FDA, ecology
Conserving Our Shared Heritage
Thomas E. Lovejoy | Oct 1, 2011
Reversing catastrophic threats to our planet’s biodiversity is not optional: our lives depend on it.
Marauding Moths
Jessica P. Johnson | Oct 1, 2011
Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.
Biodiversity
Thomas E. Lovejoy | Oct 1, 2011
Ecosystems are failing and extinction rates are soaring. Thomas E. Lovejoy and Edward O. Wilson weigh in on why cataloging existing species, discovering new ones, and maintaining a balanced and diverse global ecosystem are critical for ensuring a habitable environment for all.
Fish Affected by Trace Oil Pollution
Sabrina Richards | Sep 28, 2011
Even highly diluted crude oil can impact fish in the marshes bordering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Environmental Visionary Dies
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 26, 2011
Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.
Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.
Behavior Brief
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 21, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
New Drug Toxicity Chip
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2011
The NIH, FDA, and DARPA are teaming up to develop a chip to test drug toxicities as one of the first projects of the NIH's new translational research center.
FDA to Revamp Rare Disease Efforts
FDA to Revamp Rare Disease Efforts
Bob Grant | Sep 12, 2011
The US government agency vows to improve the way it facilitates the development and approval of drugs for orphan diseases.
Top 7 in Ecology
Bob Grant | Sep 8, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000