New species of mayfly discovered in India

Science Daily: New Species - 4 hours 17 min ago
Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India. The larvae have light-brown heads with light-yellow antennae, and they grow to be about 4-5 millimeters in length. Adults are also about five millimeters long, and the males and females both lack hind wings.
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How sweet it is

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) JBEI researchers have developed a powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of 'fuel' crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy -- an assay that enables scientists to identify and characterize the function of nucleotide sugar transporters, critical components in the biosynthesis of plant cell walls.
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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation names winners of Klerman and Freedman Prizes

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(Brain & Behavior Research Foundation) The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced the winners of its annual Klerman and Freedman Prizes, recognizing exceptional clinical and basic research by young scientists who have been supported by NARSAD Young Investigator Grants. The grants enable early career scientists to pursue innovative ideas in neurobiological and psychosocial research for the prevention, early detection, treatment, and cure of mental illnesses that affect one in four people.
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Seeing is bead-lieving

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(Rice University) Rice scientists make models for polymer macromolecules using magnets and DNA 'springs' that can be tuned for flexibility.
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Unhealthy habits more than double risk of metabolic syndrome in childhood cancer survivors

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study found that 73 percent of adult survivors of childhood cancer more than doubled their risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related health problems by failing to follow a heart-healthy lifestyle.
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Researcher using next-generation sequencing to rapidly identify pathogens

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(Kansas State University) A recent study looks at porcine enterovirus G, which is an important find in the United States.
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Study finds Europe's habitat and wildlife is vulnerable to climate change

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(University of Southampton) New research has identified areas of the Earth that are high priorities for conservation in the face of climate change.
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Potential 'universal' blood test for cancer discovered

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(University of Bradford) Researchers from the University of Bradford, UK, have devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not.
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Social network research may boost prairie dog conservation efforts

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(North Carolina State University) Researchers using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and guide future conservation efforts.
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Wyss Institute's technology translation engine launches 'Organs-on-Chips' company

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that its human 'Organs-on-Chips' technology will be commercialized by a newly formed private company to accelerate development of pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, and personalized medicine products.
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Mutations from Venus, mutations from Mars

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(Weizmann Institute of Science) Weizmann Institute researchers explain why genetic fertility problems can persist in a population.
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Interfering with interferon

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(Weizmann Institute of Science) Virus-killing molecules may need all their skills, including inflammation, to fight HIV infection.
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Industrial lead pollution beat explorers to the South Pole by 22 years and persists today

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(Desert Research Institute) Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December of 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists led by Joe McConnell of Nevada's Desert Research Institute have proven that air pollution from industrial activities arrived long before.
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New species of mayfly discovered in India

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(Entomological Society of America) Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India.
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Hepatitis C virus genotype 1 is most prevalent worldwide

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(Wiley) In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the UK provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus. Findings published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, indicate that genotype 1 is the most prevalent worldwide, with over 83 million patients infected of which one-third reside in East Asia.
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Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(University of Edinburgh) Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say.
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Nicotine found to inhibit DNA-strand break caused by a certain carcinogen in smoke

Eureka Alert! - 12 hours 23 min ago
(R&D at British American Tobacco) A new in vitro study has revealed that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can potentially inhibit DNA damage caused by a certain carcinogen in smoke.The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is produced during the curing of tobacco leaves and ultimately ends up in the tobacco smoke.
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New book list, July 23, 2014

Ernst Mayr Library Blog - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:00

Amazonia–landscape and species evolution: a look into the past. [E-book]
Edited by C. Hoorn, F.P. Wesselingh; editorial advisors, H.B. Vohnof, S.B. Kroonenberg, H. Hooghiemstra. Chichester, U.K.; Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. HOLLIS# 012537791
QH112.A445 201 [e-book]

Among chimpanzees: field notes from the race to save our endangered relatives.
By Nancy J. Merrick. Boston: Beacon Press, [2014]. HOLLIS# 014117340
QL737.P96 M47 2014

Animal madness: how anxious dogs, compulsive parrots, and elephants in recovery help us understand ourselves.
By Laurel Braitman. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, [2014]. HOLLIS# 014117344
QL751.B6834 2014

The art of migration: birds, insects, and the changing seasons in Chicagoland.
Paintings by Peggy Macnamara; text by John Bates and James H. Boone; with a foreword by John W. Fitzpatrick. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, [2013]. HOLLIS# 013774629
QL674.M293 2013

