Animals/Wildlife

7:07am

Wed December 19, 2012

3:43pm

Tue December 18, 2012
Shots - Health News

Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 11:27 am

Chimpanzees check out a termite mound at the Chimp Haven sanctuary in Louisiana.
Chimp Haven

More than 100 chimps retired from medical research are about to get a new home.

Most of the primates who have been living at the New Iberia Research Center will soon make their permanent residence at the Chimp Haven sanctuary, the National Institutes of Health said Wednesday.

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5:11am

Tue December 18, 2012

1:04pm

Mon December 17, 2012
Shots - Health News

Scientists Look For New Drugs In Skin Of Russian Frog

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 11:01 am

Before the advent of refrigeration, Russians had a neat trick for keeping their milk from spoiling. They'd drop a live frog in the milk bucket.

The Russians weren't sure how this amphibian dairy treatment worked, but they were convinced it did.

Since then, researchers have discovered that the goo some frogs secrete through their skin has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

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6:28am

Tue December 11, 2012

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