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The international trade in elephant ivory has been illegal since 1989, yet African elephant numbers continue to decline. A study reports that DNA test results of ivory seizures made by law enforcement have linked multiple ivory shipments to the same network of dealers operating out of a handful of African ports.READ MORE
The discovery could make production of some electronic components cheaper, easier, and faster.
Restoring immune function in HIV-infected individuals should help prevent non-AIDS complications from developing.READ MORE
In animal shelters, dogs are assigned breeds that are often just guessed from their physical appearance; this can impact the length of time a dog waits to be adopted. Researchers have taken the first step to understanding how breed labels might affect shelter dogs by genotyping them and comparing the genetic information to their assigned breed labels.
Human adult astrocytes derived from pluripotent stem cells in just 2 weeks, deemed suitable for disease modeling.READ MORE
One of the rarest birds in the western hemisphere, the Bahama Nuthatch, has been rediscovered by research teams searching the island of Grand Bahama.
Scientists have identified a key molecular player in a subtype of lung cancer which could lead to a new way to tackle the disease.READ MORE
A research group has announced that DNA sequenced from an ancient bone fragment found in a cave in Russia suggests it came from a hybrid of two now-extinct groups of archaic humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans. The findings shed light on how these two species interacted and implies that Denisovan/Neanderthal mating was far more common than first thought.