Marietta Danforth

Marietta Danforth

Nov 10, 2016

Group 6 Copy 26
-1
    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

    Should I stay or should I go? Connecting bird behavior during migration to fat stores and antioxidant capacity

    Thank you to our backers for $5600! We actually need up to $24000 - please keep donating! In the fall, most...

    How have pigeons in eastern North America evolved?

    This study aims to better understand how birds can micro-evolve in a newly colonized environment. I hypothesize...

    Backer Badge Funded