Advances in diagnostics for parasitic diseases: the journey to a special issue

  With the arrival of the first day of December, receiving the Special Issue of Parasitology focused on “Advances in diagnostics for parasitic diseases” was a great way to start my festive run up to the Christmas break.…


A comprehensive tool to assess the sustainability of pig farming systems

In the December 2014 issue of animal, you will find a series of five companion papers presenting a comprehensive tool for the evaluation of the sustainability of pig farming systems, taking into account economy, environment and social demands from the general public and also from the farmers themselves.


Nutrition Society Paper of the Month: Socio-economic inequalities in diets in UK adults

Study written in the British Journal of Nutrition found that those higher up on the socio-economic ladder are generally healthier and are less likely to be obese, and what people eat varies across different social groups.


Calorie-focused thinking when it comes to obesity may mislead and harm public health

Perhaps not all calories are created equal. A new paper, co-authored by Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute cardiovascular research scientist James J.…


Combating illegal fishing in offshore marine reserves

Conservation scientists say there needs to be a new approach to protecting offshore marine reserves. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University in Australia have found a way to predict illegal fishing activities to help authorities better protect marine reserves.…


Cooking at home frequently may lead to healthier diet

Individuals who frequently cook at home tend to maintain a healthier diet than those who cook less frequently, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans.…


Explore the online archive of AGMG

Cambridge University Press and Twin Research and Human Genetics (TRHG) are proud to announce the release of the online archive of AGMG, the predecessor journal to TRHG.…


Sugar-sweetened beverages, not so sweet for your heart!

Sugar-sweetened beverages, not so sweet for your heart! says Amélie Keller from the Institute of Preventive Medicine, Frederiksberg Hospital, RegionH, Denmark.…


Fanged deer persists in Afghanistan

Wildlife Conservation Society study confirms that endangered musk deer still live in Nuristan Province – some 60 years after last sighting species targeted by poachers: Musk deer scent glands are more valuable than gold Study appears in the October issue of the journal Oryx.…


Smithsonian Scientist Discovers Populations of Rare Songbird in Surprising New Habitat

America’s Pine Plantations Provide Hope for the Future of the Swainson’s Warbler The Swainson’s warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii) is one of the rarest and most secretive songbirds in North America, prized by birdwatchers in the southeastern U.S.…


New study raises alarm over bear bile farming in Lao PDR

The number of bears in farms supplying the widespread and expanding bile extraction industry in Lao PDR has tripled in recent years, with strong evidence the animals are illegally sourced from the wild, a new study published in Oryx finds.…


Reducing rumen protozoa mitigates methane emission

Livestock farming is responsible for 14.5% of total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, with half of them represented by methane emissions, mostly produced by ruminants. In addition, enteric methane production by ruminants represents up to 6% of energy loss for the animal. Reduction of methanogenesis is then important to limit the negative environmental impacts of ruminants and to improve their feed efficiency.