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Thought-to-be-extinct 'halloween' frog rediscovered in Costa Rica - Mongabay.com - http://news.google.com/news...
Thought-to-be-extinct 'halloween' frog rediscovered in Costa Rica Mongabay.com ... of many "Lazarus species" whose epitaphs were written a bit too soon. CITATION: José F. González-Maya et al. Renewing hope: the rediscovery of Atelopus varius in Costa Rica. Amphibia-Reptilia 34 (2013): 573-578. DOI:10.1163/15685381-00002910 ...
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Divergent Evolution Of New Species Is Not Genetically Expensive - Science 2.0 - http://news.google.com/news...
Divergent Evolution Of New Species Is Not Genetically Expensive Science 2.0 A new paper in Cell Reports finds that it doesn't take a lot of genetic changes to spur the evolution of new species—even if the original populations are still in contact and exchanging genes. Once evolutionary ... Citation: Marcus R. Kronforst ... and more »
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Two New Frog Species Discovered in Venezuela, One Named after James ... - Sci-News.com - http://news.google.com/news...
Sci-News.com Two New Frog Species Discovered in Venezuela, One Named after James ... Sci-News.com Belgian biologist has described two new colorful species of frogs of the genus Pristimantis from northern South America. Pristimantis jamescameroni. Image credit: Philippe J.R. Kok. One of the newly discovered ... Bibliographic information: Philippe J ...
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Amenzi pentru cetăţenii municipiului Sfântu Gheorghe care nu-şi declară ... - Administratie.ro - http://news.google.com/news...
Amenzi pentru cetăţenii municipiului Sfântu Gheorghe care nu-şi declară ... Administratie.ro Potrivit acestuia, până acum cetăţenii nu au putut fi obligaţi în niciun fel să-şi declare animalele, prin urmare nici să plătească taxa lunară de şapte lei pentru fiecare animal, iar acest lucru s-a văzut pentru că, la nivelul municipiului, sunt ... and more »
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Three new species discovered in tropical northern Australia - http://mudfooted.com/three-n...
A new frog species (Microhylidae: Cophixalus) from boulder-pile habitat of Cape Melville, north-east Australia Zootaxa DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3722.1.5. CONRAD J ... New snail species discovered with semi-transparent shell.
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What we're reading: Mating advantages for rare males in guppies, a ... - http://www.molecularecologist.com/2013...
Integrating multiple lines of evidence to better understand the evolutionary divergence of humpback dolphins along their entire distribution range: a new dolphin species in Australian waters? Molecular Ecology. doi: ...
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The genus Rhododendron: an ethnopharmacological and toxicological review. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed...
Related Articles The genus Rhododendron: an ethnopharmacological and toxicological review. J Ethnopharmacol. 2013 May 2;147(1):42-62 Authors: Popescu R, Kopp B Abstract ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The vast genus Rhododendron includes species that have been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of inflammatory conditions, pain, gastro-intestinal disorders, common cold, asthma, skin disease, etc. Rhododendrons are also well known for their toxicity and some species have been traditionally used as poison. AIM OF THE REVIEW: The work reviews and analyses the traditional use, biological activities with the corresponding chemical constituents, and toxicological data on Rhododendron species. The review aims at characterizing the ethnopharmacology of the genus in relation to its toxicity in order to identify the therapeutic potential of Rhododendron species and future directions for research. METHODS: Data regarding Rhododendron spp. was collected using electronic databases...
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Management of prolonged post-operative ileus: evidence-based recommendations. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed...
Related Articles Management of prolonged post-operative ileus: evidence-based recommendations. ANZ J Surg. 2013 May;83(5):319-24 Authors: Vather R, Bissett I Abstract BACKGROUND: Prolonged post-operative ileus (PPOI) occurs in up to 25% of patients following major elective abdominal surgery. It is associated with a higher risk of developing post-operative complications, prolongs hospital stay and confers a significant financial load on health-care institutions. Literature outlining best-practice management strategies for PPOI is nebulous. The aim of this text was to review the literature and provide concise evidence-based recommendations for its management. METHODS: A literature search through the Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Google Scholar and Cochrane databases was performed from inception to July 2012 using a combination of keywords and MeSH terms. Review of the literature was followed by synthesis of concise recommendations for management accompanied by Strength of Recommendation...
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The molecular biology of ilarviruses. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed...
Related Articles The molecular biology of ilarviruses. Adv Virus Res. 2013;87:139-81 Authors: Pallas V, Aparicio F, Herranz MC, Sanchez-Navarro JA, Scott SW Abstract Ilarviruses were among the first 16 groups of plant viruses approved by ICTV. Like Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV), bromoviruses, and cucumoviruses they are isometric viruses and possess a single-stranded, tripartite RNA genome. However, unlike these other three groups, ilarviruses were recognized as being recalcitrant subjects for research (their ready lability is reflected in the sigla used to create the group name) and were renowned as unpromising subjects for the production of antisera. However, it was recognized that they shared properties with AMV when the phenomenon of genome activation, in which the coat protein (CP) of the virus is required to be present to initiate infection, was demonstrated to cross group boundaries. The CP of AMV could activate the genome of an ilarvirus and vice versa. Development of the...
