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Rabbits on the back foot -- but naturally they're fighting back

... them about but they bounced back. The same with rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) or the calicivirus. ... areas in Australia were affected, where in the rabbit the virus lurked, at what age rabbits became ... a new, endemic virus that we have called rabbit Calicivirus Australia1," she said. "Its ...

Rabbits to the rescue of the reef

... continue to ravage Australias native landscapes, rabbit fish may help save large areas of the Great ... is the same in both cases both rabbits and rabbit fish are efficient herbivores, capable of ... it is the vegetation that is the problem and the rabbit fish, the answer. When a coral reef is ...

Hareless: Yellowstone's rabbits have vanished, study says

... Parks. However, the WCS study found that no jack rabbit sightings could be confirmed in Yellowstone since ... pronghorn and other ungulates. Elsewhere, when rabbit densities drop predators often turn to preying ... to the study. But without baseline data on rabbit numbers in Greater Yellowstone, assessing the ...

Working to conserve endangered 'Playboy' bunnies

... the amount of diversity in the Keys populations and determine which rabbit populations would provide the best rabbits to found new translocated ... the USFWS," Hoffman said. Tursi is currently working with another marsh rabbit subspecies, Sylvilagus palustris paludicola, which is native to South ...

Poison: It's what's for dinner

... Mojave Desert and the cooler Great Basin. Rats from both areas were fed rabbit chow mixed either with creosote or juniper. The scientists then scanned ... Lake City. Eight woodrats from each region were fed diets in which rabbit chow was treated either with creosote resin or with finely ground juniper ...

Poison: It's what's for dinner

... Mojave Desert and the cooler Great Basin. Rats from both areas were fed rabbit chow mixed either with creosote or juniper. The scientists then scanned ... Lake City. Eight woodrats from each region were fed diets in which rabbit chow was treated either with creosote resin or with finely ground juniper ...

'Seeing' stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease

... of new vessels along with an X-rayvisible contrast agent. Tested in a rabbit model for the first time, the bubble prevents the body's immune system ... effect and have prompted human trials, she added. Hopkins researchers took rabbit stem cellsseparated from bone marrow in the laband injected them into the ...

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation awards $191,000 in grants

... TACE in HCC Patients," and Christina Ma, "Evaluation of 18F-FDG PET/CT in Monitoring Tumor Ablation Efficacy of Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) on rabbit VX2 Liver Tumor," all at the UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif., and Shantanu Gaur, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., "Hepatic Arterial ...

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research

... viral diseases carried by animals and acquired by humans through either direct contact or an insect or tick. These include tularemia (also known as rabbit fever), Lyme disease, West Nile encephalitis and Lassa fever. Improved detection of and vaccine development for coccidioidomycosis (also known as ...

Desert woodrats switch one dietary poison for another

... the study, eight woodrats were captured from each of two western regions: the Mojave Desert and the cooler Great Basin. Rats from both areas were fed rabbit chow mixed with either creosote or juniper. The scientists then scanned the rodents' genetic blueprints to look for active genes known as ...

Desert woodrats switch one dietary poison for another

... the study, eight woodrats were captured from each of two western regions: the Mojave Desert and the cooler Great Basin. Rats from both areas were fed rabbit chow mixed with either creosote or juniper. The scientists then scanned the rodents' genetic blueprints to look for active genes known as ...

Researchers document world's mammals in crisis

... ( Lynx pardinus ), which has a population of just 84 to 143 adults and has continued to decline due to a shortage of its primary prey, the European rabbit ( Oryctolagus cuniculus ). China's Pre David's Deer ( Elaphurus davidianus ), is listed as "extinct in the wild." However, the captive and ...

Tasty meal out of reach

... Young blackthorns have scarcely been spotted there over the past 30 years. These observations coincided with a considerable reduction in the rabbit population since the end of the 1990s, caused by the disease viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS). The establishment of scrub is an important ...

New discoveries from Harvard and Baylor get to the heart of cardiovascular disease

... "It's also noteworthy that aspirin stimulates the body to produce one class of these chemicals." "Even if we delay the process by exercise and rabbit food, sooner or later our blood vessels rot," said Gerald Weissmann, MD, Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal . "Now that we appreciate that ...

