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Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals

From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.

From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.

survey, developmental biology
Image of the Day: Not All Bad
Image of the Day: Not All Bad
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 16, 2018
In zebrafish, some amount of reactive oxygen species is required for normal development.
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2018
A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species’ evolution.
Risk of Dying Levels Off in Super Old Age: Study
Risk of Dying Levels Off in Super Old Age: Study
Kerry Grens | Jun 28, 2018
The researchers say that their results are evidence we haven’t yet reached a limit to human lifespan.
Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals
Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
Species with larger pancreatic cells tend to have shorter lives, according to a study.  
Many Species of British Mammals at Risk of Extinction
Many Species of British Mammals at Risk of Extinction
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 13, 2018
Numbers of the wildcat, greater mouse-eared bat, and black rat have critically fallen in the U.K.  
Blood Test Predicts Pregnancy Due Date
Blood Test Predicts Pregnancy Due Date
Kerry Grens | Jun 7, 2018
A small study based on circulating RNA in the blood of moms-to-be describes a technique that could be used to help predict who’s most at risk of preterm labor.
Animals’ Embryonic Organizer Now Discovered in Human Cells
Animals’ Embryonic Organizer Now Discovered in Human Cells
Jim Daley | May 23, 2018
The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.
Our Top 10 Innovations Contest Is Now Accepting Submissions
Our Top 10 Innovations Contest Is Now Accepting Submissions
The Scientist Staff | May 14, 2018
Enter your new product to have a chance at being selected for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2018 competition.
Study Explains How Newborn Mice Can Regrow Damaged Hearts
Study Explains How Newborn Mice Can Regrow Damaged Hearts
Ruth Williams | May 2, 2018
The extracellular matrix appears to inhibit regeneration; but scientists debate whether heart muscle really comes back.