Marietta Danforth

Marietta Danforth

Nov 10, 2016

Group 6 Copy 30
-2
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for gorillas in captivity. The ultimate goal of this project is to reduce mortality and improve the health and welfare of these endangered primates.

    We’ve identified blood tests for biomarkers that are good indicators of cardiac disease in humans. We need to determine if these tests will work for gorilla blood samples. If valid, these simple, inexpensive tests will be invaluable to zoos looking to monitor the health status of their gorillas.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Habitat Use by the Eastern Hognose Snake on a Barrier Beach

    This video shows a large female Eastern Hognose Snake doing what they do best: NOT BITING, no matter what. I...

    Conservation Efforts to Protect Endangered Turtles of Sulawesi

    Sulawesi, Indonesia, is home to many species found nowhere else on Earth. Although rich in biodiversity, Sulawesi...

    Backer Badge Funded