Only a week and a bit before Florida! AHHHHHH! I’m super excited to meet with people and get some writing in.
(Also more than a little excited about the Harry Potter theme park! *blush*)
So if anyone’s going to ASH, shoot me a message or a tweet!
Links that caught my eye this past week:
- This has been languishing in my “to do” list for a while – Check out this excellent imaging job of two cancer cells multiplying, reported on Gizmodo. Amazing colour on that shot.
- National Geographic writes about the origin of whales – again, amazing photos. Thanks to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s Facebook page for sharing that!
- Serious Monkey Business discusses a newly discovered population of yellow-tailed woolly monkeys. For the charismatic animal lovers out there, these guys are pretty cute and, perhaps unsurprisingly, critically endangered.
- Nature News reports that South Korea is launching an inquiry following the deaths of two Koreans from “stem cell treatments” offered by questionable clinics. While stem cell treatments are not legal in South Korea, a Korean-based firm has been formulating and marketing the stem cells, then sending them to satellite clinics located in other countries. Shady business…
Coming up in the near future: In recognition of OceanWise month, I have one blog upcoming on bluefin tuna. The rodent anesthesia blog is in-progress and I have a blog on wild tobacco that has been languishing and will hopefully be finished post-haste.
I also found a good reference for my post on laboratory rodent euthanasia. From the Laboratory Animal Limited website, under Education and Training, you can find a huge repository of reviews and scholarly papers on the usage laboratory animals. In particular, take a peek at the Euthanasia tab > Newcastle consensus meeting on carbon dioxide euthanasia of laboratory animals PDF. There wasn’t a direct link available, sorry! But this PDF article is full of really good data on the good and the bad of CO2 euthanasia.