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2012-03-19 19:19:07

A new study by University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Pfrender and a team of researchers from the University of Nevada-Reno, Utah State University and the University of Virginia suggests that snakes from different regions of the world have evolved a similar, remarkable resistance to a deadly neurotoxin.

Snakes Evolve Along Similar Path Of Poison Resistance Say Biologists
2012-03-06 04:57:40

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.

2008-07-25 18:00:56

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 25, 2008) - WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("WEX" or the "Company") (TSX:WXI) announced today that Dr.

2008-06-21 15:00:15

Two women, ages 54 and 83, are dead after eating the poisonous puffer fish in Malaysia, a health department official said. Dr.

2007-08-23 03:10:00

Unscrupulous vendors in Thailand have been selling meat of the deadly puffer fish disguised as salmon, causing the deaths of more than 15 people over the past three years, a doctor said Thursday.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.