Dolphins and Human Health  

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created by writeagain 2010-02-20 11:58:48 am

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Researchers have discovered that bottlenose dolphins have the ability to turn type II diabetes on and off in their bodies, offering valuable insight into possible cures for the disease in humans.

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submitted by writeagain 2010-02-20 11:58:48 am    


Although some humans may be hypochondriacs, not dolphins or whales! They can't show weakness in the wild if ill, so as not to become sharkbait. In captivity, trainers have to watch each animal carefully to detect signs of illness early enough to treat.

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submitted by writeagain 2010-02-21 09:25:49 pm    

What do you know about that?


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