Film images of war ruins
(Goethe University Frankfurt) How did post-war non-fiction films -- newsreels and documentaries -- represent wartime deconstruction and reconstruction efforts? How did these films influence the formation of European post-war societies? These issues are the focus of a research project in film studies at Goethe University in cooperation with colleagues in Italy, France and the Czech Republic, due to launch next week. The project is being funded at approximately € 1 million within the framework of the European HERA programme. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Proton Therapy Center in Prague Becomes First Czech Clinic to Order RayStation
STOCKHOLM, May 17, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Proton Therapy Center Czech (Prague PTC) is the only one of its kind in Czechia, and it has selected RayStation® as its sole treatment planning system. This is RaySearch's first orde... Devices, Oncology RaySearch Laboratories, RayStation, treatment planning, proton therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shine signs Czech license agreement
Medical isotope firm Shine Medical Technologies has signed an intellectual...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shine breaks ground on new facility Shine accepts land for medical isotope facility Shine, Deerfield close $150M financing deal Shine takes delivery of 1st production accelerator Shine wraps up construction of 1st campus building (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SHINE and IOCB Prague enter Lu-177 process license agreement
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. and IOCB Prague have entered into an intellectual property license agreement providing SHINE with a global, exclusive license to a novel method for separating rare earth elements. SHINE will use the innovation to produce lutetium-177 (Lu-177) for the treatment of cancer. The separation technique was developed by the team of Dr. Miloslav Pol á š ek, from IOCB Prague. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Changing trends in adolescent alcohol use among Czech school-aged children from 1994 to 2014 - K ážmér L, Csemy L.
BACKGROUND: For an efficient planning of public health policy, the regular monitoring over health-related behaviors among vulnerable population groups is necessary. The aim of this study is to examine the temporal trends in alcohol use among the Czech adol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

One Dead, 14 Injured, in Czech Bus, Truck Crash
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech firefighters and police say a bus transporting prisoners has caught fire after colliding with two trucks, one of them carrying two military tanks. Photos: Fatal Czech Bus Fire The Prague rescue service says one person has died in the crash that took place Thursday afternoon on a busy highway that leads to Prague's international airport. It says 14 other people were injured in the crash, one of them seriously. The bus was destroyed by the fire. The victim was a prison guard. The tanks were heading from a military museum to the western Czech city of Plzen for the upcoming celebration of the city's l...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Source Type: news

Croatia to Start the Exchange of ePrescriptions and Patient Summaries
For summer season, Croatia will dispense ePrescriptions for Finnish citizens and allow the access of Czech patient summaries, while Croatians travelling Estonia can get their ePrescriptions dispensed there. These exchanges will now be possible as the eHealth Network, comprising e-health agencies in Europe, agreed on 2 April 2019 that (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Artificial chemical DNA switch helps understand epigenetic mechanisms
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) Researchers from the Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University constructed an artificial chemical DNA switch and made the first step towards artificial epigenetics -- targeted switching on and off of genes. Their paper was recently published in the journal Chemical Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 21, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Polarities of compulsory education from the perspective of parents and kindergarten teachers - Majer číková J, Navrátilová H.
This empirical study deals with the issue of compulsory education in kindergartens, which was implemented in the Czech Republic in 2017. Children aged 5 must attend kindergarten or opt for individual home-schooling. The intention of this Czech educational ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Up to Czechs to act against risk of infected Polish beef imports: Commission
The Czech Republic is free to take the necessary steps against the risk of imports of Polish beef that could be infected with salmonella, but the measures have to be proportionate to the risk, the European Commission said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Brexit Will Affect British Nationals & Trade In The EU
Amid continuing uncertainty over Brexit in Britain, countries across the European Union are making preparing for a UK exit - hard or soft. Now government officials in the Czech Republic are speeding up the approval of a bill to protect the rights of British nationals living in the country. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA Head Says the Federal Government May Have to Set Vaccine Policies If State Laws Continue to Allow Outbreaks
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the federal government might someday regulate vaccine policies if “lax” state vaccine laws “force [its] hand” by allowing the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles to continue. Vaccine laws are currently decided at the state level. While all 50 states require certain vaccines for students, all but three — California, Mississippi and West Virginia — allow non-medical exemptions for people who have either religious or philosophical beliefs contrary to vaccination. But with preventable diseases like me...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Czechs order inspection of all Polish beef imports: CTK agency
Czech authorities will inspect all beef imported into the Czech Republic from neighboring Poland following the discovery of salmonella in a 700 kg batch of imported Polish beef, news agency CTK said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brain represents optical illusion as delayed reality
(Society for Neuroscience) A study of humans and monkeys published in JNeurosci has found the same subset of neurons encode actual and illusory complex flow motion. This finding supports, at the level of single neurons, what the Czech scientist Jan Purkinje surmised 150 years ago: 'Illusions contain visual truth.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poland detects mad cow disease on farm: OIE
Poland has reported a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) among cattle on a farm near the Czech border, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

