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Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

...blic of Congo were the result of handling infected wild animal carcasses, according to a study by the Wild...ly, the researchers found that Ebola infections in wild animals such as gorillas, chimpanzees, and occasionally duikers (a diminutive antelope species), mov...

Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon

...ransfer of parasitic sea lice from salmon farms to wild salmon populations is much larger and more extensi...the impact of a fish farm on sea lice outbreaks in wild salmon. The study combined new field techniques that allowed comprehensive, individual observations ...

Researchers trace evolution to relatively simple genetic changes

...ent genes are required to produce major changes in wild populations." The answer, based on new research, ...ic crosses between armored and unarmored fish from wild populations, the research team found that one gene is what makes the difference. "Now, for the firs...

Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report

...ent genes are required to produce major changes in wild populations." The answer, based on new research, ...ic crosses between armored and unarmored fish from wild populations, the research team found that one gene is what makes the difference. "Now, for the firs...

Scientists find fossil proof of Egypt's ancient climate

..., complete with humans, rhinos, giraffes and other wild life. Evidence for the hominin presence abounds near the lake in the form of Middle Stone Age artifacts such as stone scrapers and blades. "The artifacts provide a record that people were coming to the lake," said Smith. "Genetic evidence suggests ...

Rats infected as newborns grew up vulnerable to memory problems during an immune challenge

...e problems." She adds that, "Memory impairment in wild animals would undoubtedly have severe implications...y, other than genetic variation, in animals in the wild and perhaps humans." The authors conclude that neonatal infection can create later problems by chan...

Transgenic plants remove more selenium from polluted soil than wild plants, new tests show

...enic plants performed up to three times as well as wild plants in cleaning up selenium-polluted soil. "Fi... and 2.3 times more selenium respectively than the wild plants. Moreover, the GS plants seemed particularly tolerant of the contaminated soil, growing 80 pe...

Study reveals new technique for fingerprinting environmental samples

... finding is crucial for studies of microbes in the wild since the sheer number of different organisms present in nearly all environments makes it a daunting task to sequence the multitude of organisms one at a time. With the EGT approach, an abbreviated sequencing effort enables scientists to piece togeth...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

... seismic vibrations, that can disrupt and frighten wild herds located far away. David Larom and others argue, therefore, that the use of helicopters in areas inhabited by elephants should be carefully monitored and controlled. Seismic research also may prove useful as a deterrent against poachers. "There...

Maine Researchers Find Exceptions to Old Rules of Genetic Inheritance

...otype whereas the remaining 80 percent carries the wild haplotype. According to the distribution predictio...that carried the candidate region derived from the wild haplotype. When the transgenic region segregated with the t haplotype, the researchers noted that m...

Grizzlies set to invade high Arctic?

...rt of polar bear country? Could polar bears in the wild interbreed with brown bears, their evolutionary close cousins, as has occurred at least once in captivity? What impact will grizzlies, already known to prey on polar bear cubs, have on these northern bears? For now, however, the greatest issue might...

New project aims to make large-scale lobster farms feasible

...ue to its high value and limited availability from wild capture, mostly using traps. Each year, 3 to 4 million pounds of Florida spiny lobsters valued at about $17 million are harvested and account for 11% of the spiny lobsters on the U.S. market. Overfishing of lobster has also led to ecological problems...

A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years

...is remarkable discovery shows that there are still wild places where humans are not the dominant species,"...g symbol that there is hope in protecting not only wild places like Tanzania’s Southern Highlands, but the wonder and mystery they contain." Meanwhile, WCS...

Six million Africans face famine because of locusts, drought

...r many villagers have been feeding themselves with wild plants, it said. ...

Sugar beet virus mutation requires Texas touch

... indications they may have some resistance in some wild relatives of sugar beets, he said. Advanced lines identified with potentially high levels of resistance will be planted in test plots in the sugar beet growing regions. When these lines become available to producers and allow them to grow beets at a...

Rabies spread speeds up

...cine baits - vaccine doses hidden in fishmeal - to wild raccoons. This cordon sanitaire strategy limited rabies in Ohio to sporadic cases from 1997 until 2004, when a single rabid animal was detected - 11 kilometers beyond the buffer zone - in northeastern Ohio. By modelling the spread of past outbreaks, ...

Scientists identify genes responsible for 'black rot' disease in vegetables

...ible to Xcc infection. Surprisingly, however, some wild cruciferous weed species do not manifest the characteristic symptoms of "black rot" disease when infected. To date, there is no effective treatment for Xcc infection, so in hopes of developing a treatment, scientists at four Chinese institutions (th...

Ebola virus: from wildlife to dogs

...0 different species, hence revealed that 12.9 % of wild chimpanzees carry Ebola virus antibodies, several of the positive samples dating from before the first epidemics in these countries. These results therefore indicate that chimpanzees are regularly in contact with the animal virus reservoir and that s...

Active Vaccine Prevents Mice From Developing Prion Disease

...ease's geographic range is expanding. Two cases in wild deer have recently been reported for the first time in New York State, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. First mucosal prion vaccine The NYU study is also the first to use a mucosal prion vaccine, given by mo...

New Vaccine To Be Used For First Time In Polio Outbreak Response

...which offers protection against all three types of wild poliovirus, mOPV1 provides a greater immunity to type 1 wild poliovirus with fewer doses. Use of mOPV1 is expected during a nationwide immunization campaign in t...

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