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Counting sharks

(University of California - Santa Barbara) Researchers recalibrate shark population density using data they gathered during eight years of study on Palmyra atoll.

Science vs. the sea lamprey

(Concordia University) Concordia biology professor Grant Brown has developed a promising -- and natural -- solution to curb destructive the sea lamprey population.

Entomological Society of America supports the March for Science

(Entomological Society of America) The Entomological Society of America (ESA) endorses the March for Science to be held on April 22. The stated goals and principles of the March for Science align closely with the strategic principles of ESA.

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Researchers recalibrate shark population density using data they gathered during eight years of study on Palmyra atoll

Many shark populations around the world are known to have declined over the past several decades, yet marine scientists lack important baseline information about what a healthy shark population looks like. A clearer picture is now coming into focus—thanks to a team of scientists who investigated the size of an unfished community of reef sharks.

Science vs. the sea lamprey

Of all the fishy predators in the Great Lakes, few are more destructive than the sea lamprey. There's something of a horror movie in their approach: jawless, they attach to prey such as salmon, whitefish or trout with a sucker mouth and drain the victim of its blood and lymph.

Study details ringed structure of ORC in DNA replication

An international collaboration of life scientists, including experts at Van Andel Research Institute, has described in exquisite detail the critical first steps of DNA replication, which allows cells to divide and most advanced life, including human, to propagate.

Exercise reduces death from breast cancer relapse by 40 per cent

A quarter of women with breast cancer will die from cancer spreading around the body – exercise is the most important lifestyle factor in preventing this

ORC as Loader of the Rings

(Van Andel Research Institute) An international collaboration of life scientists, including experts at Van Andel Research Institute, has described in exquisite detail the critical first steps of DNA replication, which allows cells to divide and most advanced life, including human, to propagate.

Prides, protection & parks: Africa's protected areas can support 4 times as many lions

(Panthera) Africa's protected parks and reserves are capable of supporting three to four times as many wild lions if well funded and managed, according to a new report led by Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization. Published...Show More Summary

What's the healthiest way to eat your veggies? (video)

(American Chemical Society) Vegetables are chock-full of essential vitamins and minerals, but how should you eat them to get the most nutritious bang for your buck? Raw? Sauteed? Frozen? Watch the latest Reactions episode to find out how you can use chemistry to get the most out of your veggies: https://youtu.be/6hFxSJcq-KU.

Researchers document second case of 'Down syndrome' in chimps

(Springer) Japanese researchers have confirmed the second case known to science of a chimpanzee born with trisomy 22, a chromosomal defect similar to that of Down syndrome (or trisomy 21) in humans. The report1 on Kanako, a 24-year-old...Show More Summary

New technique generates high volume of sensory cells needed for hearing

(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) In 2013, Mass. Eye and Ear researchers restored partial hearing to mice by converting stem cells into hair cells. However, the success of this approach was limited by the small number of stem cells in the ear. Show More Summary

Scientists present the smallest member of the CRISPR-Cas9 family developed to date

Scientists at the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), in collaboration with KIM Eunji (ToolGen Inc.) and KIM Jeong Hun (Seoul National University) have engineered the smallest CRISPR-Cas9 to date,...Show More Summary

Cutting-edge cameras reveal the secret life of dolphins

A world-first study testing new underwater cameras on wild dolphins has given researchers the best view yet into their hidden marine world.

Shellfish Bearing Tusks? It Happened

500 million years ago, such creatures were part of the community of oddballs famously found in today's Burgess Shale -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Prestigious international environmental prize awarded to Mexican scientist-statesman

(ReAgency) In the past, Mexico's rainforests suffered extensive logging and were in grave danger.But Mexican ecologist Professor José Sarukhán was able to convince the then-President to build a government department to exclusively track the country's rainforests and protect their biodiversity. Show More Summary

Listeria infection causes early pregnancy loss in primates

(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers in Wisconsin have discovered how Listeria monocytogenes, a common foodborne pathogen, travels through the mother's body to fatally attack the placenta and fetus during early pregnancy in a macaque monkey.

Four NYU faculty win Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships

(New York University) Four New York University faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

University of Louisville researcher to investigate how gut microbiota protect against malaria

(University of Louisville) Schmidt intends to pursue further research to determine which microbes are responsible for protecting against malaria illness and to learn more about the mechanism behind that protection

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