Thursday, July 24, 2014
Species Differences Found Among Algae That Help Corals Fight Climate Change

Phycologia – Corals that build reefs have few defenses against rising ocean temperatures and other effects of global climate change. Among the most important are dense populations of single-celled algae assigned to the dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium. Several groups of these microalgae are common to coral communities in shallow coastal waters throughout the tropics and subtropics, but few have been designated as separate species even though they are genetically and ecologically quite different.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
A Comparison of Graft Techniques for the Alveolar Ridge Prior to Oral Implant

Journal of Oral Implantology—Success of a dental implant can be affected by the width of the alveolar ridge—an indication of the amount of bone available to hold the implant. A variety of methods exist, each with their own advantages, to determine bone loss and subsequent augmentation techniques. The ridge-split graft is highlighted as a strategy for treating horizontally collapsed alveolar ridges.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Baby Turtles Speak to Coordinate Hatching

Chelonian Conservation and Biology – As a species, turtles have been considered to be both silent and deaf, only making simple noises during nesting. However, recent evidence has shown that 47 different turtle species are using sounds to communicate for both reproductive benefits and social interactions.

Monday, July 14, 2014
Changing Paradigms of Sensitive Species Management in Dysfunctional Ecosystems

Rangeland Ecology & Management – The article “Of Grouse and Golden Eggs: Can Ecosystems Be Managed Within a Species-Based Regulatory Framework?” in the journal Rangeland Ecology & Management  addresses declining  greater sage-grouse populations and the 2015 deadline to afford them Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection as a case study to examine the complex nature of these decisions.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Invasive Medusahead Causes Significant Issues in the US Great Basin

Invasive Plant Science and Management—Restoring rangelands degraded by invasive annual grasses has proven to be a difficult task.   Even with reseeding help, native species have found it hard to compete with invaders across the western United States Great Basin, an area that includes most of Nevada, and parts of California, Oregon, and Utah. A new study helps identify the role certain plant species can play in the successful rehabilitation of rangelands. Restoring more diverse native plants can improve habitat and forage for wildlife and livestock, along with reducing soil erosion and fire risk.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Sociodemographic differences found in how parents cope with children’s oral clefts

The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal—Cleft lip and/or palate occurs in about 1 in 600 births worldwide. These children often encounter difficulties in feeding, hearing, breathing, or speaking and may be affected psychologically as well. How the child copes with these complications can be influenced by how the parent copes.

Monday, June 30, 2014
Rare Sengi Species Discovered in Southern Africa

Journal of Mammalogy – A new species of sengi, or elephant-shrew, has been found in Namibia. Small and swift, these unusual mammals are the unlikely distant relatives of elephants and aardvarks. The new species joins a small family but is visibly different from other sengis.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
“Safety first” crucial for sleep apnea patients

Anesthesia Progress – Despite the dosage recommendations that come with all drug packaging, not all recommendations are safe for everyone. The same is true of drugs administered during dental procedures, particularly for sleep apnea patients.

As an editorial in the current issue of the journal Anesthesia Progress explains, dentists must consider a specific patient’s health before sedating the patient

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Evolution of Paleoparasitology

The Journal of Parasitology – Until 2009, paleoparasitology, the study of parasites from the past, had never received recognition for being its own discipline among the sciences, and had always been considered “adjunct” to the study of prehistoric populations. This all changed when The Journal of Parasitology presented a cover story regarding paleoparasitology.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
First Study of Drug-Coated Balloon and Drug-Eluting Stent for Long Femoropopliteal Lesions

Journal of Endovascular Therapy—As technologies advance in endovascular therapy, more options are becoming available for challenging situations, such as long lesions in the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries. Although surgical vein bypass is still considered the standard treatment for the femoropopliteal segment, balloon angioplasty and stenting are emerging therapies. These techniques have shown promise in shorter lesions, and a new study examines their use in longer lesions.