Travel Advantage Network Employee and Her Dog Hit the Road for Arthritis Foundation
"She had on a shamrock shirt that read, 'One Lucky Pup,'" says Boyer. Both bedecked in everything Irish, Boyer and her pup
won first place for Owner-Pet Look-Alike at the 435-person, 55-dog May event in Annapolis. Boyer also tied for third place for total amount raised. Sh...
Penn vet researchers identify a critical growth factor that stimulates sperm stem cells to thrive
...ng DNA microarray transcript profiling to identify specific genes whose expression are augmented in the SSC-enriched Thy1+ germ cell fraction of mouse pup
testes, the research team found that the receptor for Csf1 is enriched in Thy1+ germ cells. By adding Csf1 to cultures, SSC self-renewal was significa...
Possible Cause of Postpartum Depression Pinpointed
... changes in GABA receptor levels lead to mouse behaviors akin to postpartum depression, such as anxiety and depression, with a concomitant decrease in pup
Treatment with THIP (Gaboxadol), a GABA receptor agonist originally intended to treat sleep disorders, ameliorated these effects in mic...
GlaxoSmithKline Obtains Exclusive U.S. OTC Marketing Rights to MEVACOR(R) (lovastatin) from Merck & Co., Inc.
...ctation, the following effects
were observed: neonatal mortality (4.1%, 3.5%, and 46%, respectively,
compared to 0.6% in the control group), decreased pup
throughout lactation (up to 5%, 8%, and 38%, respectively, below control),
supernumerary ribs in dead pups (affected fetuses/total: 0/7, ...
Level of oxytocin in pregnant women predicts mother-child bond
...pment of parenting, is elicited during sexual intercourse, and is involved in maintaining close relationships. Animals with no oxytocin exhibit slower pup
retrieval and less licking and self-grooming. These findings implicate oxytocin in the bonding process, but little research has been done on this rela...
Tech Heads Go Gaga Waiting for Apple's IPhone
...alm of the hand, goes on sale at 6 p.m. (2200 GMT) Friday.
Late Thursday some 60 fans armed with umbrellas and rain gear -- and a handful with pup
tents and lawn chairs -- braved the elements outside Apple's 5th Avenue store in New York city.
First in line was Greg Packer, 43, who arrived...
Researchers Document First Case of Virgin Birth in Sharks
...le shark for three years.
The birth of the pup
at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, in the US, in Decembe....
The researchers then concluded that the pup
had no father and had a virgin birth. This is the ... reproduction in cartilaginous fish.
Later, the pup
was killed by another fish in the aquarium. ...
Alaska seal pup diet may hold key to decline of population
Female harbor seal pups whose blubber falls below average levels may be at higher risk of delayed sexual maturation or death, even if they get enough fat in their diets later on, according to a new study sponsored by The American Physiological Society and presented at Experimental Biology 2006.
Scientists link immune system's natural killer cells to infant liver disease
...d the number of NK cells, it prevented damage to bile duct surface tissues, even with the presence of rotavirus infection. The continuity of the mouse pup
bile ducts was maintained, bile was able to flow from the liver to the intestines, and the animals grew well into adulthood without liver-related symp...
Key to evolutionary fitness: Cut the calories
...od, there could be no limitation of energy turnover due to food availability.
The way that females regulated their energy expenditure according to pup
demand and their own fat reserves but did not exceed certain levels fitted with the group's theory that using energy at close to the maximum rate has ...
New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics
...rgans, tissues and systems of the body. Recent research has shown, however, that environmental factors and experiences, such as the type of care a rat pup
receives from its mother, can also result in methylation patterns and corresponding behaviors that are heritable for several generations. Thousands up...
Wild meerkats school their young
Like any good teacher, the helpers would also monitor the pup
after they had provided it with food. If the pup
was reluctant to handle the prey, the older meerkat would nudge the item to...
Elephant seal pups suffer from ocean warming
...to migrate to cooler areas, depleting local food resources and resulting in pup
starvation. Elephant seals, which feed in deep waters, were previously thou...ruz, shows that as waters get warmer the average weight of an elephant seal pup
decreases. Weaning weights are a direct indicator of food availability to m...