Evolutionary history of SARS supports bats as virus source
...d colleagues secured genetic data of hundreds of different isolates of the SARS-CoV virus that had been found in humans, various bats, civets, raccoon badgers
and pigs. Using the same equipment that was originally developed for the Human Genome Project, scientists determined the nucleotide sequence of each o...
Some pets found to be SARS carriers
...bert D.M.E. Osterhaus said.
In China, where SARS festered for months before it grew into a worldwide menace this year, exotic raccoon-dogs, ferret badgers
and civets imported into markets have been found harboring a germ that's almost identical to the SARS virus.
Because of the possibility that anima...
SARS research confirms link to animals
...humans and this is critically important from the point of view of public health.
The researchers found the virus in civets, raccoon-dogs and ferret badgers
that were offered for sale as food in a market in Shenzhen, but said it is not clear if these animals were the natural source of the virus.
"It is ...
badgers in Biological News
American carnivores evolved to avoid each other, new study suggests
...coloration almost surely warns predators of their noxious spray, Hunter explained, while with some weasel family members -- the notoriously aggressive badgers
and wolverines, for example -- it may warn of ferocity.
The work provides a body of evidence for why these behaviors have evolved that could not ha...
How badger culling creates conditions for spread of bovine TB
...t 9,000 trapping records involving 1,859 different badgers
between 1990 and 2004. Each time a badger was trap...st when there was the least movement of individual badgers
There have been few experimen... of successful strategies for the control of TB in badgers
and transmission to cattle will require serious co...
British cattle give TB to badgers, finds UC Davis expert
... The controversial practice of killing wild badgers
to prevent tuberculosis in cattle is unlikely to s...ve battled for 30 years over the merits of culling badgers
to fight cattle tuberculosis, a disease which can ...cattle TB.
Woodroffe examined the outcomes when badgers
were culled as part of a seven-year experiment con...
badgers in Biological Technology
The Real World
... It's hard to argue about improvement. Motherhood, apple pie, the Packers, badgers
and continuous improvement all pretty much universal truths not apt to cause a fight after a few beers. Everyone seeks to improve. Not many of us ch...
In competitive biotech world, Wisconsin can't afford to fall behind
...Harvard than to join them," Thomson joked.
Then again, legislation that restricted stem cell research in Wisconsin could chase away even committed badgers
such as Thomson and his colleagues. And the state would lose one of its best biotech "brands." The state's reputation would go from being science-frie...
Stem cells get most attention, but they are only part of Wisconsin's bio-portfolio
...ther regions have to offer is much of what BIO is all about, and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle was in town to make a case for his state, the item read. The badgers
are not biotech wannabes. Wisconsin boasts the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation , the oldest academic tech transfer organization in the country, ...
badgers in Biological Definition
... the Walrus (Family Odobenidae ) are all considered pinnipeds .
Sea Otters are members of the Family Mustelidae , which includes weasels and badgers
Finally, Polar Bears (Family Ursidae ) are sometimes considered marine mammals because of their dependence on the sea. In the USA they are prot...