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Scientists confirm functionality of emergency ventilation system for horses
Respiratory or cardiovascular arrest in outdoor animals poses a huge challenge to veterinarians. View News Article (2013-09-24)

The quest for rat poisons that mimic the Pied Piper's magic flute
Scientists dream of developing a real-world version of the Pied Piper's magic flute - new poisons that pose no threat to people, pets or wildlife, while specifically targeting rats, those germ-laden creatures that outnumber humans 6 to 1 in some urban areas. View News Article (2011-01-13)

Phosphorus identified as the missing link in evolution of animals
A University of Alberta geomicrobiologist and his PhD student are part of a research team that has identified phosphorus as the mystery ingredient that pushed oxygen levels in the oceans high enough to establish the first animals on Earth 750 million years ago.  View News Article (2010-10-29)

Social or Stinky? New study reveals how animal defenses evolve
When people see a skunk, the reaction usually is "Eww," but when they see a group of meerkats peering around, they often think "Aww." View News Article (2014-02-10)

Manatees can probably hear which directions boats approach from
The world is a perilous place for the endangered manatee. While the mammals are at risk from natural threats, human activity also poses a great danger to manatee numbers. View News Article (2009-06-12)

Leptin has powerful effect on reward center in the brain
Leptin, a hormone critical for normal food intake and metabolism, exerts a strong effect on appetite by acting in the mid-brain region as well as in the hypothalamus. View News Article (2006-09-29)

Archaeology find sheds new light on family pets
A University of Leicester archaeologist has discovered a bone belonging to a late19th-century tortoise from Stafford Castle, Staffordshire - believed to be the earliest archaeological evidence of a tortoise kept as a family pet. View News Article (2010-07-13)

House Of Lords Inquiry Into Animals In Scientific Procedures
The House of Lords has appointed a committee chaired by Lord Smith of Clifton, to conduct an inquiry on issues respecting animals in scientific procedures in the United Kingdom. The terms of reference of the committee are: "To consider and report on issues respecting animals in scientific procedures in the United Kingdom, including- (1) the working of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act... View News Article (2001-04-02)

Does a producer benefit from research?
ISAE Helsinki 2004 Information bulletin August 4, 2004 Does a producer benefit from research? In the view of professor Per Jensen, an ethologist at Linköping University in Sweden and one of the world's leading experts on animal behaviour, Nordic animal welfare research is of a high standard and is focused on scientifically relevant issues. However, according to Jensen, more basic research... View News Article (2004-08-04)

Researchers Studying Hearing Loss in Adult Animals Find that Auditory Regions of the Brain Convert to the Sense of Touch
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered that adult animals with hearing loss actually re-route the sense of touch into the hearing parts of the brain. View News Article (2009-03-25)

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