animal research http://kplu.org en Treating the Cow to Save the Kid: Where Human and Animal Health Intersect http://kplu.org/post/treating-cow-save-kid-where-human-and-animal-health-intersect <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">People fighting hunger in the developing world have noticed a troubling mystery: malnourished children sometimes fail to get healthier even when given a lot of extra nutrients.</span></p><p>The key to helping them may be to focus not on the kids, but on their cows, according to a team led by a University of Washington professor.</p><p>The researchers from UW, Washington State University and CDC-Kenya just received a Gates Foundation grant to examine the values of a holistic approach—one that focuses on the intersection of human, animal and environmental health.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11575 at http://kplu.org Treating the Cow to Save the Kid: Where Human and Animal Health Intersect Rising rate of plastics ingested by birds off the coast of Washington http://kplu.org/post/rising-rate-plastics-ingested-birds-coast-washington <p>A <a href="http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/120718.html">new study</a> suggests there&rsquo;s been a dramatic increase in plastic pollution off the coast of the Pacific Northwest over the past 40 years.</p><p>That&rsquo;s after analysis of trash ingested by seabirds in Washington and British Columbia.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:40:46 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5706 at http://kplu.org Rising rate of plastics ingested by birds off the coast of Washington Animal expert Temple Grandin says fear can be worse than pain http://kplu.org/post/animal-expert-temple-grandin-says-fear-can-be-worse-pain <p>One of the touchiest topics in medical research is the use of animals. For example, there are <a href="http://pcrm.org/research/edtraining/peds/washington-deserves-better">perennial protests</a> at the University of Washington, which has one of the biggest research programs using animals in the country (reflecting that it has one of the largest centers for biological and medical research in the country). About 600 different research projects use everything from rats to monkeys.</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 21:52:34 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3401 at http://kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-8 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Business Unemployment Tax Breaks on Horizon</strong></li><li><strong>Seattle Considers Garbage Collection Reductions</strong></li><li><strong>UW Accused in Animal Welfare Complaint</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>State House OK's Business Tax Cuts, Benefit Boost for Unemployed</b></p><p>Washington businesses <a href="http://www.theolympian.com/2011/02/09/1537486/house-votes-98-0-on-ui-deal-for.html">will get a break on unemployment taxes</a> in a deal unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:57:35 +0000 KPLU News Staff 762 at http://kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines