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Rat-infested ghost ship may be heading for Britain

It sounds like a plotline to a Stephen King story — a ghost ship afloat on the high seas is drifting toward the British Isles; its only passengers are cannibal rats who have had nothing to eat but each other since the ship was set adrift.
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 10 comments

Scientists print retinal cells

Scientists have printed healthy rat retinal cells using a simple ink-jet printer. They hope this the the first step towards tissue printing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Brain chip helps injured rats to move

With a futuristic brain patch, brain-injured rats regained the ability to reach out and grab a bit of food. This new technology might one day help people will spinal injuries.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Experts plan mass rat cull to ‘save seabirds’

A plan has been unveiled to kill over 3,000 rats on two of the Isles of Scilly has been announced. The aim is to protect seabirds from the rodents.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Cryogenic success using rats

Researchers have successfully injected a compound into rats in a cold room. The bodies slowed down; however, when the rats were revived, they were healthy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Blind mole rats are resistant to many cancers

A new study of blind mole rats demonstrates that the animals are incredibly cancer-resistant. Research indicates that adaptations that help the rodents survive in low-oxygen environments play a key role in their longevity and cancer resistance.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Timber rattlesnakes keeps Lyme disease in check

The timber rattlesnake, common in parts of the U.S., should be conserved, according to a group of ecologists, because the snake eats mice, and mice are the major contributors of Lyme disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Review: ‘Dirty Britain’ Special

This eye-opening programme gives an insight into the work of the people who clean up after us, but one word of warning, don't watch it on an empty stomach.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron

Type 2 diabetes drug may cause cancer

A doctor in the U.S. has raised concerns about a class of medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes by raising a warning that they could cause pancreatic cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How a rat may have taken down Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Fukushima - It is estimated that in the United States there is one rat for every human. Rats have spread diseases such as Bubonic Plague and Typhus just to name a few. But is it really possible that a rat can take down a modern nuclear power plant?
In the Media by Duane Buell - 3 comments
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