Scientists obtain anticancer medicines from the elecampe, a wild plant growing in the Mediterranean
...searchers have made another important discovery: they have used the germacrona compound, obtained from the Baccharis latifolia, a plant growing in the bolivian
Andes, in a new chemical synthesis of the antitumoral -element. This natural product serves to inhibit selectively the vascular endothelial brain cell...
Repellents between dusk and bedtime make insecticide-treated bednets more effective
...re effective in reducing malaria than using ITNs alone.
4008 individuals, based in 860 households in rural villages and peri-urban districts in the bolivian
Amazon, were divided into two groups; all participants already slept under ITNs, but one group also used a plant-based insect repellent, and the secon...
Bolivian Glacier Melts, Dangerously Fast
...s been monitoring the glacier since 1995.
'Not long ago we thought it was going to be 2015, now we think it could be this year or next.'
government too is taking such warnings seriously. Oscar Paz, the head of the national climate change programme, said: 'These glaciers are our water st...
Bolivian in Medical Dictionary
...t recognized in 1967, when outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever occurred simultaneously in ... ... related to the Machupo virus, causative agent of bolivian
hemorrhagic fever ) ... Viral hemorrhagic fever : Rift Valley fever (RVFV) Flaviviridae ... hemorrhagic fever'> Hemorrhagic fever info...
Bolivian in Biological News
K-State plant pathologists develop online teaching modules used globally
Karen Garrett, K-State associate professor of plant pathology, and Lorena Gomez, a master's student in plant pathology at K-State, and their bolivian
collaborators received the American Phytopathological Society's 2009 Global Experience Award for a workshop on statistics in plant disease epidemiolog...
Bolivian rainforest study suggests feeding behavior in monkeys and humans have ancient, shared roots
..., a Departmental Visitor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, spent a year in the bolivian
rainforest (in Departmento Santa Cruz) familiarising the Peruvian spider monkeys ( Ateles chamek ) to her presence and then observing their feeding ha...
UCSB study finds physical strength, fighting ability revealed in human faces
...of herder-horticulturalists living in the Argentinian Andes.
Leg strength was measured along with upper body strength in both the United States and bolivian
populations, but the results showed that perceptions of men's strength and fighting ability reflect upper body strength, not that of legs. "That makes...
New research reveals why chili peppers are hot
... Levey and his colleagues were able to arrive at these conclusions because at least three of the approximately 15 species of chilies that grow in the bolivian
wild are polymorphic for pungency, which means that some individuals of those species produce pungent fruit and others produce non-pungent fruit. This...
Present-day species of piranha result from a marine incursion into the Amazon Basin
...ill insufficiently known. A team from the IRD, working in partnership with bolivian
and Peruvian scientists, aimed to establish how these species were able to ... 2002 and June 2003, numerous specimens of piranhas were collected from the bolivian
part of the Amazon. Complementary sampling was then conducted in the Brazil...
Tropical dry forests receive international recognition
...per cent of all forests in the tropics yet less than one per cent is protected. The most diverse tropical dry forests exist in southern Mexico and the bolivian
lowlands and the level of endemism--species unique to that area--is higher than in rainforests. Half of Costa Rica's dry forests have already been cut...
Bolivian in Biological Technology
Brazilian bio-industry should impress American investors
... nationalizing of the oil and other industries), holding sway over other Latin American governments such as Bolivia (Morales recently nationalized the bolivian
natural gas market).
We had the opportunity to visit two Brazilian companies that are quickly internationalizing: Ambev (Amer...
Bolivian in Biological Definition
... a newly discovered strain of Ebola that propagates by air.
Marburg Hæmorrhagic fever , the first known filovirus disease