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Behavior change techniques used to promote walking and cycling: a systematic review. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed...
Related Articles Behavior change techniques used to promote walking and cycling: a systematic review. Health Psychol. 2013 Aug;32(8):829-38 Authors: Bird EL, Baker G, Mutrie N, Ogilvie D, Sahlqvist S, Powell J Abstract OBJECTIVE: Evidence on the effectiveness of walking and cycling interventions is mixed. This may be partly attributable to differences in intervention content, such as the cognitive and behavioral techniques (BCTs) used. Adopting a taxonomy of BCTs, this systematic review addressed two questions: (a) What are the behavior change techniques used in walking and cycling interventions targeted at adults? (b) What characterizes interventions that appear to be associated with changes in walking and cycling in adults? METHOD: Previous systematic reviews and updated database searches were used to identify controlled studies of individual-level walking and cycling interventions involving adults. Characteristics of intervention design, context, and methods were extracted in...
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Mortlock Flying Fox: Study Reveals New Info on World's Least-Studied Bat - Sci-News.com - http://news.google.com/news...
Sci-News.com Mortlock Flying Fox: Study Reveals New Info on World's Least-Studied Bat Sci-News.com ______. Bibliographic information: Buden DW et al. 2013. Taxonomy, distribution, and natural history of flying foxes (Chiroptera, Pteropodidae) in the Mortlock Islands and Chuuk State, Caroline Islands. ZooKeys 345: 97–135; doi: 10.3897/zookeys.345.5840. and more »
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DNA tests reveal new dolphin species (photos) - Mongabay.com - http://news.google.com/news...
DNA tests reveal new dolphin species (photos) Mongabay.com With the help of DNA tests, scientists have declared a new dolphin species that dwells off the coast of northern Australia. The discovery was made after a team of ... in Australian waters? Molecular Ecology. 1365-294X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec ... and more »
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New bacteria species in purple mat in cave - allvoices - http://news.google.com/news...
New bacteria species in purple mat in cave allvoices In a hot, steamy lava cave on the Kilauea Caldera in Hawai'i, microbiologists collecting samples from a dripping purple mat on the cave floor have found a new species that could reveal how bacteria that spit oxygen into the atmosphere millions of years ...
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Grasshopper Mice: Rodents with Immunity to Scorpion Venom - Sci-News.com - http://news.google.com/news...
Sci-News.com Grasshopper Mice: Rodents with Immunity to Scorpion Venom Sci-News.com ______. Bibliographic information: Rowe AH et al. 2013. Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel in Grasshopper Mice Defends Against Bark Scorpion Toxin. Science, vol. 342, no. 6157, pp. 441-446; doi: 10.1126/science.1236451. Published in. Biology. Tagged as. and more »
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Guerrero Brush Finch: New Bird Species Found in Mexico - Sci-News.com - http://news.google.com/news...
Sci-News.com Guerrero Brush Finch: New Bird Species Found in Mexico Sci-News.com An international team of ornithologists led by Dr Townsend Peterson from the University of Kansas' Biodiversity Institute has discovered a new species of brush-finch that lives in the cloud forests of the mountain range Sierra Madre del Sur in central ...
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Environmental factors help limit gene flow between different giraffe species - EurekAlert (press release) - http://news.google.com/news...
Environmental factors help limit gene flow between different giraffe species EurekAlert (press release) Giraffe species may only breed with each other based on the timing of rainfall in their local environments, according to new research published October 23 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, by Henri Thomassen and colleagues at UCLA. Three types of ... and more »
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Nu ecologie, doar antieconomie şi manipulare –partea a III a - Realitatea - http://news.google.com/news...
Nu ecologie, doar antieconomie şi manipulare –partea a III a Realitatea „Din punct de vedere economic, demonstraţiile sunt absolut imbecile şi singurul mesaj pe care-l degajă în sunet de vuvuzele şi pet-uri pocnite de asfalt, este similar cu celebrul nu ne vindem ţara din 1990, ceea ce denotă o lipsă de înţelegere la nivel ...
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New basal hadrosaurid dinosaur discovered in China - Examiner.com - http://news.google.com/news...
New basal hadrosaurid dinosaur discovered in China Examiner.com The new species Yunganglong datongensis is only the seventh known basal hadrosauroid dinosaur ever found. The fossil was discovered in the Zhumapu Formation of Shanxi Province in northern China. There are only six other known basal hadrosauroids, ...
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New Dragon Tree Species Found in Burma, Thailand - Sci-News.com - http://news.google.com/news...
