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Fitness Buff Turned Trash At The Beach Into Full-Fledged Gym
Most people go to the beach to kick back. Not Alcindo Soares. Soares always dreamed of becoming a professional athlete, Great Big Story reported in its profile of the exercise buff. But when he couldn’t afford to join a gym in Cape Verde, an island country off the coast of West Africa, he decided to build his own. Soares, who works in construction, collects the detritus he finds on the shores of Santa Maria beach and fashions it into workout equipment. The outdoor facility is replete with many of the trappings you’d find at a standard fitness club, including weights, pull-up bars and a bench for dips. But there...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Justin Trudeau Pledged $650 Million To Counter Trump's Anti-Abortion Rule
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday pledged $650 million over the next three years for women’s reproductive health services and sexual education around the world. “Like men, women should be able to choose when they want to start a family, how big their family should be, and who they want to start that family with,” Trudeau said at an event in Ottawa in honor of International Women’s Day, according to Vice News.  “When women have equal power and equal weight and equal leadership influence, the kinds of decisions are better,” Trudeau said. Trudeau’s ple...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norway Pledges $10 Million To Counter Trump's Global Anti-Abortion Move
Norway has joined an international initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls left by U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on U.S.-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion. In January, the Netherlands started a global fund to help women access abortion services, saying Trump’s “global gag rule” meant a funding gap of $600 million over the next four years, and has pledged $10 million to the initiative to replace that. Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Canada and Cape Verde have all also lent their support. “The government is increasing its support f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Countries Sign Up To Counter Trump's Global Anti-Abortion Move
Eight countries have joined an initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls caused by President Donald Trump’s ban on U.S.-funded groups around the world providing information on abortion, Sweden’s deputy prime minister said. Isabella Lovin told Reuters a conference would be held on March 2 in Brussels to kick-start the funding initiative to help non-governmental organizations whose family planning projects could be affected. The Netherlands announced in January the launch of a global fund to help women access abortion services, saying Trump’s “global gag rule” would cause a f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Impact Of Zika On Asian Countries May Be Graver Than We Thought
CHICAGO/BANGKOK (Reuters) ― Zika’s rampage last year in Brazil caused an explosion of infections and inflicted a crippling neurological defect on thousands of babies ― an effect never seen in a mosquito-borne virus. It also presented a mystery: why had a virus that had been little more than a footnote in the annals of infectious diseases taken such a devastating turn in the Americas? How had Africa and Asia, where Zika had quietly circulated for decades, escaped with no reports of major outbreaks or serious complications? Scientists initially theorized that Zika’s long tenure in Africa and Asia may have con...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

[In Depth] Mosquito hunters search for Zika vectors
Zika virus, the once obscure pathogen now widely feared for causing birth defects and other problems, has spread very far, very quickly since an outbreak was first noticed in northeast Brazil in early 2015. It has reached more than 40 countries across the Americas, even making it to the Cape Verde islands, off the western coast of Africa. More than a million people have become infected along the way. As public health officials try to contain the epidemic, researchers are racing to answer a key question with important implications for which areas are at risk, and what methods might work to slow its spread: Which mosquitoes ...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 2, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Gretchen Vogel Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Nigeria Should Worry About Spread of Zika, Yellow Fever'
[Vanguard] Renowned Virologist and President of the Nigeria Academy of Science, Professor Oyewale Tomori, has said the discovery of a strain of Zika virus circulating in Brazil and other parts of the Americas in the Cape Verde area of Africa, should worry Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Zika Virus 'On Doorstep of Africa' - UN Health Agency
[UN News] The United Nations health agency today confirmed that the Zika virus strain circulating in Cabo Verde, an island nation off the northwest coast of Africa, is the same as the one responsible for the outbreaks linked to neurological disorders and microcephaly in South America. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zika ‘on doorstep of Africa,’ UN health agency warns after virus confirmed in Cabo Verde
The United Nations health agency today confirmed that the Zika virus strain circulating in Cabo Verde, an island nation off the northwest coast of Africa, is the same as the one responsible for the outbreaks linked to neurological disorders and microcephaly in South America. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Zika virus strain spreads to Africa, says World Health Organisation
The WHO agency announced today the Zika virus strain circulating in Cape Verde had been shown to be the same as the one behind an explosion of cases in the Americas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Zika virus off West Africa coast came from Americas
World Health Organization says Zika virus in Cape Verde island by West African coast is same strain as spreading through the Americas (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Virus From Brazil Found In Africa For The First Time
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Tests show an outbreak of Zika virus on the African island chain of Cape Verde is of the same strain as the one blamed for birth abnormalities in Brazil, the World Health Organization said on Friday. "The findings are of concern because it is further proof that the outbreak is spreading beyond South America and is on the doorstep of Africa," said WHO's Africa director Matshidiso Moeti. "This information will help African countries to re-evaluate their level of risk and adapt and increase their levels of preparedness," she said. Zika was first discovered in Africa in 1947 ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brazilian strain of Zika virus confirmed in Africa, says WHO
Type of virus blamed for South American birth abnormalities found in Cape Verde, which has had three cases of microcephalyTests show an outbreak of Zika virus on the African island chain of Cape Verde is of the same strain as the one blamed for birth abnormalities in Brazil, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. “The findings are of concern because it is further proof that the outbreak is spreading beyond South America and is on the doorstep of Africa,” said WHO’s Africa director, Matshidiso Moeti. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and agencies Tags: Zika virus World news Africa Cape Verde Brazil Americas Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