Aspectos reproductivos del Cangrjo Rojo de Manglar (Ucides occidentalis) en el Golfo de Guayaquil, Diciembre 2011 – Abril 2012 =reproductive aspects of the mangrove ghost crab (Ucides occidentalis) in the Gulf of Guayaquil, December 2011 – April 2012.
Editores Proyecto USAID Costas y Bosques Sostenibles, Instituto Nacional de Pesca (INP). Guayaquil, Ecuador: Instituto Nacional de Pesca, 2013. HOLLIS# 014115866
QL444.M33 A76 2013

Australian beetles. Volume 1. Morphology, classification, and keys.
Collingwood, Vic.: Csiro Publishing, [2013]- . HOLLIS# 014113097
QL594.L382 2013

Bees: a natural history.
By Christopher O’Toole. Richmond Hill, Ontario: Firefly Books, 2013. HOLLIS# 014052678
QL568.A6O858 2013

Beetles of eastern North America.
By Arthur V. Evans. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2014. HOLLIS# 014117372
QL581.E93 2014

The cognitive neuroscience of mind: a tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga. [E-book]
Edited by Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz … [et al.]. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, c2010. HOLLIS# 012346491
QP360.5.C3694 2010 [e-book]

Colloque international sur l’histoire de la biologie marine; les grandes expéditions scientifiques et la création des laboratoires maritimes.
Banyuls-sur-Mer, 2-6 septembre 1963, Laboratoire Arago. Paris, Masson, 1965. HOLLIS# 014107752
QH91.25.A1C6 1963

Deep-sea fauna of the Sea of Japan.
Edited by Toshihiko Fujita. Tokyo: National Museum of Nature and Science, [2014]. HOLLIS# 014119451
QL125.5.D47 2014

Discovery, diversity, and distribution of the amphibians and reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands.
[By] André Koch. Frankfurt: Andreas S. Brahm, 2012. HOLLIS# 014113074
QL664.I55 H63 2012

Dolphins: ecology, behavior, and conservation strategies.
Editor, Joshua B. Samuels. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2014. HOLLIS# 014117513
QL737.C432 D656 2014

Dragonflies of North America: the Odonata (Anisoptera) fauna of Canada, the continental United States, northern Mexico and the Greater Antilles.
By James G. Needham, Minter J. Westfall, Jr., Michael L. May. Third edition. Gainesville, FL: Scientific Publishers, 2014. HOLLIS# 013771528
QL520.2.A1 N43 2014

The eastern cougar: historic accounts, scientific investigations, and new evidence. [E-book]
Edited by Chris Bolgiano and Jerry Roberts. 1st ed. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, c2005. HOLLIS# 009767444
QL737.C23 E16 2005 [e-book]

Encyclopedia of biometrics. [E-book]
Edited by Stan Z. Li. New York; London: Springer, 2009. HOLLIS# 012192054
QH323.5.E539 2009eb [e-book]

Encyclopedia of entomology. [E-book]
Edited by John L. Capinera. 2nd ed. [Dordrecht; London]: Springer, c2008. HOLLIS# 011967389
QL462.3.E47 2008eb [e-book]

Evaluación de la población de Pinchagua (Opisthonema spp.) en aguas Ecuatorianas = Thread herring (Opisthonema spp.) population assessment in Ecuadorian waters.
By Cristian Canales, Manuel Peralta y Viviana Jurado. Guayaquil, Ecuador: Instituto Nacional de Pesca, 2013. HOLLIS# 014115935
SH351.H5 C25 2013

Field guide to fishes of the Chesapeake Bay.
By Edward O. Murdy and John A. Musick; illustrated by Val Kells. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c2013. HOLLIS# 013947898
QL628.C5 M867 2013

5 easy pieces: how fishing impacts marine ecosystems. [E-book]
By Daniel Pauly. Washington, DC: Island Press, c2010. HOLLIS# 012586224
QH545.F53 P38 2010 [e-book]

Fruitless fall: the collapse of the honey bee and the coming agricultural crisis.
By Rowan Jacobsen. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Bloomsbury, 2008. HOLLIS# 011583648
SF538.3.U6 J33 2008

Godwits: long-haul champions.
By Keith Woodley. North Shore, N.Z.: Raupo, 2009. HOLLIS# 013598099
QL696.C48 W68 2009