IDegLira good value for money in T2DM in Czech Republic
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can you pick an MMA winner by studying fighters' faces?
(Frontiers) 'When it comes to predicting the performance of Czech MMA fighters, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover,' says Dr Vit Trebicky, lead author of a new study published in Frontiers in Psychology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gum disease may cause premature labour
A study by University Hospital Hradec Kr álové, Czech Republic, found that of 78 new mothers whose waters broke prematurely, 45 per cent had swollen, sore or infected gums. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man Set Himself on Fire Amid Czech Commemoration Event
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech officials say a man has been seriously injured after he set himself on fire in downtown Prague amid commemorative events to remember a student who burned himself to death 50 years ago to inspire resistance against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Police say the man born in 1964 poured an unspecified flammable liquid on himself at Wenceslas Square and set himself on fire Friday. They say that people who were nearby extinguished the fire. Prague's rescue service says the man suffered burns on about 30 percent of his body and was transported to a hospital in an artificially-induced com...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Man Set Himself on Fire Amid Czech Commemoration Event
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech officials say a man has been seriously injured after he set himself on fire in downtown Prague amid commemorative events to remember a student who burned himself to death 50 years ago to inspire resistance against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Police say the man born in 1964 poured an unspecified flammable liquid on himself at Wenceslas Square and set himself on fire Friday. They say that people who were nearby extinguished the fire. Prague's rescue service says the man suffered burns on about 30 percent of his body and was transported to a hospital in an artificially-induced com...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region, according to the latest findings of an international team of researchers from institutions including IGB, the University of Girona in Spain, the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) and the Czech Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ten group leaders across Europe supported by EMBO Installation Grants
(EMBO) EMBO announces today the award of ten Installation Grants to early-career researchers establishing their independent laboratories in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cochrane launches Cochrane Czech Republic to support the use of high quality, trusted health information
Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, is proud to announce its newest Associate Centre,  Cochrane Czech Republic, at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno.Cochrane Czech Republic will promote evidence-based decision making in healthcare in the Czech Republic by supporting and training authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associations, policy-makers, patients, and the media to encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence.Cochrane works with collaborators from more than 130 c...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Is Cold and Dark Weather a Trigger for Heavy Drinking?
There is a commonly held belief that winter conditions — that are characterized by extreme cold and low sunlight — are connected to heavy drinking. Whenever we think of countries in Northern Europe we instantly think of sub-zero temperatures, dark clouds and polar landscapes. We also imagine its inhabitants tucked in a bar drinking their sorrows away. What creates this image is the perception that strong spirits and binge drinking are a staple of many Northern countries. However, scientific and factual evidence shows a more nuanced picture. Statistical Verdict The argument that countries with a colder climate e...
Source: Psych Central - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claudiu Revnic Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse alcohol use Alcoholism heavy drinking Holiday Blues Holiday Season Public Health Winter Source Type: news

