Many people think of mice as pests. Not scientists at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. They're raising meadow jumping mice and other species and releasing them into the wild -- all part of a plan to help restore dwindling Midwestern prairies.
Newsy (May 15, 2014) The mice were given human stem cells to test stem cell rejection. But instead of rejecting the human cells, the mice began to show positive reactions.
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Reuters (May 13, 2012) The Denver Zoo is vying to become the greenest zoo in the world with the installation of a new energy system run entirely on waste. Using a process called gasification - engineers at the zoo have ... watch video
AP (Sep. 5, 2012) The Alaska Zoo is conducting a "presidential election" between a polar bear and a gray wolf in a fundraising and promotion effort. According to the zoo's development director, the winner will claim ... watch video
AP (Aug. 28, 2015) The National Zoo's panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son. The zoo announced Friday morning that the surviving panda cub is male and the son of the zoo's male panda Tian Tian. (Aug. ... watch video
Sep. 3, 2015 The gut is an important reservoir for drug-resistant bacteria responsible for life-threatening hospital-acquired infections. A study in mice reports that two of the most common antibiotic-resistant ... read more
Sep. 4, 2015 High salt in soil dramatically stresses plant biology and reduces the growth and yield of crops. Now researchers have found specific proteins that allow plants to grow better ... read more
Sep. 4, 2015 Scientists studying how a heat-loving microbe transfers its DNA from one generation to the next say it could further our understanding of an extraordinary superbug. Sulfolobus is part of the Archaea ... read more
Sep. 4, 2015 A fourth wheat gene governing vernalization -- the biological process requiring cold temperatures to trigger flower formation -- has been identified, giving plant breeders one more tool for ... read more
Sep. 3, 2015 Orchids, a fantastically complicated and diverse group of flowering plants, have long blended the exotic with the beautiful. Previously, botanists have proposed more than a ... read more
Sep. 3, 2015 Researchers involved in an international collaboration across six institutions have successfully identified the exact composition of sea snake venom, which makes the future development of synthetic ... read more
Apr. 9, 2014 The California condor was one of the first species to be listed under the Endangered Species Preservation Act in 1966 when the population was reduced to a handful of birds. Through a massive ... read more
Nov. 4, 2013 The Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo is debuting a pair of snow leopard cubs (Panthera uncia). These are the first snow leopard cubs ever born at the Central Park Zoo and the ... read more