Diving into Ocean Conservation
The bid to create the world's largest marine reserve, diseases threatening corals in the Caribbean, what is the best way to conserve coral reefs in Fiji, and why fish microbes matter too. Plus news of DNA sequences extracted from a 400,000 human ancestor in Spain, contraceptive pills for men, pain-free injection patches and the brain basis of dyslexia...
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DNA from humans ancestors alive 400,000 years ago have had their mitochondrial DNA sequenced.
A means to block male fertility that doesn't involve potentially harmful hormone treatments has been unveiled...
How much energy is generating using renewables?
Many medicines are given by injection. But syringes are costly
and needles are unpleasant. A new system can deliver
drugs with a patch
Plastic particles pose a hazard for marine worms, cutting their
food intake and slowing growth, with knock-on effects for the
Dyslexia is down to a connectivity problem between different parts of the brain that decode language, scientists in Belgium have shown.
Pitcairn inhabitants are lobbying to create the world's largest
marine reserve, of nearly a million square kilometres, in their
One of the most endangered marine ecosystems are Caribbean coral reefs that have seen a massive die-off of the main reef-building species
Helen Scales accompanied a recent Columbia University expedition to Fiji to study marine biodiversity and conservation.
What's the best way to create a marine reserve, and do these human no-go zones really work?
Different environments harbour different micro-organisms. So how does this affect fish species?
I was at the CBSM 2013 seminar last Friday and I just wanted to say thank you for such an exciting (!) presentation. Some of my colleagues and I were going to ask you what animals, apart from horses, sweat?