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Some Spectroscopic Problems In Practical Organic Chemistry

Posted on 11. October, 2018.

A book of undergraduate organic chemistry experiments by Professor Jim Hanson

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Animal Behaviour expert scoops International Research Award

Posted on 10. October, 2011.

Dr Anna Wilkinson, editor of Avian Biology Research and our expert in animal behaviour, has been awarded the Physiology Prize at this year’s IG Nobel awards for the study No Evidence of Contagious Yawning in the Red-Footed Tortoise. The awards, which were presented at Harvard University, USA, honour scientific achievements that: ‘first make people laugh, and then make them think’.

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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 4 Issue 3 2011

Posted on 6. October, 2011.

Avian Biology Research, formerly Avian & Poultry Biology Reviews, has adopted a new and exciting vision for publication of ornithological research in the 21st Century.

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Avian Abstracts Available

Posted on 4. October, 2011.

The 2011 Incubation and Fertility Research Group {WPSA Working Group 6 (Reproduction)} conference  saw speakers from all over the world discussing aspects of incubation and fertility in a variety of avian species.

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Shooting can affect your health!

Posted on 3. October, 2011.

Lead, a toxic heavy metal, is found in high concentrations in shooting range soils due to the abrasion and weathering of bullets accumulated over the years.  This can adversely impact the environment through leaching into groundwater or runoff into streams, lakes and rivers. In the latest issue of Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability a group from the Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida describe how the conversion of metallic lead to carbonates may aid natural attenuation of lead in shooting range soils.

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The preparation and reactions of B-norsteroidal 6-ketones and their relatives

Posted on 30. September, 2011.

B-norsteroids are involved in the the apoptopic activity of the marine sterol orostonal and the anti-tubercular activity of the parguesterols, and are used in the synthesis of hormone analogues.  The preparation and reactivity of the heavily substituted cyclopentanone B-norsteroidal 6-ketones, which have formed precursors for the synthesis of ring B-azasteroids, are reviewed by Cavit Uyanik and James R. Hanson in the September issue of Journal of Chemical Research. They suggest further areas for investigation of these modified steroids.

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Contents: Materials At High Temperatures Volume 28 Issue 3 2011

Posted on 14. September, 2011.

Materials at High Temperatures publishes peer reviewed contributions relating to high temperature applications in the power, chemical, engine, processing and furnace industries.

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Study finds culling more effective than vaccinating

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

In both economic and epidemiological terms, the practice of culling on farms within a radius of 1 to 3 km of infected farms is the best method of combating Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) according to a recent study by the Netherlands-based research group Wageningen UR.

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Feathers show stress hormone in birds

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

When faced with environmental threats like bad weather, predators or oil spills, wild birds secrete a hormone called corticosterone. Traditionally, researchers have analysed blood samples to detect corticosterone levels in wild birds.

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