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Biofortification: The New 'Green Revolution' Of Genetically Engineered, More ... - Science 2.0

Sat, 2014-11-01 21:49

Science 2.0

Biofortification: The New 'Green Revolution' Of Genetically Engineered, More ...
Science 2.0
“The problem with supplements is that most pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned,” Aymeric Goyer, chief scientist of the project at Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, said. “By the time a woman realizes she is pregnant, the first few ...

Discoverer of Lucy skeleton hopes to find what made us human - Los Angeles Times

Sat, 2014-11-01 18:03

Discoverer of Lucy skeleton hopes to find what made us human
Los Angeles Times
She showed us it happened in Eastern Africa, and more specifically in the Afar region of Ethiopia where she was found. She also allowed ... The features that distinguish us from all other animals are symbolic language, our cooperation, and a culture ...

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Cambrian Explosion: Geography May Have Triggered Increase In Animal Life - Science 2.0

Sat, 2014-11-01 15:30

Science 2.0

Cambrian Explosion: Geography May Have Triggered Increase In Animal Life
Science 2.0
The paper is the first to integrate geological evidence from five present-day continents — North America, South America, Africa, Australia and Antarctica — in addressing paleogeography at that critical time. Dalziel proposes that present-day North ...
Massive geographic change may have triggered explosion of animal lifePhys.Org
Major tectonic event may have triggered burst of animal life 530 million years agoZee News
Tectonic event led to burst of animal life during Cambrian AgeBig News Network.com

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Why Scapegoating Bats Is A Big Mistake For Human Health - Huffington Post

Sat, 2014-11-01 01:50

Huffington Post

Why Scapegoating Bats Is A Big Mistake For Human Health
Huffington Post
Even before allegations emerged that West Africa's Ebola outbreak may have originated in bats, public opinion of the animal was hardly glowing. Years as a Halloween icon cast a dark shadow over the flying mammal's reputation. But leading experts in ...

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Maine judge rejects quarantine for Hickox, dismisses 'bad science, misinformation' - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Fri, 2014-10-31 20:23

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Maine judge rejects quarantine for Hickox, dismisses 'bad science, misinformation'
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
The order includes scientists and health-care experts who had been planning to attend a high-level conference on tropical diseases scheduled in New Orleans Nov. 2-6. Several experts from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control ...
Why Ebola Aid Workers Are Quarantining Themselves When Scientists Say They ...Huffington Post
Ebola: Nurse Beats Quarantine PushMedPage Today

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Pentagon Request Shows Scant Science Supports White House's Ebola ... - Foreign Policy

Fri, 2014-10-31 19:33

Foreign Policy

Pentagon Request Shows Scant Science Supports White House's Ebola ...
Foreign Policy
The Defense Department is seeking research that shows federal public-health officials and the broader medical community have a limited understanding of the Ebola virus, despite their assurances that the public should not panic about the deadly disease.

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Zoo Welcomes Two Rare Baby Animals (PHOTOS) - The Weather Channel

Fri, 2014-10-31 14:29

The Weather Channel

Zoo Welcomes Two Rare Baby Animals (PHOTOS)
The Weather Channel
Populations of kudu, long-horned antelope typically found throughout eastern and southern Africa, are dropping due to habitat loss, hunting and predation, reports The Nature Conservancy. "Their habitats are used for charcoal burning and farming, and ...

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Ebola Should Have Never Left Africa - Brookings Institution

Fri, 2014-10-31 14:04

Ebola Should Have Never Left Africa
Brookings Institution
It is now spreading to other countries, although it is unlikely to be a major crisis outside Africa because response systems are in place in many countries. What is so problematic is that a small amount of intervention initially by the world community ...

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Scientists catch fruit fly disguising itself as four distinct species - Alaska Dispatch

Fri, 2014-10-31 13:40

RedOrbit

Scientists catch fruit fly disguising itself as four distinct species
Alaska Dispatch
"This outcome has major implications for global plant biosecurity, especially for developing countries in Africa and Asia," the study's lead author, Mark Schutze, of the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre and the Queensland University of ...
Four fruit fly species found to be the sameAustralian Life Scientist
What's In A Name? Everything - If You're A Fruit FlyRedOrbit
Four in One - New Discovery On Pest Fruit FliesAllAfrica.com

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E. Africa scientists conduct research on disease resistant Napier - Coastweek

Fri, 2014-10-31 12:40

E. Africa scientists conduct research on disease resistant Napier
Coastweek
NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- Scientists in East Africa are currently conducting research in order to select a disease resistant Napier grass variety, a Kenyan researcher revealed on Tuesday. Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Senior ...

