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2011-05-24 13:56:32

More than just a tool for predicting health, modern genetics is upending long-held assumptions about who we are. A new study by Harvard researchers casts new light on the intermingling and migration of European, Middle Eastern and African and populations since ancient times. In a paper titled "The History of African Gene Flow into Southern Europeans, Levantines and Jews," published in PLoS Genetics, HMS Associate Professor of Genetics David Reich and his colleagues investigated the proportion...

2011-04-01 07:00:00

KINGSTON, R.I., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by the Institute for International Sport: Archbishop Desmond Tutu will give his last public speech in the United States on May 20 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT as part of the kick-off festivities for the 2011 World Youth Peace Summit. Archbishop Tutu received the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent work against apartheid, the South African government's policy of racial separateness....

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2011-03-08 08:30:00

Modern man may have evolved from the bushmen of Southern Africa, not from the eastern part of the continent as many experts suggest, claims a new study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). A team of experts from Stanford University, Santa Clara University, the University of California, Brown University, Cornell University, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain,...

2011-01-12 12:57:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since launching in September 2008, A24 Media has made major inroads in its endeavour to enable Africans to tell their stories to the world. Now boasting over 1,500 high quality video stories and 30,000 still images from 35 African countries, as well as documentaries and series programmes on our website (http://www.a24media.com), we have established ourselves as the "go to" source for content that can provide an authentic perspective on...

2010-11-24 10:05:34

The study, by Dr Lavinia Mitton and Mr Peter Aspinall of the University of Kent, finds that 'Black Africans' in the UK are a diverse group with a wide range of experience and needs depending on country of birth, religion and native language. Understanding these distinctions between different Black Africans is the first step to providing better support, improving their quality of life and helping integration into society. There are now 737,000 'Black Africans' in England and Wales (according...

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2010-06-25 06:04:04

Researchers warn that the genetic diversity of Africa's native livestock needs to be collected and studied before it is gone for good. According to researchers, native breeds have adapted to tolerate parasites or produce healthy milk yields in harsh conditions. They said that these traits had yet to be unlocked by the scientific community. Since farmers began switching to "exotic" cattle from more-developed nations, the indigenous breeds have begun dying out, they observed. "African cattle...

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2010-02-17 14:38:33

Benefits for human health expected Human genomes from Southern African Bushmen and Bantu individuals have been sequenced by a team of scientists seeking a greater understanding of human genetic variation and its effect on human health. The study's findings will be published in the journal Nature on 18 February 2010. The research was completed by scientists from American, African, and Australian research institutions, with support from Penn State University in the United States and from...

2010-01-11 08:00:00

Move Enables LAFC to Further Work in U.S. and Internationally, Including Partnership with Duke University's WISER Program and Commitments to Help Impoverished African Communities PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Signaling its expanding mission to help children and teens worldwide, the Los Angeles Futbol Club has changed its structure. The nationally renowned soccer club will now operate as part of the LAFC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. LAFC has long...

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2009-12-21 14:39:25

Collaboration by University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University People who identify as African-American may be as little as 1 percent West African or as much as 99 percent, just one finding of a large-scale, genome-wide study of African and African-American ancestry released today. An international research team led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University has collected and analyzed genotype data from 365 African-Americans, 203 people from 12 West African...

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2009-06-29 12:55:00

 A team of experts in biomechanics and physiology that conducted experiments on Oscar Pistorius, the South African bilateral amputee track athlete, have just published their findings in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Some of their previously confidential findings were presented to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland in May of 2008. Other findings are now being released for the first time.A portion of the team's findings had been presented at the CAS to...


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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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