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September 30, 2016

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September 30, 2016

Sep. 8, 2016 — New research looks at how human perceptions of tigers affect how willing human communities are to coexist with these large predators, and particularly at how women's attitudes toward tigers ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — Brought into captivity as a nearly starved, 3-month old cub, the tigress that became known as Zolushka (Russian for "Cinderella") flourished in a rehabilitation center designed to prepare ... read more

Genome-Wide Toxoplasma Screen Reveals Mechanisms of Parasitic Infections

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers have conducted the first genome-wide screen in Apicomplexa, a phylum of single-celled parasites that cause diseases such as malaria and toxoplasmosis. The screen sheds light into the ... read more

Parasite Proteins Prompt Immune System to Fight Off Ovarian Tumors in Mice

July 22, 2016 — Scientists identified the specific proteins secreted by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that cause the immune system in mice to attack established ovarian ... read more

July 19, 2016 — A new model of eye infections in cats can be used to test drugs to treat these conditions. Early tests of the model have pointed to a new drug for treating feline herpesvirus-1 that will soon head to ... read more

Battling Toxoplasmosis: International Team Describes Step-by-Step Progress

July 15, 2016 — Researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from ... read more

July 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has for the first time begun to quantify the economic and social impact of bringing back large carnivores. Using cougars and their value in reducing deer-vehicle collisions as a ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Just as improved diet and medical care have resulted in increased life expectancy in humans, advances in nutrition and veterinary care have increased the life span of pet cats. The result is a ... read more

July 6, 2016 — It has long been known that monkeys convey information through alarm calls, but now a combined team of linguists and primatologists has laid the groundwork for a systematic 'primate ... read more

The Snow Leopard -- World’s Most Mysterious Big Cat -- May Be More Common Than Thought

July 5, 2016 — The snow leopard has long been one of the least studied – and therefore poorly understood – of the large cats. No ... read more

Urban Hedgehogs Are More at Home in the City Than You Thought

July 4, 2016 — A species that is 15 million years old, hedgehogs have survived all kinds of environmental changes over the years, including urbanization. Surprisingly, cities have often been found to have higher ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Cats understand the principle of cause and effect as well as some elements of physics. Combining these abilities with their keen sense of hearing, they can predict where possible prey ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Toxoplasma gondii, a protozoan parasite, infects a third of the world's population. Working on mice, biomedical scientists report that Toxoplasma infection leads to a disruption of ... read more

May 29, 2016 — Habitat conversion and fragmentation, logging, illegal hunting, fires: The rainforests and wildlife on Borneo, the third largest island in the world, are highly threatened. Now scientists have ... read more

Research Suggests a Way to Identify Animals at Risk of Blood Clots

May 19, 2016 — A common diagnostic tool often used to identify patients at risk of bleeding may also be used to identify those predisposed to clot excessively, new findings from a retrospective study has ... read more

May 19, 2016 — For successful reintroduction of lynx into the wild, the number of released animals is crucial. If only a few lynx are reintroduced to found a population, the genetic diversity is too low to ensure ... read more

May 18, 2016 — The population density of ocelots in the Brazilian Amazon may be stable but lower than expected, according to a new ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Findings from a new study challenge assumptions about leopards' status, including particularly worrying declines in Asia. Researchers suggest that the species has lost nearly 75% of their ... read more

New Immigrant: Shiny Cowbirds Noted from a Recording Altitude of 2,800 M in Ecuador

May 4, 2016 — Juveniles of Shiny Cowbird, a parasitic bird that lays its eggs in the nests of other birds, were spotted in the Andean city of Quito, Ecuador, for the first time. This finding represents an ... read more

Evolution of the Javan Leopard

May 4, 2016 — New insights into the evolutionary history of the Javan leopard have been gained by new research. The results of the study confirm that Javan leopards are clearly distinct from Asian leopards and ... read more

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