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2013-09-16 16:24:15

Consumers Union Calls For Stronger Action to Curb Antibiotic Overuse And To Prevent The Spread Of Deadly Infections in Hospitals WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to public health that is undermining our ability to treat infectious diseases and health care-acquired infections. The report notes that the use of antibiotics is the "single most...

Was Life On Earth Jump-Started By Icy Comet Impact?
2013-09-16 07:00:57

[ Watch the Video: Comets May Have Provided Earth The Building Blocks Of Life ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international group of scientists has discovered that life on Earth may have been jump-started when icy comets bombarded the planet billions of years ago. Scientists from University College London, the University of Kent and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have published a paper, appearing on the Nature Geosciences website on September 15....

2013-09-13 13:24:38

More needs to be done to change patients' views though A local low-cost information campaign mainly targeted at citizens and involving doctors and pharmacists can significantly decrease total antibiotic prescribing, finds a paper published today on bmj.com. The excessive use of antibiotics is associated with resistance to these drugs and an increasing threat to global health. Antibiotics are also often unnecessarily and inappropriately prescribed. This is an issue that has been...

2013-09-10 14:13:20

Researchers have developed a new strategy for prescribing antibiotics that could reduce patient harm and help combat the rise in antibiotic resistance. A new study, which is due to be presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona tomorrow (11 September 2013), found that a new prescribing protocol could significant reduce potential misuse of antibiotics. The research followed over 500 patients with lower respiratory tract infections during the course of...

2013-09-09 20:21:12

Research from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the University of Washington identifies a mutation that predisposes individuals to most common form of childhood leukemia MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have discovered the first inherited gene mutation linked exclusively to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) occurring in multiple relatives in individual families. The discovery of the PAX5 gene...

Bats And Dolphins Have Genetic Similarities
2013-09-05 04:58:11

[ Watch the Video: Genetic Similarities In Echolocation Discovered In Bats And Dolphins ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Convergent evolution – the evolution of similar traits in drastically different types of creatures – is widespread not just at the physical level but also at the genetic level, according to new research published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature. As part of their study, scientists from Queen Mary University of London...

Speciation Theory Questioned
2013-09-03 14:24:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While scientists have catalogued millions and millions of species, there is still no agreement on how exactly new species form. However, a new study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences could deal a major blow to one prevailing theory - namely, that new species arise when a barrier prevents reproduction between populations. Species-creating barriers could be physical, such as a mountain range, or they...

2013-08-27 23:03:30

Updated research report “Antibiotic Resistance 2013: A Global Market Study” worked out by Biopharm Reports has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, the global antibiotic resistance market has seen major changes in practices, innovation and attitudes in the last five years. London, UK (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Threats caused by the worldwide upsurge in antibiotic resistant bacterial strains keep on triggering concern. In the United States, around 60%...

2013-08-26 11:55:31

Concealed within the vastness of the human genome, (comprised of some 3 billion base pairs), mutations are commonplace. While the majority of these appear to have neutral effect on human health, many others are associated with diseases and disease susceptibility. Reed Cartwright, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, along with colleagues at ASU, Washington University and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK, report on a new software tool known as...

Story Of Ancient Invasive Species North America
2013-08-22 11:59:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Ohio State University tells the story of an invasion and domination that took place around 450 million years ago in North America. During the Ordovician period, a dramatic ecological shift occurred near what are now the Appalachian Mountains, as represented in the fossil record. In the study, which was published recently in the journal PLOS ONE, Ohio State paleontologists provide evidence of significant...


Latest Evolutionary biology Reference Libraries

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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