Found 174 Research News Article for Biodiversity.
Research into biodiversity in environments across the world is more imortant than ever. Here we highlight the many experts and research projects on biodiversity and the environment including the effects of climate change and the discovery of new species. Experts are listed in this article.
USM TO BE MORE ANIMAL-FRIENDLY Science
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) hopes to continue in its efforts towards creating a sustainable campus, including efforts towards creating an animal-friendly university.
Against The Tide: Currents Keep Dolphins Apart Science
Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and other conservation and research groups have discovered that groups of dolphins in the western Indian Ocean do not mix freely with one another. In fact, dolphin populations are kept separate by currents and other unseen factors.
USM TAKES LEAD IN ORANG UTAN RESEARCH Science
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is the first university in the region to take the initiative in conducting research on Orang Utan, the most endangered species in the world.
Combating Threats To Coastal Cetaceans Science
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak's (Unimas) ‘Sarawak Dolphin Project' (SDP) took a step forward in combating threats to coastal cetaceans in the region through a regional workshop in Permai Rainforest Resort.
Scientists Cannot Be Greedy When Preventing Biodiversity Loss Science
It is the responsibility of scientists to work closely with government bodies and developers on the best way to prevent biodiversity loss due to development.
75% of World’s Coral Reefs Currently Under Threat, New Analysis Finds People
“Reefs at Risk Revisited” report presents comprehensive analysis threats to coral reefs.
Rare Bay Cat Spotted In Pulong Tau National Park Science
One of the rarest cats in the world, the Bornean bay cat (Catopuma badia) has been recorded in Pulong Tau National Park (PTNP)’s extended areas of Batu Lawi and Long Repung in the state’s northern region.
Plants on steroids Science
The identification of a gene involved in steroid hormone signaling in plants could benefit agriculture and reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide
International Aphid Genomics Consortium publishes genome sequence of the pea aphid Science
Press Release - An international consortium of leading scientists from 15 countries, including researchers at RIKEN, has published the first ever complete genome of an aphid species, the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum.
New cherry blossom tree blooms all seasons Science
A new breed of cherry blossom tree that blooms all year round has been created by RIKEN scientists using heavy ion beams at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerated-Based Science.
Discovery of a plant hormone that affects other organisms Science
Studies on mutant plants provide insights into the role of strigolactone, a plant hormone that inhibits shoot branching and attracts both beneficial symbionts and damaging root parasites
Decoding the soybean genome Science
The newly sequenced genome of the soybean could allow for the development of hardier plants
Biomaterials: A silken trap for water Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers: An exoplanet's atmosphere probed from the ground, ‘Missing DNA’ link to obesity, Smells like a human, Protein marks malarial proteins for export, Signalling pathway crucial for cancer stem-cell survival, The quantum glow of photosynthesis, A more complex role for RAF inhibitors
Features: The real holes in climate science; Five challenges for synthetic biology Medicine
Nature's News Feature's this week highlights uncertainties in four key areas of climate science: precipitation, regional climate predictions, palaeoclimate data and aerosols and takes a look at five of the technical challenges involved in blending the sciences of engineering and biology.
Collaborative Approach Passes Field Test on Mongolian Grasslands People
A new approach known as co-management of natural resources is an effective alternative in many circumstances for managing common resources sustainably and equitably.
Acidification increases ocean noise Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers: Variants associated with cleft lip with or without cleft palate, Socializing the amygdala, Inflammation and Type 2 Diabetes, Visualizing metastasis, Single-cycle laser pulses, Sticky sediments shape deltas, Wrapping up a ring, Chip-scale multiwavelength sources, Lenses that see it all
Targeting a 25% Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Strategic Use of Emissions Quota Trading with Developing Countries People
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama stated in his address delivered to the United Nations Climate Change Summit in September that Japan would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% from the 1990 level by 2020 on the condition that the major emitters in the world establish a fair and effective international framework for greenhouse gas reduction.
Exploring symbiotic mechanisms through the genes of unculturable microorganisms Science
Genetic analyses help decode symbiosis in the termite gut as a model for the highly efficient conversion of plant cellulose
A method to purify heart muscle cells Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers:Fuelling the future; A new way to kill cancer cells; Deep-ocean carbon sequestration; Variant associated with alcoholic liver disease; Learning long-term connections; Parkinson’s gene mutated in cancer; Asymmetric lake distribution on Titan; Sequencing small ChIPs; Glutamate receptor up close
Mirror-image snails made by embryonic manipulation Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers: Listen with your skin; A saltier south Atlantic; The future looks bright; ‘Bone’ protein linked to fever; Dynamic upwelling beneath the Gulf of California and Globular clusters shed light on Galaxy formation
Show and Tell: Plotting Climate Change Hot Spots People
One picture is worth a thousand words, so they say. A striking new map exposes Southeast Asia’s vulnerability to extreme climate hazards.
Metabolite levels go awry in brain tumours Medicine
Bacterial skin care, Mismatch associated with graft-versus-host-disease, East Antarctic ice loss, High levels of HLA-C associated with slower HIV/AIDS progression, A stroke against stroke, Balancing European emissions, Assessing natural memory and An amplifier for terahertz waves
Calculating oceanic carbon Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Re-thinking obesity, 150 years on from On the Origin of Species, The global reach of Darwin and Underestimating interglacial temperatures
Geoscience: Atmospheric carbon balance Science
The fraction of carbon dioxide emissions that is mopped up by terrestrial and marine sinks has probably decreased over the past 50 years.
Elevating arsenic Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers: Medicine: Location, location, location, Understanding schizophrenia, Costing the Earth, Nitrogen fix for early Earth, Common genetic risk variants for Parkinson’s disease, Inducible microRNA sponges for intact organisms and Ouch, that hurts!
Microbes: sludge cleaners Science
Malaysian researchers found three strains of bacteria in petroleum sludge that could be used to quicken the rate of biodegradation .
