Archive: 21/01/2008

Accident kills giraffe at Ill. zoo

Dusti, an 11-year-old male giraffe, was found dead at the Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago, after his neck got caught in a rope.

dateJan 21, 2008 in
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Captive carnivores not up to wild living

A study by the University of Exeter has highlighted the problems of reintroducing animals to the wild for conservation projects. Published online in the journal Biological Conservation, the research highlights the low survival ...

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Study looks at off-label use of biliary stents

Although approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a palliative treatment for cancer patients who have developed bile-duct obstructions, biliary stents are sometimes used “off-label” for the treatment of peripheral ...

dateJan 21, 2008 in Cancer
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Skin care: new research into scar-free healing

New research from the University of Bristol shows that by suppressing one of the genes that normally switches on in wound cells, wounds can heal faster and reduce scarring. This has major implications not just for wound victims ...

dateJan 21, 2008 in Other
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