Archive for October, 2007

Cinnamon the cat could offer hope to the blind

October 31, 2007

This article goes on to briefly describe several other ways in which studying feline genes can advance human medicine

One of more than a dozen mammals from the African elephant to the guinea pig, Cinnamon’s genome will provide a benchmark to help make sense of the human genome and human disease. Prof Narfstrom uses her Abyssinians to study the genetics of retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary disease that causes blindness in cats and in 1 in every 3500 people.

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Hazina the hippo dies after transfer to Calgary Zoo

October 30, 2007


Nonetheless, the animal shipping company is convinced that it did it’s best to take care of the animal during the shipping process.

Doug Whiteside, the zoo’s veterinarian, said Hazina had been lying in one position in the crate for too long, which damaged her leg muscles, leading to a release of toxins into the bloodstream.

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This week’s HALLOWEEN SPECIAL episode…

October 28, 2007

Hello Animal-lovers!

Tune in to 90.7 The Capstone tonight at 9 for Kitty Mowmow’s Animal Expo! Sometimes we start a bit late, if so be patient and enjoy the Decades Show ahead of me – they’re awesome too!

Tonight’s episode is a creepy-crawler Halloween Spectacular! I’m pretty stoked about it. Ok, REALLY stoked.

Keep listening to 90.7 The Capstone for Kitty Mowmow and other great music!

-Martha Jean, AKA Kitty Mowmow