Genetics: Cucumber genome sequenced Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Predicting new protein targets for known drugs, Heartbeat awareness, Gamma-rays from a starburst galaxy, Genome of strains of leprosy sequenced and How air can move the earth
Photonics: Mantis shrimp surprise Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers: Inhaled carbon nanotubes reach the lung lining, Age-related sperm mutations associated with testicular tumors, Magma below the Cascades, A Notch in lung arteries, A genetic region implicated in schizophrenia, Layered immunologic memory, Ribosome reactions, Modifying mountain river systems and Ancient Arctic palms
The defense strategy of plants Science
How do plants defend themselves from pathogens such as bacteria or viruses? The Plant Immunity Research Group, led by Group Director Ken Shirasu, is taking on the challenge of unraveling this mechanism.
Fossils: A feathery four-winged dinosaur Science
A fossil of a bird-like dinosaur with four wings has been discovered in northeastern China. The specimen bridges a critical gap in the transition from dinosaurs to birds, and reveals new insights into the origin evolution of feathers.
Ancient roots for India’s rich diversity Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include A safe space for humanity, El Niño in a warmer world, Speeding on thinning ice, White dwarf’s slow spin is not just skin-deep, Direct RNA sequencing, Quantifying the carbon cycle, Bell’s inequality violated in solid-state system, Irreversible evolution
Geoscience: Older origin of oxygen? Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers in Nature and Nature Research Journals including: Genetics: Hepatitis C treatment response, Climate: Understanding the Antarctic transition, Geoscience: Well-behaved geomagnetic field and Neuroscience: Itching to quit
Astronomy: The planet that shouldn’t exist Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Out of REACH, A natural repellent, Fungi don 'invisibility cloak', Photosynthesis-related genes present in marine virus genomes, Keep it in context and how birds become ‘blokes’
Hydrology: India running on empty People
Groundwater in northwestern India is being depleted at an unsustainable rate, which could lead to severe water shortages and reduced agricultural productivity.
Hurricanes: A perfect storm Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Stormy weather in Titan’s tropics, Climatic influence on mountain height and Homosexuality in yeast
Recovering movement after spinal cord injury in rats Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Instigator of type 1 diabetes?, p53 as a barrier to pluripotency, Inhibiting lymphatic vessel growth, How diverse is the microbial biosphere? and Mutations in rare human diseases
Obesity: A recipe for ‘good’ fat Medicine
Newsworthy papers include Northern peatlands contribute to climate change, A new spin on Saturn’s atmosphere, The making of dwarf galaxies, Looking for clues to extending life, Alzheimer’s gene linked to neurotransmitter release, Chromosomes, know your place, Moving the oceans, one jellyfish at a time
Press Release - Photons manipulated at crystal surface Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Diversity dynamics, Decoding bilharzia, Diversity without barriers, An inverse photoconductor, Sea ice in the Eocene Arctic, Look south, A new window on the past
‘Ethical’ stem cells under the spotlight Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Heart progenitors yield diverse cell types, Cells remember where they came from, Plant power, ‘Ethical’ stem cells under the spotlight, How cells get a LIF to pluripotency, A single-molecule optical transistor and A black hole not too big and not too small
Immunology: Uncovering allergy bias Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Stopping the pumps in chemotherapy-resistant tumours, Mississippi drowning, Genetic variants associated with kidney stones, Solid-state quantum circuits, Mystery solved for immunoglobulin D role, Future forest changes, Efficiently moving through chemical space, Tropical rain shift 600 years ago
Press Release - Cancer threatens conservation of wildlife Medicine
Accumulating evidence indicates that population levels of certain animal species, such as the beluga whale and the Tasmanian devil, are being affected by cancer.
Press Release - Evolution of a malaria resistance gene in wild primates Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include The sea inside, Thalidomide birth defects not a patterning problem, Cancer protein may prove useful biomarker, Pathway to longevity and Lumpy stream caught on camera
Press Release - Protein links fasting and stress Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Farming pollutants, Vaccines: Jogging your memory and Long-term ties between Antarctic temperature and sea level
Stem cell genetic reprogramming Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Genome scan uncovers genetic risks of testis cancer, Genetic variation influences adverse reaction to common antibiotic, Replay of neural patterns during sleep, Let the right pollen in, Dynamic ferroelectric memory, Suppressing suppressors, Why does high-throughput screening work?, Smells right
Climate change: Thawing permafrost soils as a carbon source Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Exoplanetary phases seen, Rethinking the war on cancer, Natural selection at the group level?, Super states, Mantle mixing model and Ancient immunity underestimated
Genetics: Malaria gene scan tackles diversity of West African populations Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include A mushroom mystery solved, Candida genome sequenced, No role for Snowball Earth in ancient extinction, Initiator of allergic responses, How do inhibitors activate kinases? and Targeting muscle disorders
Carbon cycle: China’s terrestrial carbon balance Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy paper include They know where you are, Sealing the past, Bright skies spell bad news?, Sniffing out sickness, Shake, rattle, control, Dengue virus host factors identified, Probing enormous exotic molecules and Don’t judge an asteroid by its colour
UPM-Solution Engineering Produced Bio based Vegetable Oil Technology
SERDANG, 2 March – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has entered into collaboration with Solution Engineering Holdings Bhd. (SEH) in designing and producing a pilot plant in Puchong, Malaysia worth RM4 mil (USD1.1 mil) that will be capable to produce bio based vegetable oil.
The changing face of HIV Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Prehistoric sex, The missing asteroid mystery, Melding brain and machine, Unexpected prion link in Alzheimer’s disease, Atlantic seesaw, Friction on a small scale and Giant sand dune formation explained
How to survive the recession Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include MRI: The big picture; Climate: Carbon storage in African forests; Neuroscience: We know what you’re thinking; Molecular pathway for neuronal cull and Self-assembled ‘daisies’
Gene therapy for AIDS Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Erasing fearful memories, Lighting up brain maps, Relicts of martian ice?, Common variants that regulate blood pressure, Nitrous oxide hot spots and Once a boggy plant, always a boggy plant?
H5N1 structure reveals focus of viral replication Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include The earliest animal life, H5N1 structure reveals focus of viral replication, Failing the fish, Hyper-starburst spawned galaxy bulge, No man is an island, Radioresistance in cancer stem cells explained? and A long story about tropical temperatures
Climate change: Iron fertilization, naturally Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Grass genome offers clues to drought tolerance, Recipe for seafood toxin, Solving the world’s imaging problem, Superconductor shows unusual behaviour, Mouse model of hepatitis C infection one step closer, Boron beauty and Things get heated
The Solar System’s oldest zircon Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers appearing in Nature and Nature Research Journals including: Gene variants associated with risk of psoriasis, Hedgehog blocker thwarts cancer stem cells, Future oceans low in oxygen? and Nanotechnology: Read the small print.
