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2010-06-03 08:21:30

A nutrient that's common to all living things can make hibernating marmots hungry - a breakthrough that could help scientists understand human obesity and eating disorders, according to a new study by a Colorado State University biologist. The study appears in the current issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology. Professor Greg Florant discovered he could slowly release a molecule called AICAR into yellow-bellied marmots that activates a neurological pathway driving food intake and...


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2006-12-13 14:46:51

The alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) is a species of marmot found in mountainous areas of central and southern Europe. Alpine Marmots live at heights between 2,625 and 10,500 feet (800 and 3200 m), in the Alps, Tatra and Pyrenees. An adult Alpine Marmot may weigh between 6.61 and 13.22 pounds (3 and 6 kg) and reach more than 19.69 inches (50 cm) long. It makes the Alpine Marmot the largest squirrel species. Alpine Marmots eat plants and sometimes insects. Alpine marmots are social...

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2006-12-13 14:44:49

The yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also known as the "Rock Chuck", is a ground squirrel in the marmot genus. It lives in the mountains of the western United States and Canada, including the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. It inhabits sub alpine and alpine regions. They typically live above 6,561 feet (2000 m) of elevation. Yellow-bellied Marmots usually weigh between 5 and 11 pounds (2 and 5 kg) when fully grown. They get fatter in the fall just before hibernating. A...

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2006-12-13 14:39:24

The bobak marmot (Marmota bobak), also known as the steppe marmot, is a species of marmot that inhabits the steppes of Russia and Central Asia. The bobak marmot is a large analog of the North American prairie dog. It has a particularly round potbelly and a laid-back alert posture. Unlike most other species, bobak marmots prosper on rolling grasslands and on the edge of cultivated fields. They are active for about five and a half months each year. It dispersers leave their natal social...

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