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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 …

Frodo’s basement: Secret chamber found where hobbit humans lived 

… long after other early human species, including the Neanderthals, had disappeared. Yet controversy remains over whether the hobbit is a separate species, or simply a population of unusually small Homo sapiens, at least one of whom had some form of disease that impaired brain development. This, sceptical researchers say, explains why the single hobbit skull found to date had a brain no larger than a chimpanzee. Hidden entrance More bones would finally lay the debate to rest, but so far searches …

California Proposes Largest Wildlife Overpass Over Los Angeles 101 Freeway For Animals

… that cut through wildlife areas, especially reserves. In that respect, California sees the aforementioned incident as a problem on their 101 highway. Therefore, they have proposed the largest wildlife overpass going over the highway so that animals may cross safely. According to the Los Angeles Times, state agencies, elected officials, and wildlife advocates have pushed for the building of a wildlife overpass at a part of the 101 Highway. It would be near an urban development where the land used …

UWA to restock wildlife reserves with black rhinoceros

By Betty Amamukirori | August 21, 2015 Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is drafting a National Rhino Strategy that will see the re-introduction of black rhinos in the wildlife reserves. This was revealed during a conference held in Kampala on the development of a ten year National Rhino Strategy for Uganda. Dr. Andrew Seguya the Executive Director UWA said that due to political turmoil in the country in the early 1970’s and 80’s, the Eastern black rhinos and the Northern white rhinos were …

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