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CHICAGO — There may come a day on the Illinois River when a fish swims up a chute, slides through a scanner, and, after being recognized as a feared silver carp, is sorted and removed, eventually ending up in a carp burger on your dinner plate. Keeping invasive carp out of the Great Lakes has …

Oak Brook, IL – The April edition of SLAS Technology features the cover article “Therapeutic Potential of Reactive Oxygen Species: State of the Art and Recent Advances” by Valeria Graceffa, Ph.D. (Institute of Technology Sligo, Sligo, Ireland). The cover article explores the therapeutic potential of reactive oxygen species (ROS) including applications ranging from wound healing …

The menagerie of bacterial and fungal species living among us is ever growing – and this is no exception in low-gravity environments, such as the International Space Station (ISS).   Researchers from the United States and India working with NASA have now discovered four strains of bacteria living in different places in the ISS – …

Despite advances in sequencing technologies and computational methods in the past decade, researchers have uncovered genomes for just a small fraction of Earth’s microbial diversity. Because most microbes cannot be cultivated under laboratory conditions, their genomes can’t be sequenced using traditional approaches. Identifying and characterizing the planet’s microbial diversity is key to understanding the …

An image of a critically endangered rhinoceros captured by Joel Sartore for the Nat Geo special … [+] “Photo Ark”. Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark The International Union for Conservation of Nature reported that there were more than 30,000 species threatened with extinction as of 2019. Admittedly, many of those animals species are things you’ve …

Image copyright JOEL SARTORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO ARK Image caption Many primates, including the endangered gold snub-nosed monkey, are in decline due to loss of habitat Humanity is at a crossroads and we have to take action now to make space for nature to recover and slow its “accelerating decline”. This is according to a …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir David Attenborough met some of the few remaining gorillas in the Virunga Mountains at the time some 40 years ago Sir David Attenborough returns to our screens this weekend with a landmark new production. The tone of the programme is very different from his usual work. …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An endangered white-handed gibbon: The right conservation strategies can save the day Scientists have calculated how many mammals might be lost this century, based on fossil evidence of past extinctions. Their predictions suggest at least 550 species will follow in the footsteps of the mammoth and sabre-toothed cat. With …

Sergio Valbuena’s model of upwelling events in Lake Tahoe.Provided A boat was outfitted with UV light panels that can be raised or lowered into the water.Provided Show CaptionsHide Captions Groups in the Tahoe Basin are using new technology to fight invasive species and decreasing lake clarity. Researchers at University of Nevada, Reno and Tahoe Regional …

Image copyright D. Alarcon Five scientific institutions are joining forces in a cross-border effort to preserve the Lake Titicaca giant frog (Telmatobius culeus). The frog is one of the world’s largest exclusively aquatic frogs and lives in the waters of Lake Titicaca, which straddles the border between Peru and Bolivia. The aim of the project …