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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...

2014-08-07 12:22:39

Conservation and Management of Threatened Species Is Goal DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayne Bisbee, longtime president of the famous Bisbee's Black & Blue Fishing Tournaments, today announced the formation of Bisbee's Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund. As one of its first acts, the fund - a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing fish, wildlife and their associated habitats through science, education and technology - has embarked on a...

2014-08-01 12:26:23

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the major revolutions taking place in healthcare is the rise of personalized medicine, which is the practice of using genomic and other molecular analyses to tailor medical treatments to a patient's individual biology. Personalized diagnostics--laboratory analyses that inform the practice of personalized medicine--will play a major role in the lab's future. This fall, AACC's first ever virtual conference will feature the latest...

2014-07-28 23:09:32

The coming period of economic contraction and resource shortage will cause the entire world to reject liberalism and turn back towards conservatism, according to a new scientific text published by Federalist Publications, examining the biological forces which produce ideological shifts in populations. If this book's thesis is true, all other factors, from demographic projections to cultural evolution will prove powerless to forestall a new conservative political revival. (PRWEB) July...

2014-07-17 23:02:48

An article in the newest issue of Rangeland Ecology & Management addresses declining greater sage-grouse populations and the 2015 deadline to afford them Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection as a case study to examine the complex nature of these decisions. The problems facing sage-grouse are not only regulatory in nature; the complexity of the ecosystem and how it affects their habitat are also large factors which are not easily addressed within a regulatory framework such as the...

Friends Found To Be Genetically More Similar Than Strangers
2014-07-15 11:59:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’ve ever thought of your circle of friends as a second family, you may be on to something as a new study has found that on a population-wide level friends are more closely related to each other than strangers. Published in the in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study indicated that friends who are not biologically related, may be similar to each other genetically. "Looking across the whole genome,"...

Biologists Link Placenta Formation And Sexual Selection
2014-07-10 03:56:12

By Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside UC Riverside research shows fish with placentas are smaller and less brightly colored than non-placental fish Sexual selection refers to species' selection for traits that are attractive to the opposite sex. This special type of natural selection enhances opportunities to mate, the tail of male peacocks being an iconic example. Biologists at the University of California, Riverside have now found that sexual selection and...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.