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Season 1, Episode 13
Wallaby protection, A blind first, Meatloaves rock teeth, Gray wolves
In today’s episode of STEMology, we’re going to talk to you about …
saving baby wallabies in enclosure, an experimental gene therapy to restore a blind man’s eyesight, meatloaves’ rock teeth, and gray wolves’ assistance in saving the deer from vehicle collision.
So if this headstart program didn’t exist for this particular population, they would all die out in two years….. really, the wallabies only chance of survival is linked to this headstart program.
What they’ve managed to do is restore sight to a man who was previously blind due to a neurodegenerative eye disease…. they’ve done some really cool optogenetic vision restoration…. and given him sight back in one eye.
These hard magnetic teeth also possess a rare mineral previously seen only in rocks. So it’s this thing that we’ve only seen in rocks and then apparently in this wandering Meatloaf’s teeth.
They found that in a Wisconsin counties where the Wolf populations returned, the number of collisions dropped on average by 24%, which is actually it yields in economic benefit that is 63 times greater than the cost of verified Wolf predation on livestock.
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