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The study shows that use of distinctness measures can provide an objective, effective, and economical way to protect evolutionary diversity and the approach may be particularly useful because information about relationships among species is often much easier to come by than detailed ecological assessments, and evolutionarily distinct species can often be found in places that aren't well known as hot spots for biodiversity.
Under this definition, liberalism is certainly evolutionarily novel and goes against Darwinian instincts of in-group cooperation and out-group competition and competition to reproduce.
Stem cells are defined by the ability to self-renew and to generate differentiated progeny, qualities that are maintained by evolutionarily conserved pathways that can lead to cancer when deregulated.
Another theory of human drug consumption explores the idea of modern drug experimentation as a form of evolutionarily novel behavior.
We're just not evolutionarily wired to update Facebook, play Words With Friends, or check news feeds from halfway around the world before turning in.
Whereas the former, more immature or simplistic sort of faith may indeed be traced to the same biological causes that are responsible for other emotions, the more sophisticated form of belief is the product of conscious, deliberate and painstaking thought, which is far from a natural or evolutionarily directed process.
Last year, the Zoological Society of London listed 100 evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered species of mammals.
UK) present the proceedings of a November 2008 workshop bringing together researchers studying the morphologically separated, yet evolutionarily connected, stars in the upper blue and red sections of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, which have typically been studied separately in spite of their connections.
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, evolutionarily conserved noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression and have been implicated in disease pathogenesis.
Our earlier work, funded by the Alzheimer's Research Trust, has demonstrated that many of the relevant biochemical pathways are evolutionarily conserved between us and flies.
It appears that the stereotype of women being positively influenced by a man's status is true and, evolutionarily speaking, this makes sense.
EDGE is the acronym for the Zoological Society of London's Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered project.

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