Archive for October 4th, 2016:

Medicine Nobel for cell recycling work

Image copyright AP Image caption Yoshinori Ohsumi has been a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2009 The 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan for discoveries about the secrets of how cells can remain healthy by recycling waste. He located genes that regulate the cellular “self

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Efforts to boost elephant protection fails at Cites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elephant numbers in many parts of Africa have declined rapidly over the past seven years Attempts to give the maximum level of international protection to all African elephants have foundered at a key species conference in Johannesburg. A proposal put forward by Kenya was strongly supported but failed to

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‘Indiana Jones’ shark gains protection at Cites meeting

Image copyright PEW Image caption Thresher sharks are often found entangled in fishing lines or nets Known for its long whip-like tail, the threatened Thresher shark is among a number of marine species given extra protection at the Cites meeting. Devil rays and Silky sharks have also been given additional safeguards. These shark species have

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