Vitamin D deficiency – the probable cause of many diseases?

“Gold standard” trials quoted by the Lancet rely on mistaken reasoning. The Lancet, the world’s best known medical journal, has published two articles which contain serious errors in scientific reasoning.…


How immune responses to Leishmania impacts vaccine development

The October paper of the month from Parasitology is ‘Immune responses during cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis’ from Volume 141, issue 12, by Lukasz Kedzierski and Krystal J.…


Australian Journal of Environmental Education Special 30 Year Anniversary Issue

Post written by Amy Cutter-Mackenzie, Editor of Australian Journal of Environmental Education 2014 represents the 30th year of the Australian Journal of Environmental Education, making it one of the oldest academic journals in environmental education still in publication.…


Cambridge University Press Celebrate Open Access Week By Announcing A New Open Access Unit

This week is Open Access week, the ideal time to formally announce a dedicated Open Access unit at the Press. Mandy Hill, Managing Director for Academic at the Press, explains


Why we need biodiversity in our quest to save forests and climate

A new paper by scientists at Fauna & Flora International argues that protecting biodiversity could be key to keeping forests standing in the long term.…


Cost sensitive bushmeat hunters help out conserving hunted wildlife species

Oryx study shows that the hunting of bushmeat is one major cause of biodiversity loss in tropical countries. Research has shown that consumers of wildlife are price sensitive and that the quantity of meat purchased is influenced by the cost of bushmeat and its substitutes.


The effect of heat damaged feed on pigs

Many of the feed ingredients that are used in formulating diets for pigs have gone through heating or drying to make the ingredient stable for conservation. However, every time heat is applied to a feed ingredient, there is a risk that the ingredient can be overheated, which will result in the Maillard reaction that induces heat damage to the ingredient.


Organically Grown Foods May Offer Greater Health and Safety than Foods Conventionally Grown

Scientists have long recognized the dangers of cadmium (Cd) exposure to the human body. Now, an invited commentary, place this finding in the context of the growing epidemiology linking Cd exposure to adverse health outcomes, and conclude that consistent consumption of organic foods over a lifetime could be expected to favorably influence health and mortality risk.


ApiCOWplexa 2013 – 2nd International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites in Farm Animals

The September Special Issue of Parasitology  is ApiCOWplexa 2013 – 2nd International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites in Farm Animals, volume 141, issue 11.  The guest-editor Andrew Hemphill from the Institute of Parasitology at the University of Berne, Switzerland, discusses the special issue below.…


A Vision of the Future for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science

A new open access article published in the journal Antarctic Science highlights the 80 most important questions in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science that need to be answered in the next decade and beyond.  One of the authors of the study Dr Mahlon C.…


Public Health Nutrition study found that with or without children, American adults value family meals

Even Without Children, Couples Eat Frequent Family Meals Study represents first comprehensive look at adult-only family meal patterns Couples and other adult family members living without minors in the house are just as likely as adults living with young children or adolescents to eat family meals at home on most days of the week, new research from Public Health Nutrition suggests.…


Can we control tail biting in pigs without tail docking?

Tail biting in growing pigs is a serious welfare problem because it is painful and may lead to infections for its victims. It also leads to economic losses to farmer. These are good reasons for trying to find ways to prevent and control tail biting.