Endangered Rhino Saved by Elephant Skin?

Endangered Rhino Saved by Elephant Skin?

Rhinos continue to be in danger of poaching for their horns. In South Africa in 2014, 1,215 rhinos were killed, in comparison with only 333 rhinos killed in 2010. But recently, a 12-year-old rhino named Hope was given a second chance after poachers cut her horn off. Hope’s entire front horn was cut off, and […]

Mice providing clues to the dangers of space travel

Mice providing clues to the dangers of space travel

Researchers already know about many of the health risks associated with human space travel. It’s understood that astronauts face an increase risk of developing kidney stones, and they are prone to bone and muscle mass loss. Now, mice are helping scientists learn about the effects weightlessness can have on skin, and it seems that the […]

Herpes to fight skin cancer?

Herpes to fight skin cancer?

Researchers have created a genetically modified herpes virus that shows great promise in the treatment of melanoma cells. It works by infecting the cells, destroying them, and then producing an immune response that helps the body fight skin cancer more effectively. Herpes…to combat cancer? Sounds crazy, but it’s actually working. This study involved 436 human […]

Seeing With Skin?

Seeing With Skin?

Cephalopods (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish) have very large, powerful eyes and when light enters their eye, it comes in contact with a molecule called opsins that starts a reaction and send signals from the eye to the brain. A new research project is showing that cephalopods have these same molecules on their skin! Scientists discovered […]