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Health|Genes Influence How Mice React to Ebola, Study Says In 'Significant ... - New York Times

Fri, 2014-10-31 00:24

International Business Times

Health|Genes Influence How Mice React to Ebola, Study Says In 'Significant ...
New York Times
The study, published online Thursday by the journal Science, is “a significant advance,” said Dr. James Musser, director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research at Houston Methodist Research Institute. Using ...
Ebola Resistance In Mice: Why Some People Survive DiseaseForbes
Why Do Some Die From Ebola and Others Survive?Newsweek
Death or Full Recovery? Ebola Outcome May Depend on Your GenesLive Science
Washington Post -International Business Times -The Japan Times
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Just let Kaci Hickox have a pizza - Vox

Thu, 2014-10-30 20:23

Just let Kaci Hickox have a pizza
Vox
Update: This story now has a happy ending. Just around the time this article went live — about 20 hours after nurse Kaci Hickox requested a pizza — a Bangor Daily News reporter tweeted this photo of the pizza being delivered. The company apparently ...

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Scientists catch fruit fly disguising itself as four distinct species - Christian Science Monitor

Thu, 2014-10-30 19:42

Christian Science Monitor

Scientists catch fruit fly disguising itself as four distinct species
Christian Science Monitor
"This outcome has major implications for global plant biosecurity, especially for developing countries in Africa and Asia," the study's lead author, Mark Schutze, of the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre and the Queensland University of ...
What's In A Name? Everything - If You're A Fruit FlyRedOrbit
Four in One - New Discovery On Pest Fruit FliesAllAfrica.com
Four Of The Most Destructive Farm Pests Are Actually One Speciesio9

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Ebola Exacerbates West Africa's Poverty Crisis - Scientific American

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:19

Ebola Exacerbates West Africa's Poverty Crisis
Scientific American
"One of the best ways to interrupt the spread in Africa is people identifying themselves as potentially infectious and showing up for medical attention," explained Robert Kanter, a research scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness ...

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Alltech Crop Science acquires South African distributor - agprofessional.com

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:21

Alltech Crop Science acquires South African distributor
agprofessional.com
For nearly 20 years Alltech Crop Science has conducted research on 69 cultivars in 29 countries to form the scientific basis for its products. Its North American brand portfolio – Agro-Mos, Compost-Aid, Complex-Aid, Crop-Set, Grain-Set, Soil-Set and ...

The Ebola vaccine: Are we there yet? - Fox News

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:06

United States Army (press release)

The Ebola vaccine: Are we there yet?
Fox News
As the death toll for Ebola nears 5,000 in West Africa, scientists are scrambling to design and approve a vaccine that can halt this epidemic. The traditional drug approval process in the U.S. can take years, as it first must go through animal trials ...
Army scientists striving to develop Ebola vaccineUnited States Army (press release)
Ebola Shots on Lake Geneva for $845 Test Vaccine SupportBloomberg
GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen Inc. lead race for Ebola drugsCity Index
Newsday
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International Researchers Find Major Fruit Fly Pests to be the Same Species - Entomology Today

Wed, 2014-10-29 14:39

ABC Online

International Researchers Find Major Fruit Fly Pests to be the Same Species
Entomology Today
These species cause incalculable damage to horticultural industries and food security across Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and parts of South America, so in 2009 a coordinated research effort got underway to definitively resolve the differences, if any ...
Four Of The Most Destructive Farm Pests Are Actually One Speciesio9
Four in One - New Discovery On Pest Fruit FliesAllAfrica.com
Scientists find four fruit fly species believed to threaten Australia's ...ABC Online
EurekAlert (press release) -Shanghai Daily (subscription)
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Turning the Tide for Great White Sharks - UConn Today (blog)

Wed, 2014-10-29 13:09

UConn Today (blog)

Turning the Tide for Great White Sharks
UConn Today (blog)
Having a chance to work closely with these iconic animals, Perkins admits, is a rarity in this particularly competitive area of marine science research. While he founded Shark Bay Research Trust last year to help fund his research, he is also eager to ...

These strange hillocks might be the work of gophers, termites, or something ... - BBC News

Wed, 2014-10-29 12:25

These strange hillocks might be the work of gophers, termites, or something ...
BBC News
Standing in a native prairie near the city of Olympia, Washington, the view resembles an expanse of giant grass-covered bubble wrap. Broad ... "If you consider that many of our landscapes here are very nutrient-poor, you have these landscapes that are ...

Research: Identifying animal-to-human transmitted diseases - WorldPoultry.net

Wed, 2014-10-29 11:04

Research: Identifying animal-to-human transmitted diseases
WorldPoultry.net
As a currently under explored area, the research is vital to improve our ability to identify viruses. Beneficial to researchers involved in the study of animal-to-human transmitted viruses, disease diagnostics and epidemiology, the three-year project ...