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  • [from January 3, 2014] Giraffe Was on Menu in Pompeii Restaurants

    07/02/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Giraffe was on the menu in Pompeii's standard restaurants, says a new research into a non-elite section of the ancient Roman city buried by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. The study, which will be presented on Jan. 4 at the Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago, draws on a multi-year excavation in a forgotten area inside one of the busiest gates of Pompeii, the Porta Stabia. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, said his team has spent more than a decade researching the life of the middle and...
  • Barnyard Pharmaceuticals

    01/21/2007 9:56:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 340+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 16 January 2007 | Erin Wayman
    Golden egg. Chickens may be the future of mass-produced anticancer drugs.Credit: PNAS These days scientists want more from eggs than just a tasty meal. Researchers at the Roslin Institute in the United Kingdom--birthplace of Dolly the cloned sheep--have genetically engineered chickens that lay eggs chock-full of cancer-fighting proteins. The strategy could lead to a faster, cheaper way of manufacturing anticancer drugs. Some cancer treatments use antibodies to target and destroy specific tumor cells. Mass producing these proteins isn't easy. Pharmaceutical companies can spend hundreds of millions of dollars setting up and maintaining facilities where bacteria and other microbes churn...