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Looking Different 'Helps Animals To Survive'

In the animal kingdom, everything is not as it seems. Individuals of the same species can look very different from each other – what biologists term ‘polymorphism.’

Protecting Humans And Animals From Diseases In Wildlife

Avian influenza (H5N1), rabies, plague, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), and more recently swine flu (H1N1) are all examples of diseases that have made the leap from animals to humans.

Genetic Region For Tame Animals Discovered: Horse Whisperers, Lion Tamers Not Needed

In what could be a breakthrough in animal breeding, a team of scientists from Germany, Russia and Sweden have discovered a set of genetic regions responsible for animal tameness.

Reports Call For High-Level Coordination Of Animal Health And More Research-Oriented Veterinarians

The United States needs a new high-level mechanism to coordinate the currently fragmented framework for confronting new and emerging animal-borne diseases

U.S. Shorts Critical Farm Animal Research, Scientists Say

Dwindling federal funding jeopardizes important animal and biomedical research, together with the institutional research programs that focus on them,

Animal Experiments More Stressful Than Previously Recognized

Mice, rabbits, rats, beagles, geese, and other animals all show measurable physiological stress responses to routine laboratory procedures that have been up until now viewed as relatively benign.

Animal Rights Extremists Threaten Researchers And Health Outcomes, Scientists Say

Two new expert commentaries spotlight the increasingly violent animal rights attacks and the need for an educated public and engaged research community to ensure the safety of animals and researchers

The status of Channa punctatus (Bloch 1793), the snake headed murrel in relation to human health

Fish is the more common source of nutrition in the diet of the common Indian...

A newly discovered chemical weapon in poison frogs’ arsenal

New research documents a surprising chemical weapon used by some Amazonian poison frogs

Blue whale discovered singing in New York coastal waters: Cornell’s Bioacoustics Research Program identifies rare whales

For the very first time in New York coastal waters, the voices of singing blue whales have been positively identified.

Animal crossings

Animals have their own points where they cross roads and railways. They are called animal crossings and their number is increasing.

Intrinsic and climatic factors in North-American animal population dynamics

The present work aims at separating the influence of biotic and climatic factors in the dynamics of North-American mammal populations of bear, beaver, fisher, fox, lynx, marten, mink, muskrat, otter, wolf and wolverine.

Can feces save the species?

Sniffing dogs help monitor and protect threatened animals in Brazil

First electrophysical recording of sleep in a wild animal

In the first experiment to record the electrophysiology of sleep in a wild animal, three-toed sloths carrying miniature electroencephalogram recorders slept 9.63 hours per day—6 hours less than captive sloths did.

Cucumber Versus Cucumber

Marine invertebrate called sea cucumber resembles vegetable cucumber by not only shape, but also by some metabolites

Working with `worms` to reveal the secrets of a long life

10 meter long, 25 year old tape worms living in human and animal digestive systems are the subjects for the latest research project at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Animal athletics: the benefits of being short

Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, have been comparing limb shape with athletic performance in a range of animals to determine who makes the best athlete

Brain cell growth diminishes long before old age strikes, animal study shows

Even early in adulthood, aging begins to slow the mind's growth -- but it does not have to stop it altogether, suggests a Princeton University study on the brains of adult monkeys

Apes - not monkeys - ace IQ tests

The great apes are the smartest of all nonhuman primates, with orangutans and chimpanzees consistently besting monkeys and lemurs on a variety of intelligence tests

Modulation of growth rate and fecundity of eudrilus eugeniae by ultraviolet radiation

The authors analyzed the effect of Ultra Violet radiation on the chromosomal breakage and fecundity of earthworms