This protein is also present in humans and is known to be mutated in several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s. But the mechanism by which these mutations contribute to the development of disease remains unclear. IRB Barcelona is to start a study to examine the relationship between dDsk2 mutations and neurodegenerative diseases. —> Read More
The earthquake that struck Nepal over the weekend was hardly a surprise. Geologists have known for decades that tectonic plates underneath Nepal were capable of creating a devastating earthquake.
Global warming seems to be causing 75 per cent of extreme high-temperature events and 18 per cent of extreme rainfall
Now THAT’S holy water! ‘Jesus’ birds walk on the surface of ponds by slapping their feet up to 20 times a second
Biologists at Harvard University found Clark’s Western grebes (pictured) slap their flattened feet hard onto the surface of the water up to 20 times a second to generate lift that stops them from sinking. —> Read More
Many suspected victims of child sexual abuse are sharing sexually explicit photos and videos via their cell phones and social media, and are receiving online sexual solicitations, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego. —> Read More
Children who have been bullied by peers have similar or worse long-term mental health outcomes than children maltreated by adults, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego, and to be published in The Lancet Psychiatry at the same time. —> Read More
The Lancet Psychiatry: Childhood bullying has worse effects on mental health in young adulthood than being maltreated
Being bullied in childhood has a greater negative impact on teenager’s mental health than being maltreated, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. —> Read More
Bullying adversely affects children in later life more than being maltreated, according to new research from the University of Warwick. —> Read More
Girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later than boys, possibly because females exhibit less severe symptoms, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego. —> Read More
It was standing room only by the time the film got rolling on Earth Day last Wednesday night for the premier screening of “Return to Paradise” at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center in Koror, Palau. The President, ministers, governors, women’s network members, families, tourists and other members of the Palauan community packed the house in anticipation for the unveiling of the movie.
The Earth Day Committee planned a lively program featuring a local dance troop “Capt Malii Stars”, awards for winners of an essay contest, and remarks by President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr.
“Let me thank the National Geographic Society and its Pristine Seas project for such an exceptional film. It showcases Palau’s cultural identity and the value of safeguarding Palau’s assets which are its People, Culture and its Ocean. ”
From the depths to the shallows, the film showcased beautiful footage of Palau’s majestic underwater world. More importantly, it told the human story – the strength of the Palauan culture and lessons learned from their long history of a symbiotic relationship with nature. One of the traditions highlighted in the film was the practice of ‘bul’ – Palau’s ancient way of declaring a moratorium on fishing to give fish stocks the opportunity to replenish.