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A semipurified liquid diet was used to develop a chronic rat model of the fetal alcohol syndrome. Control female rats gained weight normally, reproduced normally, and gave birth to normal litters on this diet. Increased neonatal mortality, decreased neonatal weights, and altered sex ratios were observed in offspring of experimental alcoholic animals.(More)
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations in southern Australia have a history of bottlenecks-earlier this century the species became extinct in South Australia, and almost so in Victoria. Subsequently large numbers of animals from island populations (founded from very few animals) have been translocated back to mainland sites and to other islands in the(More)
Pregnant rats were intubated with alcohol throughout gestation. Control animals received vehicle and were pair-fed. At birth, all offspring were surrogate-fostered to nontreated dams. At 11 weeks of age, alcohol-exposed animals did not perform as well in a two-way shock avoidance task. The brains of these animals also exhibited significant deficits in(More)
The northern hairy-nosed (NHN) wombat is perhaps Australia's most endangered mammal. Being fossorial and nocturnal as well as rare, NHN wombats are difficult to observe in the wild. Hence little is known of their social biology, such as their mating and dispersal systems. A hypothesis has been advanced that adult females of the species disperse(More)
Detailed measurements of the CMB lensing signal are an important scientific goal of ongoing ground-based CMB polarization experiments, which are mapping the CMB at high resolution over small patches of the sky. In this work we simulate CMB polarization lensing reconstruction for the EE and EB quadratic estimators with current-generation noise levels and(More)