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Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...uge potential for scientific research and economic investment in carbon sequestration, as well as the sustenance it has always provided local communities,” said Leeanne Alonso, a Conservation International (CI) vice president who heads the RAP program. “Our study will be a vital component in determining how to ...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...ugh the Smart State Research Facility Fund. The investment has built and equipped, as part of the Institute's infrastructure, a dedicated laboratory with highprecision equipment for preparation and study of tissue samples. This equipment includes an Aperio Scan Scope which takes high resolution images of ...

Vitamins: Science doesn't always match policy

...n a regulatory framework that supports and rewards investment in good science." ...

The penalty of having a sister -- why sibling sex matters for male saiga antelopes

.... "When siblings in a litter vary in sex, maternal investment should be sex-specific, meaning that the male foetus grows bigger than the female. However, it seems there are limitations in the ability of the mother to provision mixed twin litters in the womb," she said. The researchers point out that mixed-s...

Autism gene identified by researchers at Yale working with a global research consortium

...cond phase represents a $14.5 million, three-year investment by Autism Speaks, the British Medical Research Council, the Health Research Board of Ireland, Genome Canada and its partners, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and the Hilibrand Foundation....

Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest

...development strategies, such as attracting foreign investment and tourism, often rely on good water quality and sanitation, Davis said. However, wealth does not necessarily translate into improved water and sanitation services. "Tracking the progress of countries from 1990 to 2004, we do see that countries that...

Canada's new government invests $200M in the fight against the mountain pine beetle

...t it has been facing considerable challenges. This investment is part of the $400 million provided in Budget 2006 to help the industry meet its challenges and ensure a more stable future for forest-based communities and economies. Canada is the world's largest exporter of forest products, with about one thir...

Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health, study finds

...oducts, Jacobson noted. ''Today, there is a lot of investment in ethanol,'' he said. ''But we found that using E85 will cause at least as much health damage as gasoline, which already causes about 10,000 U.S. premature deaths annually from ozone and particulate matter. The question is, if we're not getting any ...

How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

...very process will take many years, and require the investment of time and resources. The recovery period is a good time to look at how to reduce the vulnerability of forests." Vulnerability can be lessened by converting to species that are less susceptible to hurricane damage, by controlling stand structure...

Pacific Rim researchers to collaborate on distributed bioinformatics analysis of avian flu

...tions in three Asian nations will leverage TATRC’s investment by funding their own researchers to work with thei...sful in this project without the substantial prior investment in partnerships with our friends and colleagues across the Pacific," said Arzberger, who directs the...

Investment level in HIV prevention programs related to HIV incidence in the United States

...new infections peaked), incidence of HIV predicted investment levels. During this period, society responded to increasing levels of infection with more investment in prevention programs. Things changed in the mid 1980s when investment levels began to predict inci...

Ebola-outbreak kills 5000 gorillas

... at Lossi, it also neutralized years of ecotourism investment in neighbouring Odzala National Park by devastating gorilla populations there. "We are in a period where relatively modest investments in both Ebola control and anti-poaching would go a very long way towards insuring the future of our closest rela...

New HIV statistics indicate increasing toll of AIDS on African American community

...use in the spread of HIV will require an increased investment in education and substance abuse programs designed to prevent people from using injection drugs in the first place and help current users to quit, and establishing needle-exchange programs to minimize the risk of infection from sharing needles. ...

Parental genes do what's best for baby

...f conflict between males and females over maternal investment in their offspring has become a generally accepted truth that has remained largely unchallenged,?said Dr Wolf. “But we have shown that selection for positive interactions between mothers and their offspring, rather than conflict, can produce the s...

Mother birds give a nutritional leg up to chicks with unattractive fathers

..."For female birds, an important aspect of parental investment is the resources allocated to eggs," writes Dr. Kristen J. Navara (Auburn University and Ohio State University) and her coauthors. "The resources available to any female for reproduction and self-maintenance will be finite and she will inevitably be ...

The brain, traffic and nano-circuits -- e-Science takes on major challenges

... groups. CARMEN will help maximise the output from investment in brain science by enabling neuroscientists to archive their data so that they can be retrieved and analysed in new ways by others. Environmental impact of traffic Traffic makes a significant contribution to air pollution in inner cities. Gover...

Funding and bureaucracy, not access to journals, are chief obstacles to scientific productivity

...ty but they have also helped to maximize return on investment in scientific research." A number of recommendations to address the non-financial barriers to productivity were highlighted in the study including help with recruiting suitable research and administrative staff, autonomy in setting research directi...

What's nature worth? New computer models tell all

...earth. "Land use planners, county commissioners, investment bankers, anyone who is interested," Cosntanza said, "will be able to go on the Web, use our new models, and be able to identify a territory and start getting answers." For example, if a town council is trying decide the value of a wetland--compared...

First surveys of Tanzanian mountains reveal 160+ animal species, including new & endemic

...rscore the urgent need for additional conservation investment in the area and in helping limited forestry department staff with tiny budgets effectively manage the forest reserves. The Rubeho Mountains are part of the Eastern Arc Mountain range in eastern Tanzania and located north of the city of Morogoro. Its...

Value of services performed by insects tops $57 billion in US

...their analysis, Losey and Vaughan call for greater investment in research on the ecological functions of insects so that the services they provide can be conserved or even enhanced. ...

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