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Stressed-out African Naked Mole-rats May Provide Clues About Human Infertility:

A tiny, blind, hairless subterranean rodent that lives in social colonies in the harsh, semi-arid conditions of Africa could shed light on stress-related infertility in humans, the 23rd annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology will hear.

Glimmer Of Hope For Tahitian Tree Snails' Survival:

Despite the mass extermination of Tahiti's unique species of tree snails in recent decades, much of their original genetic diversity can still be found in remnant populations that survive on the island, researchers report in the July 3rd issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. The findings offer renewed hope that targeted conservation measures may yet preserve a representative, although impoverished, fraction of Tahiti's endemic tree snail genetic diversity in the wild--a feat earlier believed to be impossible.

Jellyfish Population Explosion Leads To New Use For Waste Creatures:

Amid growing concern about how to dispose of a booming population of jellyfish -- including 6-foot-long monsters weighing more than 400 pounds -- scientists in Japan are reporting development of a process for extracting a commercially-valuable biomaterial from the marine animals. Their report is scheduled for the July 27 issue of ACS' Journal of Natural Products, a monthly publication.

Advancing Research On Interplay Between Biology And Society:

Scientists will find new ways of understanding the interactions of the biological sciences with society, as a result of awards from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) directorates for biological sciences and for social, behavioral, and economic sciences.


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