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Threats to wild tigers growing

...s, long-term conservation of the species will need planning that involves religious and civic leaders as well as national and local governments. International cooperation among nations that harbor the animal will also be essential. Dinerstein and his coauthors conclude by recommending that these countries app...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...A survey of Southern Sudan was part of the initial planning for the trip, but Fay was unable to complete his surveys due to political obstacles. On Jan. 17, 2007, Fay, Elkan and Marjan set out to replicate the surveys of the early ’80s. Using the same methodology, the same flight lines, the same flight heig...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...visualization and analysis for use in conservation planning and natural resource decision-making." Further, the Committee said, "As a software developer, Flemons is particularly attuned to user needs. His work includes innovations that similar developments lack, and he has a rare mix of skill sets." Th...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...and prevention.2 However, some governments are now planning for sufficient antiviral stockpiles that will allow them to provide Tamiflu preventatively to close contacts of infected individuals. The disease modelling research analysed for the first time the cost-effectiveness of strategies to reduce the spr...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...eless," they say, "the key elements of contingency planning for care delivery in conflict settings are not resource-intense and we believe they can generally be applied to most care programmes." Citation: Culbert H, Tu D, O’Brien DP, Ellman T, Mills C, et al. (2007) HIV treatment in a conflict setting: Out...

WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu

...f anti-viral resistance is of concern for pandemic planning and preparedness. However, to date, there have only been three documented cases of Tamiflu resistance to avian influenza H5N1. 3,4 In one case, the prophylactic dose (75 mg daily) rather than the treatment dose (75 mg twice daily) was given to a pati...

Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

...Defense. A Canadian-based company is currently planning the world’s first commercial undersea exploration for high-grade gold and copper. They are targeting an area known as the Manus backarc basin off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The active hydrothermal vents in these areas occur where new oceanic crus...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

...hey move, such as birds' multijointed wings; planning orthopedic surgeries and comparing the effectiveness of different approaches; creating better treatments for shoulder, wrist, knee and back injuries; driving innovations in computer graphics and scientific visualization. The project c...

Brain's reward circuit activity ebbs and flows with a woman's hormonal cycle

...the eyes that regulates emotion and reward-related planning behavior more during the pre-ovulation phase (four to eight days after their period began) than in the post-ovulatory phase. When they hit the jackpot and actually won a reward, women in the pre-ovulatory phase activated the striatum and circuit ...

Scientists genetically engineer tomatoes with enhanced folate content

...olate-rich diets are typically suggested for women planning a pregnancy or who are pregnant. Without it, cell division would not be possible because the nutrient plays an essential role in both the production of nucleotides--the building blocks of DNA--and many other essential metabolic processes. Deficien...

Imaging pinpoints brain regions that 'see the future'

...y be a critical prerequisite for many higher-level planning processes. Other study co-authors are Jason M. ...iented executive operations, such as anticipation, planning and monitoring, the spark for these activities may well be the very process of envisioning oneself i...

Gene expression test reveals ER and HER-2 status of breast tumors

... step towards personalized diagnosis and treatment planning based on an integrated genomic test of an individual tumor," said senior author W. Fraser Symmans, M.D., associate professor in the M. D. Anderson Department of Pathology. The Lancet Oncology paper results are the latest in an effort by the research ...

Antivirals effectively curb influenza virus

...y and workplaces ?would be beneficial not only for planning management of seasonal influenza but also would be invaluable in pandemic planning. Additionally, simple solutions such as standardized randomization and study criteria would greatly facilitate trial comparison in the future. Such further studies wi...

Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration

...ind the study hope that the results can be used in planning new targets for drugs to reduce the cell destruction signals caused by calcium entry. Finding new targets for medicine development is also significant in terms of the economy, owing to the costly treatment of these diseases, both in Finland and globa...

Birth rate, competition are major players in hominid extinctions

...ate researcher. "But both require forethought and planning to face the demographic and climate change. A degree of honesty, our species is not known for." ...

Birds found to plan for the future

... believe this is the first known example of future planning in animals. On alternate mornings eight jays were given breakfast in one compartment or refused breakfast in another, before being allowed free access to food the rest of the day. On the sixth day of the experiment they were suddenly given whole pin...

Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows

...TZ’s history of use in humans is an advantage when planning a clinical trial. However, the compound is not currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in humans. Garner and Fernandez both strongly cautioned individuals against experimenting with the compound or others like it on their own. ...

MIT bioengineer advances survival, promise of adult stem cells

...utside the body, but the researchers are currently planning studies in animals. Griffith, who does not work with human embryonic stem cells, believes that adult stem cells offer promising therapeutic possibilities. "I'm very optimistic about the potential for adult stem cells to be useful clinically fo...

Dig deeper to find Martian life

... could be crucial for the scientists and engineers planning future Mars missions to find life."...

New fMRI technology making brain tumor surgery safer

...in, and UC Radiology, which purchased the BrainLAB planning station hardware. Both physician practices are closely affiliated with The Neuroscience Institute, an international center of excellence located at University Hospital and UC. Neurosurgeons have never simply guessed at where critical areas of the ...

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