NEW YORK TIMES: City Rats Eat Meat. Country Rats Eat What They Can

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 16/10/2018

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Dr. Guiry and his co-author, Michael Buckley of the University of Manchester, are specialists in the emerging field of paleoproteomics, which uses the proteins in ancient bones to glean insights into an animal’s behavior. Dr. Guiry wanted to use the technique on rats to see what it could reveal about human populations in the 1800s — a less onerous proposal than digging up and analyzing human remains. Knowledge gained from the research also could help cities better control their rat populations.

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TitleCity Rats Eat Meat. Country Rats Eat What They Can.
Media name/outletNew York Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date16/10/18
DescriptionDr. Guiry and his co-author, Michael Buckley of the University of Manchester, are specialists in the emerging field of paleoproteomics, which uses the proteins in ancient bones to glean insights into an animal’s behavior. Dr. Guiry wanted to use the technique on rats to see what it could reveal about human populations in the 1800s — a less onerous proposal than digging up and analyzing human remains. Knowledge gained from the research also could help cities better control their rat populations.
URLhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/science/rats-cities-meat.html
PersonsMichael Buckley

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