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2010-12-04 00:00:37

Salsa Senorita spices up the holidays with all-natural salsas that add new life to leftovers and a flash of fresh flavor to family favorites. Known as 'the legally addictive' salsa, Salsa Senorita kicks quick and easy cooking up a notch by blending fresh ingredients in an all-natural salsa that's free of preservatives and artificial additives. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) December 2, 2010 Some like it hot for the holidays, and the creators of the Salsa Senorita line of all-natural salsas are...

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2010-11-03 11:57:48

Surprising first ancestor of bizarre marsupial moles The mysterious origins of Australia's bizarre and secretive marsupial moles have been cast in a whole new and unexpected light with the first discovery in the fossil record of one of their ancestors. The find reveals a remarkable journey through time, place and lifestyle: living marsupial moles are blind, earless and live underground in the deserts of the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia, yet their ancestors lived...

2010-07-19 12:58:03

'Super hemoglobin' allows moles to thrive underground. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have made the first identification of an adaptation in the blood of Eastern moles which allows more efficient transport of carbon dioxide, facilitating the moles' burrowing behavior. Kevin Campbell from the University of Manitoba, Canada, worked with a team of researchers to study the blood of three underground species of North American moles. He said, "Unlike...

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2010-03-31 06:46:20

What University of Illinois at Chicago biologist Thomas Park and colleagues are learning from studying how these very strange animals adapt to the challenges of their environment It was the scientist equivalent of love at first sight. "They had huge teeth, they ran backwards as much as forwards, and they chatted among themselves constantly," Thomas Park said of the first time he saw a mole-rat during a post-doctoral year in Munich. After starting his own lab in Chicago, he took his students...

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2009-10-26 15:14:27

Naked Mole Rat, the Only Known Cancerless Animal, Has Two-Tier Defense Against Cancer Despite a 30-year lifespan that gives ample time for cells to grow cancerous, a small rodent species called a naked mole rat has never been found with tumors of any kind"”and now biologists at the University of Rochester think they know why. The findings, presented in today's issue of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that the mole rat's cells express a gene called p16 that...

2009-10-21 12:20:22

Researchers from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have used short tandem repeat (STR) genotyping and p57 immunohistochemistry to distinguish hydatidiform moles. The related report by Murphy et al "Molecular Genotyping of Hydatidiform Moles: Analytic Validation of a Multiplex Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Assay," appears in the November 2009 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Molar pregnancy is an abnormal form of pregnancy in which a fertilized but non-viable egg implants in the...

2009-07-06 12:20:00

Scientists from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) have found two new genes that together double a person's risk of developing melanoma.As part of an international study, a team at QIMR, led by Professors Nick Hayward and Grant Montgomery, studied the genes of almost 6,000 people together with their mole count. Specific changes in two genes were found to make people more susceptible to developing moles. The researchers went on to show, in another 4,000 people, the same two...

2009-03-19 08:00:00

Home Cooks and Foodservice Professionals Don Their Cranberry Caps for Third Annual Contest   LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- There is certainly no such thing as a free lunch, but for a tasty enough recipe featuring cranberries, Ocean Spray is willing to help pay for that next meal with a $25,000 check. The company today launches its third annual Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest.   Inspired foodies can enter in two categories starting March 19, 2009 until...

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2009-01-28 12:56:23

Injections of melanotan used to produce a suntan may be causing changes in skin moles, doctors in Britain warned on Wednesday. A growing number of people in Britain are injecting themselves with the drug, which boosts levels of melanin, the body's natural pigment that produces a tan. A recent report published in the British Medical Journal cited two patients who reported changes in skin moles shortly after injecting themselves with melanotan. One patient, a 42-year-old woman, had two moles...

2008-10-02 03:00:41

By Anonymous During your monthly mole check, tack on three steps for even more protection. 1 Don't forget your scalp and neck Though it's not clear why, melanomas on these areas of the body are more deadly than those found elsewhere, say researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2 Keep an eye on large moles An Archives of Dermatology study showed that moles measuring 6 millimeters or bigger are more likely to become cancerous than smaller ones. If you notice any...


Latest Mole Reference Libraries

Southern Marsupial Mole, Notoryctes typhlops
2014-04-30 10:58:40

The southern marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops) is a species of marsupial that can be found in southwest Australia. It has been recorded in desert habitats with soft sand and spinifex grasses, but the habitat preferences of this species is currently unknown. Its range is thought to include northern areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as the Gibson and Great Victoria deserts. Although this species is a marsupial, it has been classified within its own order, known as...

Mole Snake, Pseudaspis cana
2013-10-07 09:34:45

The Mole Snake (Pseudaspis cana) is a South African species of snake in the Colubridae family. Like a majority of this family, the mole snake is non-venomous, although it can be quite aggressive and has been known to cause severe bite wounds. Although the young have dark markings and spots, a fully developed mole snake is usually mostly one color. Colors may vary from brown, grey, yellow and black. The Mole Snake may grow up to lengths of almost seven feet. Interestingly enough, the color...

Silvery Mole Rat, Heliophobius argenteocinereus
2012-05-29 12:42:44

The silvery mole rat (Heliophobius argenteocinereus), also known as the silky mole rat or silvery blesmol, is a mole rat that appears in many areas of Africa including southern Kenya, central Malawi and Mozambique, parts of southeastern Zaire, and throughout Tanzania. The only subspecies listed under the genus Heliophobius, the silvery mole rat is an unsociable animal, and very aggressive. Little is known about its behaviors and ecology, but it prefers to inhabit savannah areas and woodlands...

Eastern Mole, Scalopus aquaticus
2012-05-04 05:50:15

The eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is also known as the common mole, and it is the only mole in its genus. This mole has a very wide range, the largest of any native North American mole ranging from Canada to the eastern areas of the United States, and as far south as Mexico. In the United Sates, this mole can be found in Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. However, it is not found in the Appalachian Mountains. Its Canadian range is limited to the...

Townsend's Mole, Scapanus townsendii
2012-04-27 08:39:32

Townsend's mole (Scapanus townsendii) can be found in North America. Its range extends from southwestern British Columbia to northwestern California. It prefers to live in lowland and open wooded spaces with soil that has high moisture content. These moles are the largest in North America, with a body length of up to 8.3 inches and an average weight of 4.9 ounces. Its physical characteristics are common for a creature that lives under ground. Its forepaws are large and used for digging, while...

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