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
Reuters (June 3, 2013) Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have identified a blood protein they say can reverse the aging process in mouse hearts. After introducing the protein into the hearts of old mice, the ... watch video
July 28, 2015 A new study estimates the association between change or constant habits in coffee consumption and the incidence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), evaluating 1,445 individuals recruited from 5,632 ... read more
July 28, 2015 Australia has one of the highest rates of animal species that face extinction in the world. However, over the last decade, there have been animals that are rebounding. One ... read more
July 28, 2015 An entirely new control mechanism that regulates the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, has been discovered by researchers. Surprisingly, a fatty acid is playing a key role in ... read more
July 28, 2015 Microbes contributing to cystic fibrosis are able to survive in saliva and mucus that is chemically heterogeneous, including significant portions that are largely devoid of oxygen, according to a ... read more
July 27, 2015 Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 ... 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