Press Releases 2017

New insights could lead to lasting improvement of stem cell therapy in horses 1
Earth-air heat exchanger best way to protect farm animals in livestock buildings against the effects of climate change 2
To be announced 3
The wild ass returns 4
Stem cells conduct cartilage regeneration but are not directly involved 5
New genes on “deteriorating” Y chromosome 6
How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defences by stealth mechanisms 7
Domestication has not made dogs cooperate more with each other compared to wolves 8
Usutu virus is back – not only in blackbirds but also in humans 9
Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memory 10
Party discipline for jumping genes 11
Foster tadpoles trigger parental instinct in poison frogs 12
Wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs 13
A-MUD: a method for automatically detecting mouse song 14
An island getaway: Why some Listeria strains survive good food hygiene standards 15
Comparing food allergies: Animals and humans may have more in common than you think 16
Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets is experimentally confirmed for the first time 17
Seasonal Effects: „Winter foals “ are smaller than foals born in summer 18
Oestrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells 19
Temperature, solar radiation, wind: Three parameters to predict a vehicle’s cabin air temperature 20
Reintroduced Przewalski’s horses have a different diet than before their extinction in the wild 21
Not so pretty after all: a new pestivirus that attacks the nervous system of Austrian pigs 22
Most Modern Horses Are Descendants of Recently Imported Oriental Stallions 23
Regional “hot spot” of Borna disease discovered in Upper Austria 24
Gene transfer as a treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: Viral vectors travel longer distances than previously thought 25
Sensitivity to inequity is in wolves’ and dogs’ blood 26
Don't move: To ensure constant food supply edible dormice rather give up their favourite food 27
Cockatoos keep their tools safe 28
Shearing of alpacas is necessary, but also stressful 29
You spy with your little eye – dogs can adopt the perspective of humans 30
Raccoon dog represents a more acute risk than raccoon as vector for transmission of local parasites 31
For This New Zealand Parrot, “Laughter” Is Contagious 32
Stressed seabird parents think only of themselves 33
Male poison frogs become cannibals after taking over territories 34
Metabolism drives growth and division of cancer cells 35
Departure of migratory birds from stopover sites is hormone-controlled 36
Salicylic acid, a widespread ingredient in pain relief medications, promotes nasal mucosa colonization by Staphylococcus aureus 37
“Here’s a treat for you!” – Dogs share food with other dogs even in complex situations 38
“Bring it back”, but within bounds – retrieval strains the forelimbs of dogs 39
Austrian “Shaking piglets” infected with epidemic pestivirus 40
Positive effect of winter dormancy on cold-blooded cognition 41