Press Releases 2017

Foster tadpoles trigger parental instinct in poison frogs [Link 1]
Wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs [Link 2]
A-MUD: a method for automatically detecting mouse song [Link 3]
An island getaway: Why some Listeria strains survive good food hygiene standards [Link 4]
Comparing food allergies: Animals and humans may have more in common than you think [Link 5]
Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets is experimentally confirmed for the first time [Link 6]
Seasonal Effects: „Winter foals “ are smaller than foals born in summer [Link 7]
Oestrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells [Link 8]
Temperature, solar radiation, wind: Three parameters to predict a vehicle’s cabin air temperature [Link 9]
Reintroduced Przewalski’s horses have a different diet than before their extinction in the wild [Link 10]
Not so pretty after all: a new pestivirus that attacks the nervous system of Austrian pigs [Link 11]
Most Modern Horses Are Descendants of Recently Imported Oriental Stallions [Link 12]
Regional “hot spot” of Borna disease discovered in Upper Austria [Link 13]
Gene transfer as a treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: Viral vectors travel longer distances than previously thought [Link 14]
Sensitivity to inequity is in wolves’ and dogs’ blood [Link 15]
Don't move: To ensure constant food supply edible dormice rather give up their favourite food [Link 16]
Cockatoos keep their tools safe [Link 17]
Shearing of alpacas is necessary, but also stressful [Link 18]
You spy with your little eye – dogs can adopt the perspective of humans [Link 19]
Raccoon dog represents a more acute risk than raccoon as vector for transmission of local parasites [Link 20]
For This New Zealand Parrot, “Laughter” Is Contagious [Link 21]
Stressed seabird parents think only of themselves [Link 22]
Male poison frogs become cannibals after taking over territories [Link 23]
Metabolism drives growth and division of cancer cells [Link 24]
Departure of migratory birds from stopover sites is hormone-controlled [Link 25]
Salicylic acid, a widespread ingredient in pain relief medications, promotes nasal mucosa colonization by Staphylococcus aureus [Link 26]
“Here’s a treat for you!” – Dogs share food with other dogs even in complex situations [Link 27]
“Bring it back”, but within bounds – retrieval strains the forelimbs of dogs [Link 28]
Austrian “Shaking piglets” infected with epidemic pestivirus [Link 29]
Positive effect of winter dormancy on cold-blooded cognition [Link 30]

Science Communication

Georg Mair
T +43 1 25077-1165
E-mail to Georg Mair [Link 45]

Susanna Berger (maternity leave)


Terms and conditions regarding the use of photographs