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Spiders, frogs and gecko among exciting discoveries found in Papua New Guinea

Arlington, Virginia Jumping spiders, a tiny chirping frog and an elegant striped gecko are among 56 species believed new to science discovered during a Conservation International (CI) Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) expedition to Papua New Guinea's highlands wilderness. The discoveries were ann...

ADB To Help Papua New Guinea In AIDS Fight

In an attempt to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, that has been haunting Papua New Guinea, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to contribute $34 million//. PNG has the highest incidence rates of the disease in the Pacific. The health minister, Dr Puka Temu who is working in close associ...

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Target Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the South Pacific

...aining in Fiji and Samoa, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers South Pacific Goodwill Tours will be in Tonga for three months before continuing on to papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. For more information on the Scientology Volunteer Ministers visit their web site at http://www.volunteerminis...

Papua New Guinea declares first national conservation area

... Port Moresby, papua New Guinea The southeast Pacific nation of papua New Guinea, home to some of the most biologically ...rest larger than Singapore. The decision by the papua New Guinea (PNG) government, in concert with local...

Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials

...tment, indicating there were no strains of malaria resistant to the drug, the researchers said. In the second report, 482 children with malaria in papua New Guinea were randomly assigned to a combination of anti-malaria drugs. The researchers found that the most effective pairing was the combination of...

New Chief Executive Officer Joins International Diabetes Federation

...nt Equalities Office. She has global experience, having lived in the Pacific, Caribbean and Asia working for the United Nations and the Governments of papua New Guinea, Pakistan and Great Britain. She has also undertaken short assignments in Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Her wo...

Genetic Research Offers Insights Into Form of Malaria

...lished in the Oct. 9 issue of Nature . Even though P. vivax causes 300 million cases of malaria each year in countries such as Brazil, India and papua New Guinea, there has been a tendency to underestimate the importance of research into this form of malaria, the study authors noted. They said res...

Mariner Zac Sunderland Sets Sail on Quest to Become the Youngest to Circumnavigate the Globe Solo

...he spinnaker sail of Sunderland's 36-foot Islander sailboat, Intrepid. Sunderland's 40,000-mile route will first take him west across the Pacific to papua New Guinea and Australia, and then across the Indian Ocean to Mauritius and Madagascar. After rounding the Cape of Good Hope he will traverse the trea...

'LIFE FOR A CHILD' Diabetes Documentary Accepted Into Competition at New York's Prestigious Tribeca Film Festival

...ogram provides support to children with diabetes in Azerbaijan, Bolivia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Fiji, India, Nepal, Nigeria, Mali, papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe. For more information: http://www.l...

Thousands Gather in Sydney for HIV Conference

... As an HIV positive woman from papua New Guinea, Maura Elaripe Mea knows the harsh realities of living with the virus in a developing country. She has seen AIDS patients left unt...
Papua in Biological News

New species of spiders discovered by UBC scientist in Papua New Guinea

A University of British Columbia researcher has discovered dozens of species of jumping spiders that are new to science, giving scientists a peek into a section of the evolutionary tree previously thought to be sparse. Jumping spiders are found in every part of the world except Antarctica. Capa...

Gear bans 'can help save reefs'

...orld corals have been dying at alarming rates, due to unusually warm water events resulting from global warming. Research carried out in Kenya and papua New Guinea has shown that certain types of gear are more damaging to corals, to coral-dependent fish and to the key species of fish that are needed to...

Help for climate-stressed corals

...orld corals have been dying at alarming rates, due to unusually warm water events resulting from global warming. Research carried out in Kenya and papua New Guinea has shown that certain types of gear are more damaging to corals, to coral-dependent fish and to the key species of fish that are needed to...

Wildlife Conservation Society supports world's first study of egg-laying mammal

...on Society research intern working in the wilds of papua New Guinea has successfully completed what many ot...ed of thousands of hours of grueling field work in papua New Guinea's Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Areatook Muse D. Opiang, now of the papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research, sever...

WWF study says climate change could displace millions in Asia's Coral Triangle

...different scenarios for the Coral Triangle, which is comprised of the coasts, reefs and seas of the countries of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste. The Coral Triangle occupies just one percent of the Earth's surface, but is home to fully 30 percent ...

Rules proposed to save the world's coral reefs

...a in the Philippines, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and Kimbe Bay in papua New Guinea. These rules are: allow margins of error in extent and natu...ries. It involves the six nations of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, papua New Guinea, East Timor and the Solomon islands, and is as much about nation...

NASA study says climate adds fuel to Asian wildfire emissions

...ies of estimates of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from these fires -- both wildfires and fires started by people -- in Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, and papua New Guinea. They are now working to understand how climate influences the spread and intensity of the fires. Using data from a carbon-detecting NAS...

'Super reefs' fend off climate change, study says

...e Conservation Society is actively conserving nearly 90 percent of the world's tropical coral reef species in priority seascapes in Belize, Indonesia, papua New Guinea, Fiji, Kenya and Madagascar. ...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

...ore severe and appear even faster than previously believed, Indigenous Peoples will present the Summit with new observations of changes, including: papua New Guinea: Indigenous People are being forced to relocate due to a combination of population growth and the inundation of coastal land due to sea lev...

You don't call, you don't write: Connectivity in marine fish populations

...ional Center for Scientific Research and James Cook University in Australia studied the clownfish ( Amphiprion percula ) in Kimbe Island, New Britain, papua New Guinea. This coral reef fish is the same species as Disney's famed Nemo, but real clownfish have a far different life history than animated ones. ...
Papua in Biological Technology

Australian Authorities (TGA) First to Grant Final Product Approval for Intercell's Vaccine to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis

...Biotherapies Pty Ltd., which has the exclusive right for marketing and distribution of the novel cell culture-based vaccine in Australia, New Zealand, papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands (trade name JESPECT(R)). Intercell is committed to make JESPECT(R) available to the Australian market as soon as possib...

The Plasmodium vivax genome provides new routes and challenges in the global fight against malaria

...ome, can cause clinical relapses. P vivax therefore has serious consequences for the health and economy of the countries in which it occurs, such as papua New Guinea, India and Brazil. Despite this fact and despite the 300 million cases it causes each year, there has been a tendency to underestimate the ...
Papua in Biological Definition

Prion

...pongiform encephalopathy diseases (TSEs) , including scrapie (a disease of sheep ), kuru (found in members of the cannibalistic For tribe in papua New Guinea ), Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), Chronic Wasting Disease , and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease). These diseases...

Semen

...tion. Cultural views In some cultures, semen is attributed with special properties of masculinity . For instance, among the Etoro people of papua New Guinea , it is believed that young boys must fellate their elders and ingest their sperm to achieve proper sexual maturation. Other cultures bel...
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