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Horseshoe Crab Behavior Impacted By Biomedical Bleeding
2014-02-26 06:56:44

University of New Hampshire DURHAM, N.H. – New research from Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire indicates that collecting and bleeding horseshoe crabs for biomedical purposes causes short-term changes in their behavior and physiology that could exacerbate the crabs’ population decline in parts of the east coast. Each year, the U.S. biomedical industry harvests the blue blood from almost half a million living horseshoe crabs for use in pharmaceuticals —...

Global Warming Key Topic On This Year's International Polar Bear Day
2014-02-26 06:51:28

[ Watch the Video: International Polar Bear Day ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The annual celebration of International Polar Bear Day is February 27. Polar Bears International (PBI) focuses the attention of the world on the bears, and actions that everyone can take to combat the challenges facing the bears because of global warming. For the second year in a row, PBI is focusing the celebration around a worldwide Thermostat Challenge. The Challenge is one of...

2014-02-25 23:36:49

From colds to dry skin, saunas helps relieve many winter ailments. Cokato, MN (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Winter brings with it many beautiful things, but it also tends to see an increase in medical conditions, from increased colds to dry skin and many in between. Though some of these are caused by the cold and wind, many of these winter maladies occur from spending more time in confined spaces with recirculated, dry air, and limited exposure to the sun and fresh air. Commercials for...

2014-02-25 23:03:36

Researchers Discover Link Between Inflammation in Infants, Cognitive Ability Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has revealed the dramatic effect the immune system has on the brain development of young children. The findings suggest new and better ways to prevent developmental impairment in children in developing countries, helping to free them from a cycle of poverty and disease. UVA researchers working in...

2014-02-25 23:00:34

After a long winter, people are ready to get out of the house and enjoy the nice warm weather with family, friends and of course pets. This spring, before hitting the parks and beaches, be sure that pet health and pet safety are a couple of things that are taken care of and don't have to be a concern that could ruin a nice spring outing. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Spring is in the air. Warm weather is starting to show up sporadically and people are getting ready for...

2014-02-25 12:20:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopardy. The Obama Administration has begun consideration of petition to exclude waters - from New York City to Jacksonville, Florida - from the Ship Strike Rule requiring large vessels to...

MERS Coronavirus Prevalent In Camels For At Least 20 Years
2014-02-25 06:48:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has infected 182 people since it was first reported in September 2012. The disease, which has also resulted in 79 deaths over that time, has now been confirmed to be prevalent in dromedary camels throughout Saudi Arabia and has been for the past two decades, if not longer, according to an international study. For the study, published in the American Society of...

2014-02-24 23:00:30

OMICS Group International is organizing pre-conference workshops in top Universities and research centers of Europe, Asia and Africa: University of Valencia, Spain; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria; International Scientific Research Institute of Cosmic Anthropoecology, Russia. Henderson, Nevada (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 OMICS Group International, an Open Access publisher and a world-over scientific event organizer is hosting pre-conference workshops for its...

2014-02-24 08:28:17

First Administration to Human Subjects of a New Protein Class, Physiocrines SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma, a rare disease therapeutics enterprise, announced today the first administration of Resokine IV to healthy human volunteers. The study is being conducted in healthy male and female volunteers in the European Union. aTyr plans to develop Resokine IV as a potential therapeutic for rare disorders where a patient's immune system is imbalanced. Resokine belongs...

Microraptor Paraves Fossil
2014-02-24 05:41:20

University of Bristol The key characteristics of birds which allow them to fly – their wings and their small size – arose much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield into the Paraves, the first birds and their closest dinosaurian relatives which lived 160 to 120 million years ago. Mark Puttick and colleagues investigated the rates of evolution of the two key characteristics that preceded flight: body size and...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Mascarene Parrot, Mascannus mascannus
2014-04-18 12:00:54

The Mascarene Parrot (Mascannus mascannus) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene Island of Reunion located in the Indian Ocean. The taxonomic relationships of this species has been subjected to some debate. It has been connected to the Psittaculini parrots based on that anatomical grounds, but the vasa parrots based on the genetic grounds. The precise placement is unresolved. The Mascarene Parrot was 14 inches long with a large red colored tail and long, rounded...

Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
2014-04-18 11:57:25

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or the Carolina Conure was a small green colored Neotropical parrot with brilliant yellow colored head, reddish orange face and pale beak that was native to the eastern, Midwest, and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It resided in...

Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

Giant Anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla
2014-04-14 12:55:01

The giant anteater or ant bear (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) is a species of anteater that can be found in South and Central America. Its range extends from Honduras to northern areas of Argentina, where it prefers to reside in many habitats including tropical rainforests and grasslands. This species received its scientific name, which translates to anteater and three fingers, from Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The giant anteater reaches an average body length between 5.97 and 7.12 feet, with a...

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