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Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...l’s Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) and a follow-up survey in 2006 demonstrate the value of exploring unknown... last seen more than 50 years ago. Overall, the survey recorded 467 species at the two sites, including large cats such as panther and puma, various monkey...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...edical research. Today’s technologies permit us to survey a sufficient number of letters throughout the human genome to provide a clearer picture of how life works and ultimately allow better clinical management of patients,” said Dr. Dietrich Stephan, Director of TGen’s Neurogenomics Division and the paper...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...in numbers that rival those of the Serengeti. The survey project was conducted by J. Michael Fay, a conserv...nprecedented record of human impact on the land. A survey of Southern Sudan was part of the initial planning for the trip, but Fay was unable to complete his ...

Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

According to a new GfK Roper Public Affairs survey sponsored by CancerCare, a national nonprofit canc... can use toward better treatment. “These survey results suggest that many women still lack essential disease treatment information, which reinforces...

Global survey of lizards reveals greater abundance of animals on islands than on mainland ecosystems

A comprehensive survey of lizards on islands around the world has confirmed what island biologists and seafaring explorers have long observed: Animals on islands are much more abundant than their counterparts on the mainland. Besides confirming that longstanding observati...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

...omes." "This paper provides an extremely useful survey of tools and existing approaches for metagenome analysis and points out their weaknesses," said Natalia Maltsev, of the Bioinformatics Group, Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. "The simulated datasets construct...

100 percent of pregnant women have at least one kind of pesticide in their placenta

... childbirth. The following day, an epidemiological survey was carried out by trained survey statisticians. The survey contained questions on the general data of the parents, their places of re...

DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

...rs a good idea of how frequently they will need to survey markets. Whale meat is rarely frozen in Korea. It is usually par-boiled immediately after purchase by wholesalers or retailers and then sold over the next few weeks in thick slices of skin, blubber and meat ?usually without refrigeration. Using...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

...nt softshell turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) during a survey in March. “This incredible discovery means that... of the former Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. The survey was the first detailed study of the area since security restrictions were relaxed in the late 1990s....

Leeches ferry infection among newts

...partment of Environmental Protection, conducted a survey of 16 red-spotted newt populations in lakes and ponds near Centre County, Pa. They found the disease in 12 of the 16 newt populations. A strong correlation between infection prevalence and numbers of bloodsucking leeches, plus the finding that the...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...different outcomes early on, all the cities in the survey ultimately experienced significant epidemics because, in the absence of an effective vaccine, the virus continued to spread or recurred as cities relaxed their restrictions. The second study also shows that the timing of when control measures were...

Out-of-body experiences may be caused by arousal system disturbances in brain

...witch blends these states into one another. To survey out-of-body experiences that occurred during sleep...atching yourself?" A similar question was posed to survey out-of-body experiences during near death, which asked subjects if during their experience they had ...

Allergy to hair dye increasing

...ting is increasing. This was confirmed in a recent survey in London, which found a doubling in frequency ove...ng their hair and are doing so at a younger age. A survey in 1992 by the Japan Soap and Detergent Association found 13% of female high school students, 6% of ...

Children who sleep more weigh less

...at 2,281 children from a nationally representative survey called the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics. The children were ages 3 to 12 at the start of the study and 8 to 17 when follow-up information was collected. Children’s sleep was measured by the total number of hour...

Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

...e in Aceh, Indonesia on 28 March 2005. The recent survey by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society - Indonesia Program and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (ARCCoERS) investigated the condition of coral reefs in Pulau Simeulue and Pulau Banyak off Aceh,...

Renegade RNA -- Clues to cancer and normal growth

...e cell's protein-making machinery. But during a survey of more than 200 of the 500 known microRNAs found in human cells, Mendell's team discovered one lone microRNA "miles away" --- in cellular terms --- from all the others. "It was so clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time for what we thought ...

Darwin's famous finches and Venter's marine microbes

... S. Taylor, Ph.D., traded the breadth of the ocean survey for the depth of a single protein domain. They zoomed in on kinases, extremely well studied enzymes, which control every aspect of eukaryotic cell biology and are important cancer drug targets. They control the activity of proteins and small molecule...

20-year study shows significant rise in childhood obesity, especially among girls

...ive per cent of the ten-year-old girls in the 2002 survey had a BMI of over 30, compared with one per cent in 1982. However, the level for boys actually fell from two per cent in 1982 to one per cent in 2002. 11 per cent of 16-year-old girls had a BMI of more than 25 in both 2002 and 1982. The number...

Does God answer prayer? ASU research says 'yes'

...tervention is controversial. Yet, Hodge notes that survey research indicates that many people use intercessory prayer as an intervention to aid healing, which raises questions about its effectiveness as an intervention strategy. “Overall, the meta-analysis indicates that prayer is effective. Is it effec...

Large size crucial for Amazon forest reserves

...s of primary forest. The article summarizes bird survey results from the world's largest and longest running experimental study of forest fragmentation ?the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, sponsored by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Smithsonian Institution and the Nation...

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