WHO: Zika virus off coast of Africa came from Americas
World Health Organization says Zika virus in Cape Verde off the western coast of Africa is the same infecting people in the Americas (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil-type Zika confirmed in Africa for first time: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Tests show an outbreak of Zika virus on the African island chain of Cape Verde is of the same strain as the one blamed for birth abnormalities in Brazil, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO confirms Zika virus strain imported from the Americas to Cabo Verde
Sequencing of the virus in Cabo Verde by Institut Pasteur, Dakar confirms that the Zika virus currently circulating in Cabo Verde is the same as the one circulating in the Americas - the Asian type- and was most likely imported from Brazil. This is the first time that the Zika strain responsible for the outbreaks linked to neurological disorders and microcephaly has been detected in Africa. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, zika, zika, Afghanistan [country], African Region [region] Source Type: news

Zika virus 'does cause birth defects'
Conclusion The scientists say that, on balance, "we suggest that sufficient evidence has accumulated" to say that Zika is the cause of the current spike of microcephaly cases. They add that researchers, "have been unable to identify alternative hypotheses" for the increase in microcephaly.  How does Zika and microcephaly affect you? Public health advice about Zika virus has not changed. At present, Zika virus is thought to be transmitted by mosquitoes in the Caribbean, Central and South America, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam, the Philippines and Cape Verde. See an updated list here. The Royal Coll...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Pregnancy/child QA articles Source Type: news

WHO expects over 2,500 Zika-linked microcephaly cases in Brazil
The World Health Organization says 39 percent of suspected cases have been confirmed in Brazil. Cases are now appearing in Panama and Cape Verde as the virus keeps spreading. This is a developing story. It will be updated. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Washington Post Source Type: news

WHO supports Cabo Verde in managing Zika virus
Responding to a request from the Ministry of Health in Cabo Verde, WHO is sending a team to Cabo Verde, with joint participation of experts from WHO AFRO and the Institut Pasteur, Dakar. Although the number of cases of Zika in Cabo Verde is declining, the Minister of Health announced on 15 March the first case of microcephaly. Investigations are underway to determine if this case of microcephaly is linked to Cabo Verde’s outbreak of Zika virus. Among the 7 490 suspected cases of Zika virus reported between 21 October 2015 and 6 March 2016, 165 involve pregnant women, from which 44 women have already delivered without...
Source: WHO news - March 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: zika, zika Source Type: news

WHO sends team to Cape Verde after microcephaly case found
PRAIA (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation said on Friday it is sending a team to Cape Verde to evaluate the first case of the neurological disorder microcephaly, thought to be linked to the Zika virus, in the island nation off West Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

West Africa, Ebola and the threat of Zika
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Rapid testing for the Zika virus is a critical need in the recent Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, says a Georgetown University professor, because of the recent Zika outbreak on nearby Cape Verde and the similarity in symptoms between Zika and early Ebola. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 17, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika-hit Cape Verde identifies first case of microcephaly
PRAIA (Reuters) - Cape Verde has identified its first case of the neurological disorder microcephaly, thought to be linked to the Zika virus, in what would be a first for Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

