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Welchen Einfluss das Körperfett auf den Winterschlaf hat, untersuchte ein internationales Forschungsteam unter der Leitung der Vetmeduni Vienna erstmals anhand von freilebenden Braunbären. Foto © Jon M. Arnemo  10

Brown bears: Fat stores for a good winter’s sleep  10

Some people would love to rest (stay inactive) straight through the winter – something that hibernators can do every year. The role of body lipid...

(Web-Redaktion on 05/16/2019)

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Hate speech and more: What farmers experience on Facebook  11

“You should be slaughtered!” According to a recently published study by Vetmeduni Vienna, this is just one example of verbalised aggression that is...

(Web-Redaktion on 05/03/2019)

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Lipizzaner, Foto © Spanische Hofreitschule/ Lipizzanergestüt Piber  12

The origins and historical makeup of modern horses  12

The domestication of the horse came rather late in the course of human history, some 5,500 years ago. This is long after dogs, cattle and pigs....

(Web-Redaktion on 05/03/2019)

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Für das sogenannte Fallenmodell wurde die Fruchtfliege (Drosophila melanogaster) verwendet. Foto © Markus Riedl  13

Deleterious DNA often falls into a trap  13

The uncontrolled proliferation of transposable elements (TEs), short sequences of “parasitic” DNA, could lead to the extinction of numerous animal...

(Web-Redaktion on 04/29/2019)

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