowly, with limited capacity to recover from decimated populations. "This devastating mix of threats leaves us on the brink of losing some of our closest ...

Scientists discover odd-ball rodent

...and regulations to reduce unsustainable commercial hunting are vital to safeguarding remaining populations of the Kha-Nyou and a gallery of other unusual species. "Skeptics might say that if we are still discovering such amazing new animals, why are people worried about wildlife loss; but of course it is an...

Active Vaccine Prevents Mice From Developing Prion Disease

...ould need a vaccine like this to protect people in hunting areas." Currently, an outbreak of chronic wasting disease is occurring in some Western states, and the disease's geographic range is expanding. Two cases in wild deer have recently been reported for the first time in New York State, according to the...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Create 'Obedient Virus'; First Step To Use Measles Virus Against Cancer

...ldn't believe that we'd finally got what we'd been hunting all that time," says Stephen Russell, M.D., Ph.D., lead researcher and director of Mayo Clinic's Molecular Medicine Program. "It's very clean, very clear targeting. Our results show that we've efficiently ablated (destroyed) the ability of the measl...

The secret lives of whales

...eep-sea, now point to another unintended legacy of hunting whales ?the elimination of entire communities of deep-sea animals. Craig Smith, from the University of Hawaii, studies dead whales after they have sunk to the seafloor. Known as whale falls, their decomposing bodies and skeletons provide an energy s...

Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

...opulations and humans. "This research proves that hunting and consumption of great apes represent a serious ...ation to both protect endangered apes from illegal hunting and to protect humans from deadly outbreaks." The paper provides definitive proof for the assumptio...

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