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under a cloud

A popular UK term for “under suspicion”, in disfavour (as in “Dr X left the Liverpool NHS trust under a cloud”).
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Critics of pesticide testing on human subjects hold that there is no need to conduct these experiments because scientists can obtain adequate data from experiments on animals, as well as studies on human beings that do not involve controlled experiments, such as epidemiologic or field studies (EWG 1998).
The physiological relevance of the small changes in melatonin and/or 6-OHMS observed in the above field studies is also unknown because the typical nocturnal concentration of melatonin greatly exceeds the amount needed for human melatonin receptors to be activated.
Earlier field studies had reported occasional sightings of moms palling with moms when they had youngsters of a common age.
Field studies of three-spined stickleback fish dash a textbook example of an evolutionary principle, claims an evolutionary biology team.
"Field studies like this one are essential for developing public confidence," he says.
Only intensive field studies will reveal the extent to which each one figures in particular ecosystems.