PolyU study sheds new light on anti-inflammatory mechanism of unique marine oil Medicine
A pioneering research by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has uncovered the previously unknown anti-inflammatory mechanism for soothing the pain arising from arthritis, and thus unlocked the key to conducting further researches on the relationship between functional foods and this common crippling disease.
Free-living Nematodes in Sarawak Coastal Waters Technology
Filling in the void in nematodes studies in Sarawak, a study is being conducted to provide a database on the taxonomy and ecology of free-living nematode species in Sarawak coastal waters.
Stem cells and disease modelling Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Breaking through the barrier, Clearing plaques in blood vessels in Alzheimer’s disease, Agriculture could increase the release of carbon dioxide from rivers, Prions and smell, Rotoviruses stick to sugars, Tropical volcanic eruptions drive cooling in the tropics, The twisted history of snail shells
Medicine: Bringing Galatea to life? Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Return of North Atlantic deep convection, Family ‘friendly’ bacteria, Lessons from New Orleans, Reviving exhausted immune cells, Unbreak my heart, Molecular arms race, Snowball Earth or open oceans? and Sexual cycle of a fungus
Water vapour jets on Enceladus Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers: Protein complex influences body clocks and metabolism, The rise and fall of thermotolerance, Photons drive tiny device, Binding too tight, Atom economy raises the stakes, Earliest evidence of subduction?, Iron storage in phytoplankton, Unexpected organic-matter-munchers live in deep waters and Heroes in a half shell
A window on breast cancer Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers including Himalaya rising to a monsoonal tune; Monkey vaccine fights off AIDS; Souped-up T cells; Neuronal contribution to risk of multiple sclerosis; Duplicitous role for classic cancer molecule; Risk variants for intracranial aneurysm; Making polymers with a lazy enzyme and Giving petals their colour
The promise of personal genomics Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers: Cancer genome sequenced, Whose data is it anyway?, Where to find dark matter, Engineered DNA 'scissors' show promise, Bacteria 'chat' with immune system, Sediment cores prompt icy rethink, Structure of key 'bird flu' protein revealed, Ultrafast optical oscilloscopes, Linking lemmings to climate change
Dopamine and anxiety Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Fighting neuroblastoma, Don’t stop the beat, Bacterial gangs cause clots, Anaemic soils, Widespread alternative splicing, Subverting host immunity to intracellular pathogens and A rose by any other name
Brain–computer interfaces: Single neuron restores activity Medicine
Newsworthy papers include Braincase modification during the fish-to-tetrapod transition, Neuropsychiatric disorders, Cleaner fish twosomes make better valets, Stem cell polarity linked to ageing?, Bottoms up!, Anomalously hot Archaean mantle spawned enigmatic rocks, Diatom sequence reveals dynamic history and finally Fish swim to the beat
Infectious disease: Invasion proteins target placenta Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Extremely warm year suppresses plants’ carbon dioxide uptake in the long term, Feature shared by two black hole counterparts, New approach for leukaemia treatment?, Colloids borrow a trick or two from DNA structure
Volcanoes: A mobile magma chamber Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Astronomy: Extraordinary stellar blast visible to the naked eye, Climate change: The older the better, Astrophysics: A blast from the past of a celebrity star and Water flow through synthetic trees
Predisposition gene for childhood cancer Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Quantifying the Arctic carbon pool, Exploitative tricks of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Domino drug action, Stem cells classified, Glaciers and river nutrients and A jolt to plume models?
Staying lean without a diet Medicine
Newsworthy papers include Cleaning up the house, The ocean’s surprisingly hungry algae, Made in yeast, Genetic risk factor for chronic inflammatory disorder, Rats weigh up the evidence, An antibacterial catapult, Adopting an orphan receptor and Better action anticipation in elite basketball players
Ancient ‘computer’ for sports fanatics Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Genetics for mental health disorder, Liquid ethane on Titan, Percolating disease, The impact of microRNA on proteins, Unlocking the door to HIV infection, Creating smart surface networks and Snake fangs bite back
Jargon-Busters Cut Through Thicket Around Food People
A new book helps make sense of the complexities and controversies surrounding agriculture-related intellectual property rights.
China’s Challenges and Understanding arsenic cycles in Southeast Asia Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Ecology: The unrealized power of parasites, Materials: Flexible electronic networks of carbon nanotubes and Astrophysics: Accretion disks show their true colours
Mitigating natural disasters Medicine
Comments on the the Sichuan earthquake and cyclone Nargis. Other papers include Genetic origins of the Grey horse, New cancer drugs with reduced side effects, Predicting lung cancer survival, Heavy rains ahead, Fighting tuberculosis with acid, Rafting down biological cascades, Animal behaviour lighting the way, Nanotechnology: Gold standard
130 million years of Belum, let's keep it around longer People
WHILE the G8 continues to make more promises on how to save the world, a Malaysian is putting his money where his mouth is. Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal of the well-known EmKay group took the initiative to launch the Belum Rainforest Research Centre last week.
The Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre People
Brunei: The Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre was set up by Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) deep in the country's unspoiled jungle as an international focus for research into the threatened rainforests of Borneo.
Biotechnology: Fingers point way to HIV treatment Medicine
Landslides drive glacial advances, Cognitive therapy to control reward anticipation, A new way to treat premature ageing, A sweet route to treating Alzheimer’s disease?, Oceanic methane production, New anti-parasite protective mechanism, Automated imaging of worm gene expression, Mushroom bodies feel the heat
Planetary science: Mega-impact explains martian mystery Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Ozone destruction over an Atlantic holiday destination, Understanding four-legged fish, Cut off the food to spite the tumour, Volcanic explosions in the deep Arctic Ocean, It takes two and a feminizer for honeybees
Arthritis drug may help combat kidney disease Medicine
Summaries of papers include Resolving photon numbers, Microstructures stay on track, Muscle degeneration, Measuring glacial deep-water flow, The unexpected metal, Seafloor’s influence on biodiversity and Expressing fear enhances perception
Sarawak Dolphin Conservation Project Technology
Borneo's Dolphins are finally getting the attention they needed. On 15 May 2008, a collaborative effort for the conservation of these animals was forged between Sarawak Shell Berhad, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Sarawak Forestry Corporation.
