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Not so pretty after all: a new pestivirus that attacks the nervous system of Austrian pigs  10

Some newly born piglets shiver even when they are kept warm. So-called “shaking piglets” have symptoms that resemble those of the classical swine...

(Web-Redaktion on 07/04/2017)

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Lipizzaner  11

Most Modern Horses Are Descendants of Recently Imported Oriental Stallions  11

Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna who have analyzed the Y chromosomes of more than 50 horses representing 21 breeds have found that the paternal lines...

(Web-Redaktion on 06/29/2017)

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Pferd  12

Regional “hot spot” of Borna disease discovered in Upper Austria  12

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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Gefärbte Zellen  13

Gene transfer as a treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: Viral vectors travel longer distances than previously thought  13

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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Wolf  14

Sensitivity to inequity is in wolves’ and dogs’ blood  14

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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