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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers race against time to save Tasmanian devils

A delegation of Tasmanian government officials traveled halfway around the world to visit Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), to lend their support and extend their gratitude for research aimed at understanding a unique transmissible and rapidly spreading cancer that threatens the very existence...

Breakthrough In Tasmanian Devil Disease

Scientists in northern Tasmania have revealed that they might have made a breakthrough in the mystifying tumor disease affecting Tasmanian devils. // These tumors spread by biting and feeding and could also be transferred when the animals are mating, the researchers said. Devil researcher Anne-...

Cancer Endangers Some Wildlife Species

...eatens the survival of some species, including the tasmanian devil. The world's largest marsupial carnivore is ...sk of extinction due to a contagious cancer called tasmanian devil facial tumor disease. In an effort to save the species, cancer-free tasmanian devils are being relocated to geographically isola...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

...ncer threatens the survival of entire species. The tasmanian devil, the world's largest carnivorous marsupial, ...rm of contagious cancer spreads between individual tasmanian devils through direct contact (primarily fighting ...sease, conservationists are relocating cancer-free tasmanian devils to geographically isolated areas or zoos. ...

New Survey Shows School Kids 'Wagging' Breakfast Are Missing Healthy Brain Fuel

... the MBF Healthwatch survey from the private health insurance provider showed that children missed breakfast at an average rate of 1.2 days a week - tasmanian children were least likely to miss breakfast at 0.6 while Queensland and Western Australia had the worst record for breakfast 'wagging' at 1.4 and 1.5...

School kids 'wagging' breakfast are missing healthy brain fuel

...tions," Dr Bennett said. Viewed nationally, the MBF Healthwatch survey showed that children missed breakfast at an average rate of 1.2 days a week tasmanian children were least likely to miss breakfast at 0.6 while Queensland and Western Australia had the worst record for breakfast 'wagging' at 1.4 and 1.5...

Aggressive treatment of childhood eczema could help prevent asthma, says new study

...d by the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania, has followed more than 8500 people who are part of the tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study from the ages of seven to 44. Leader author John Burgess, from the University of Melbourne's Melbourne School of Populati...

Celebrity Influences on Plastic Surgery

...ear favorite for women around the world. Secondary choices included Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Xuxa, and in a nod to classicism, Grace Kelly and tasmanian born Princess Mary of Denmark. Abdomen - In some cultures, revealing midriffs is a fashion statement. The favorite choice among women around the w...

Treatment of Premature Babies, Opossums Could Help

...hroughs in the understanding and treatment of facial tumours afflicting the tasmanian Devils, carnivorous marsupials now found only in the Australian island stat...h more about the little understood scourge of the facial tumours afflicting tasmanian Devils, Dr Belov said. The sequences would give the experts the tools ...

School-Employed Voyeur Jailed Over Making Pornography

... A young man working as a cleaner for a tasmanian school was convicted to a four-month jail offence, for capturing children in the bathroom on film , and making pornography out of it. Adrian Alan...
Tasmanian in Biological News

Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded

...ing how the influence of both the EAC and Leeuwin Current systems varies in tasmanian waters. As part of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), a Nationa...d the University of Tasmania. The St Helens-based Chief Executive of the tasmanian Rock Lobster Association, Rodney Treloggen, said he was not aware of any re...

Researchers document world's mammals in crisis

...Hutia (Mesocapromys sanfelipensis), which has not been seen in nearly 40 years. Nearly 450 mammals have been listed as "endangered," including the tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), after its global population declined by more than 60 percent in the last 10 years due to a fatal infectious facial cance...

Tassie tiger no match for dingo

...acines food base by hunting small animals and reducing their numbers through ecological and environmental impacts. The last known individual died in a tasmanian zoo in 1936. As a large dedicated flesh eater reliant on relatively small prey, the thylacine may have been particularly vulnerable, not only to f...

CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

... CSIRO scientists have joined the battle to save Australia’s iconic tasmanian devils from the deadly cancer currently devastating devil populations. Re...t CSIRO Textiles and Fibre Technology, Dr Jeff Church, is investigating the tasmanian devil’s hair to determine if any chemical or structural changes can be dete...

Fish growth changes enhanced by climate change

...itute, which has specialist skills in analysing otoliths. Water temperatures have been obtained from a 60-year-long record at Maria Island on the tasmanian east coast, and using 400-year-old deep-ocean corals to measure temperate at depth. Dr Thresher said populations of large marine species are wide...
Tasmanian in Biological Technology

'Museomics' yields new insights into extinct Tasmanian tiger

January 13, 2009 In 1902, the National Zoo in Washington D.C. arranged to have a unique and endangered animal called the thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, brought to the United States from Tasmania. Later that year, a female and her three cubs arrived at the zoo. However, by the mid-1930s, the thy...
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