Rating road safety performance of Czech regions using composite indicators - Mik šová D, Elgner J, Valach O, Ambros J.
Road safety performance may be rated using socio-economic losses from traffic accidents. However, each relative indicator has its advantages and challenges, which complicates their choice and use. In order to obtain overall ranking of each region of countr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Alcohol as an issue of the public health in the Czech Republic: facts and context - Hnilicov á H, Dobiášová K.
Alcohol consumption has a direct impact on the extent of the alcohol related damage, including health and quality of life impacts. Alcohol policy, especially the availability of alcoholic beverages, affects the overall alcohol consumption. The Czech Republ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Overseas Embryo Adoption Saves Chelmsford Couple Thousands Of Dollars
CHELMSFORD (CBS) – Infertility can be a painful experience for couples trying to start a family. It’s a roller coaster ride of emotion that Shawn and Shannon McNamee know well. For more than a year, Shannon injected herself hundreds of times. They tried several rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Nothing worked. “You would get really hopeful and optimistic, then it would crash. The results came back negative every time,” Shawn told WBZ-TV. The McNamees decided to adopt and now their living room is filled with toys and their hearts with love. Their son Logan is happy and curious and in no way int...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Embryo Adoption Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of care for people with psychosis in the community and psychiatric hospitals in the Czech Republic: an economic analysis - Winkler P, Koeser L, Kondr átová L, Broulíková HM, Páv M, Kališová L, Barrett B, McCrone P.
BACKGROUND: The absence of economic evidence hinders current reforms of hospital-based mental health systems in central and eastern Europe. We aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of discharge to community care for people with chronic psychoses compared ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Test-retest reliability of selected HBSC items measuring problem behaviour among Slovak and Czech adolescents - Holubcikova J, Kudl áček M, Sirůček J, Madarasova Geckova A.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the test-retest reliability of selected items based on self-reports, measuring problem behaviour in the Slovak and Czech version of the HBSC survey questionnaire. METHODS: The data from test-retes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How roundabout entry design parameters influence safety - Nov ák J, Ambros J, Frič J.
Roundabouts are considered the safest intersection design; however, the safety effect may not be satisfactory at each specific roundabout. This is true especially in countries where roundabout design is a relatively new concept, such as in the Czech Republ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

How to produce fluorescent nanoparticles for medical applications in a nuclear reactor
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) Scientists from IOCB Prague and IMC have developed a revolutionary method for the easy and inexpensive production of irradiated nanodiamonds and other nanomaterials suitable for use in highly sensitive diagnostics of diseases, including various types of cancer. Their article was recently published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do peptides penetrate cells? Two sides of the same coin
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) The research team of Pavel Jungwirth from IOCB Prague has discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which short peptides are able to penetrate cells and, in principle, could serve as carriers of drug molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The prospective relationship between social cohesion and depressive symptoms among older adults from Central and Eastern Europe - Bertossi Urzua C, Ruiz MA, Pajak A, Kozela M, Kubinova R, Malyutina S, Peasey A, Pikhart H, Marmot M, Bobak M.
BACKGROUND: Social cohesion has a potential protective effect against depression, but evidence for Central and Eastern Europe is lacking. We investigated the prospective association between social cohesion and elevated depressive symptoms in the Czech Repu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Stem juice from bananas a potential natural cure for diabetes
(Natural News) Bananas (Musa × paradisiaca L.) are some of the most common fruits in the world. Aside from its fruit, other parts of the banana plant, which are usually just thrown away or ignored, also have their own uses. In a study, published in Czech Journal of Food Sciences, they observed that juice extracted from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA researchers identify common molecular mechanism in two skeletal disorders
FINDINGSA rare and as-yet-unnamed skeletal disorder shares a common “signaling pathway” with another rare skeletal disorder called Jansen metaphyseal chondrodysplasia. (A signaling pathway is a group of molecules in a cell that work together to control one or more cell functions.) The findings point to the mechanisms that control both normal and disordered devel opment of the skeleton, and could even lead to a novel target for cancer drugs.  BACKGROUNDSkeletal disorders, or dysplasias — such as brittle bones or very short limbs — can arise from genetic mutations that affect the development...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Effects of the '11+ Kids' injury prevention programme on severe injuries in children's football: a secondary analysis of data from a multicentre cluster-randomised controlled trial - Beaudouin F, R össler R, Aus der Fünten K, Bizzini M, Chomiak J, Verhagen E, Junge A, Dvorak J, Lichtenstein E, Meyer T, Faude O.
BACKGROUND: To assess the effects of the injury prevention programme '11+ Kids' on reducing severe injuries in 7 to 13  year old football (soccer) players. METHODS: Football clubs (under-9, under-11 and under-13 age groups) from the Czech Republic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Banana stem juice demonstrates antidiabetic potential - study
(Natural News) Researchers have shown that stem juices from bananas (Musa × paradisiaca L.) have potential antidiabetic compounds, regardless of where they were planted. Their study, which was published in Czech Journal of Food Sciences, determined the phytochemicals present in banana stem juices that have antidiabetic property. The leaves, peels, roots, and stems of banana plants are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU asks Czech Republic to clarify trade measures on African swine flu
The EU executive said on Friday that it had asked Czech authorities to clarify a decision to ask states to test exports to the country for African swine fever. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

