Rats Helping To Reverse Human Paralysis

Rats Helping To Reverse Human Paralysis

New York Times Science Reporter Benedict Carey was the first to write about how rats are helping to develop a promising new treatment for human spinal injuries. Sam Litzinger conducted the first radio interview with Carey on the subject, and we hear an excerpt from that conversation. Dr.

New York Times Science Reporter Benedict Carey was the first to write about how rats are helping to develop a promising new treatment for human spinal injuries. Sam Litzinger conducted the first radio interview with Carey on the subject, and we hear an excerpt from that conversation. Dr. Barney Long, Asian species conservation expert from the World Wildlife Fund, also spoke to Litzinger about the international effort to save from extinction one of the world’s rarest mammals, the Saola. Then it’s BirdNote, with a few suggestions on how to help keep birds cool during the current heat wave.

Music: “Animal Dreams” by Bob James

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I thought Animal House was supposed to promote concern and respect for animals. Why is invasive experimentation on healthy animals (i.e., vivisection) being promoted on the show? VERY disappointing.

July 21, 2012 - 11:40am

I agree I listen to hear about how to help animals and get this ? ? ? ? ?

July 22, 2012 - 8:47am

I agree I listen to hear about how to help animals and get this ? ? ? ? ?

July 22, 2012 - 8:47am

I agree I listen to hear about how to help animals and get this ? ? ? ? ?

July 22, 2012 - 8:47am

Although this is somewhat an unwanted animals they are very use in medical research. I know that this has been bred and kept to help researcher in their studies. - JustFab

May 4, 2013 - 5:04am

Very much agree on this article, these animals are so helpul to human they are the one that will be tested first for any medical research. - The Balancing Act

May 29, 2013 - 12:55pm