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2014-09-03 08:34:49

First two courses in program launch on September 1, 2014. STANFORD, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two world-renowned schools - the Stanford School of Medicine and the Stanford School of Engineering - have joined forces to create their first online professional certificate program. The Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate combines Stanford's expertise in medicine, technology and online learning to offer a world class education in genetics and genomics online....

common bluestripe snappers
2014-09-01 02:00:40

John Delaney, Wildlife Conservation Society A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions. According to investigators from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations, previous efforts at protecting fish have focused on saving the largest numbers of species, often at the expense of those species that provide key and difficult-to-replace ecological functions. Many vital ecological...

Asian tapir
2014-09-01 02:05:40

Fred Lewsey, University of Cambridge Researchers have created a ‘large-scale zoning plan’ that aims to limit the environmental costs of road expansion while maximizing its benefits for human development. More than 25 million kilometers of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050. Many of these roads will slice into Earth’s last wildernesses, where they bring an influx of destructive loggers, hunters and illegal miners. Now, an ambitious study has created a ‘global roadmap’...

Hybrid poplar trees
2014-08-26 02:45:23

David Gilbert, DOE/Joint Genome Institute One aspect of the climate change models researchers have been developing looks at how plant ranges might shift, and how factors such as temperature, water availability, and light levels might come into play. Forests creeping steadily north and becoming established in the thawing Arctic is just one of the predicted effects of rising global temperatures. A recent study published online August 24, 2014 in Nature Genetics offers a more in-depth,...

ants sympatric speciation
2014-08-25 03:00:57

Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, only found in a single patch of eucalyptus trees on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in the same colony, something thought rare in current models of evolutionary development. “Most new species come about in geographic isolation,” said Christian Rabeling, assistant professor of...

honeybee evolution
2014-08-25 06:27:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Honeybees are more genetically diverse than originally thought, and the species might have originated from Asia and not Africa as previously believed, according to new research published online Sunday in the journal Nature Genetics. As part of their study, researchers from the Uppsala University Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology and an international team of colleagues present the first global analysis of genome...

pygmy phenotype
2014-08-21 03:00:37

A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State The small body size associated with the pygmy phenotype is probably a selective adaptation for rainforest hunter-gatherers, according to an international team of researchers, but all African pygmy phenotypes do not have the same genetic underpinning, suggesting a more recent adaptation than previously thought. "I'm interested in how rainforest hunter-gatherers have adapted to their very challenging environments," said George H. Perry, assistant professor...

2014-08-20 12:26:20

LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Personalized Medicines Industryhttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2116899/Global-Personalized-Medicines-Industry.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Personalized Medicines in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Targeted Therapeutics, and Tests & Lab Services. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe,...

Adoption Of ‘Novel Ecosystems’ By Policymakers Criticized By Professor
2014-08-20 03:19:16

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Embracing "novel" ecosystems is dangerous, according to a new study by an international team. Novel ecosystems arise when human activities transform biological communities through species invasions and environmental change. They are seemingly ubiquitous, and thus many policymakers and ecologists argue for them to be accepted as the "new normal"—an idea the researchers say is a bad one. In the study, published in the September edition of the...

forests in peril
2014-08-20 07:08:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of agriculture have been lost in non-protected areas, according to new research published online Thursday in the Society for Conservation Biology journal Conservation Letters. The paper, which was prepared by an international team of experts in forest ecology, conservation biology, international policy and practical forest conservation issues, details...


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