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Scientist proposes new approach for conserving species

While worldwide, land managers and conservationists are evaluating methods for preserving species, Paul Beier, a Regents' professor who researches wildlife ecology and conservation biology at NAU, believes one approach has ...

date6 hours ago in Ecology
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An ally for the understudied Y chromosome

Alexander Godfrey, a PhD student in biology at MIT, is acutely fascinated by the Y chromosome, which confers maleness. This chromosome is often considered a genetic castaway—because its complexity makes it very difficult ...

date10 hours ago in Biotechnology
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NASA Goddard technology helps fight forest pests

Northeastern forests in the United States cover more than 165 million acres, an area almost as big as Texas. Soon, millions of pine and ash trees in those forests could be wiped out, thanks in part to two types of voracious ...

dateJul 31, 2015 in Ecology
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Getting to the bottom of ageing

The question of why we age is one of the most fascinating questions for humankind, but nothing close to a satisfactory answer has been found to date. Scientists at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie in Berlin ...

dateJul 31, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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