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Threats to wild tigers growing

...shed in the June 2007 issue of BioScience. Growing trade in folk medicines made from tiger parts and tiger ...present an emerging threat, the authors argue. Any trade in tiger parts encourages poaching, because products made from animals farmed at great expense canno...

Study investigates 'divorce' among Galapagos seabirds

...n females, creating the opportunity for females to trade a current mate, which may be worn-out from recent breeding effort, for a ‘refreshed’ non-breeding male,” Maness said. It takes a lot of energy to raise a chick and the responsibility is shared by both males and females. They raise one chick at a ...

Plastic that grows on trees

..., in which an H (hydrogen) and OH (hydroxyl group) trade places. The hydrogen-hydroxyl position-switch that allows the catalytic conversion was verified by nuclear magnetic resonance performed at the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE national scientific user facility lo...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...icted grant from the Cherry Marketing Institute, a trade association for the cherry industry. CMI has no influence on the design, conduct or analysis of any U-M research it funds. Seymour and the laboratory's director, U-M cardiac surgeon Steven Bolling, M.D., caution that their results cannot be direct...

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

... plant while providing additional evidence for the trade routes, purposeful cultivation, trade centres or places of treatment," said Dr Metcalfe. "The work is inextricably linked to state-of-t...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

... offset the potential loss of revenue from illegal trade in the turtles. ...

Researchers identify gene involved in dog size

..., as well as making them more transportable during trade and migration. Future aims of the study are to identify genes that control other aspects of canine morphology including, for instance, leg length and skull shape. Three high-resolution photos depicting the wide size range among dog breeds are ...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

...d Farmed Salmon, released by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network of World Wildlife Fund and IUCN...se changes have raised economic, environmental and trade questions. For example, how does wild salmon, which no longer provides the bulk of North America's s...

Arsenic in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans, C&EN reports

...o the article. The National Chicken Council, a trade association that represents the U.S. chicken industry, claims there is “no reason to believe there are any human health hazards?associated with the use of roxarsone. ...

Hotspots of mercury contamination identified in eastern North America

...s, are major sources of mercury pollution. Cap and trade approaches seek to reduce the total release of mercury but could lead to static or increased emissions in some areas. Greater deposition of mercury near areas that are highly sensitive to the element or that are already affected by it could raise the...

Darwin's famous finches and Venter's marine microbes

...). The authors are plying the rapidly emerging trade of metagenomics (also known as environmental genomics) that seeks to examine genomic snapshots taken directly from the environment. "Metagenomics allows us to sample the 99 percent of all bacteria that won’t grow in the lab," explains Manning. "G...

Researchers urge monitoring of bone health during chemotherapy

... is now available online. G-CSF is known by the trade names Neupogen, Neulasta and Granocyte. Clinical use of G-CSF has recently increased because by speeding blood cell regrowth it allows patients to undergo more intensive chemotherapy regimens in which anticancer agents are given at more frequent inte...

Statin plus cancer drug deliver combo punch to brain cancer cells

...terol-clogging effects, lovastatin, sold under the trade name Mevacor, is known to curb destruction of proteins that put the brakes on cell growth, causing cancer cells to self-destruct through a process called apoptosis. The effects of the statin already is being studied in people at high risk for the d...

Twenty of world's 162 grouper species threatened with extinction

...sis of the multimillion-dollar live reef food fish trade based in Hong Kong and comprise one of the most va... by uncontrolled fishing. Increasing international trade to meet an insatiable demand for grouper poses a particularly major threat. The workshop outcome ...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

... in irrigation, upgrading rainfed agriculture, and trade it is possible over the next 50 years to limit future growth in water withdrawals to 13% and cultivated land expansion to 9%. But, further complicating the situation are effects of climate change, and the increased use of biofuels, and the necessary...

National Academies advisory: Invasive aquatic species in the Great Lakes

...hold a meeting in Toronto to gather information on trade in the Great Lakes region and ways to eliminate further introductions of nonindigenous aquatic species into the lakes by vessels traveling the St. Lawrence Seaway. The committee's final report will comment on the strengths and weaknesses of various o...

Global map shows new patterns of extinction risk

...ss eastern Africa due to hunting and the bush meat trade The tropical, rainforest-clad mountains of northern Australia are home to many declining frog species, although the precise causes of these declines often remain enigmatic. ...

Triple threat: World fin trade may harvest up to 73 million sharks per year

... 2006 edition of Ecology Letters. "The shark fin trade is notoriously secretive. But we were able tap in...ulated the number of sharks represented in the fin trade using a unique statistical model and data from Hong Kong traders. When the figures were converted t...

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

...13/1/06-0837.htm ). Globalization of travel and trade brings new infectious agents into new contexts. It is increasingly important to be prepared for the unexpected. "Because clinical syndromes are rarely specific for single pathogens, methods that simultaneously screen for multiple agents are important...

'Erectile dysfunction' drugs heighten natural anti-cancer activity

...loma patients. Sildenafil, marketed under the trade name Viagra, is one of a class of drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction in millions of men, and in recent years, its ability to stimulate the production of NO has been investigated by experts in diseases linked to the activity of blood vessels and...

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