Veterinarians treat arthritic pets with stem cells from fat, though no hard evidence it works

Veterinarians using stem cells to treat animals

MIAMI —Five-year-old Lucy the Labradoodle’s back limbs have been rendered unusable by rheumatoid arthritis, and she must scoot along the ground with her front paws to grab a bone. Her owners believe that a costly stem-cell treatment is the reason she’s even lived as long as she has.

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House acts to protect endangered marine turtles, sea otters

House acts to protect marine turtles, sea otters

WASHINGTON — The southern sea otter and the marine turtle would get federal assistance in their struggles to survive under bills the House passed Tuesday.

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Scientists say Myanmar fossil shows ancestors of humans, apes evolved from primates in Asia

Myanmar fossil may shed light on evolution

BANGKOK, Thailand — Fossils recently discovered in Myanmar could prove that the common ancestors of humans, monkeys and apes evolved from primates in Asia, rather than Africa, researchers contend in a study released Wednesday.

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Tiny East Timor seeks help to conserve vast whale, dolphin hotspot

Timor seeks help to protect whale, dolphin hotspot

DILI, East Timor — The government of East Timor says it plans to establish a national park to protect a bounty of dolphins and whales — some of them endangered species — recently discovered mingling and feeding off the coast of Asia’s youngest country.

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WWF study says pollution threatens survival of rare Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia, Laos

Study: Pollution killing rare Irrawaddy dolphins

BANGKOK — Pollution in the Mekong River is putting the rare Irrawaddy dolphin in danger of disappearing from Cambodia and Laos, according to a study by an environmental group released Thursday.

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Glowing dogs: SKorean scientists say cloned beagles turn red under UV rays

SKorean experts claim to have cloned glowing dogs

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.

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