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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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Für das sogenannte Fallenmodell wurde die Fruchtfliege (Drosophila melanogaster) verwendet. Foto © Markus Riedl  12

Deleterious DNA often falls into a trap  12

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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Europäischer Feldhase (Lepus europaeus) Foto ©Tatiana AdobeStock  13

What gives hares a stomach ache  13

Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are being described with increasing frequency in the European brown hare. These are often due to changes in the...

(Web-Redaktion on 04/25/2019)

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