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Shark Compound Proves Potential as Drug to Treat Human Viruses

Shark Compound Proves Potential as Drug to Treat Human Viruses

News Release by the Georgetown University Medical Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2011 Contact: Karen Mallet Scientist suggests that squalamine be explored as a human antiviral agent based on the reported discovery and its known safety profile in humans WASHINGTON — A compound initially isolated from sharks shows potential as a unique broad-spectrum human

Molecule from shark cartilage fights joint pain

Molecule from shark cartilage fights joint pain

London, 18. Sep 2011 (IANS) Chondroitin, a molecule sourced from shark cartilage and pig ears, has emerged as a wonder remedy for joint pains, says a study. Small studies have found that arthritic sufferers taking chondroitin require only fewer pain killers — yet larger trials proved inconclusive. Now a study, from the Geneva School of

Post-release survival of captured mako sharks

Post-release survival of captured mako sharks

Post-release survival of captured mako sharks: developing best-practice for sustainable catch and release game fishing. Supervision Team: Dr Jayson Semmens (IMAS) Dr Jeremy Lyle (IMAS) Mr Barry Bruce (CSIRO) Mr Paul Rogers (SARDI) Project Outline Short-fin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus) are top predators in marine ecosystems and have widespread distributions in temperate and tropical waters

Special Meeting on Sharks Information Collection in Southeast Asia

Special Meeting on Sharks Information Collection in Southeast Asia

15-17 September 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Background Shark is one of the important taxa concerned by international organization what increase magnitude to force the fishers on conservation issues in recently years. Furthermore, sharks are widely utilized in term of shark fin, flesh, skin including other products. With the biological scientific facts and market-related consumption, the International

Mote receives NOAA grant for shark fishing study

Mote receives NOAA grant for shark fishing study

By Robin Hartill | City Editor 22. August 2011 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded Mote Marine Laboratory a $192,000 grant to study how sharks fare after anglers release them. In the study, Mote scientists will record fine-scale movements of released sharks in unprecedented detail, using accelerometers, or tags with motion-sensing technology,

Study of juvenile hammerhead nursery grounds begins in Costa Rica

Study of juvenile hammerhead nursery grounds begins in Costa Rica

Mision Tiburon begins study of juvenile hammerhead nursery grounds in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica MigraMar, 15 August 2011. In June 2011, Mision Tiburon, one of the Costa Rican partners of Migramar, placed ten ultrasonic tags on juvenile hammerheads in Golfo Dulce, and installed three receivers in a key nursery ground This tagging expedition is part

Loss of Large Predators Has Caused Widespread Disruption of Ecosystems

Loss of Large Predators Has Caused Widespread Disruption of Ecosystems

News Release by Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego. Thursday, July 14, 2011. Scripps scientists part of research team studying cascading effects on ecosystems The decline of large predators and other “apex consumers” at the top of the food chain has disrupted ecosystems all over the planet, according to a review of

Reef Sharks and Coral Reefs Symposium

Reef Sharks and Coral Reefs Symposium

19 July 2011. Announcing the mini-symposium ” Reef Sharks and Coral Reefs ” at the 12th INTERNATIONAL CORAL REEF SYMPOSIUM, Cairns, Australia, 9-13 JULY 2012. In July 2012, the 12th ICRS will welcome over 2,500 delegates from around to world to the tropical city of Cairns to attend 1,500 talks and posters presenting the latest

Record number of great white sharks tagged in NZ waters

Record number of great white sharks tagged in NZ waters

07 July 2011 Press Release by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA). Scientists completed a successful three-week field tagging trip in April 2011, where they tagged a record 27 great white sharks around the Titi (Muttonbird) Islands off the northeast coast of Stewart Island. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

Fishermen asked to keep watch for rare river shark Australias Northern Territory

Fishermen asked to keep watch for rare river shark Australias Northern Territory

2nd July 2011 According to an article in cairns.com.au, fishermen can help scientists by keeping an eye out for a rare river shark species (Glyphis garricki) which is named after its discoverer, the ichthyologist Prof. J.A.F. Garrick of Victoria University, Wellington NZ. This species grows up to 2,5 m long and inhabits the river systems

New study documents first cookiecutter shark attack on a live human

New study documents first cookiecutter shark attack on a live human

June 30, 2011. By Danielle Torrent. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers provides details on the first cookiecutter shark attack on a live human, a concern as warm summer waters attract more people to the ocean. The study currently online and appearing in the July print edition of Pacific

New Shark Species Discovered in Philippines

New Shark Species Discovered in Philippines

29 June 2011 A group of researchers at the California Academy of Sciences and their Philippine colleagues conducted an extensive scientific survey of wildlife in the Philippines. The 42-day expedition took place last spring in Luzon Island and its surrounding waters. Luzon is the largest island of the Philippines and it’s located on the northern

Scientists discover a new tiger shark hunting technique

Scientists discover a new tiger shark hunting technique

University of Hawaii at Mānoa Carlie S. Wiener, NWHI Research & Outreach Specialist, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Carl Meyer, Cooperating Faculty, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Posted: Jun. 6, 2011 In a joint research effort between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), University of Tokyo, the Japanese National

Study Finds Shark Cartilage Extract Does Not Improve Lung Cancer Survival

Study Finds Shark Cartilage Extract Does Not Improve Lung Cancer Survival

An extract derived from shark cartilage—AE‑941—did not improve overall survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, according to a study jointly funded by NCCAM and the National Cancer Institute. Shark cartilage has been reported to have antiangiogenic properties (preventing the growth of new blood vessels around tumors), and preliminary research in animals suggested that