If You Don't Like The Idea Of Abortion, Don't Get One
The World Health Organization estimates that 211 million pregnancies occur each year. Approximately 87 million of these pregnancies occur unintentionally. Of the total number of pregnancies a year, around 46 million end in abortion. Around 40 percent of these are carried out under unsafe conditions; 47,000 women die as a result of unsafe abortions each year. Surely, this is not what we want for our women. Abortion is not about opinion. Legalizing abortion is not a question of beliefs, taboos or religion-- all that should not even be part of the conversation. Abortion is a question of public health, and it must be dealt wi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: Experts Are Divided Over Genetically Modified Mosquitos
The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and sometimes brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems.    Zika is currently spreading through Central and South America and the Caribbean, and with the high volume of news about the virus, it's tough to stay up-to-date. Check out our full coverage, or read our daily recaps. Here are four updates, opinions and developments to know about now:   1. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: Why The Pope Should Weigh In On Contraception
This week, while research groups formed coalitions to develop a Zika virus vaccine, scientists learned more about the disease after an autopsy report showed Zika virus in brain tissue of an aborted fetus. The fetus's mother had contracted Zika virus in Brazil during her first trimester.  The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems.    With the high volume of ne...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Pregnant Women Should Know About Zika Virus
On Monday, the World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" due to the cluster of birth defects potentially linked to Zika virus.   No one is probably more concerned about this connection than the world’s pregnant women, especially those who are living in an area where there is ongoing Zika virus transmission. While the virus’ symptoms (fever, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis) are no cause for alarm and rarely require hospitalization, the disease is suspected of causing severe birth defects like microcephaly, when a baby is born with an abnormally sm...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

What you need to know about Zika virus
Follow me at @JohnRossMD Last week, the government of El Salvador gave what might be the strangest public health advice of all time: don’t get pregnant for the next two years. Officials in Colombia, Ecuador, and Jamaica have also warned women to avoid pregnancy, although only for the next several months. The reason for these unusual recommendations? An outbreak of Zika virus, currently raging in 21 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Samoa, and Cape Verde. Until recently, Zika was an obscure virus, confined to equatorial Africa and Asia, an...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ross, MD, FIDSA Tags: Children's Health Family Planning and Pregnancy Infectious diseases Prevention Safety Source Type: news

CDC expands Zika virus alert; more countries issue pregnancy warnings
Pregnant women should not travel to Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Guyana, Cape Verde and Samoa because of Zika virus, the CDC said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Illustrated Guide To The Zika Outbreak
In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with microcephaly, a rare, debilitating birth defect with lifelong consequences. Researchers quickly linked the spike in birth defects to the outbreak of a little-known tropical disease called Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquito. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus has popped up in different African and Asian countries, but no widespread outbreaks had occurred until 2013, when the virus infected an estimated 11 percent of the population of French Polynesi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Illustrated Guide To The Zika Outbreak
In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with microcephaly, a rare, debilitating birth defect with lifelong consequences. Researchers quickly linked the spike in birth defects to the outbreak of a little-known tropical disease called Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquito. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus has popped up in different African and Asian countries, but no widespread outbreaks had occurred until 2013, when the virus infected an estimated 11 percent of the population of French Polynesi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

C.D.C. Issues Travel Alert for 8 More Locations Over Zika Virus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added eight destinations to a list of countries that pregnant women should avoid to prevent infection. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Travel Warnings Ecuador Centers for Disease Control and Prevention St Martin (Caribbean) Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Bolivia Guadeloupe Barbados Samoa Zika Virus Guyana Cape Verde Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Cape Verde
On 21 October 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Cape Verde informed WHO of the country’s first reported epidemic of Zika virus infection. On 5 October 2015, health centres in Praia, Santiago Island began to report cases of cutaneous rash and pruritus with and apparently without fever. The earliest onset of symptoms occurred on 27 September. As of 14 October, a total of 165 cases had been reported. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: measles [subject], pesticide [subject], insecticides, fungicides, risk factor [subject], risk, health risks, African Region [region], Cape Verde [country], Disease outbreak news [doctype] Source Type: news

