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Vultures could hold key to deadly bacteria - BBC News

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:14

BBC News

Vultures could hold key to deadly bacteria
BBC News
Its meal will certainly be undercooked, lacking in trimmings, eaten at the side of the road and seething with toxic bacteria that would kill most other animals. (Despite sharing a ... To help find the answer he joined forces with scientists in Denmark ...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, NIH says - USA TODAY

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-11-26 22:03

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Experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, NIH says
USA TODAY
In animal studies, the NIH vaccine didn't protect for very long, and required a booster to provide long-lasting protection. Although scientists have been working on Ebola vaccines for years, it wasn't until the outbreak in West Africa that large ...
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What has made Britain's seals turn into deadly predators of the ocean? - Mirror.co.uk

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-11-26 20:36

Mirror.co.uk

What has made Britain's seals turn into deadly predators of the ocean?
Mirror.co.uk
Scientists at the Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies in Holland studied the remains of more than 1,000 severely scarred or injured porpoises washed up along North Sea coastlines during the last decade. For years experts were baffled ...

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How we got so stupid about our diets - Vox

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:50

How we got so stupid about our diets
Vox
This year, he took an anthropologist's approach to studying how we eat for his new book Diet Cults. In the book, he points out that science has not identified the healthiest diet regimen. "In fact," he writes, "it has come as close as possible (because ...

Teaching Kenya's Warriors to Make Peace With Fast-Disappearing Lions - National Geographic

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-11-26 13:02

Teaching Kenya's Warriors to Make Peace With Fast-Disappearing Lions
National Geographic
Editor's note: Shivani Bhalla is one of National Geographic's 2014 emerging explorers, a designation that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. The lion cubs are ...

Gray seals may be becoming the great white sharks of Dutch beaches - Science AAAS

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-11-26 00:15

Science AAAS

Gray seals may be becoming the great white sharks of Dutch beaches
Science AAAS
“We thought, 'Of course, how silly,' ” says biologist Mardik Leopold of the Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands. “You think seals are nice, cuddly animals—they are not. They are predators.” With a towering height of 2.5 meters ...

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Better wildlife monitoring could prevent human disease outbreaks - Science Now

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:23

Better wildlife monitoring could prevent human disease outbreaks
Science Now
In the new study, a team lead by Isabelle-Anne Bisson, a conservation biologist with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington D.C., set out to assess whether information on wildlife health could be used to predict the emergence of ...

How Vultures Survive Eating Rotting, Feces-Laden Meat - Newsweek

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-11-25 18:36

Newsweek

How Vultures Survive Eating Rotting, Feces-Laden Meat
Newsweek
The fetid flesh upon which vultures feast contains bacteria and toxins that would kill most large animals, including humans, says Gary Graves, an ornithologist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. ... In this case ...

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Dolphins use specific whistles as names - EarthSky

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-11-25 17:19

EarthSky

Dolphins use specific whistles as names
EarthSky
The vast majority of research into how bottlenose dolphins communicate has been conducted in captivity or on animals who are restrained during the study. These have ... But, research in Africa, especially on the larger truncatus form, is much more sparse.

Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift - Imperial Valley Press

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-11-25 17:17

Imperial Valley Press

Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift
Imperial Valley Press
Huge, specialized containers of the stuff are shipped to a plant in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Gas floats above the liquid in these containers; this gas is drawn off and compressed. The gas is loaded into heavy steel tubes, and 10 to 12 tubes are put on ...

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An Electric Fence Wards Off Sharks - Smithsonian

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-11-25 16:47

An Electric Fence Wards Off Sharks
Smithsonian
That's why the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in South Africa has announced a plan to keep predators away from beaches. In an experiment lasting through May, researchers are stretching nearly 330 feet of electric cable on the sea floor and monitoring its ...

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Nebraska gardener plants seeds of fresh food in Africa - Lincoln Journal Star

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:03

Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska gardener plants seeds of fresh food in Africa
Lincoln Journal Star
The Bulungula Incubator has been trying to improve lives in a handful of remote villages of South Africa since 2007. The group works with locals to build schools, provide health care, create jobs and coax crucial infrastructure, like clean water, to a ...

'Star-Gazing' Shrimp Discovered in South Africa - NBCNews.com

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-11-21 15:40

TODAYonline

'Star-Gazing' Shrimp Discovered in South Africa
NBCNews.com
A tiny shrimp equipped with large, candy-striped eyes to ward off predators has been discovered in South African waters, the University of Cape Town said on Friday. The 10-15 mm-long crustacean has been christened the "star-gazer mysid" as its eyes ...
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Early sign of yellow fever could lead to new treatment - BBC News

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-11-21 10:06

BBC News

Early sign of yellow fever could lead to new treatment
BBC News
Writing in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, US scientists looked at the virus in macaques, in the first study in primates for more than 20 years. They found out how the virus ... William Augusto at the WHO said: "This research work is at ...
Breakthrough in Managing Yellow Fever DiseaseHealthCanal.com

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Africa: Breakthrough in Managing Yellow Fever Disease - AllAfrica.com

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:44

Africa: Breakthrough in Managing Yellow Fever Disease
AllAfrica.com
Found in South America and sub-Saharan Africa, each year the disease results in 200,000 new cases and kills 30,000 people. About 900 million people are at risk of contracting the disease. Now a research team led by a biomedical scientist at the ...

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Breakthrough in Managing Yellow Fever Disease - UCR Today (press release)

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-11-20 19:06

UCR Today (press release)

Breakthrough in Managing Yellow Fever Disease
UCR Today (press release)
Found in South America and sub-Saharan Africa, each year the disease results in 200,000 new cases and kills 30,000 people. About 900 million people are at risk of contracting the disease. Now a research team led by a biomedical scientist at the ...

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Breakthrough in managing yellow fever disease - EurekAlert (press release)

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-11-20 19:05

UCR Today

Breakthrough in managing yellow fever disease
EurekAlert (press release)
Found in South America and sub-Saharan Africa, each year the disease results in 200,000 new cases and kills 30,000 people. About 900 million people are at risk of contracting the disease. Now a research team led by a biomedical scientist at the ...
Early sign of yellow fever could lead to new treatmentBBC News

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Confessions of an Ivory Consumer - The Atlantic

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-11-20 17:18

The Atlantic

Confessions of an Ivory Consumer
The Atlantic
Ivory received renewed attention this month following reports that the delegation of Chinese President Xi Jinping bought up so much of the material during a March 2013 state visit to Tanzania that, for a time, ivory prices doubled on East African ...

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Poachers Are Now Slaughtering Africa's Giraffes - TakePart

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-11-20 17:15

TakePart

Poachers Are Now Slaughtering Africa's Giraffes
TakePart
Tanzania, which is also the site of massive levels of elephant poaching, typifies another reason for giraffe poaching: The animals are killed to feed the people who are hunting elephants. This also happens in the Congo, Fennessy said, where the Lord's ...

Timeline on Iran's Nuclear Program - New York Times

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:33

New York Times

Timeline on Iran's Nuclear Program
New York Times
... in Tehran and power plants. Iran Signs Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty With the American-provided research reactor running, starting in 1967, Iran becomes one of 51 nations to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, agreeing to never become a ...

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