Month: November 2019

Unlocking the secrets of badger dispersal to minimize the spread of bovine TB

Zoology researchers from Trinity College Dublin, working with the Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine (DAFM) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), have unlocked the secrets of dispersing badgers. Their research has major implications for implementing vaccination programmes to limit the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB). The findings come at an opportune…

Targeted stem-cell attack could make transplants safer

Doctors prepare to take a sample of a patient’s bone marrow.Credit: BSIP/UIG/Getty Scientists are experimenting with ways to selectively target the body’s blood-making cells for destruction. Early studies in animals and people suggest that the approach could make blood stem-cell transplants — powerful but dangerous procedures that are used mainly to treat blood cancers —…

‘Maybe It Will Destroy Everything’: Pakistan’s Melting Glaciers Cause Alarm

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