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New software helps to find out why “jumping genes” are activated

Jumping genes, so-called transposons, reproduce as parasites in the genome. This selfish behaviour can be an evolutionary advantage for the organism...

(Web-Redaktion on 09/15/2016)

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Risk to small children from family dog often underestimated

Dog bites suffered by young children are often inflicted by the family dog. Such incidents frequently occur despite the presence of an adult. A survey...

(Web-Redaktion on 09/07/2016)

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Edible dormice: High food availability slows down cell aging

Hibernation has long been considered the secret behind the relatively long lifespan of the edible dormouse. A team of researchers from Vetmeduni...

(Web-Redaktion on 09/02/2016)

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Iwan Burgener, new Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Vetmeduni Vienna

Iwan Burgener from Switzerland has been newly appointed Professor to the Clinical Unit of Small Animal Internal Medicine from 1 August 2016. Having...

(Web-Redaktion on 08/11/2016)

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Head partitions reduce stress in goats during feeding

Limited space allowance at the feeding place often leads to increased agonistic behaviour among goats. Researchers from the Institute of Animal...

(Web-Redaktion on 08/04/2016)

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