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Sight can recover quickly in amblyopia
... Krahe, Ramoa, and their colleagues first deprived ferrets
of vision in one eye for six days. They then uncovered the deprived eye for different periods and followed the course of recovery of the eye. Measurement of neural signals in the ferret's visual system revealed that restoration of binocular vision be...
Training improves sound localization in ferrets
...eagues showed by manipulating the hearing of adult ferrets
with obstructed hearing can quickly adapt to altered auditory cues when trained to do so in order to...
Promising preclinical results with live attenuated H5N1 vaccines
...dical journal PLoS Medicine, results from mice and ferrets
(the rodent flu model of choice) are very encourag...fection following challenge. In addition, mice and ferrets
that had received two doses of vaccine were protected against challenge with H5N1 strains from more ...
USGS at The Wildlife Society: From sea-ice change to contaminants to predators and prey
... breeding and recovery program was established for ferrets
in 1987. Although the breeding program has been hi...n to this problem in vaccinating both black-footed ferrets
and prairie dogs against plague. A plague vaccine for prairie dogs that can be delivered via oral ba...
Train your brain to hear your friends at a party
...y Neuroscience Group found that spatial hearing in ferrets
has the ability to bounce-back or adapt to a heari...nds much better. The Oxford study placed healthy ferrets
in a "ring of sound" where a sound is played from one of 12 speakers placed in a circle around the f...
Changes in amino acids in the 1918 influenza virus cut transmission
...ic acids. In this study, the researchers used ferrets
as an animal model of human influenza virus infect... ferrets, similar to the human scenario. Groups of ferrets
were infected with three types of influenza viruses; two from existing viral strains related to the ...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...onsisting of one inoculated ferret and two contact ferrets
were used to monitor the transmissibility of four ... virus shedding. In two of the groups two contact ferrets
had detectable virus following 6 to 8 days exposure with the A/Vietnam/JP36-2/05 virus-inoculated fe...