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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