Conservation of freshwater fish biodiversity: a challenge for the countries of the South

... or hunting. However, the particular environments are not always adapted for hosting new arrivals. Past introduction attempts, such as that of wild rabbit into Australia or brown fario trout into Southern hemisphere water courses, led to an awareness that these different species, qualified by scientists ...

Veterinarians' guide to hedgehogs, chinchillas and chelonians.....oh, my!

... how to restrain a crocodile so you can give it a proper exam" How do you know if a turtle is suffering from a vitamin A deficiency" Is the lethargic rabbit in your waiting room a victim of heat stroke or cardiac disease" Did that frog swallow something it shouldnt have" The book offers guidance on these ...

Biophysical Society announces 2008 International Travel Awards

... Modeling Study. Mark R. Fowler, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Spatially Restricted Ca2+ Transients Reflect Release by the SR in rabbit Ventricular Myocytes. Maria A. Frias, Universidad de Tucuman, Argentina, Carbonyl Configuration and Hydration of Curved and Ripples States of ...

Pheromone from mother's milk may rapidly promote learning in newborn mammals

... By studying the ability of newborn rabbit pups to learn the significance of new odors, researchers have found that a ... learners. Past studies of this very early learning in the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) have shown that newborn pups engage in typical ...

Cancer virus protein needed for successful infection

... of HTLV-1 that lacked p13. The researchers then infected one batch of rabbit T cells with the mutant virus and a second batch of rabbit T cells with a strain of normal HTLV-1. Last, they inoculated six ...

Fruit fly study identifies gene mutation that regulates sensitivity to alcohol

... populations of mutant flies, the scientists identified the particular genetic mutation. The researchers further showed that the white rabbit mutation disrupted the function of the RhoGAP18B gene. They also isolated a number of gene variants of RhoGAP18B, each of which had a distinctly ...

A green way to slag off bunnies

... Bunnies beware: Britain’s significant rabbit problem could be eliminated simply by dusting slag on wheat fields, reports Tom Hopkinson in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. In ...

Study finds the air rich with bacteria

... attack. In one example, the team detected relatives of Francisella tularensis, a naturally occurring bacterium that causes tularemia, also known as rabbit fever. This especially potent bacterium is a possible candidate as a bioterror weapon. But it's also very common. Tularemia has been reported in all ...

NHGRI announces latest sequencing targets

... novemcinctus); domestic cat (Felis catus); guinea pig (Cavia porcellus); African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana); tree shrew (Tupaia species); rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus); and a bat species that will be determined based on the availability of a high-quality DNA sample and the selected bat's ...

Ultrasound may help regrow teeth

... ultrasound on rabbits. In one study, published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, El Bialy used ultrasound on one rabbit incisor and left the other incisor alone. After seeing the surprising positive results, he moved onto humans and found similar results. He has also ...

Laos ?a lost world for frogs

... wildlife discoveries in recent years, from the Laotian rock rat, which is the lone living member of an ancient mammal family, to the Annamite striped rabbit and saola, a type of forest antelope. Nine amphibians have been discovered by Stuart and his collaborators since 2002. "Certainly much more ...

Rice bioengineers pioneer techniques for knee repair

... approach to grow the entire articular surface of the distal femur. Each of these unbroken samples were tailored three-dimensionally to fit a specific rabbit femur. "If you told me 10 years ago that we would be making entire articular end caps via self assembly I would have said you were crazy," said ...

Scientists discover odd-ball rodent

... vegetarian. It also gives birth to one offspring at a time, rather than a litter. Dr. Timmins, who also discovered a new species of striped rabbit from the same region in 1999, warns that habitat protection and regulations to reduce unsustainable commercial hunting are vital to safeguarding ...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

... tree species, and over 1,500 vertebrate species (including 134 endemic species). Among many charismatic flagship species in the region is the volcano rabbit or zacatuche (Romerolagus diazi), one of the world's smallest rabbits, which is found only in the mountains surrounding Mexico City. The hotspot is ...
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