09 Jul '11, 3pm

Saving Tasmanian Devils may lead to cancer treatments | Care2 Causes

Saving Tasmanian Devils may lead to cancer treatments | Care2 Causes

Cartoonist Robert McKimson pegged parts of the Tasmanian Devil’s character pretty much square on when he created Taz for Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes series. Although the cartoon creature walked on two legs instead of four and acted like a snarky teenager, he shared a voracious appetite and scrappy behavior with the carnivorous Australian marsupial. Another thing he shared was the threat of extinction. Taz first appeared in his own movie in 1954 but pretty much disappeared a decade later. Then in the 1990s he scored a three-season show on TV. Maybe the real Tasmanian Devil will also score a comeback. The fierce little guy was declared an endangered species in 2009, after a decade of decline because of a facial cancer spreading through the population. I first saw one at Cleland Wildlife Park in South Australia and was surprised an animal with such a wild reputation was so ...

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care2.com 10 Jul '11, 2pm

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nature.org 08 Jul '11, 4pm

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care2.com 08 Jul '11, 12am

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U.S. Government Declares Marijuana Has No Medical Value | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 10 Jul '11, 12am

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todayonline.com 10 Jul '11, 9pm

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A study done in Singapore has found that the more coffee you drink, the more you lower your risk of liver cancer

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straitstimes.com 16 Jul '11, 2am

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