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2013-10-08 23:22:36

Groups hope to strengthen markets for meat produced without the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Major California health and environmental organizations, including Health Care Without Harm and the San Francisco Bay Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (SF PSR) are meeting with hospitals, meat producers, and supply chain representatives October 7th and 8th in San Francisco Bay Area to decide on a strategy for expanded procurement of...

2013-10-08 13:50:38

The unique genomic signature could serve as a research model for founding events Researchers at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center and University of Montreal have discovered that the genomic signature inherited by today's 6 million French Canadians from the first 8,500 French settlers who colonized New France some 400 years ago has gone through an unparalleled change in human history, in a remarkably short timescale. This unique signature could serve as an ideal model to study...

Unnecessary Antibiotics Prescriptions Still Widespread In US
2013-10-03 15:29:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine unnecessary antibiotics are still being  prescribed across the US. Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) researchers say they found a large discrepancy between outpatient visits requiring antibiotics and national prescribing rates. "We know that antibiotic prescribing, particularly to patients who are not likely to benefit from it, increases the prevalence of...

2013-09-27 23:25:22

Mike Stephenson, a partner with McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold, says long-term care facilities must be a part of the solution to the increasing problem posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Shelbyville, IN (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 A report released September 16, 2013, by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), describes the threat posed by three antibiotic-resistant germs as “urgent.” Two of the three are especially prevalent in medical settings and nursing homes, adding...

Role Of Sperm Competition In Formation Of New Species Confirmed By Biologists
2013-09-27 08:09:16

Syracuse University 'Current Biology' article marks culmination of 6 years of research Female promiscuity—something that occurs in a majority of species, including humans—results in the ejaculates from two or more males overlapping within her reproductive tract. When this happens, sperm compete for fertilization of the female's eggs. In addition, the female has the opportunity to bias fertilization of her eggs in favor of one male's sperm over others. These processes,...

2013-09-25 10:56:18

Male fruit flies like to have a variety of sexual partners, whereas females prefer to stick with the same mate – or move on to his brothers. An Oxford University study of mating preferences in fruit flies (Drosophila) has found that males and females respond to the sexual familiarity of potential mates in fundamentally different ways. While male fruit flies preferred to court an unknown female over their previous mate or her sisters, female fruit flies displayed a predilection for...

2013-09-23 23:33:17

CDC–sounds the alarm on drug resistant bacteria caused by antibiotic abuse. Hydro Med Inc recommends how to reduce antibiotic resistance. Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 The report issued on Sept 16 is entitled, Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013. In it, CDC experts discuss this problem. Dr Steven Solomon is the head of CDC Antibiotic Resistance, and estimated that 23,000 Americans would die as a result of bacteria resistance to regular...

2013-09-19 13:14:21

It is common for parents to influence mate choice — from arranged marriages to more subtle forms of persuasion — but they often disagree with their children about what makes a suitable partner. A new study has found an evolutionary explanation for why some parents try to control who their children pair up with. The study, involving a University of Bristol researcher and published today in the journal Evolution & Human Behavior, shows that this conflict over mate choice may be...

2013-09-18 15:43:41

Saving energy is important for humans and animals alike when resources are limited. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, found out that although higher-ranked red deer gain privileged access to patches of food, they also have higher metabolic rates and thus use more energy. This can be a serious disadvantage in winter when red deer rely largely on their limited stored body fat to survive. Energy budget adjustments...


Latest Evolutionary biology Reference Libraries

2014-04-22 14:47:42

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American Paleontologist who was greatly influential in the revival of scientific research on Dinosaurs. He is best known for demonstrating that Dinosaurs were less like contemporary reptiles but more closely related to large, flightless birds like the ostrich – a theory that holds its ground in the paleontological community to this day. John Ostrom was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. His father was a physician, and...

Paleontology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paleontology or Palaeontology is the scientific study of prehistoric life, including the study of fossils to determine the organisms evolution and interactions with each other and their environments. Paleontological observations have been documented as far back as 5th century BC. The science became established in the 18th century as a result of Georges Cuvier’s work on comparative anatomy, and it developed quickly within the 19th century. The term itself comes from Greek palaios, meaning...

New Phytologist
2012-04-30 15:00:51

The New Phytologist is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the New Phytologist Trust. It covers all aspects of plant science, with topics ranging from intracellular processes to global environmental change. Articles are published in the following categories: Original research articles, Research reviews, Commentaries, Letters, Meeting reports, Tansley reviews. The following topics and subtopics are covered: Physiology and development:...

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
2012-04-29 22:59:00

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell. It was originally established in 1963, then reestablished in 1994 by John Wiley & Sons. It was published as ‘Zeitschrift für zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung’ from March 1963 to June 1994. It was published by the Academic Publishers’ Association (Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft ) Frankfurt, Germany. The editor-in-chief is Dr....

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