IBM Partners Blockchain Connect's'Czech Alliance' To Fight Fraud & Drive Digitization
IBM - aka ‘Big Blue’ - is participating as a partner with consultancy PwC, fintech incubator Adel and a global law firm in Blockchain Connect’s so-called ‘Czech Alliance’. The goal is to fight “real-estate fraud” and corruption in national administration and drive the “digitization of society. ” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Tags: NYSE:IBM LON:IBM Source Type: news

Drought In Central Europe Reveals Cautionary 'Hunger Stones' In Czech River
For hundreds of years, these boulders have warned about the consequence of devastating droughts — and documented them for posterity. One says "if you see me, weep." (Image credit: Petr David Josek/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Researchers uncover a major new vulnerability of childhood leukemia
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) A team of researchers from IOCB Prague, KU Leuven, and Baylor College of Medicine has recently uncovered a major new vulnerability of mixed lineage leukemia. Their findings, published in a recent issue of the journal PNAS, reports that a protein called LEDGF/p75 is regulated by phosphorylation, a molecular modification that changes the electrical charge of the LEDGF/p75 protein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Valeritas lands distro deal in Czech Republic, Slovakia
Valeritas (NSDQ:VLRX) said today that it inked an expanded deal with Med Trust, its distribution partner in Austria and Germany, to promote and sell the V-Go wearable insulin delivery device in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. According to the terms of the deal, Valeritas will be responsible for product development, regulatory approval, quality management and manufacturing the device while Med Trust will take over the sales, marketing and distribution activities. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Valeritas lands distro deal in Czech Republic, Slovakia appeared ...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Valeritas Source Type: news

Beer packed with vitamins and nutrients invented for women whose sense of taste is damaged by chemo
Breast cancer organisation Mamma Help in the Czech Republic has invented an alcohol-free, vitamin and nutrient packed beer which they hope will appeal to women undergoing chemotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student project leads to founding of startup DIANA Biotechnologies
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) A new startup, DIANA Biotechnologies, has been founded at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague) to develop a unique technology created by postgraduate student V á clav Navr á til with the potential to significantly improve disease diagnostics and accelerate the development of new drugs. The startup has earned the trust of investors, who are putting more than 3 million EUR into the project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Have YOU got type A blood? You're more likely to be bitten by a tick
Researchers in the Czech Republic uncovered proof ticks, which can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, may prefer type A blood. Supermodel Bella Hadid has often spoken about her battle with Lyme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Czech Beer Is Designed for Cancer Patients' Tastes Czech Beer Is Designed for Cancer Patients' Tastes
The nonalcoholic beer has fewer hops, which reduces bitterness, and is diluted with apple juice for sweetening. Clinicians in the Czech Republic, where beer is the national drink, are handing it out to breast cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Czech Company Designs A Nonalcoholic Beer To Taste Good To Cancer Patients
A nonalcoholic brew joins the growing market to help chemo patients overcome the changes in their palates that make food unappealing. And it just might help them feel better, too.(Image credit: Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas Source Type: news

In a Race to Save the Northern White Rhino, Scientists Have Succeeded in Creating Hybrid Embryos
(BERLIN) — Scientists say they’re several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino, a closely related sub-species. It’s the first time such hybrid embryos have been created and the scientists from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic say it could provide a pathway to saving the critically endanger...
Source: TIME: Science - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Frank Jordans / AP Tags: Uncategorized animals onetime overnight Source Type: news

Lynxes in danger
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) A new study suggests that humans are putting pressure on the population of these big cats in the Germany-Czech Republic-Austria border area. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news