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Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism...

Sex, bugs and Haldane's rule: the nematode genus Pristionchus in the United States

Taken together, the Pristionchus – beetle association provides a powerful tool for studying biodiversity, biogeography, speciation and species invasion on a global scale.

Cell lineage analysis of the mandibular segment of the amphipod Orchestia cavimana reveals that the crustacean paragnaths are sternal outgrowths and not limbs

The authors discuss notable similarities of paragnath anlagen to those of the hypopharynx complex in myriapods and hexapods.

Duplicated Hox genes in the spider Cupiennius salei

The authors describe four new Hox genes from the spider Cupiennius salei

Molecular patterns of sex determination in the animal kingdom: a comparative study of the biology of reproduction

A variety of such regulatory mechanisms have been described so far and some of the more extensively studied ones are being discussed.

Ammonia excretion in aquatic and terrestrial crabs

This review presents data combined with models of ammonia excretion derived from studies on decapod crabs, with a view to providing new impetus to investigation of this essential issue.

Abused animals suffer broken spirits, too

Experts say animals need to learn to trust humans to begin healing process.

Avoid Animals When Visiting Developing Countries, Warn Experts

Experts warn travellers to getvaccinated and avoid animals when visiting areas such as Africa, Asia,Latin America, and the Middle East, where rabies is common.

Children Should Not Be Left Unsupervised With Dogs, Say Experts

Children should not be left unsupervised to play with a dog, say experts

Life As A Dog Means Faster Mutations

It may be hard to see that the Chinese crested dog is descended from the wolf, but it’s easier to grasp that two poodles of different sizes are related.

Early Cat Exposure Can Increase Some Children's Eczema Risk

Children who are exposed to cats soon after birth may have an increased risk of developing eczema

Survey Of Animal Shelters Says Dogs Fare Better Than Cats

the outlook for sheltered dogs has improved considerably in the last decade.

U.S. Humane Society Challenges Scientists To End Research Animal Pain And Distress By 2020

HSUS called on scientists and government officials to join the organization's efforts to work towards ending pain and distress in the 20 million or more animals used annually in research by 2020.

Transplanting Animal Organs Could Soon Be A Reality

Xenotransplantation, the process oftransplanting organs from one species into another, could soon be areality, easing the current shortage of organs for transplantation

Dog Tired? It Could Be Your Pooch

You've heard that your spouse's snoring can cause you to lose sleep, but what about your pet's?

Are Pets Good For You?

Owning a pet is linked to health and wellbeing, particularly for older people and patients recovering from major illness

Just How Useful Are Animal Studies To Human Health?

Animal studies are of limited usefulness to human health because they are of poor quality and their results often conflict with human trials

The Animals World Records

Top 10 smartest animals, Hot animal scoops, White beaked dolphin

Stable isotopes in elephant hair document migration patterns and diet changes

Combining studies of elephant movement patterns and overall diet with incidences of raiding injects additional scientific data into the highly topical discussion of human–elephant conflict alleviation.

Coughing Cats May Be Allergic to People, Vets Say

Researchers at an animal hospital in Scotland say that humans can trigger asthma attacks in cats.