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Growth industry: Pharmacology University wants to train Tampa Bay's medical-marijuana workforce - Creative Loafing Tampa


Creative Loafing Tampa
Like it or not, medical marijuana is coming to Florida. The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, aka Amendment 2, passed with much more than its required super-majority back in November 2016. Even if it hadn't, however, popular opinion ...

Microbial ecology perturbation in human IgA deficiency - Science


Science
We show that human IgA deficiency is not associated with massive quantitative perturbations of gut microbial ecology. Metagenomic analysis highlights an expected pathobiont expansion but a less expected depletion in some typically beneficial symbionts ...

How Do Languages Evolve? This Game Is Finding The Answer! - Forbes


Forbes
A team of researchers led by Dr. Olivier Morin at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany have released a mobile app, the Color Game, designed to study how human languages evolve. Dr. Morin's team identified a problem ...

Human Origins Initiative

Washington, D.C. - United States

The past decade has seen astonishing discoveries about human origins that captivate the imagination. We walk on two legs, make tools, and have large brains. We solve complex problems and communicate through language and art. We express our feelings and our spirituality. How did we acquire these extraordinary qualities? Are we still evolving or are we 'it', the endpoint of the evolutionary story?

These questions excite the deepest levels of human curiosity about our own identity and origins, and help shape one of the most awe-inspiring areas of scientific inquiry. ' What does it mean to be human?' the theme of the Human Origins Initiative of the Smithsonian Institution reflects one of humanity's most profound quests. The initiative's goal is to explore the universal human story at its broadest time scale. It seeks to stimulate new research findings that deepen an understanding of what makes our species unique and how we came to be.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is committed to expanding the public understanding of human evolution:
* An unforgettable museum experience presents the epic story of human ancestry.
* Pioneering research investigates fundamental questions about our evolutionary past, including the roots of human adaptability.
* Innovative educational programs meet the critical need for expanding public knowledge of scientific research and evolution.

Our web site is dedicated to bringing you the excitement, latest findings, and profound implications of the scientific exploration of human origins. Pay at our web site to explore more information.

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Human Proteomics Initiative
Switzerland

Project to annotate all known human sequences according to the quality standards of Swiss-Prot.

Human Origins
United Kingdom

The Natural History Museum provides a number of short videos on this topic.

Human Origins
United States

Radio program discusses fossil discoveries that may provide the earliest documented evidence of toolmaking, and push the origin of homo sapiens back more than 400,000 years. A discussion featuring Donald Johanson and Blake Edgar.

Human Origins and Prehistory
United States

Class page to go along with Indiana University's anthropology class, A105. Lectures cover the human place among the pages, evolution theories, genetics and current research. Related resource links are included.

Institute of Human Origins
United States

A non-profit, multidisciplinary research organization, affiliated with Arizona State University, dedicated to the recovery and analysis of the fossil evidence for human evolution.

Think Quest: Human Origins
Finland

Aimed at both students and educators alike, providing factual information and follow up questions about human origins.

Look at Modern Human Origins, A
United States

Aims to help students of paleoanthropology in the process of research, and to provide a source of information for anybody who desires a fuller understanding of human evolution.

United States

Locates Homo sapiens on the family tree, compares primate skulls, and links current discoveries to better human understanding of the past.

Finland

Describes important discoveries related to human origin as well as various theories and theorists.

Human Origins Summary
United Kingdom

Information and links to other sites.