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New census critical for mountain gorillas in Virunga

A new census of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Massif will help gauge the impact of conservation work in the area and play a vital role in guiding future efforts to safeguard the critically endangered great ape and its ...

dateOct 07, 2015 in Ecology
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The predator survives – but the ecosystem crashes

What do killer whales, polar bears and humans have in common? They are adaptable predators with the ability to select new prey when their favourite food is in low supply. But this change can disrupt entire ecosystems.

dateOct 06, 2015 in Ecology
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Can osteoarthritis affect a dog's mood?

It is well known that osteoarthritis (OA) can have an emotional impact on humans but is this the case in dogs? Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for dogs affected by the condition to take part in an arthritis ...

dateOct 07, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Devastation in Philippine bird paradise

Patches of tropical rainforest in the southern Philippines harbour some of the world's rarest birds, but nature lovers toting long-lens cameras now share them with people wielding chainsaws, traps and torches.

dateOct 06, 2015 in Ecology
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UNESCO experts call for ban on genetic 'editing'

A UNESCO panel of scientists, philosophers, lawyers and government ministers called Monday for a halt to genetic "editing" of the human germline, warning of the danger of tampering with hereditary traits that could lead to ...

dateOct 05, 2015 in Biotechnology
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The logistics on the drosophila X chromosome

If we place an order in an online store we are often thrilled how fast the parcel is delivered to our doorstep. This is possible because logistic companies have established a very reliable and efficient system to distribute ...

dateOct 02, 2015 in Biotechnology
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