Archive: 10/02/2011

Where have all the young girls gone?

The widespread availability of ultrasound scans in India is giving rise to abortions of female foetuses on an unprecedented scale, according to new research by Professor Sonia Bhalotra from the University’s Center for ...

dateFeb 10, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Study proves benefits of spina bifida surgery

Results of a landmark, seven-year National Institutes of Health-funded trial, Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS), demonstrate clear benefit for babies who undergo fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, the most common ...

dateFeb 10, 2011 in Medical research
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Racing against the Orangutan clock

For the last 18 years, Cheryl Knott of Boston University has been racing the clock. While she researches orangutans in the rainforests of Gunung Palung National Park in Borneo, the numbers of this magnificent ape steadily ...

dateFeb 10, 2011 in Ecology
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