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Do you really need an exotic pet?

Australians love their pets; in fact we have one of the highest levels of pet ownership in the world. However we might need to be a bit more thoughtful about the pets we own. Exotic pets are wild animals such as snakes, lizards, birds, and ornamental fish, as opposed to common domesticated pets such as… Read More »

To sleep, perchance to heal: Newly discovered gene governs need for slumber when sick

Humans spend nearly one-third of their lives in slumber, yet sleep is still one of biology’s most enduring mysteries. Little is known about what genetic or molecular forces drive the need to sleep — until now. In a study of over 12,000 lines of fruit flies, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the… Read More »