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Study shows that indigenous people are not genetically prone to diabetes

The high rate of diabetes among indigenous people is not due to their genetic heritage, according to a recently published... Read More

Bioscience-bioethics and life factors affecting reproduction with special reference to the Indigenous Australian population

REVIEW Bioscience-bioethics and life factors affecting reproduction with special reference to the Indigenous Australian... Read More

Indigenous

Indigenous native, originating or occurring naturally in the place specified. Originating where it is found; the... Read More

Indigenous Amazonians display core understanding of geometry

Findings suggest basic geometrical knowledge is a universal constituent of the human mindResearchers in France and at... Read More

Plan for Amazonian jungle medicines is threatened

Claire Wallerstein, Caracas   Ethnic and political arguments have paralysed an ambitious scheme to make an inventory of... Read More

Escherichia coli Contamination of Vegetables Grown in Soils Fertilized with Noncomposted Bovine Manure: Garden-Scale Studies

Escherichia coli Contamination of Vegetables Grown in Soils Fertilized with Noncomposted Bovine Manure: Garden-Scale... Read More

Rare Breeds Of Farm Animals Face Extinction

With the world's first global inventory of farm animals showing many breeds of African, Asian, and Latin American livestock... Read More

Medical Discoveries From The Forest Will Help Both Indians And Rain Forest Conservation, Cornell Researcher Predicts

Grow anti-malaria plants where malaria is the greatest threat, in thetropics, biologist Eloy Rodriguez tells AAAS... Read More

Ethnobotanist warns of mixing herbs with traditional medications

Many patients ‘self-medicate’ and don’t tell physicians If you take herbs for medical purposes, tell your doctor.... Read More

Old-Growth Forest Degradation: The Not-So-Slow Depletion of a Natural Resource

by Cheri Bermudez September 2007 Opening Thoughts As Earth’s population increases the amount of livable space... Read More

Study of African traditional medicine will begin world-first clinical trial

Described as a hotspot of botanical diversity, there are more than 20,000 indigenous plant species in South Africa. Several... Read More

A Hope For Oil Spill Bioremediation

A recently published article in Environmental Microbiology reveals that indigenous microbiota of the Galician shore is... Read More

Ethnobiology of the Nilgiri hills, India

The Nilgiri is a popular massif towering high in the Western Ghats in South India with an altitude of 2623 m. Nature has... Read More

Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic International Arctic Science Committee (Content Partner); Mark... Read More

Microbial Diversity and Its Relationship to Planetary Protection

MINIREVIEW Ronald L. Crawford Environmental Biotechnology Institute, University of Idaho, P.O. Box 441052, Moscow,... Read More

Students’ Chemical Ecology Journal Finds Science Behind Indian Folk Medicine

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Field studies conducted in the Amazon rain forest by Cornell University undergraduate students of chemical... Read More

Native

native 1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or... Read More

Lessons From The Past: Research Examines How Past Communities Coped With Climate Change

May 29, 2009 — Research led by the University of Leicester suggests people today and in future generations should look to... Read More

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary In Fair Condition, Facing Emerging Threats

September 2, 2008 — A new NOAA report on the health of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary indicates that the overall... Read More

Potential Ecological Costs and Co-Benefits of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)

A new paper just published in Global Change Biology examines the potential of a REDD (Reducing Emissions from... Read More

Vernacular

vernacular Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; now used chiefly of... Read More

Endemic

Endemic Definition Endemic (adj.) means native to a particular area or region or an exclusive characteristic of a thing,... Read More

Quinine

Definition noun (pharmacology) A bitter, crystalline, alkaloid powder extracted from Cinchona bark used for medical purposes... Read More

Biology

Biology Definition Biology is the branch of science that primarily deals with the structure, function, growth, evolution,... Read More

Somalia

somalia A republic in eastern africa bounded by the gulf of aden and the indian ocean. Its capital is mogadishu. In 1960 it... Read More

Autochthonous

Originating where it is found; the autochthonal fauna of australia includes the kangaroo; autochthonous rocks and people and... Read More

Exotic species

Exotic Species Definition What is an exotic species? In biology, an exotic species refers to a plant species or an animal... Read More

Branches of biology

Branches of Biology Biology, the scientific study of life, includes several relevant branches. Below is a list of major... Read More

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes Why is New... Read More

Ecological Research: Measuring & Analysis

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously in this lesson, we learned that high biodiversity is essential to a healthy... Read More

Infra-specific folk taxonomy in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in Ethiopia: folk nomenclature, classification, and criteria

Infra-specific folk taxonomy in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in Ethiopia: folk nomenclature, classification, and... Read More

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

'Wild garlic' plant shows promise WASHINGTON - Medicinal plants are an integral part of African culture, one of the oldest... Read More

Biodiversity Loss Puts People At Risk: World Wildlife Fund

Future generations face hunger, thirst, disease and disaster if we carry on losing biodiversity. And as biodiversity... Read More

Inflammation and Native American medicine: the role of botanicals

Review Article Inflammation and Native American medicine: the role of botanicals1,2,3 Andrea T Borchers, Carl L Keen, Judy S... Read More

Water Lily May Provide A "Missing Link" In The Evolution Of Flowering Plants

One of the great mysteries of evolutionary biology is how, 150 or more million years ago, modern-day angiosperms... Read More

Modeling Alien Invasions: Plasticity May Hold The Key To Prevention

Modeling Alien Invasions: Plasticity May Hold The Key To Prevention The fossil record shows that plant and animal... Read More

Australia’s Biodiversity Contribution to the Search for New Drugs

In the ongoing quest for drug discovery the trend is slowly shifting away from the synthetic chemistry route which has been... Read More

Tools and Methods for Data Collection in Ethnobotanical Studies of Homegardens

Tools and Methods for Data Collection in Ethnobotanical Studies of Homegardens CHRISTIAN R. VOGL BRIGITTE VOGL-LUKASSER... Read More

Destructive Algae Overtaking Mediterranean Waters

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 1998 -- An unusually aggressive, novel species of algae is carpeting the Mediterranean seafloor... Read More

Acadian biospeleology: composition and ecology of cave fauna of Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick, Canada

Acadian biospeleology: composition and ecology of cave fauna of Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick, Canada Max Moseley1... Read More