Guide to Great Lakes fishes.
By Gerald R. Smith; illustrations by Emily S. Damstra. Ann Arbor: Michigan Sea Grant: University of Michigan Press, c2010. HOLLIS# 012692158
QL625.5.S65 2010

Herpetology in Montana: a history, status summary, checklists, dichotomous keys, accounts for native, potentially native, and exotic species, and indexed bibliography.
By Bryce A. Maxell … [et al.]. Olympia, Wash.: Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, 2003. HOLLIS# 009386838
QL653.M9 H47 2003

Infectious disease: a Scientific American reader.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. HOLLIS# 011818125
RA643.I652 2008

John Scouler (c1804-1871), Scottish naturalist: a life, with two voyages.
By E. Charles Nelson; with a contribution by Maggie Reilly and Richard Sutcliffe. Glasgow: Glasgow Natural History Society, 2014. HOLLIS# 014118817
QH31.S37 N45 2014

The manual of museum management.
By Gail Dexter Lord and Barry Lord. 2nd ed. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, c2009. HOLLIS# 011966188
AM121.L66 2009

Meanderings in the bush: natural history explorations in outback Australia.
By Richard E. Macmillen; with Barbara J. MacMillen. Indianapolis, IN: Dog Ear Publishing, c2007. HOLLIS# 014112923
QH197.M33 2007

Neurospora: contributions of a model organism. [E-book]
By Rowland H. Davis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. HOLLIS# 011508527
QK623.S6 D28 2000eb [e-book]

An obsession with butterflies: our long love affair with a singular insect.
By Sharman Apt Russell. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Pub., 2003. HOLLIS# 009805835
QL544.R87 2003

Olenekian (Early Triassic) stratigraphy and fossil assemblages in northeastern Vietnam.
Edited by Yasunari Shigeta … [et al.]. Tokyo: National Museum of Nature and Science, 2014. HOLLIS# 014119454
QE732.O54 2014

Principles of terrestrial ecosystem ecology.
By F. Stuart Chapin III, Pamela A. Matson, Peter M. Vitousek. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, c2011. HOLLIS# 014106518
QH541.C3595 2011

Puertos, caletas y asentamientos pesqueros artesanales en la costa continental del Ecuador =ports, coves and artisanal fishing settlements on the mainland coast of Ecuador.
By Marco Herrera, Rómulo Castro, Dialhy Coello, Ingrid Saa y Esteban Elías; colaborador Santiago Ferreyros. Guayaquil, Ecuador: Instituto Nacional de Pesca, 2013. HOLLIS# 014115706
SH241.H47 2013

A reason for everything: natural selection and the British imagination.
By Marek Kohn. London: Faber & Faber, 2004. HOLLIS# 009534695
QH375.K64 2004

The reef: a passionate history.
By Iain McCalman. First American edition. New York: Scientific American, 2014. HOLLIS# 014056442
DU280.G68 M44 2014

Remarkable insects of South Africa.
By Lambert Smith. 1st ed. Pretoria, South Africa: Briza, 2008. HOLLIS# 012041995
QL485.S6 S65 2008

Reptiles & amphibians of Australia.
By Harold G. Cogger. Seventh edition. Collingwood, VIC: CSIRO Publishing, [2014]. HOLLIS# 014058543
QL663.A1 C63 2014

Revision of Ufens Girault, 1911: Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae. [E-book]
By Albert K. Owen. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, c2011. HOLLIS# 013109233
QL568.T7 O84 2011eb [e-book]

Upwelling: mechanisms, ecological effects and threats to biodiversity.

William E. Fischer and Adams B. Green, editors. New York: Nova Science Publisher’s, Inc., [2013]. HOLLIS# 013905633
GC228.5.U68 2013

Wheatears of Palearctic: ecology, behaviour and evolution of the genus Oenanthe.
By Evgeniy N. Panov; [edited by M.G. Wilson]. Sofia: Pensoft, 2005. HOLLIS# 008221760
QL696.P288 P25 2005

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Genetic study shows major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur seals

Biology News - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:34

Genetic analysis of Antarctic fur seals, alongside decades of in-depth monitoring, has provided unique insights into the effect of climate change on a population of top-predators. Published in Nature this week, the findings show that the seals have significantly altered in accordance with changes in food availability that are associated with climate conditions. Despite a shift in the population towards 'fitter' individuals, this fitness is not passing down through generations, leaving the population in decline.

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