According to new research, lice genes could provide new information into how humans moved around the earth
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TOURISTS - and dolphins - will be happy, with the Queensland Government ruling people can still hand-feed our finny friends at a popular boat ramp.
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By Virginia Morell Every bottlenose dolphin has its own whistle, a high-pitched, warbly "eeee" that tells the other dolphins that a particular individual is present. Dolphins are excellent vocal mimics, too, able to copy even quirky computer-generated sounds. So, scientists have wondered if dolphins can copy each other's signature whistles—which would be very similar to...
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Over the past couple months hundreds of conscious and concerned citizens have reached out to me since I began writing some of the gruesome details of the 'War Against Nature.' I was particularly touched by the request of a young lady from Temecula, Calif., who asked me to write about a Taiji dolphin hunter named Izumi Ishii. One morning he woke-up, had an epiphany and...
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How long have humans been walking the planet? Turns out, the answer is in our genes! Trace explains.
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Genetic evidence that the mouse model is broken for some serious diseases. The good news for mice is that humans have spent billions of dollars to solve their illnesses. But it seems researchers have tortured mice in vain for decades in the search for drugs to help humans recover from certain traumas, like severe burns, blunt force, and sepsis. Mouse genes just don't react...
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The navy has reportedly lost three of its carefully trained “killer” dolphins. The defence ministry has denied the reports and refused to confirm that its navy uses dolphins, but the loss has been widely reported in the country, and former naval officers said dolphins often went missing during exercises to look for mates.
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Soon after learning that his son had autism, Hollywood producer Jon Shestack ("Air Force One") tried to get researchers investigating the genetic causes of the disorder to pool their DNA samples, the better to identify genes most likely to cause that disorder. But his approach to scientists at universities across the country in the late 1990s hit a brick wall: They refused...
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After one treatment, beagles were symptom-free up to four years later. Five lucky diabetic beagles have been cured of their canine type 1 diabetes using gene therapy, according to research published in the February issue of Diabetes. Researchers from Barcelona's Universitat Autonoma previously found the therapy effective in treating mice, but this is the first time gene...
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You have a lot more in common with Fido than you think. You know you share genes with your biological parents and kids, but what about microbes? A new study finds that families share skin, tongue and gut microbes with each other... and their dogs. The study shows how the people and pets you live with affect the microscopic bacteria, fungi and other creatures living all over...
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