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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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4 May 2009 1:37 pm
Researchers in 17 countries have won $100,000 each from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop their unconventional ideas for improving health in the developing world. The 81 projects range from the straightforward, such as creating an insecticidal paint to keep malarial mosquitoes under control, to the very ambitious, such as developing antibodies that can be injected to block HIV infection. Three thousand applied for what was the second round of grants in the foundation's Grand Challenges Exploration initiative; the deadline for round three applications is 28 May.