Nanotechnology: Cleaning up oil spills Medicine
Newsworthy papers include Rare 'de novo' mutations contribute to schizophrenia risk, New prognostic marker for breast cancer, Cellular senescence and ageing, Fighting infection from an unlikely source, Vitamins on the move, Synthesis shuts down power, Warm and salty Cretaceous oceans, Multi-part bacterial sensor, Preventing amyloid formation
A Multipronged Approach to Ensuring Food Security People
IDRC believes that poverty alleviation, food security, and environmental sustainability go hand in hand. This article outlines some notable IDRC supported research towards food security.
Sustainable Management of Tropical Peatland Technology
Peatlands are the most extensive natural wetland ecosystems in South East Asia. They play an important role in climate regulation. Peatland reclamation for agriculture disrupts this role. UNIMAS is currently working on a sustainable management of the peatlands in Sarawak that would benefit the ecosystem and its dependent communities.
Frogs on call Medicine
Nocturnal tree frogs living in China have been found to possess extraordinary vocal skills comparable to dolphins, elephants and humans. Summaries of other newsworthy papers include The origins of the modern tomato, Insight into devastating pregnancy condition, Targeting dormant leukaemia cells, Tracking plates in the subsurface & more
Genomes: Is it a bird, is it a mammal…? Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Climate: Atmospheric aerosol and sea temperature, The planets: Mysteries surrounding the ‘butterscotch’ planet’s equator and Predicting fish diversity patterns in river networks
Inside the DNA of a tropical fruit tree Medicine
Papayas are not just exotic fruits with nutritional and medicinal benefits, they are also model plants for studying genetics and evolution. Summaries of newsworthy papers include Beetle key to carbon switch, Test-tube recipe makes functioning heart cells, Linking events across a key climate transition and more
Cell biology: Reconstituting the blood Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Why fishing magnifies fluctuations in fish abundance, Measuring a fractional electron charge, Helping the immune system, An ancient record of methane emissions, Raising the 'anti' and Sequencing gets personal
The future of clean water Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy research include: More than just a drinking problem, Methane found on an extrasolar planet, Dwindling populations become even more volatile, Spring genes, Eliminating antimatter, A fresh look at the mantle, Unusual reproduction, Analysing martian meteorites and Life’s winners don’t punish others
THE FUTURE CONTROL OF FOOD People
This book is the first wide-ranging guide to the key issues of intellectual property and ownership, genetics, biodiversity, and food security.
Neuroscience: Targeting psychosis Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Long-distance groundwater flow on Mars, Dust in the wind, Silicon lasers march towards the mid-infrared, Drug detective kit for the cell’s powerhouse, Towards a ‘cloak’ for magnetic fields, Pathway influences human hair growth and texture, Cows as genetic models and more
Public Health: Tracking measles in sub-Saharan Africa Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Stem cells: Circadian rhythms, Planetary science: Evidence for water, Plants: Recovery from nitrogen, Neurodegeneration: The plaque to dementia, DNA vaccines: TBK1 is doubly important, Essay: Darwin’s Enduring Legacy, Tectonics: Slice of subduction and Holography: An added dimension
Colour structures: Beetle blue Medicine
In Nature China this week - The iridescent colours on beetle wings are caused by microstructures that could be replicated for camouflage technology. Other papers include Chemotherapy: Improved packaging, improved performance, Sand dunes: Light as a feather, Gene evolution: History repeats itself and Brain evolution: What makes it bigger.
Evolution: Bird on the wing Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include The Mississippi’s carbon footprint, Repeat Offenders – are scientists publishing more duplicate papers?, The power of Jupiter’s jets, DARPA at 50, Growth of Hawaiian volcanoes, Towards realizing the benefits of spin and Insight into a tropical ecosystem
Plant immunity: Born to cheat Medicine
Plants have evolved disguise proteins to cheat pathogenic bacteria.
Population studies: Ageing accelerates Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Animals: Turn up the heat on sex determination, Volcanoes under ice, From little seeds do laser beams grow, The dark side of X-ray imaging, A stem cell-based therapy to treat muscular dystrophy, Genetic variants associated with susceptibility to lupus
Fast-rising sea levels Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers in Nature research journals including: Meteoritic boost to biodiversity?, In the right direction, Silicon nanowires stay current, Genetic risk factor for ALS, Genetic susceptibility to Kawasaki disease, A pathway controlling body temperature, and Control of EGFR in breast cancer cell invasion
Fungal insecticides: Now come with an extra sting Medicine
In Nature China this week - The scorpion toxin makes a fungal insecticide a lot more deadly and Computer simulations reveal how a bat uses its nostrils to emit sounds
Astronomy: Rare white dwarf stars with carbon atmospheres Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Ageing: A long and happy life, Environment: Browning of lakes and streams, Feature: Grand challenges in non-communicable diseases, Genetics: Insight into wood-munching termites, Earth science: Giant landslide, giant debris and finally... Babies weigh up the social situation
A low-cost technology boosts farm income in Kazakhstan Technology
ALEPPO, Syria: A low-cost technology developed by scientists at ICARDA to treat high level of magnesium in soil by using calcium has demonstrated the potential to double the crop yield in magnesium-rich soils in Central Asia.
The brain in glorious Technicolor Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Fires affect carbon balance in boreal forest, Breaking the silence, Stars spiral into life, Dance for your supper, Time taken to first base, The workhorse picks up speed and Caribbean reefs struggling to recover from ecological sucker punches
Laser-protected wheat Medicine
Treating wheat seeds with lasers can help them grow into plants that are resistant to ultraviolet radiation and drought.
Cashing in palm oil for conservation Medicine
Warm gas blanket for a baby star, Plants’ contribution to climate change effects, Type 2 diabetes all in the mind?, Volcanoes and the evolution of atmospheric oxygen levels, MicroRNA involved in embryonic patterning, Childhood game lends biodiversity insights, Flies can 'taste' fizzy drinks and The origins of the orchid
New Chickpea Variety Survives Drought in Turkey Technology
A new kabuli chickpea variety, Gokce, developed by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), in collaboration with Turkish national scientists, has withstood severe drought in Turkey and produced an impressive yield in adverse weather conditions.
