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New Human Evolution Theory: We Won Not Because of Smarts but Because of Versatility - Haaretz


Haaretz
The evidence for any theory of human evolution is scanty in the extreme. The Denisovans are known from a handful of peripheral bones, we don't know completely where Neanderthals really ranged or when (or why) they died out – and the less confidently ...

'Nature calls' upon youth to protect flora and fauna - The Hindu


The Hindu
Chief Conservator of Forests and Project Tiger Field Director S. Saravanan explained to the students the importance of protecting the flora and fauna on the hills. The students planted 10,000 saplings. As many as 2,500 seed balls were dropped in the ...

Neuroscientist Narayanan Kasthuri Leading Research to Map Billions of Brain Cells - India West


India West
An Indian American assistant professor of neurobiology and researcher at the University of Chicago's Argonne project is leading research into mapping billions of brain cells. Scientists at the university and Argonne National Laboratory, including Prof.

The Visible Human Project - Pie

Auckland - New Zealand

The Visible Human Project is an effort to create a detailed data set of cross-sectional photographs of the human body, in order to facilitate anatomy visualization applications. A male and a female cadaver were cut into thin slices which were then photographed and digitized. The project is run by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) under the direction of Michael J. Ackerman.

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Visible Human Project
United States

Creating complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the male and female human body. A project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

The Visible Human
United States

A guided tour providing an introduction to human anatomy and physiology using images and animations based on the Visible Human Project - from the Washington Univ. Med. School.

Human Genome Project
United States

Information about the Project, its progress, history, and goals; issues associated with genome research; frequently asked questions, the science behind the project; and Project sponsors.

The Human Genome Diversity Project
United States

Stanford University describes this international project that seeks to understand the diversity and unity of the entire human species. Includes a summary of the purpose of the project and of the planning work done.

BBC: Human Genome Project
United Kingdom

Transcript of a discussion with David Baltimore, John Sulston and David Bentley about the project.

United States

News, FAQs, topical fact sheets, progress reports, and more, for students and scientists.

A Brief History of the Human Genome Project
United States

Chapter one from, Morality and the New Genetics: A Guide for Students and Health Care Providers.

United States

Details about the U.S. Human Genome Project including its goals, history and progress with links to key documents, publications, a timeline, and Project contacts.

Human Brain Project at Caltech
United States

Applying newly emerging computational techniques to in vivo optical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the developing brain.

United States

Completed in 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13-year project coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. During the early years of the HGP, the Wellcome Trust (U.K.) became a major partner; additional contributions came from Japan, France, Germany, China, and others. Project goals were to : * identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA, * determine the sequences of the 3