Sci-News.com New Dragon Tree Species Found in Burma, Thailand Sci-News.com Dr Paul Wilkin from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and his colleagues from Thailand, the Netherlands and Poland have described a remarkable new species of dragon tree. Dracaena ... PhytoKeys 26: 101; doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.26.5335. Published in. and more »
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Entomologists Discover 85 New Species of Jewel-Like Baconia Beetles - Sci-News.com - http://news.google.com/news...
Sci-News.com Entomologists Discover 85 New Species of Jewel-Like Baconia Beetles Sci-News.com Dr Michael Caterino and Dr Alexey Tishechkin, both from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, have described 85 new species in the genus Baconia, mainly from North and South America. ... ZooKeys 343: 1 – 297; doi: 10.3897/zookeys.343.5744. and more »
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Macplocimine A: Scientists Discover New Macrolide Antibiotic - Sci-News.com - http://news.google.com/news...
Macplocimine A: Scientists Discover New Macrolide Antibiotic Sci-News.com ______. Bibliographic information: Xiang Li et al. 2013. Macplocimine A, a new 18-membered macrolide isolated from the filamentous sulfur bacteria Thioploca sp. The Journal of Antibiotics 66, pp. 443–446; doi: 10.1038/ja.2013.52. Published in. Medicine ...
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New Piscivorous bird found from the Lower Cretaceous of western ... - http://phys.org/news...
"The preservation of fish bones ventral to the dentary and in the stomach provides direct evidence that the new species was piscivorous – previously only reported in Yanornis, and as in some living birds, and it was capable of moving food bidirectionally through the alimentary canal", said ZHOU Shuang of the IVPP, first author of the study. Explore further: New species of Sinamia discovered. More information: dx.doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2013.819504. Provided by ...
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Data from: Heritabilities of directional asymmetry in the fore- and ... - http://datadryad.org/resourc...
PLoS ONE 8(10): e76358. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076358. Additionally, please cite the Dryad data package: Breno M, Bots J, Van Dongen S ... Directional asymmetry (DA), where at the population level symmetry differs from zero, has been reported in a wide range of traits and taxa, even for traits in which symmetry is expected to be the target of selection such as limbs or wings. In invertebrates, DA has been suggested to be non-adaptive. In vertebrates, there has ...
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Engineered Bacteria Could Help Combat Deadly Disease of Sleeping Sickness - Sci-News.com - http://news.google.com/news...
Sci-News.com Engineered Bacteria Could Help Combat Deadly Disease of Sleeping Sickness Sci-News.com 2013. Evaluating Paratransgenesis as a Potential Control Strategy for African Trypanosomiasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7 (8): e2374; doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002374. Published in. Medicine. Tagged as. bacteriaSleeping sicknessTrypanosomiasisTsetse fly.
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New Species of Giant Fish Arapaima Discovered in Brazil - Sci-News.com - http://news.google.com/news...
Sci-News.com New Species of Giant Fish Arapaima Discovered in Brazil Sci-News.com “Arapaima have high economic, cultural, and scientific value, but their diversity has been overlooked for too long,” the scientist concluded. ______. Bibliographic information: Donald J. Stewart. 2013. A New Species of Arapaima (Osteoglossomorpha ...
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New Species of Giant Fish Arapaima Discovered in Brazil | Biology ... - http://www.sci-news.com/biology...
______. Bibliographic information: Donald J. Stewart. 2013. A New Species of Arapaima (Osteoglossomorpha: Osteoglossidae) from the Solimões River, Amazonas State, Brazil. Copeia, vol. 2013, no. 3, pp. 470-476; doi: ...
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BGD - Abstract - Recovery dynamics and invasibility of herbaceous ... - http://www.biogeosciences-discuss.net/10...
www.biogeosciences-discuss.net/10/15851/2013/ doi:10.5194/bgd-10-15851-2013 ... In two subsequent years without further disturbances, establishment of new species was recorded. The drought and drought + heat extremes in summer ...
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Click, manca-ti-as cratima! - Ziarul National - http://news.google.com/news...
Ziarul National Click, manca-ti-as cratima! Ziarul National Si e normal sa fie asa, din moment ce bietul animal nu tinea regim raw vegan, ca orice potaie de fite care isi gaseste loc in WOWBiz. Si tot asa, „Bianca si Victor incearca sa isi linisteasca fanii! Vezi ce au facut in aceasta seara pentru a demonstra ...
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Scientists threatened by demands to share data - Al Jazeera America - http://news.google.com/news...
Al Jazeera America Scientists threatened by demands to share data Al Jazeera America When biologist and TechKnow host Philip Torres discovered a potentially new spider species, he shared his findings on Twitter. It was a decision that may have cost him the opportunity to publish his research in a top .... Scientists who make their ...
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Over 6500 Old Quarter households to be relocated - VietNamNet Bridge - http://news.google.com/news...
VietNamNet Bridge Over 6500 Old Quarter households to be relocated VietNamNet Bridge According to forest rangers and experts from the Institute of Tropical Biology in Ho Chi Minh City, the bird sanctuary has recently welcomed many new species of birds. Since August 2011, about 4,000 individuals from over 30 species ... The stations ...
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