Highlights from Nature China Business
The common garden onion is an indicator of arsenic contamination in the environment, The wealth in China follows the same probability distribution as in many other developed economies and more from Nature China
Human evolution: Same place, same time Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Ultrafast X-rays: ‘Dusty mirror’ gets a makeover, Neurology: Ubiquitin is ubiquitous in Huntington’s disease, Biodiversity: Insects get tropical, Physics: Ultracold matters, Recycling in the Earth's mantle, Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, Understanding antidepressants
Earth sciences: Huge flood makes waves across northern Europe Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Evolution: Out of Africa, Ageing: Anti-ageing effect of protein duo, Quantum physics: Two electrons, together apart and finally… Geckos with mussel
Emperor on taxonomy in Japan Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Developmental biology: Niche job for stem cells, Genetics: RNAi resource, Extrasolar planets: Water vapour on ‘hot Jupiters’?, Comets: The same inside out? and Ecology: Biodiversity matters
New method for making biofuels Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Liquid mirror made for the Moon, Nitrification in the oceans — getting it right, Managing Amazonian rainforest regrowth, History of the Arctic Ocean and The rise of placental mammals
Genetics: DNA ‘instruction manual’ deciphered Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Saturn’s magnetosphere gets the Cassini treatment, Transients in the sky: Stellar puzzle, Why cold is such a pain, Human carbon footprint leaves a lasting mark on forests, Water on Mars revisited and The eyes have it
UNIMAS-USF Education and Research Partnership Science
Sarawak, Malaysia - UNIMAS and University of South Florida (UNIMAS-USF) education and research partnership was forged through a Memorandum of Understanding.
Highlights from Nature China Medicine
A study of Asian men shows that both obese and underweight individuals with low physical activity are at greater risk of impotence; Desertification in northern China is reversing as a result of climatic changes, Increased human activities alter the balance of nutrients in Chinese coastal waters and more
Regeneration: Hope for new hair Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers in Nature on 17 May 2007: Planetary science: Enceladus' daily grind; Infectious diseases: Global early-warning system needed; Immunology: The good news about herpes infection; Materials: Silicon in a spin; Infectious diseases: West Nile virus wreaks havoc for birds and Unexpected biodiversity springs from the depths
TWAS, illycaffè Announce Trieste Science Prize Winners 2007 People
Trieste, Italy, 26 April 2007. An eminent Mexican biologist, whose research helped to spur the creation of the first genetically modified plants, and an internationally renowned Indian chemist, whose innovative laboratory techniques have led to the synthesis of more than 50 natural products, have been awarded the Trieste Science Prize for 2007.
Neuronal imbalance may contribute to addiction Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Ocean science: A natural approach, Reducing the risk of severe adverse drug reactions, Swift study into wing shape, Weighing at the nanoscale, Invasive species thrive on hard times and finally… The perfect pint?
Agro-biodiversity in Nepal: Wise Insurance People
Saraswati Adhikari has reason to be proud: 16 times the Nepali farmer and her husband Surya Nath have successfully improved local varieties of rice by cross-breeding, in the process helping to conserve agricultural biodiversity.
New frog species discovered in Malaysia Science
Rana monjerai is believed to only exist around the mountainous and cool, Gunung Jerai area and live in areas near clean rivers, far from pollution.
‘Anurans' or tailless amphibians tourism for environmental conservation in Borneo Science
In its decade long research into frogs and toads in Borneo, the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation has achieved much including highlighting conservation priority areas, setting up Asia's first Frog Museum and is now working on popularising biodiversity for environmental conservation with 'Anurans Tourism'.
Cancer genomes probed Medicine
Commentary: Trial and distribution, Hydrology: Water on Mars revisited, Materials: Silica to silicon, Evolution: Small genome paved the way for flight?, Plant biology: Size matters, Planetary science: Sun makes an asteroid spin faster
Immunology: HIV reveals vulnerable side Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Astronomy: Forming the darkest galaxies in the Universe, Evolutionary psychology: Family ties, Particle acceleration: Wave up and Ecology: Conservation strategy rethink
Australian treasure trove Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature include Cancer cleared by p53 restoration, Algorithm seeks out smell, Essays: Putting the pieces together, Quantum physics: To bunch or not to bunch and Fight-watching fish fathom hierarchies
Microbial component to obesity Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers published in Nature on 21 December 2006. Including: Fortnightly tidal oscillations in Antarctic ice stream flow, Starve the tumour, sabotage the blood supply, Gamma-ray burst defies classification, Parasite conundrum solved?, Progeria mutation sheds light on normal ageing, Female meerkats get their claws out ...
ASEAN endorses major initiatives to boost regional rice production Technology
Singapore – Rice production in Southeast Asia – arguably the region’s most important industry – has received a major boost with the endorsement of three new strategies by the Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry of the ten-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
How primary tumours prepare lung for invasion Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature and Nature Research Journals include Prime cuts – Nature Immunology and A new tool to analyze bacteria in microbial ecosystems – Nature Methods
Honeybee genome sequenced Medicine
Nuclear forensics, Global cooling preceded life on Earth, DNA degradation link to rheumatoid arthritis, Lampreys, the supreme survival specialists, The conductivity of mantle minerals, Largest avian skull runs rings around agility theory
Medicinal Plants of Vietnam: Past, Present and Future People
This paper gives an overview on the medicinal plants of Vietnam (especially ethnomedicinal plants and medical indigenous knowledge) from the past to present, and their potential value for the development of new medicines in the near future.
Could dandruff save the whales? Medicine
Researchers in Australia are developing a non-invasive way of telling how old a whale is, by scooping up the skin flakes it sheds into the sea, according to a News Exclusive in Nature this week. If they succeed, then one of the key arguments in favour of killing whales for scientific research will be dead in the water.
