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CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

...on the DFTD reviewed progress in understanding and managing the disease and set an agenda for future research and management. “The aim is to stop the disease in it tracks and we want to bring our experience of controlling infectious diseases to the research community involved to help achieve this,” Dr Hya...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...have short life-spans and tiny brains incapable of managing the colony the way a human village might be managed by a council of elders. Instead, critical strategic choices, such as the assessment that it is time to divide the colony and swarm, appear to be decided by the dynamics of the group itself. Social i...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

... presented to countries and first nations actively managing and monitoring polar bear population trends....

Puzzling plankton yield secrets to role in evolution/global photosynthesis

...olve—and further highlights their critical role in managing the global cycling of carbon. These findings, by a group led by the DOE Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI); the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego; and the Pierre & Marie Curie University, were published this ...

Mimicking how the brain recognizes street scenes

...ill empower it for broader applications, including managing seemingly insurmountable amounts of data, work tasks, or even email. The team is also working on a model for recognizing motions and actions, such as walking or talking, which could be used to filter videos for anomalous behaviors ?or for smarter mov...

Update on census of world's most endangered cat -- Female Amur leopard found dead

...t on the brink of extinction,?said Darron Collins, managing director of the Amur-Heilong Program, World Wildlife Fund. “This year’s census showed a desperate situation, with just seven female Amur leopards left in the wild and four rearing cubs. Now we’ve lost a mature, reproductive leopardess and her potenti...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

... Institute and author of the Assessment chapter on managing rainfed agriculture. Since climate change is expected to hit these areas hard, better water systems will be a key to helping people cope with dry spells. Poverty, hunger, gender inequality, and environmental degradation continue to afflict develo...

How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

...ing with immediate outcomes (short-term) and those managing the recovery (long-term). "If disturbances su...nipulated to reduce risk, and provides a start for managing forests for hurricane risk," says Stanturf. "Additional research is needed on the effects on vulnera...

Mother knows best: Plant knowledge key to childhood health in remote Amazon

...heir knowledge of local plants, in everything from managing their environment to getting food and preventing and curing disease, explained Reyes-García. "However, globalization threatens this knowledge to the extent that formal schooling and jobs in emerging markets devalue folk knowledge and provide access t...

Whitefly spreads emerging plant viruses

...us transmission by this whitefly are essential for managing the emerging plant viruses and the vector populations. Continued research to learn more about the biology and genetics of both the plant viruses and the whitefly is also needed....

Backache beaten by good vibrations?

... surgery. The volunteers will receive advice on managing their pain and either eight sessions of therapeutic ultrasound (TU) or eight sessions of sham TU. They will also be assessed for pain, disability and general health before the trial, immediately after the trial and again six months later. Dr McCar...

New study aims to stop sepsis in its tracks

... point may already be too late." To test ways of managing the disease during the first six hours after diagnosis, the consortium will train teams of doctors, nurses, and other emergency department workers at more than a dozen institutions. Like dedicated trauma teams, the sepsis teams will focus all their a...

Fight weeds with plant pathogens

...thogens may be a successful, eco-friendly tool for managing weeds. "The use of plant pathogens to suppres...ing to Rosskopf, there are two approaches used for managing weeds with plant pathogens-the classical biological control approach and the bioherbicides approach....

'GreeneChip' -- New diagnostic tool that rapidly and accurately identifies multiple pathogens

... excited to work with the WHO to make an impact in managing disease outbreaks globally—especially in regions of the world where resources are scarce," stated Thomas Briese, PhD, associate director of the Greene Laboratory. Implicit in globalization is the risk of known or new agents that appear in novel co...

Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

..., scientific, and technological ?to preventing and managing non-communicable diseases. Establishment of such an initiative would encourage the regenerative medicine community to develop products and approaches that are applicable, affordable, and accessible to the developing world. That governments of d...

China's environmental challenges

...major challenges faced by Chinese policy makers in managing the tradeoffs between urbanization and environmental protection. Meanwhile, the country's mountainous regions still host a surprising number of plant and animals species. Zhiyao Tang (Peking University) and fellow researchers identified ten hotspot...

Ocean temperature predicts spread of marine species

...ing dispersal distance is a critical component for managing commercially important or invasive species, O'Connor said. "For many animals, the larval phase is the only chance for babies to get away from parents. Dispersal prevents inbreeding; for some species, this is a time to move from breeding ground to hab...

Sandia research to focus on early detection of harmful algal blooms

...able to quantify toxins - critical information for managing shellfish beds. The technologies under development at Sandia would eliminate these problems. "Today's standard detection methods, frankly, are too slow and labor-intensive," said Lane. "By the time the process is complete, it's too late: the shellf...

Eat less, weigh more? Enzyme makes lean mice 'susceptible' to dietary fat

... the work affirms the central role of the brain in managing hunger and satiety and offers up new targets for drugs that manipulate CPT1c. But none have been developed so far, says Wolfgang. The newly discovered gene makes a protein found only in the brain, notably in the region that controls hunger, thirst ...

Green tea and the 'Asian Paradox'

...eyes and alleviate arthritis. Tea has been used in managing and preventing allergies, diabetes, bacterial and viral infections, cavities, reduce or cure diseases with an inflammatory component and improve neurologic and psychological health. "More studies are necessary to fully elucidate and better understan...

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