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Conservationists launch appeal to save nature's 'ugly ducklings'

Creatures including hose-nosed tapirs and bat-eared bushbabies struggling to attract funding to keep them from extinctionConservationists today made an appeal for help for some of the world's strangest mammals.The creatures, including hose-nosed tapirs, a bat-eared bushbaby and a scaly anteater, are described as nature's "ugly ducklings".They are finding it hard to compete with the "poster boys of...


THURSDAY 18. NOVEMBER 2010


Friday News Feedbag for Friday, November 12!

If this is your first exposure to the Friday News Feedbag... we're glad to have you in the club. Welcome to Feedbag Nation, which stems from our weekly science news podcast that you can subscribe to here on iTunes and ...

Assessment tool predicts blood clot risk after plastic surgery

Patients undergoing plastic or reconstructive surgery should receive a risk assessment before their procedure to predict whether they'll develop potentially fatal blood clots in the legs or lungs, according to research at the University of Michigan Medical School. Researchers also found that 1 in 9 patients at highest risk based on that assessment will develop clots if not given clot-preventing...

Culturally sensitive treatment model helps bring depressed Chinese immigrants into treatment

A treatment model designed to accommodate the beliefs and concerns of Chinese immigrants appears to significantly improve the recognition and treatment of major depression in this typically underserved group. In a report in the December American Journal of Public Health, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team describes how their model for screening and assessing patients for...

Explorer of the 'Cool Universe'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Emory astrochemist Susanna Widicus Weaver will soon begin one of the first broad spectral surveys of small organic molecules in deep space. Her lab's research proposal - to search for the raw materials of life in star-forming regions - recently won 42 hours of observing time on the Herschel Space Observatory.

Gov't says full-body scanners at airports are safe

(AP) -- They look a little like giant refrigerators and pack a radiation dose big enough to peer through clothing for bombs or weapons, yet too minuscule to be harmful, federal officials insist. As the government rolls out hundreds more full-body scanners at airports just in time for crowds of holiday travelers, it is working to reassure the public that the machines are safe.

Major international study to test new heart disease drug

(PhysOrg.com) -- A major international study to test whether a new type of cholesterol treatment can prevent coronary deaths and heart attacks will start in early 2011. The study will be coordinated by the Clinical Trial Service Unit at Oxford University.

MySpace deepens ties with rival Facebook

MySpace on Thursday began letting members tap into entertainment preferences expressed in Facebook profiles in a deepening of ties with the firm that snatched its social networking crown.