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The week in animal research w/e 17/10/14

20 October 2014

Posted by: Richard Scrase

Category: Research & medical benefits

week-animal-research–week_10.jpgThis week

'Birds collapse their wings to deal with turbulence' is a rather unfortunate way of describing the skilled way Eagles in particular deal with turbulence.

http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/10/eagles-collapse-wings-deal-turbulence

Mantis shrimp eyes help scientists see cancers inside the body

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20142609-26244.html

Rodent models crucial to new successful stem cell treatment for macular degeneration

http://speakingofresearch.com/2014/10/15/stem-cells-restore-vision-thanks-mice/

Flies hold key to understanding immunity to around 100 illnesses

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29596438

Oxytocin key to controlling sexual behaviour in mice

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29545469

Veterinary diclofenac use continues to damage vulture populations in Asia, another contribution to the shocking 50% loss of biodiversity reported recently by WWF in the 2014 Living Planet Report.

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41202/title/Illegal-Animal-Meds-Persist-in-India/