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Utah State University biologists have long studied varied species of North American garter snakes that have evolved an amazing resistance to a deadly neurotoxin found in innocuous-looking newts, a favorite food of the snakes.
According to new research, tropical regions with the richest diversity are most at risk of losing frogs, toads, newts and salamanders.
Stem cell researchers at UCLA have uncovered for the first time why adult human cardiac myocytes have lost their ability to proliferate, perhaps explaining why the human heart has little regenerative capacity.
DAYTON, Ohio, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have been wrong for 250 years about a fundamental aspect of tissue regeneration, according to a University of Dayton biologist who says his recent discovery is good news for humans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110103/DC23496LOGO) Watch University of Dayton biologist Panagiotis Tsonis explain his discovery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X4fqVNjwJI In research published in Nature Communications this month,...
Move over, newts and salamanders.
Amphibiansâ€”frogs, toads, salamanders, and newtsâ€”are disappearing worldwide, but the stream salamanders of the Appalachian Mountains appear to be stable.
A little-known Iranian salamander is poised to become the first example of a species requiring international government protection because of e-commerce â€“ a major threat to endangered wildlife that authorities are struggling to address.
Researchers have found that the mating activity of amphibians is synchronized by the full Moon.
California tiger salamanders face a threat from a hybrid relative as well as from over development and pollution, researchers said. Very little development threatened the amphibians 60 years ago when commercial bait sellers in California imported barred tiger salamanders from Texas, a biologist from the University of California Davis told the San Francisco Chronicle.
The salamander is known for its regeneration, as it can replace lost limbs, lungs, its spinal cord, and even parts of its brain that it has lost.
The Pyrenean Brook Salamander (Calotriton asper) is a species of salamander belonging to the Salamandridae family. It is located in the Pyrenees of Andorra, France, and Spain. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, intermittent rivers, rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, caves, and inland karsts. It is threatened by loss of habitat. This salamander can grow to about 3.6 inches long, half of which is the laterally flattened tail. The females are normally larger than...
The Corsican Brook Salamander (Euproctus montanus), known also as the Corsican Mountain Newt, is a species of salamander belonging to the Salamandridae family. It is native to Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is found mostly in rocky streams, springs, and rivers in forest and maquis and altitudes of over 600 meters. It is smaller than other closely related species, such as the Sardinian Brook Salamander (Euproctus platycephalus) and can reach a length of about 5 inches,...
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