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Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

... Sudan, and we look forward to working together to safeguard this amazing wildlife treasure.” Fay and his...ourism to launch a conservation strategy that will safeguard the region’s wildlife and wild lands, which may now rank among the richest in Africa. The plan would...

Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says

...e Chang Tang region have made concerted efforts to safeguard their wildlife and have established local wildlife preserves to protect populations of wild yak and other wildlife. "These wholly local Tibetan initiatives are the best means of establishing long-lasting conservation efforts, and they should be en...

A new study of living cells could revolutionize the way we test drugs

... it," says Professor Geim. This would put an early safeguard into the system that could be applied long before the drug was tested on animals or even humans. In addition, the electrical activity test could be used to monitor the effects of pollution on naturally occurring micro-organisms in the environment. ...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

...rease food production, increase rural incomes, and safeguard the environment, the report is co-sponsored by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), FAO, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and the Convention on Biological Diversity in a bid to find solutions to the challenge of ba...

New UD technology removes viruses from drinking water

...agriculture and food safety Besides helping to safeguard drinking water, the UD technology may have applica...t a produce-packing house, it could help clean and safeguard fresh and "ready to eat" vegetables, particularly leafy greens like lettuce and spinach, as well as ...

Asia's odd-ball antelope gets collared

...s and competition with livestock. In an effort to safeguard remaining populations, WCS, along with the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and support from the National Geographic Society, have embarked on this study to better understand the needs of these unusual ungulates and how best to protect them. "The GPS ...

Commercial fishing causes dangerous fluctuations in fish populations

... into account the variations caused by fishing, to safeguard the future of key fish populations....

Parental genes do what's best for baby

...ond copy can compensate; imprinted genes lose this safeguard and so are more susceptible to disease. Errors in imprinting have also been linked to cancer and other genetic disorders. Scientists have argued that the reason some genes only use or ‘express?one copy is due to a conflict between paternal and mat...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

...d its dosing algorithm and safety shell--a control safeguard software program. Data was downloaded from the sedation device to a laptop computer to measure patient response throughout the procedure and adjust the sedation dosage accordingly. Patient responsiveness was monitored by the anesthesiologist using ...

New tiger report release: Tiger habitat down from just a decade ago

... Fund, calls for specific international actions to safeguard remaining populations. The study finds that conse...e group's key conclusion from the study is that to safeguard remaining tigers, increased protection of the 20 highest priority tiger conservation landscapes is r...

How satellite tracking revealed the migratory mysteries of endangered Atlantic loggerhead turtles

... sophisticated our conservation efforts must be to safeguard these animals. Given the range these reptiles can cover an international cooperative effort in seven African states is needed to create a strategy that would protect them." Research* shows that in 2000 1.4 billion hooks were cast into the world's oc...

Crucial site for endangered frogs and birds saved

...m the bulldozer in the nick of time and managed to safeguard the Parakeet's last remaining stronghold," said George Fenwick, President of ABC. "This is an important international conservation success and a model for quick, effective, international action." ...

Aging cells, aging body: Fresh evidence for a connection

...ence sets in, a phenomenon scientists believe is a safeguard against disease. While senescent cells still function, they don't behave the way young cells do ?and are associated with skin wrinkles, delayed wound healing, weakened immune system response and age-related diseases such as cancer. "There is good ev...

Scientist warns of threat to last stronghold of endangered turtle

...atory secrets and provide the basis for efforts to safeguard them. After fitting them with satellite trackers the team are using the internet to follow their journeys, which are among the longest in the animal kingdom. Dr Brendan Godley, of the University of Exeter, said: "Pacific leatherbacks have been deci...

Restoring silenced suppressor gene kills lung-cancer cells

...is a tumor suppressor gene. Tumor suppressor genes safeguard the body by triggering the death of cells that have sustained serious DNA damage before the cells become cancerous. The loss or silencing of tumor suppressor genes is a fundamental cause of tumor development. The WWOX protein is missing in cells ma...

UK is first to administer new anti-clotting technology

...y reverse the effects of the blood thinner to help safeguard patients against uncontrolled bleeding. More than 12 million patients are prescribed so-called "blood thinners" each year to prevent the formation of clots, which can block blood vessels, causing heart attacks, strokes and other debilitating or life...

New results validating Pall prion reduction filter disclosed at ISBT Congress

...for integration into their respective practices to safeguard the blood supply from vCJD. Final results of these...of prions as part of the Company's mission to help safeguard the global blood supply. The adoption of the new prion reduction filter has the potential to support...

New Scripps Oceanography project to study sediments and ecosystem restoration in Venice lagoon

...or Scripps, is part of Italy's broad commitment to safeguard Venice and its lagoon, the coastal wetland that surrounds the city and links directly with the Adriatic Sea through inlets. A team of scientists with SIOSED (Scripps Institution of Oceanography SEDiment research group) will dissect and analyze key e...

UN: World in big ecological mess

...so protect the environment, in order to ultimately safeguard human health," said Kerstin Leitner, Assistant Director-General for Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments of the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO). "The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment gives us, in some ways for the first time,...

Cancer related gene p53 not regulated as indicated by previous tissue culture research

...er. Not surprisingly, the regulation of this vital safeguard has been studied in great detail for many years but mainly in tissue culture, or in vitro, models. A new mouse model, created by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, suggests that what researchers have learned about the regulatio...

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