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08-01-2021
What cats can teach us about human genetic diseases
Even though cats have been domesticated for millennia, dogs are often favored when it comes to scientific research. Veterinary Medicine expert Leslie Lyons from the University of Missouri aims to change this. She argues that the advantages of using cats in research is really overlooked. "The dog or mouse genome have rearranged chromosomes that are quite different than humans, but the domestic cat has genes that are about the same size as humans, as well as a genome that, like humans, is very organized and conserved." Lyons...
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08-02-2021
Baby sea turtles are swallowing plastic trash
Anyone who’s walked along a beach almost anywhere in the...
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08-01-2021
Domestic animals contributed to the downfall of rare species in Madagascar
In two new studies from UC Santa Barbara, researchers have...
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07-31-2021
Why are birds the only dinosaurs that survived on Earth?
There may be a simple explanation for why birds are...
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07-30-2021
Polar bears threatened by toxic chemicals in melting sea ice
Polar bears are being exposed to the toxic chemicals used...
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07-30-2021
Salt marsh mice can now be identified using a “decision tree”
The first thing conservation biologists need if they are to...
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07-30-2021
Sticking together can come at a cost for baboons
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers fixed GPS activity trackers to...
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07-29-2021
Invasive species have racked up $390 billion bill in Australia
Over the last six decades, invasive species have racked up...
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07-29-2021
Blue butterflies are set to become widespread across Canada
The European Common Blue butterfly, Polyommatus icarus, was first recorded...
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07-29-2021
Lost crab species rediscovered in Sierra Leone
An ambitious plan is underway to rediscover species that are...
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07-28-2021
Caffeine helps bumble bees find flowers
Some flowers are caffeinated, and previous research has shown that...
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07-28-2021
Global warming may slow the spread of dengue fever
Dengue fever is a potentially lethal disease of humans that...
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07-26-2021
Cattle are becoming less adapted to their environment
A recent analysis of DNA data from 60 years’ worth...
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