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Not just humans – ageing animals also suffer from weakened immune system

September 27, 2019

Immune system becomes weaker as you age – everyone knows that.That is why older people are more susceptible…
Wool odour could be key to protecting sheep from flystrike

July 24, 2019

A global research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the Department of Primary…
Multiple sclerosis may be linked to sheep disease toxin

April 24, 2018

Exposure to a toxin primarily found in sheep could be linked to the development of multiple sclerosis (MS)…
Researchers design AI system to assess pain levels in sheep

June 1, 2017

An artificial intelligence system designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge is able to detect pain levels…
A tale of two subspecies

June 20, 2016

Evolutionary biologists studying the lineages of thinhorn sheep have found evidence suggesting that the species diverged hundreds of…
To eat without being eaten – sheep show the way

October 6, 2015

We find ourselves counting them in order to get to sleep, but sheep themselves may be anything but…
Inbreeding not to blame for Colorado’s bighorn sheep population decline, study finds

July 24, 2015

The health of Colorado’s bighorn sheep population remains as precarious as the steep alpine terrain the animals inhabit,…
Waging war on Australia’s nastiest parasite: scientists map blowfly genome

June 27, 2015

Researchers have decoded the Australian sheep blowfly genome, adding ammunition to the battle against one of the nation’s…
Knee meniscus fixed using revolutionary stem cell procedure

December 22, 2014

Researchers report on a revolutionary new procedure that uses 3-D printing and the body’s stem cells to regenerate…
Meniscus regenerated with 3-D printed implant

December 11, 2014

Personalized scaffold promotes tissue regeneration in sheep Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace…
A sheep’s early life experiences can shape behavior in later life

July 4, 2014

New research has found that a sheep’s experiences soon after birth can shape its later behaviour and also…
The Sheep Genome: Study shows how sheep first separated from goats

June 6, 2014

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have helped to crack the genetic code of sheep. The…
What’s in the sheep genome? Wool see

June 6, 2014

Scientists from CSIRO led an international research team to complete the sequencing, which could lead to more effective…
Bighorn sheep went extinct on desert island in Gulf of California, study finds

March 20, 2014

Using ancient DNA analysis and other techniques, a research team led by conservation biologists at the University of…
Ticks kill sheep

November 13, 2013

Predator attacks are not the only explanation for the high lamb mortality in Norway, particularly in coastal areas.…
Gene Discovery Leads to New OPP Test

July 3, 2013

A new test is available to help sheep producers identify animals at high risk for ovine progressive pneumonia…
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