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Regional “hot spot” of Borna disease discovered in Upper Austria

Bornaviruses cause a lethal form of encephalitis, called Borna disease, among horses and sheep. To date there have been only a few reported cases in...

(Web-Redaktion on 06/21/2017)

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Gene transfer as a treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: Viral vectors travel longer distances than previously thought

Gene transfer is seen as a hopeful therapy for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients. The approach involves using harmless laboratory-produced viruses...

(Web-Redaktion on 06/16/2017)

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Sensitivity to inequity is in wolves’ and dogs’ blood

Not only dogs but also wolves react to inequity – similar to humans or primates. This has been confirmed in a new study by comparative psychologists...

(Web-Redaktion on 06/08/2017)

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Don't move: To ensure constant food supply edible dormice rather give up their favourite food

Rodents such as the edible dormouse feed preferably on high-energy seeds. They deliver the energy needed for reproduction and help juvenile animals...

(Web-Redaktion on 05/24/2017)

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You spy with your little eye – dogs can adopt the perspective of humans

Humans are able to interpret the behaviour of others by attributing mental states to them (and to themselves). By adopting the perspectives of other...

(Web-Redaktion on 04/07/2017)

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