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Mind Control Parasite Strips Mice of Fear of Cats

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September 19, 2013
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Researchers discovered a parasite that can only reproduce in the bodies of cats, is able to re-program infected mice to be unafraid of cats, thus ensuring the parasite is eaten by the cat. Jen Markham explains.


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Buzz60 (Dec. 19, 2013) — Scientists in Australia are saying eating junk food for even a short amount of time can cause irreversible memory loss. The conclusions from tests with mice who ate a diet full of sugar and fat show the mice were unable to recognize places as well as mice who had had a healthier diet. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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From Zoo to Little Mice on the Prairie

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AP (July 31, 2013) — 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.
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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. Video provided by Newsy
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For Captive Cheetahs, a Dog's Life Is Ideal

For Captive Cheetahs, a Dog's Life Is Ideal

Reuters (Mar. 19, 2013) — Dogs and cats are widely known to be the best of enemies in neighborhoods around the world but at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California, they are forming friendships that are helping to sustain a species. The park's cheetahs are being paired with canine companions to help them adapt to life in captivity and break down barriers that have prevented the big cats from breeding.
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