Month: January 2021

Exploring prenatal stress and its influence on maternal placental physiology and infant development in Galapagos

Recent UNC PhD graduate Dr. Hannah Jahnke and team including UNC’s Dr. Amanda Thompson and USFQ’s Dr. Enrique Teran have published a paper in Placenta titled “Maternal stress, placental 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2, and infant HPA axis development in humans: Psychosocial and physiological pathways.” This was a collaborative effort with Oskar Jandl Hospital on San Cristobal, Galapagos.

Darwin and Wolf, The home of the Vampire Finches

Jaime Chaves, professor at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and a researcher at the Galapagos Science Center (GSC), has been studying finches in the Galapagos Islands for several years. A few days ago, along with Kiyoko Gotanda and Daniel Baldassarre, he published the article titled, “Vampire finches: how Galapagos birds evolved to drink blood” in the digital magazine, The Conversation.

Darwin y Wolf, el hogar de los Pinzones Vampiro

Jaime Chaves, profesor de la Universidad San Francisco de Quito e investigador del GSC, lleva varios años estudiando pinzones en las islas Galápagos y hace pocos días, él en compañía de Kiyoko Gotanda y Daniel Baldassarre, publicaron el artículo titulado, “Pinzones vampiros: como los pajaritos de Galápagos evolucionaron para beber sangre” en la revista digital, The Conversation.

Explorando el estrés prenatal y su influencia en la fisiología placentaria materna y el desarrollo infantil en las islas Galápagos.

La Dra. Hannah Jahnke, quien recientemente obtuvo su PhD en UNC, y su equipo, que incluye a la Dra. Amanda Thompson de UNC y el Dr. Enrique Terán de la USFQ, han publicado un artículo en la revista Placenta titulado “Estrés materno, 11β hidroxiesteroide deshidrogenasa tipo 2 y desarrollo del eje Hipotálamo-Hipófisis-Adrenales en recién nacidos: vías Psicosociales y fisiológicas».

Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) travels more than 1,200 km from Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica’s South Pacific, to the iconic Darwin Arch in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

December 3, 2021- Like the jaguars that inhabit the tropical rainforests of different Central American countries, scalloped hammerhead sharks transit through large marine areas of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador. Such is the case of “Banco”, a male scalloped hammerhead shark tagged at the Golfo Dulce Shark Sanctuary in southern Costa Rica in August 2017 that was detected 1,200 km at the Galapagos Marine Reserve in Ecuador four years later in March 2021.

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