Rare sheep could be key to better diagnostic tests in developing world, says Stanford study
...velopment. She wasted no time in learning about the animals, finding that they resist parasites, don't need to be sheared, and do well in the tropical climes
prevalent in much of the developing world.
But no one had tested whether their blood was equivalent to horse or sheep blood. So, calling in a favor...
A Fat That May Keep You Thin
...s who were carrying extra pounds.
The tissue was also active in cold temperatures only, which makes sense, given our need to keep warm in colder climes
The final study, from researchers in Finland and Sweden, showed that brown fat tissue in adults was activated by lower temperatures, ...
Consider Kids' Health on Tropical Trips
... Make sure shots are up to date and avoid local dangers, expert advises
THURSDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Jetting off to sunnier climes
this winter, kids in tow?
If so, take steps to guard the little ones' health, advises an expert.
"The most common infectious disease threats to...
'Airport Malaria' Risk Rising With Global Warming
... Researchers say once inhospitable climes
becoming more conducive to spread
FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Global warming is raising the risk for infection with so-called "air...
Stringent Bird Flu Monitoring Accelerated In China
...s ,death of poultry or other migratory birds. A huge influx of more than 100,000 migratory birds is expected to cross the country in search of warmer climes
from Russia and Mongolia. Beijing’s Muncipal Park Bureau has reported that it has so far monitored 122,000 migratory birds but no evidence of an avian...
Virulence of H5N1 virus may not weaken even in hot climes!
... Warmer climes
in the northern hemisphere might not mean anything to the deadly H5N1 virus as was earlier thought, due to its deep penetration in the poultry// flo...
Ocean acidification from CO2 emissions will cause physiological impairment to jumbo squid
...t to show a direct physiological effect in a non-calcifying species.
The scientists speculate that the squids may eventually migrate to more northern climes
where lower temperatures would reduce oxygen demand and relieve them from CO 2 and oxygen stress. While it is possible, they say, that the squids co...
Measuring the stress of forested areas
...cies and a good example for analysing the defence mechanisms of plants: it is capable of withstanding quite different environments (both dry and sunny climes
as well as damp and shaded conditions), thanks to its resistance and adaptability. When it is under stress, the leaves go red, as other species do in ...
Why the Amazon rainforest is so rich in species
... world's species can be found in the tropical areas of south and central America. Scientists have long believed that the wealth of species in tropical climes
was caused by external forces such as climate change which split the rainforest up: leading to separate evolution in separate forest 'refuges'. In eac...
Nature parks can save species as climate changes
...ely to change significantly. The turnover of species in some sites could be as high as 50 per cent, as established species leave to find more suitable climes
or new food supplies, and new species move in to an area. The adaptability of birds will be an important factor, the experts say.
Dr Stephen Willi...