Surviving in a giant's furnace Medicine
Press release from Nature. Vol.442 No.7102. Summaries of newsworthy papers include Look smart!, Genetic key to finch beak length, Evidence for plate tectonics in the early Earth, Why galaxies don't get to the point, Peering at the pairs, A rose by any other temperature
Top predators are crucial for binding ecosystems together Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers for Nature VOL.442 NO.7100 including Astrophysics: Nova again, Geology: How the Red Sea is parting again, Biology: Unexpected inheritance, Materials chemistry: Graphite unpeeled and finally... Pack it in!
Conservation by numbers, Faking it for physicists, Top five scientists’ blogs Science
Tiger conservationists are trying a more business-like approach to saving the threatened species. In a “faking it” style test, a social scientist has fooled a panel of physicist judges into believing that he is an experienced gravitational wave physicist. Weblogs written by scientists are relatively rare, but some of them are proving popular.
Orchid has sexual intercourse with itself, Ancient lampreys are ‘design classic’ Science
The orchid Holcoglossum amesianum, which tends to flower in windless drought conditions, defies gravity to twist the male part of its flower into the necessary shape to fertilize the female one; The fossilized remains of two tiny freshwater lampreys in Inner Mongolia, China suggests that lampreys have changed little over the last 100 million years.
Climate science: From greenhouse to icehouse, Planetary science: Explaining the hot pole of Enceladus, Palaeontology: Flores tools bear hallmarks of 'Hobbit' lineage, Maps: New subsidence map of New Orleans Science
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature Vol 441, No 7093 including Virology: Hide-and-seek, Protein engineering: OK Computer, Ecology: Grasses grow better in a mix, Organic chemistry: Giving life a hand?
View article 'Climate science: From greenhouse to icehouse, Planetary science: Explaining the hot pole of Enceladus, Palaeontology: Flores tools bear hallmarks of 'Hobbit' lineage, Maps: New subsidence map of New Orleans'
Sustainable development for fragile ecosystems People
Since 1993 FEDA has worked in Rosetta (coastal area), Wadi Natroun (desert area) and Gamalia district (historic part of Cairo). These fragile ecosystems are well known for their cultural heritage. Both Gamalia and Rosetta have some of the most important Islamic monuments, while Wadi Natroun is known for its famous Coptic Christian monasteries.
Future challenges to the sustainable use of natural resources in the dry areas People
Nearly 50% of the arid regions globally, including one-quarter of the irrigated land, one-half of the rainfed cropland and three-quarters of the rangeland, are estimated to be degraded. Unless this trend is checked, the food security of the people in the dry areas will continue to be under threat.
Conclusions and Recommendations from the Scientific Seminar on Avian Influenza, the Environment and Migratory Birds Medicine
The goal of the meeting was to address migratory bird populations and environmental aspects in the current Asian lineage Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus subtype H5N1 epidemic. Sound scientific information, including an understanding of the environment and migratory bird populations, is a necessity for understanding the epidemic
Abstracts of Papers Presented at the Eighth International Conference on Dryland Development People
Soil & water conservation & degradation; Dust-storm process; Range management; Forage & livestock production; Biodiversity & Ethnobotany; Stress physiology; Renewable energy; Indigenous/traditional knowledge & heritage; Sustainable development of oasis; desert communities & socioeconomic studies; & role of NGO’s; Application of new...
Bird Flu – Weekly Press monitoring (April 10, 2006 - April 14 2006) Medicine
Unlikely to infect people; Bird flu, rates, oil pose risks Asia’s growth; Outbreak in Myanmar raises alarm; Viet Nam can’t be over-confident; Restoring wetlands key..; Britain's method questioned; Egypt - 12th case; Indonesia's 33rd case; Thailand 'clean' but spreading; China, markets worry; Bird flu seen unlikely in Japan sparrow deaths
Bird Flu – Weekly Press monitoring (April 3, 2006 - April 7 2006) Medicine
3 bird flu cases confirmed in Burkina Faso; Indonesia bird flu death confirmed; Cat bird flu risks 'overlooked'; Germany confirms bird flu in fowl; Bird Flu reaches UK; Egypt Says Third Person Dies of Bird Flu
Bird Flu – Weekly Press monitoring (March 20, 2006 - March 24 2006) Medicine
Egypt reports 2nd human case; Blame Big Farms; Israel in mass cull; Uganda equipped with machine; Malaysia has 3rd state infected; Study finds two separate strains; Bird flu kills five in Azerbaijan; Big Threat To Biological Diversity - UN ...;China Turns Over Samples to WHO; African Conference Fails to Discuss Human Infection; Pakistan confirms..
Protected areas will not be enough to save Amazon; Rice pathogen scrutinized; Alzheimer's protein player exposed; Squeezing light onto chips; Down's syndrome; Antarctic ice core secrets; Plant promiscuity… Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature. Vol.440 No.7083 Dated 23 March 2006
View article 'Protected areas will not be enough to save Amazon; Rice pathogen scrutinized; Alzheimer's protein player exposed; Squeezing light onto chips; Down's syndrome; Antarctic ice core secrets; Plant promiscuity…'
Fruit Bats in Borneo: Size matters (picture attached) Science
Researchers studying the Malaysian Short-Nosed Fruit Bat found that their body size and genetic makeup is determined by where they live.
Advent of feathers was patchy for dinosaurs; Illuminating the colour of fireflies; Delivering the biggest bang for the buck; Ultrasonic frogs raise the tone Science
An exquisitely preserved dinosaur shows that the adoption of feathers by so-called 'non-avian' dinosaurs was a complex process; Japanese researchers unravel the mechanism by which firefly controls colour; A Chinese frog is the latest addition to the range of animals known to communicate by ultrasound; Conservation - an example from Southeast Asia.