Gender social relations and violence in intimacy: discourses of young Cape Verdean - Neves S, Torres J.
This paper presents and discusses the results of a qualitative study developed with 24 young Cape-Verdean currently living in Portugal, 13 girls and 13 boys, between 19 and 30 years old (M = 21; SD=.125). In order to obtain, throughout discourses, their r... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Earliest church in the tropics unearthed in former heart of Atlantic slave trade
(University of Cambridge) Remains of a church on Cabo Verde's Santiago Island, off the West African coast, dates back to late 15th century -- when Portugal first colonized the islands that played a central role in the global African slave trade. Archaeological excavations are helping Cabo Verdeans gain new insight into their remarkable and long-obscured history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ancient Tsunami Was Nearly As Tall As The Eiffel Tower, Scientists Say
This study reinforces the idea that we need to take this into account when we assess the hazard potential of oceanic volcanoes." Some scientists think more research is needed to determine the behavior of giant waves that may be generated by a volcanic collapse, as well as how to adequately monitor the chances that such a tsunami-causing collapse might happen. "Since we've never seen such an event happen on an ocean island, we don't have practical experience with how the collapse will manifest itself," Dr. Michael Poland, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Vancouver, Washington, who was not ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Signs of ancient mega-tsunami could portend modern hazard
Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed anything ever seen by humans. The researchers say an 800-foot wave engulfed an island more than 30 miles away. The study could revive a simmering controversy over whether sudden giant collapses present a realistic hazard today around volcanic islands, or even along more distant continental coasts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Evidence confirms volcanic island collapses may trigger mega-tsunamis
A pre-historical sudden collapse of one of the tallest and most active oceanic volcanoes on Earth — Fogo, in the Cape Verde Islands – triggered a mega-tsunami with waves impacting 220 metres (721 feet) above present sea level resulting in catastrophic consequences, according to a new University of Bristol study published today [02 Oct] in Science Advances. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 2, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Was Darwin Really a Genius?
You could never touch Mozart's musical genius, even if you stuck with your piano lessons for ten thousand years. Michelangelo's artistic talent would be eternally beyond your grasp. It is an impossibility that you could ever have written anything like Newton's Principia. OK - so even if you put all your life into it, you could not come close to Mozart, Michelangelo, or Newton's achievements. But what about Darwin? Did Darwin really have any extraordinary and rare talents that are definitively beyond the limits of your own potential? Is it within the realm of the possible, with your innate intelligence and abilities, that...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Case study Cabo Verde: Simulation offers policy Rx for curbing HIV
The African archipelago nation of Cabo Verde could bring its HIV epidemic under control within 10 years by ramping up a combination of four interventions already underway, according to projections from a sophisticated computer model led by public health researchers. Much of the progress could be achieved, the model predicts, by focusing the effort just on the most at-risk populations. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Case study Cabo Verde: Simulation offers policy Rx for curbing HIV
(Brown University) The African archipelago nation of Cabo Verde could bring its HIV epidemic under control within 10 years by ramping up a combination of four interventions already underway, according to projections from a sophisticated computer model led by Brown University public health researchers. Much of the progress could be achieved, the model predicts, by focusing the effort just on the most at-risk populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Hits Ghana Skipper, Tunisia and Cape Verde Draw, Zambia Loses Sinkala At CAN Day Two
[RFI]Mongomo -On day two of the Africa Cup of Nations we learned that Ebola is not the only disease stalking the continent, Tunisia and Cape Verde were back to square one. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Volcanic eruption on Cape Verde Island
A new volcanic eruption commenced on Fogo, one of the Cape Verde Islands, on November 23rd, 2014. This eruption continues to date, and is considered to be the largest eruption by volume, and in terms of damage, on the archipelago for over 60 years. Most damage was caused by lava flows advancing into populated regions, so that numerous buildings, homes and roads were destroyed. In total, three villages have been abandoned and thousands of residents have had to be evacuated. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Night visions: Darren Almond's full-moon landscapes
Taken over the course of half an hour at night, Darren Almond's images expose what happens when 'you give the landscape longer to express itself'At least two guiding spirits hover around To Leave a Light Impression, the new show by British artist Darren Almond at White Cube, Bermondsey. The most obvious is Charles Darwin, in whose footsteps Almond followed to make several of his images. The other is the lesser-known Scottish nature writer, Nan Shepherd, whose book, The Living Mountain, provides the exhibition's epigraph:"So there I lie on the plateau, under me the central core of fire from which was thrust the grumbli...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sean O'Hagan Tags: theguardian.com Photography Charles Darwin Argentina Art The moon Art and design Scotland Editorial Environment Science Chile Source Type: news

Tanzania: Young Brides Can Get Health Complications
[Daily News]HOW child-friendly is the country? The Child-Friendliness Index 2013, which also compares progress, reveals that those scoring highest as the 'most child-friendly' are Mauritius, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, Cape Verde, Rwanda, Lesotho, Algeria, Swaziland and Morocco. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 7, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Going home
(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) For a better protection of marine turtles, scientists try to understand why they return to their birthplace in order to reproduce after rather long distance migrations. Using molecular tools applied to turtles from the Cape Verde islands, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany) found females from different islands have different immune genes, suggesting that returning home to reproduce is linked to advantages in parasite resistance. The study is now published in the "Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences." (Sou...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news