Using remote camera traps to lift the veil on Myanmar’s dense northern wild lands, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have painstakingly gathered a bank of valuable data on the country’s populations of tigers and other smaller, lesser known carnivores (see photo attachments). These findings will help in the formulation of conservation strategies for the country’s wildlife.
For sufferers of sleep apnea, erectile dysfunction (ED) is often part of the package. New research indicates that ED in cases of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) may be linked to the chronic intermittent hypoxia–oxygen deprivation– (CIH) that patients with OSAS experience during episodes of obstructed breathing.
The probability of someone cheating during the course of a relationship varies between 40 and 76 percent. “It’s very high,” says Geneviève Beaulieu-Pelletier, PhD student at the Université de Montréal’s Department of Psychology. “These numbers indicate that even if we get married with the best of intentions things don’t always turn out the way we plan. What interests me about infidelity is why people are willing to conduct themselves in ways that could be very damaging to them and to their relationship.”
When fall classes at the University of California, San Diego begin on Sept. 25, freshmen will be on their own for the first time to spend endless hours on the computer, play video games and eat whatever they want, a recipe for weight gain. However, several UC San Diego wellness, weight-management and counseling programs will help students beat the dreaded “freshmen fifteen.”
A new type of drug could alleviate pain in a similar way to cannabis without affecting the brain, according to a new study.
A set of stripy legs in a camera trap photo snapped in an African forest indicates something to cheer about, say researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society. The legs belong to an okapi–a rare forest giraffe–which apparently has survived in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, despite over a decade of civil war and increased poaching.
Investigators at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has recently announced a faster and less expensive way for scientists to find which genes might affect human health.