Bird Flu – Press monitoring March 15, 2006 Medicine
Azerbaijan reports 3 deaths; Dutch start voluntary vaccination; Novavax Shares Up; Hungary gets go ahead; Bird Flu Plans Require $30.5 Mln More for 2007; Global avian influenza control project receives US$1 million grant; Generex Biotechnology to Present Its Avian Influenza Vaccine; Cats And Avian Influenza, Defra Urgently Seeking Further ...;
Bird Flu – Press monitoring March 14, 2006 Medicine
First bird flu case in Afghanistan, Myanmar; Azerbaijan reports three people dead; Bird flu has limited spread impact; Bird Flu Shot Requires 6-Month Production; Bird flu suspected at poultry farm in Germany; SA: show us the money, say govts; IMF warns of economic blow from pandemic; USGS Testing Wild Birds; Airport staff vaccinated;
Bird Flu – Press monitoring March 10, 2006 Medicine
Africa 'needs fund'; Azerbaijan tests 11 people; Albania culls 2,000..; Norway tests dead ducks; Serbia confirms 1st case; European scare adds cats, dogs; Japan to help; China - 10th Death; Bird Flu Found in Weasel-Like Animal; Bird flu would ravage Asian markets; Poorest forgotten in compensation; Indonesia-Japan venture launches vaccine;
Bird Flu – Press monitoring Dated: March 8, 2006 Medicine
WHO urge studies on cats; Ministers of Black Sea countries meet; Jurong Bird park's birds vaccinated; Foie gras endangered; Poultry faeces likely cause of spread; Dutch postpone vaccination; Israel sends aid to Nigeria; Virus in China Not Infectious; French Consumers Cut Consumption; Hong Kong to Cut Chicken Population; Researchers Make Strides
Bird Flu – Press monitoring March 6, 2006 Medicine
Bird flu virus 'killed Chinese man'; Deadly bird flu virus spreads to southeast France; First Case in Poland; Bird flu a disaster for poor in Africa; Mela attempts to diffuse bird flu care; Number of cases rises to 11; Questions & Answers; Human Infection With Avian Influenza Viruses; No avian influenza yet reported in Uganda
Avian flu: Are we doing enough?; Anatomy of the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake; Contradictory corals Medicine
A military-style network of laboratories for the avian flu is proposed; The earthquake that unleashed the tsunami in the Indian Ocean forces some rethinking about how and where such giant earthquakes might occur; The application of neutral theory of biodiversity to real-life data is raising new questions and problems.
Bird Flu – Press monitoring March 2, 2006 Medicine
Pet worries fuel fears; Indonesian Dies; Rs.100,000 for…; African press eyes dangers; World Cup – FIFA; Calls for military labs; Hawaii on front lines; Russia plans mass vaccination; No danger for domestic cats; Lab network proposed; H5N1 in domestic cat in Germany; DA-12 holds forum; Statement From Cats Protection..; situation in Iraq;
Bird Flu – Press monitoring March 1, 2006 Medicine
Meeting of experts adds urgency; Cat in Germany Has..; All safety measures ensured; More ban French poultry; Sweden reports 1st case; Distrust hurts Nigeria; Trade and Consumption affected..; Turkish areas still under quarantine; Sweden hit; Defra's Message; Govt rules out any human case; Businesses need to plan..; Sweden confirms..;
Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 28, 2006 Medicine
WHO: Human Bird Flu Cases rise; "Bird flu is here ? don't panic!"; Bird Flu Spreads in Nigeria as Wary Farmers Keep Infected Fowl; WHO lauds India for bird flu measures; Speed key to bird flu battle; Beckett rules out panic bird flu vaccination; Romanian lab rules out bird flu in 21-year-old man; Poultry sector reels under bird flu fears
Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 27, 2006 Medicine
Bird flu in Switzerland; Factory farms behind spread; Bird flu kills swans in France; Romania suspects man…; A chicken fest…; Outbreak Reported in Russia..; outbreak possible, warns China; India's poultry industry hurt; Indonesia records 20th fatality; Germany confirms three more cases; "Don't confuse human influenza with bird flu"
Two new species of tree frogs found in Borneo Science
The tree frogs of the genera Polypedates and Rhacophorus are new to science and were discovered by researchers on two mountains in Borneo (Gunung Murud and Gunung Gading) (Pictures attached)
Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 21, 2006 Medicine
Indon govt to take steps; India quarantines 6; 3 babies quarantined; Hatcheries, hotel stocks decline; SA: Bird flu ruffles few feathers; Pharma companies gear up to supply drug; Govt dispels doubts; 3 more in Nigerian states; neighbours shut doors; Govt battles poultry companies; Situation in Indonesia; Defra Consults With Ornithological .;
Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 20, 2006 Medicine
‘MNCs exploiting..; No impact of on Bihar market, Govt alerts officials; Pandemic more likely; Cairo zoo closed; 1 life claimed; Indian style of cooking kills virus; Govt prepared; France on war footing; Germany deploys army island; 130 chickens dead in Qena, Egypt; Mr. Yukol affirms Thailand is under ...
Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 17, 2006 Medicine
Albanian president touts measures against bird flu; CSL encouraged by small-dose vaccine test; EU launches more measures to fight bird flu; NIGER: Dead birds raise fears; Bird flu hits Slovenia, where in EU next?; Second Iraqi dies; Vietnam to restore poultry industry; US to test child vaccine; Avian influenza confirmed in swans in Hungary ...
Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 16, 2006 Medicine
Bird flu 'could take 142m lives'; Russia reports new outbreak; UN official urges better strategy to combat bird flu; NIGERIA: International experts deploy to help check bird flu; Iraqi health minister declares alert in southern province; Virulent strain now in Germany; False reports lead to slaughter in Zambia; EU Confirmed Case in Hungary …
Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 15, 2006 Medicine
Bird flu fears ease for sick children; FACTBOX-Bird flu cases, precautions in Europe; Morocco steps up bird flu checks as migration begins; Romania finds bird flu in fowl near Black Sea port; Italian loses job over bird flu fear, kills family; Real risk of bird flu in Europe: UN; Poultry Farmers in Nigeria Battle Bird Flu …
Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 8, 2006 Medicine
Possible 3rd Death in Iraq; Bulgaria says don't panic; Chinese less worried; Stocks fall after strain detection; HK bans backyard farms; Software to save lives; US,French Health Agencies Join Forces; Discovery of variations of virus challenging; Inspection in Indonesia; Situation in Iraq, Indonesia; EU-funded Research; TraceTracker Joins Fight;
Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 7, 2006 Medicine
More Budget Money Sought; A succesful fight; Flu kills fifth bird; WHO probes new Iraq cases; Nigeria 'has no bird flu'; US not ready; Bulgaria closes off lakes; Iraq finds outbreak; Russian Company Completes Vaccine Development; More vaccine for US; Avian Influenza Found in Hong Kong; New Laboratory Assay …; HHS and Institut Pasteur Partner …
Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 6, 2006 Medicine
WHO teams in Iraq; New Zealanders well-informed risk; Bulgaria to supply Tamiflu; Indonesia's Confirmed Death Toll Increases to 16; WHO confirms Iraq bird flu death; Bird flu risk is high in Ukraine; Flu ruffles fear of chickens; Two More Children Released From Hospital; Getting ready for next pandemic; Disaster preparation just common sense
Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 26, 2006 Medicine
Mainlander killed; Experts bid to allay fears; China's 8th patient out of quarantine; Algeria denies report of human death; Egypt farmer dumps 10,000 chicks; Japan starts slaughter of 770,000 birds; US team satisfied with Turkey's efforts; US government delegation visits Armenia; International Pledging Conference; Science at the Forefront; H5N1 FAQ
Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 25, 2006 Medicine
Austria seeks EU crisis stock of drugs; Database Helps Scientists Develop Vaccine; Biosecurity is the answer; Asian states slow to report; May Spread to Russia; Turkey Overcomes; AFGHANISTAN: UN warns of risk; LIVE FOWL TO OFFSET FALTERING SALES; Dutch farmers may reject vaccination; Nepal strengthening control of poultry; FDA Issues Statement
Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 24, 2006 Medicine
WHO Says Possible Pandemic Not Exaggerated; China announces 10th case; Turkey culls 1.28 mln fowl; IMF: Turkish Economy not affected; Generex to meet with FDA; Europe spooked; US Delegation Praises Turkey; Poverty in ill-fated town; Mutations detected in Turkish sample; Situation in Indonesia; United States Pursues Criminal Charges in Drug Fraud
Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 23, 2006 Medicine
Algeria steps up measures; Free Chicken Meat Reduces Anxiety; France investigates possible human case; Bird flu hasn't slowed tourists; WHO - two more Indonesians dead; Bird flu may spread faster; Australian academic mocks 'over-reaction'; Hunting Bird Flu; Update from National Coordination Center; Firms at summit are urged to plan for the worst
Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 20, 2006 Medicine
Indonesia blames bird flu for toddler's death; Sufficient anti-viral stocks by 2007; Indonesia confirms 14th death; $1.9 Billion Collected; Elderberries 'may combat bird flu'; CAST Assesses Potential For Human Pandemic; State reveals plan; Finland prepared; BioCryst life threatening influenza injection fast tracked; Situation in China
Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 19, 2006 People
Iraq investigating possible bird flu death; STMicro Lab-On-Chip Detects Bird Flu; Fifth child death linked to bird flu; World Leaders Pledge $1.9 Billion; Bird Flu Suspected Child Dies in Mus; China announces 6th human death; Pandemic fear boosts pledges at conference; FAO Warns Europe over spring migrations; Poultry farmers feel impact of bird flu
Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 18, 2006 People
Turkey fails to stop Bird Flu; EU, Roche increase commitment; Bird flu claims 2nd sibling; Call for global effort; Bird flu could cost insurers $US133 bln; Children Seen at Risk..; Cyprus guards against bird flu, wants more drugs; Drug firm ups WHO donation by 2 million doses; Global conference aims to pool financial resources on curbing bird ...
Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 17, 2006 People
Turkey culls 932,000 fowl; Nabarro Begs Richest Nations; Israel scare proves unfounded; £560m pledged to help poorer nations; Indonesian girl dies; Middle East on high alert; Iran readies for spread from Turkey; Situation in Turkey; Commissioner Kyprianou visits China; France learns from VN's experience
Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 16, 2006 People
Fourth Turkish child dies of bird flu; Is Bird Flu Overhyped?; Syrian border cities take precaution against bird flu; Cash set to help Kyrgyzstan, Turkey fight bird flu; Suspected bird flu case in Germany-newspaper; Bird flu review 'complacent'; UK investigators seize massive haul of suspected stolen bird flu;
Bird Flu – Press monitoring Medicine
Turkish govt confirms 3rd bird flu death; $665m put up for bird flu aid; WHO says Spain's implementation of anti-bird flu measures; Bird flu strain 'could be mutating'; Porous borders add to Iraq bird flu fears; Turkey bird flu analysis complete; WHO: Avian Influenza Precautions will Suffice; Romania confronts possible first human case of bird flu
Bird Flu – Press monitoring Medicine
Less threatening bird flu?, Two More Bird Flu-Related Deaths in China; UN calls for $1.5bn bird flu fund; Bird flu may spread; EU tries to prevent the spread of bird flu; Bird flu toll grows;Time to stamp out bird flu at source; Deadly bird flu could become endemic in Turkey; Signs of recovery console Turks hit by bird flu;
New Protected Areas Keep Madagascar’s Conservation Vision On Track People
Madagascar has just added 1 million hectares to its protected area network, helping to protect the island's forests and the animals that live there (lemurs, geckos, etc.). This is part of the country's larger goal to set aside more than 10 percent of the Madagascar's wild lands in protected areas.
Sexual signalling: Mature elephants hit on right scent recipe Science
Male Asian elephants are famed for their annual bouts of heightened sexual activity and aggression, during which they produce a delicately concocted, notoriously pungent cocktail of chemicals to advertise their mating status.
Stand up for bigger rice harvests! Technology
Japanese researchers have found that a rice plant that grows with its shoots more erect will produce more grains than normal.
International Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza (AI) to analyse links between Migratory Water Birds and AI Medicine
Scientists caution against premature finger-pointing at migratory wild birds, indicating that more needs to be known about their precise migratory routes and where they stop, and to understand which species may be more susceptible to such a virus.
Parched Europe goes from green to red, The early Universe was full of stars, Phosphorous may be biggest biodiversity threat, The making of Earth's crust, How to dismantle an atomic structure, Is it time for a universal register for animal names? Technology
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature including An organic thyristor, Sequence of chromosome 18 completed, Surprising diet and lifestyle of ancient microbe revealed, Climate models underestimate air pressure changes and Landscaping by Amazonian ants
View article 'Parched Europe goes from green to red, The early Universe was full of stars, Phosphorous may be biggest biodiversity threat, The making of Earth's crust, How to dismantle an atomic structure, Is it time for a universal register for animal names?'
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