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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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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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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