3 articles published in JoVE
Spotting Cheetahs: Identifying Individuals by Their Footprints Zoe C. Jewell1, Sky K. Alibhai1, Florian Weise2,3, Stuart Munro2, Marlice Van Vuuren4, Rudie Van Vuuren4 1WildTrack and Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, 2N∕a′an ku sê Research Programme, 3Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology, School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University, 4N∕a′an ku sê Foundation The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is an iconic, endangered species, but conservation efforts are challenged by habitat shrinkage and conflict with commercial farmers. The footprint identification technique, a robust, accurate and cost-effective image classification system, is a new approach to monitoring cheetahs.
Amide Coupling Reaction for the Synthesis of Bispyridine-based Ligands and Their Complexation to Platinum as Dinuclear Anticancer Agents Michael G. Apps1, Ben W. Johnson2, Oliver B. Sutcliffe3, Sarah D. Brown4, Nial J. Wheate1 1Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, 2School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, 3Division of Chemistry and Environmental Science, School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University, 4Nature Publishing Group This protocol describes the use of amide coupling reactions of isonicotinic acid and diaminoalkanes to form bridging ligands suitable for use in the synthesis of multinuclear platinum complexes, which combine aspects of the anticancer drugs BBR3464 and picoplatin.
Using Chronic Social Stress to Model Postpartum Depression in Lactating Rodents Lindsay M. Carini1, Christopher A. Murgatroyd2, Benjamin C. Nephew1 1Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2School of Healthcare Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University This article describes the use of chronic resident intruder social stress as an ethologically relevant paradigm to model postpartum depression and anxiety in lactating rodents.