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Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...rded 467 species at the two sites, including large cats such as panther and puma, various monkeys, and a range of reptiles, amphibians, bats, birds, fish and insects indicative of the lush natural environment. In their final report, the scientists call for improved conservation management of the region...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...7. Koehler’s research group found that all pet cats of AIDS patients infected by B. henselae also had ...r blood. In fact, about 41 percent of all the pet cats they tested in the San Francisco area had this bacterium in their blood. This work, detailed in the...

The mouflons of the Kerguelen archipelago

...t to the Islands to study the impact of introduced cats on the bird populations. Noticing that the mouflon population appeared to be thriving, he suggested to Réale that this population could be studied from a genetic viewpoint. Dave Coltman, a professor at the University of Alberta and a specialist in un...

In Iran, cheetahs collared for the first time

...irst time this highly endangered population of big cats can be tracked by conservationists. Once found th...king the Asiatic cheetah one of the most imperiled cats on earth. The two male cheetahs were captured in the Bafgh Protected Area, Yazd Province, in the so...

MU researcher placing eye implants in cats to help humans see

..., is working primarily with Abyssinian and Persian cats that are affected with hereditary retinal blinding... the same eye diseases with humans. The Abyssinian cats that Narfstrom is working with typically start to lose their sight when they are around one or two y...

Lost dogs found more often than lost cats, study suggests

...ired to identify their pet, and 19 percent of lost cats had a tag or microchip at the time they were lost. More than half of the cats returned on their own, but less than one in 10 dogs did. The results of the two studies appear in ...

'Protecting virus' offers instant flu protection and converts flu infections into their own vaccines

...a problem in domestic dogs in the USA and domestic cats are susceptible to H5N1 virus. The Warwick research team has now filed a patent on the protecting virus and they are exploring ways of taking 'protecting virus' through human clinical trials and testing on birds. The University has established a c...

Need to pull an all-nighter?

...the University of Helsinki, first showed that when cats are awake for prolonged periods, a compound called adenosine accumulates in their brains, ultimately producing sleep. Once asleep, adenosine levels gradually decline. Rosenberg had been studying how the brain regulates the accumulation of adenosine i...

Wild tigers need cat food

... the tiger’s range, relentless poaching of the big cats and their prey has caused numbers to plummet. Another WCS study that appeared in a recent issue of the journal Animal Conservation revealed that tiger numbers in a protected area along the Laos-Vietnam border are severely depressed from commercial p...

Stanford discovery may help predict when toxoplasma can be deadly

...nfected with different Toxoplasma strains for the cats to eat. The researchers then took the resulting recombinant strains from the cats and infected other mice with them. Based on how these mice fared, the researchers could pinpoint s...

Too mellow for our predatory world

...ars ago. Since then they have been confronted with cats and dogs on some islands of the Archipelago. For s...efore not very surprising that the introduction of cats and dogs has dramatically reduced the population of marine iguanas on some islands - on San Cristoba...

New tiger report release: Tiger habitat down from just a decade ago

...udy of tiger habitats ever done finds that the big cats reside in 40 percent less habitat than they were thought to a decade ago. The tigers now occupy only 7 percent of their historic range. This landmark study, commissioned by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation's Save The Tiger Fund and pr...

Finding a virus is not all bad news

...or that reason we can use the viruses to track the cats and learn about their recent history." Once the viruses have been sequenced the data, GPS readings and sample dates were entered into a computer programme, designed by Alexei. The software analysed the data by comparing the genetic information from...

Dogs keep dying: Many owners unaware of toxic dog food

...ell Vet College Web site. Owners also should take cats that might have eaten contaminated dog food to a vet. Two cats that may have eaten the tainted dog food have died, but no cause of death was determined. ...

Avian influenza virus in mammals spreads beyond the site of infection to other organ systems

...trated systemic spread of avian influenza virus in cats infected by respiratory, digestive, and cat-to-cat...aan et al., "Influenza A virus (H5N1) infection in cats causes systemic disease with potential novel routes of virus spread within and between hosts," appea...

Why nerve cells work faster than the theory allows

...etter cognitive ability of higher animals, such as cats or humans compared to squid or snails, is not only attributed to the higher number of neurons in the brains of these animals, but also to the manner in which the neurons process signals. To do so, these higher animals presumably use molecular mechani...

Carnegie Mellon scientists show brain uses optimal code for sound

...unds is the same as that for speech. Oddly enough, cats share our own optimal auditory code for the English language." "Our work is the only research to date that efficiently processes auditory code as kernalized spikes," said Evan Smith, a graduate student in psychology at the CNBC. Until now, scienti...

Pretreating rogue cancer cells with aspirin cripples their resistance to targeted therapy

...ing the introduction of invasive predators such as cats and rats. This study shows that the extinction crisis has now expanded to become a full-blown assault on Earth's major land masses, with the majority of at-risk sites and species now found on continental mountains and in lowland areas. Also publishe...

New study pinpoints epicenters of Earth's imminent extinctions

...ing the introduction of invasive predators such as cats and rats. This study shows that the extinction crisis has now expanded to become a full-blown assault on Earth's major land masses, with the majority of at-risk sites and species now found on continental mountains and in lowland areas. Also publishe...

Many cats unaffected by catnip, C&EN reports

...go crazy over catnip? As it turns out, half of the cats in the world don't respond to it at all, according to the "What's That Stuff" column in the Aug. 1 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine published by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. ...

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