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October 01, 2013

Where Eagles Soar: New Data Reveals Stabilizing Golden Eagle Populations

From: Journal of Wildlife Management

12:00 AM EDT September 19, 2013

Yellow Peril: Are Banana Farms Contaminating Costa Rica’s Crocs?

Shoppers spend over £10 billion on bananas annually and now this demand is being linked to the contamination of Central America’s crocodilians. New research, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, analyses blood samples from spectacled caiman in Costa Rica and finds that intensive pesticide use in plantations leads to contaminated species in protected conservation areas.

September 16, 2013

Advanced Materials Editor Peter Gregory Awarded Two Chinese Professorships

Nanjing University of Technology and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Host Ceremonies

September 13, 2013

2013 Unorthodox Prize goes to Evidence Aid

Disasters affect millions of people and cost billions of dollars, but people affected and those trying to help them don’t always have good access to the best information on what they might do. Evidence Aid will change this. It has just been awarded the 2013 Unorthodox Prize, for an extraordinary and innovative approach to improving the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

7:00 PM EDT September 05, 2013

Risk to Consumers From Fungal Toxins in Shellfish Should be Monitored

 protect consumers, screening shellfish for fungal toxins is important, reports Letters in Applied Microbiology

September 02, 2013

Carried in the Wind: How Future North Atlantic Atmospheric Shifts Will Impact European Health

Geophysical Research Letters reports on the health impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation

September 02, 2013

Intimate Parasites and a Parental Arms Race: Did Retroviruses Drive Placental Evolution

Join the Live and Interactive Debate Hosted by BioEssays

September 02, 2013

Sanctuary! How Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries Can Save the Snow Leopard

Conservation Biology reports how Buddhist monasteries can save the snow leopard

September 02, 2013

Satellites Reveal Seasonal and Decadal Changes to Global Sea Levels

Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans explores the decadal change of global ocean levels

12:00 AM EDT August 22, 2013

Breast is Best: Good Bacteria Arrive From Mum’s Gut via Breast Milk

Scientists have discovered that important ‘good’ bacteria arrive in babies’ digestive systems from their mother’s gut via breast milk.

August 19, 2013

Beating the Retreat: Discovering the Cost of Defeat for Fighting Monkeys

From: American Journal of Physical Anthropology

August 19, 2013

Could Natural Self-Assembly Lead to the Future of Regenerative Medicine?

From: WIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology

August 19, 2013

The Importance of Reproducibility: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research Tightens Editorial Guidelines

 New guidelines seek to ensure research is reproduceable

August 16, 2013

Bypassing Immune Rejection in Stem-Cell-Based Therapies

STEM CELLS describes a new regimen for quashing the immunologic barrier, a short-course treatment with two costimlation-adhesion blockade agents, allowing engraftment of transplanted differentiated stem cells and their prolonged survival in tissue.

7:00 PM EDT August 14, 2013

New Study Reviews Historical Records to Provide Insight into Current UK Marine Populations

Exploitation of marine fisheries often begins decades or even centuries before regular monitoring of fish stocks is undertaken, making it difficult to accurately assess the current health of fish populations in the context of their past abundance. In an article appearing in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association, Dr. Ruth H. Thurstan uses historical information to uncover a picture of the UK’s coastal environments prior to the intensification of fishing.

August 05, 2013

Expert Reaction to the 'Lab Burger'

Expert Reaction to the 'Lab Burger' Story

July 29, 2013

Borneo’s Orangutans Are Coming Down From the Trees

Newly Recorded Behaviour May Show Adaptation to Habitat Change