A recent article published in Carbon Balance & Management suggests the use of satellite technology for monitoring global carbon stocks. Deforestation and forest degradation accounts for nearly a third of anthropogenic carbon emissions and reduction of these emissions is an important aspect of climate change policy. However, effective management and reduction of these emissions relies… Read more »
The next-generation of sequencing technologies have greatly reduced the time needed to sequence a eukaryotic genome from seven years for the original human genome, to a matter of months, weeks or even days. Handling the resulting flood of genome data requires similar advances in software. In this month’s issue of Genome Biology, Ben Langmead and… Read more »
Parasites & Vectors has published its first supplement, comprising proceedings of the 4th International Canine Vector-Borne Disease (CVBD) Symposium being held in Seville on 25th-28th March 2009. A selection of review articles and short reports highlight the control, treatment, taxonomy and changing distribution of CVBDs, including leishmaniosis, dirofilariosis and babesiosis. It is likely that… Read more »
Retrovirology editorial board member Jean-Luc Darlix participated this past weekend to help raise 6.3 million Euros for AIDS research. Jean-Luc has been involved in SIDACTION since its founding. In the inset, he discusses his views on today’s HIV-1 research, the difficulties with the failed Merck vaccine study, and hopes for increased cooperation between research laboratories.
>100 Scientists participated to the6th Meeting of African Society of Human Genetics on Human Origins, Genetic Diversity and Health. AfSHG, whose President is Charles N. Rotimi, was established in 2003 and currently comprises just under 500 members representing 16 African countries and 8 across the rest of the world (including United States and Europe). The fundamental… Read more »
34 Scientists have participated to the Meeting B on Biological agents (24 February-3 March 2009) for the elaboration of vol 100 of IARC Monograph entitled A review of human carcinogens. This issue will represent a relevant and authoritative update on all biological agents so far associated with human cancers. The volume, which as been coordinated by Vincent Cogliano, Head of IARC… Read more »
On 21st-23rd September, BioMed Central is holding “FRONTIERS OF RETROVIROLOGY: Complex retroviruses, retroelements and their hosts” in Montpellier, France. Co-sponsors include: Institut Pasteur, Agence National de Recherches sur le Sida and the Institut de Génétique Humaine Frontiers of Retrovirology will bring together leading human retrovirus researchers to review current progress and to map future challenges…. Read more »