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. 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