Harp seal heart valves being tested for human use
- A MASH note for wildlife. Ames, K.; Boeth, J. // Newsweek;3/23/1992, Vol. 119 Issue 12, p51
Discusses actress Loretta Swit's activism on behalf of baby harp seals. She is currently promoting Seal Watch, a wildlife tourist project. Additional comments she has made.
- Trace Metal Burdens in Stranded Seals from Long Island, New York: Potential Evidence for Species Differences in Foraging. Kretzmann, Maria; Rohrbach, Lindsey; Durham, Kimberly; diGiovanni Jr., Robert; Sañudo-Wilhelmy, Sergio // Aquatic Mammals;Jun2010, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p178
Toxic (e.g., Hg, Ag, Cd, and Pb) and essential (e.g., Se, Cu, and Fe) trace element levels were determined in liver samples from four seal species (harp seal [Phoca groenlandica], n = 35; hooded seal [Cystophora cristata], n = 7; harbor seal [Phoca vitulina], n = 34; gray seal [Halichoerus...
- Hand-finger model of the human heart -- a useful educational device for understanding basic position of the cardiac chambers. Jelev, Lazar // Anatomy: International Journal of Experimental & Clinical Anatom;Aug2015, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p79
Teaching heart anatomy for the medical students is a difficult task even for the most experienced professors. A practical approach of teaching complicated structure of the cardiac chambers and their space relations is presented here. It is based on a simple and easily understandable hand-finger...
- Comparison of Balloon-Expandable vs Self-expandable Valves in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed; Mehilli, Julinda; Frerker, Christian; Neumann, Franz-Josef; Kurz, Thomas; Tölg, Ralph; Zachow, Dirk; Guerra, Elena; Massberg, Steffen; Schäfer, Ulrich; El-Mawardy, Mohamed; Richardt, Gert // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;4/16/2014, Vol. 311 Issue 15, p1503
IMPORTANCE Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an effective treatment option for high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. Different from surgery, transcatheter deployment of valves requires either a balloon-expandable or self-expandable system. A randomized comparison of...
- Rescue on Ice: One Woman's Fight to Save Seals. // People;4/11/2005, Vol. 63 Issue 14, p142
Profiles animal activist Rebecca Aldworth, and her efforts to end seal hunting in Newfoundland. Description of Aldworth' work, in which she seeks to end the hunting of young harp seals for their pelts; Growth of the hunts despite the efforts of activists and legislators in Newfoundland;...
- Squirreling around. // Outdoor Life;Nov94, Vol. 194 Issue 5, p14
Reports on a New York City animal rights group demanding that the state cut back its squirrel hunting season. Reasons; Statistics on squirrel hunting.
- Duty and the BEAST. Steintrager, Megan // Restaurant Business;6/15/2002, Vol. 101 Issue 11, p20
Focuses on the actions of animal-rights group against the food services and practices of restaurants in the U.S. Objectives of animal-rights groups; Food offerings of Heat and Mirai restaurants; Details on political activities of People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals.
- Anti-fur groups set fall offensive. Perman, Stacy // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;11/23/1993, Vol. 166 Issue 101, p2
Focuses on activities of animal rights groups. Campaign by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; Slogans; Topless march; Impact on sales of fur items.
- Animal activists get violent. Knickerbocker, Brad // Christian Science Monitor;8/29/97, Vol. 89 Issue 193, p1
Reports on the actions of animal-rights activists in the United States as of 1997. The increasing number of attacks by activists; The radical Animal Liberation Front; Comments from researcher Barry Clausen; Examples of serious attacks in Oregon in 1997; Number of attacks directed against the...