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To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork
...r matrix used in Liko's procedure was derived from pig
urinary bladder and provided by ACell TM Inc., which Dr. Badylak and his team at the University of Pittsburgh custom-designed for Liko in consultation with veterinarians Dr. Stone and Jay Sweeney, V.M.D., Dolphin Quest co-presidents. A major challen...
Acetaminophen shows positive in vivo cardioprotective effects in heart attack, arrhythmia
...study was a follow up to earlier studies on guinea pig
hearts where one of the most pronounced effects was mechanical; acetaminophen aided the left ventricle during reperfusion. But in dogs, acetaminophen only affected the necrotic part of the heart. In other words, acetaminophen had no net beneficial me...
The logic of life brings order to our genes
...used literature knowledge from the foremost guinea pig
of genetics: the fruit fly. More is known about the details of the genetic network here than in humans. "In the fruit fly one can find almost 200 rules that are canalyzing, and this property is most likely general and applicable to genetic networks i...
Purdue research offers hope for canine, human spinal injuries
...to thousands of severed nerve fibers of the guinea pig
spinal cord with only a two-minute PEG treatment. This observation led to developing the polymer as a repair agent that would mend the broken membranes of nerve cells after traumatic injury. Though PEG's action as a fusogen has been known...
Scientists find missing link between whale and its closest relative, the hippo
...g notion that the hippo is actually related to the pig
or to its close relative, the South American peccary. In doing so, the finding reconciles the fossil record with the 20-year-old claim that molecular evidence points to the whale as the closest relative of the hippo. "The problem with hippos is, if y...
Domesticated pig's wild origin mapped
...k place is still highly limited. The domesticated pig
provides a unique opportunity to study domestication, since there are viable populations of wild boar in major parts of its original area of habitation. The wild ancestors of many other tamed animals, such as horses and cattle, are extinct. Wild boar...
Breath may help diagnose infection
...d breath samples from swine housed at a commercial pig
farm and analyzed the condensates. "In all animals, immune markers of infection were at or below the limit of detection, indicating that baseline levels of immune markers in uninfected and apparently healthy populations could be expected to be low o...
Fatter pigs due to cooling
...th of the pigs. Reducing heat stressProviding the pig
house with extra cooling in addition to the standard ventilation decreases the heat stress experienced by the pigs. Cooling the floor of the lying area, providing a water bath to bathe in, or regularly spraying water from a sprinkling installation co...
Scientists discover odd-ball rodent
...r a rat. Because it's actually more like a guinea pig
or chinchilla. But not quite. In fact the new species, found in Laos by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other groups, is so unique it represents an entire new family of wildlife. The new species is described in the recen...
Precise timing enabled pig-to-rat transplants to cure diabetes
...successes in treating diabetic rats with embryonic pig
tissues. In those experiments, published in 2004...tion drugs to diabetic rats treated with embryonic pig
cell transplants. They had expected rats that received no immune suppression would reject the transp...
Public release of pig genomic sequences
...ion (DCPBP) jointly announce the public release of pig
genomic sequences. The released sequence data incl...n pieces of the genomes of five different domestic pig
breeds from Europe and China. The data are generated from the first large scale pig
UCLA scientists reveal how Nipah virus infects cells
...ials could use these drugs to protect the animals, pig
farmers and first-line responders, like paramedics...igs to humans, the outbreak infected more than 200 pig
farmers and killed 40 percent. Desperate to contain the outbreak, the government ordered its milita...
A vaccine to kill tapeworm
... essential step in the tapeworm's life cycle. If a pig
eats the eggs then, as in humans, the eggs hatch in the intestine, burrow through the gut wall and travel to muscles, where they form cysticerci. The infection rarely causes symptoms in pigs. Only cysticerci- not eggs- can develop into the adult for...
'Achilles' heel' of the herpes virus possibly found
...mpossible until Fuller's team discovered a type of pig
kidney cell that isn't vulnerable to infection by ...the B5-coding sequence, and figured out how to get pig
cells to express the human B5 protein to allow the pig
cells to be infected with human herpes virus....
Happy and passive means more productive animals
... always comes at the expense of someone else. If a pig
or chicken rises to the top of the ladder by stepp...e a negative effect on others," Muir said. "If one pig
is aggressive, his genes are negatively impacting 16 pigs. So, if we select pigs or other animals th...
Researchers propose measures to curb lion attacks in Tanzania
...ted lions because the big cats helped control bush pig
numbers. Moving people away from areas prone to lion attacks is not feasible, the researchers report. Thus, pig-control strategies offer the best hope for reducing encounters between lions and people. These measures would have the added benefit of re...
Pregnancy drugs can affect grandkids
...-old pups, thegrandchildren of the pregnant guinea pig
given the drug, showed little interest in exploring a new environment, while females were hyperactive and made strange vocalisations, says Matthews. John Newnham of the University of Western Australia in Perth, a specialist in the treatment of premat...
Diabetes research yielding breakthrough success
...ioreactor protocols to produce large quantities of pig
pancreatic insulin-producing cells that has set the stage for the large-scale production of islet-like structures containing insulin-producing cells. This work was conducted at the Pharmaceutical Production Research Facility (PPRF) and included U of ...
Researchers create pigs that produce heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids
...ed by Dr. Dai transferred a gene known as fat-1 to pig
primary fetal fibroblasts, the cells that give ris...od called nuclear transfer cloning. The transgenic pig
tissues were then analyzed for omega-3 fatty acids in Dr. Kang's lab at MGH and by Drs. Dai and Evan...
Amid growing public concerns, bioscience firms begin formalizing ethical decision-making practices
...er firm with plans to build a genetically modified pig
farm held a public meeting to educate community residents about their science and answer questions (the company committed to finding another location if residents decided they did not want the farm there). One launched a corporate philanthropy progr...
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