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A cray-active solution for cancer research

… new environmental conditions such as diet, population density or temperature. “Epigenetic factors may also influence cancer risk and play a role in the clinical development of the disease,” says Lyko. For example, colleagues at DKFZ have recently shown that epigenetics plays a major role in medulloblastoma, an aggressive brain tumour in children (DKFZ PM Nr. 30/2014). Lyko explains that, “in order to understand the basics of epigenetics, we need models. The usual mouse and rat …

Noah is calling

… species unable to cope with the changes. We have 95,000 square miles of oxygen depleted dead zones caused by fertilizer and chemical run-off where rivers empty into seas and estuaries. Forty-five thousand large rivers and thousands of small rivers have been dammed diminishing aquatic life downstream. We do care about those other species, and we take our children to see some of them. In the U.S., zoos and aquariums receive 181 million visitors per year. Those numbers hold up fairly well even in …

Nebraska zoos integral to global conservation efforts | netnebraska.org

By Ryan Robertson, Producer/Reporter, NET News | May 22, 2015 It’s believed there are more than eight and a half million species of life on earth. On average, around 200 of those go extinct every 24 hours. Scientists from two Nebraska zoos say that loss of life is unacceptable. While on a field trip from school, about a dozen first grade students gathered around the Matschie’s tree kangaroo exhibit at the Lincoln children’s Zoo. It was feeding time for Milla and her joey, Collins. The …

How Turtles saved turtles – Ahmedabad Mirror

… nests. The company’s objective was to use these captive colonies to help the species recover in number before they could be released into the wild. The numbers proved staggering: in just 2014, Turtle reached more than 90,000 local community members and children, protected over 1,000 nests of six species, reared 1,000 hatchlings within its centres, and released over 25,000 hatchlings into rivers. What strikes me as a remarkable is that a number of companies profess a love for the …