Indirect interactions such as these could account for a period of coexistence between humans and Malagasy megafauna. Hixon and his colleagues used this approach to date 83 introduced animals and 75 endemic animals. They found that the two groups did overlap in time and space, and statistical analysis suggests that all the regional extinctions occurred within the span of 500 years, between A.D. These are the first papers to show an overlap between human-introduced animals and Malagasy megafauna, Hixon and Douglass said. In this new research, published in iScience, Dr. Stephen Robinson and Ph.D. student Alastair McKee discovered that breast tumors grew faster in mice that were given antibiotics, compared to mice that didn’t receive antibiotic treatment.
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For August, players were treated to a Chimecho encounter, and October is still shrouded in mystery. Taking advantage of all the special events that Pokemon Go has to offer is a great way to earn items, and characters, that would otherwise be difficult to acquire. Through further investigation, the team also found that a type of immune cell, known as mast cells, were found in larger numbers in breast cancer tumors in mice treated with antibiotics.
Malagasy specimens are uncommon, and many are poorly documented, Hixon explained. Fortunately, Penn State has the facilities to do this in house, and co-author Douglas Kennett (Hixon’s advisor) has recently established a lab at UC Santa Barbara to prepare specimens for this technique. Although the earliest traces of human activity on Madagascar are subject to debate, some estimates of human arrival suggest that people were perhaps present on the island as long as 10,000 years ago. However, the results suggest that direct competition may not have been what drove the island’s large herbivores over the edge. Rather, indirect impacts like changing habitats and an expanding human population could have had more pronounced effects.
Widespread logging and hunting have endangered virtually all of Madagascar’s 100-plus species of iconic lemurs, and a new study by ecologists illustrates how saving the animals may also be key to … Tropical forests are being deforested at an alarming rate to make way for agriculture; the good news is that they can regrow naturally when the fields are abandoned. The nitrogen isotopes also provided the team with information on animals’ ecological niches. Animals higher on the food chain tend to have tissues enriched in heavier 15N, as opposed to 14N. This is a significant finding in a line of research that has been plagued by a paucity of data.
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The new studies have finally answered some of these questions by analyzing different isotopes of nitrogen and carbon in ancient animal remains. In the process, the team nearly doubled the number of reliably radiocarbon dated traces of past human activity from the island. Researchers will now investigate further to understand where the increase of mast cells comes from, and why the disruption of the gut bacteria causes an increase in terms of job leads and social networks, how are men’s networks different from women’s? in mast calls. The researchers discovered that the use of antibiotics led to the loss of a beneficial bacterial species, which in turn sped up tumor growth. Microbes that safely break down antibiotics could prevent opportunistic infections and reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance. Despite the pandemic’s disruptions, MIT’s research community still found a way to generate a number of impressive research breakthroughs in 2021.
The most recent study, which appears in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, establishes an overlap between the arrival of domesticated herbivores and the continued existence of some of the region’s megafauna. It then compares the animals’ ecological niches and discusses how they may have influenced one another. The other paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, details how dogs interacted with Madagascar’s ancient ecosystems and compares them to the island’s native top predator, the fosa.
This work builds on earlier gene transfer studies begun more than a decade ago at NIH’s National Eye Institute. They immediately applied it to solve hundreds of new protein structures, including many poorly known human proteins with important implications for human health. I’ve served as NIH’s Principal Deputy Director for over 11 years, and I will be the acting NIH director until a new permanent director is named. In my new role, my day-to-day responsibilities will certainly increase, but I promise to carve out time to blog about some of the latest research progress on COVID-19 and any other areas of science that catch my eye. Our newest season will last for three months, but it has several events focused in September. A collaboration between anthropologists and computer scientists found that coronavirus skeptics have used sophisticated data visualizations to argue against public health orthodoxy like wearing a mask.