vertebrates

Fossils of Mating Turtles Found in Germany


June 20th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Darmstadt, June 19
(THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time, experts have discovered fossils of two vertebrates copulating. Nine such pairs of fossils have been near Darmstadt (Germany). Paleontology experts believe that ... Read more...

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Foes seem fearsome when holding a weapon


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Holding a weapon makes men look taller and more muscular, which only confirms what scrawny thugs have long known, new research says.Researchers, led by Daniel Fessler ... Read more...

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Pre-historic fish had tiniest yet sharpest teeth


March 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) A long-extinct prehistoric fish had the sharpest teeth that have ever been recorded, even though they were only a millimetre in size.Scientists from Monash and Bristol ... Read more...

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World’s smallest frog discovered


January 12th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Papua New Guinea, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are convinced that a 7mm frog found on the island of Papua New Guinea could be the world’s tiniest frog. The amphibian is smaller ... Read more...

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World’s smallest frogs discovered in New Guinea


December 13th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) World's smallest frogs were discovered in southeast New Guinea by US researchers.The frogs belong to the genus Paedophryne. The length of an adult frog of this ... Read more...

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Frog embryos may harbour human heart health secrets


April 24th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 24 (ANI): Research on frog embryos has shed new light on the process of tissue formation in the human heart, which can help understand cardiac diseases like DiGeorge syndrome.The study ... Read more...

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10 species disappear from Mexican forests


April 21st, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 21 (IANS/EFE) Eight species of snakes, one type of frog and a species of salamander have disappeared from the forests of southeastern Mexico, a senior biologist said.Sampling ... Read more...

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Study of sea squirt may help prevent rejection of transplanted organs


April 17th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Scientists at UC Santa Barbara has indicated studies of the small sea squirt may ultimately help solve the problem of rejection of organ and bone marrow transplants in ... Read more...

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Fruit fly’s response to starvation could help regulate human appetite


April 1st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): A new study has identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous system's response to smell, and which could help regulate human ... Read more...

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525-mn-year-old fossil sheds new light on primitive sea creatures


March 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A remarkable fossil, which sheds new light on an important group of primitive sea creatures, has been discovered by researchers from China, Leicester and Oxford.The 525-million-year-old fossil belongs ... Read more...

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Gene may explain how leopards got its spots


February 25th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): How did the leopard get its spots? How did the zebra get its stripes?The answer may be a gene, which scientists have found governs colour patterns in deer ... Read more...

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Chemicals in male swordtail urine attract female counterparts


February 11th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): The urine of male swordtails is full of pheromones that drive their female counterparts crazy, according to a new research.Texas A&M biologists Gil Rosenthal and Heidi Fisher and ... Read more...

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Pheromone makes squids aggressive


February 11th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that female squid produces a pheromone that triggers immediate and dramatic fighting in male squid that come into contact with it.The aggression-producing pheromone, believed ... Read more...

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New evolutionary research knocks down living ‘missing link’ theory


February 11th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): The living 'missing link' theory has been knocked down by a new study that suggests some species evolve from more sophisticated ancestors."Aristotle was the first to classify organisms ... Read more...

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Lowly marine worms distantly related to humans


February 10th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A new research has found that two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish.Previously thought to be an ... Read more...

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Polygamous mice ‘have more fertile offspring’


February 5th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 04 (ANI): A new study in mice has suggested that multiple partners may be the key to agile sperm that get the job done.Researchers Renee Firman and Leigh Simmons at ... Read more...

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New findings offer hope to patients with damaged kidneys


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a cell in zebrafish that can be transplanted from one fish to another to regenerate nephrons and improve kidney function.Many non-mammalian vertebrates generate nephrons throughout ... Read more...

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Massive volcanic eruptions wiped out life on sea, land


January 24th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Massive volcanic eruptions that produced ash clouds wiped out nearly 95 percent of life on sea and 70 percent on land. "This could literally be the smoking ... Read more...

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Females put off when males lose brawls


November 25th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) A female who fancies a particular male is most likely to be put off when he loses a slugfest.In such an eventuality, some primitive parts of the female's ... Read more...

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For female fish, watching her mate take a beating is a turn-off


November 25th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): While experimenting with African cichlid fish, Stanford biologists discovered that when a female shows a preference for a particular male, but then witnesses him losing a fight with ... Read more...

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Scientists warn that one-fifth of the species are going to slide to extinction


October 27th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent stocktaking has revealed that up to a fifth of the world’s mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles species are under threat of extinction.Not surprisingly ... Read more...

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Inia Boliviensis, The Pink Dolphin Of Amazon Gets Famous


October 27th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Amazon Alive! A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009," an articled published on Tuesday, by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) features the biggest diversity of animals, for whom the ... Read more...

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A fifth of world’s life at extinction risk


October 27th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 27 (IANS) A fifth of the world's mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes are in imminent danger of going extinct, says this year's edition of the benchmark ... Read more...

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Key reproductive hormone in oldest vertebrate identified


October 6th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Researchers have unravelled the once-prized enigma behind the sex life of the oldest vertebrate- a hagfish- by identifying the first reproductive hormone of the eyeless, snot-covered, worm-like scavenger ... Read more...

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Exercise capacity is an inherited trait


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Voluntary activity, such as daily exercise, is a highly heritable trait that can be passed down genetically to successive generations, according to biologists at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Sea lamprey research provides insight into stress hormones’ evolution


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Researchers at Michigan State University have, for the first time, identified a stress hormone in the sea lamprey, using the 500 million-year-old species as a model to understand ... Read more...

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Our brains much more similar to birds’ than we thought


July 3rd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): It has long been believed that the brains of humans and other mammals differed from the brains of other animals, such as birds. But a new study has ... Read more...

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Archaeologists Discover Whale Eating Whale Fossil In Peru


July 1st, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The archaeologists in Peru have discovered a huge whale eating whale fossil. Although the specimen has 14-inch teeth in its upper and lower ... Read more...

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T. Rex were lumbering dinos much like today’s elephants


June 30th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): The Tyrannosaurus rex was no agile dinosaur and would have just plodded along like an elephant, according to a new study that estimated the "speed limit" of ... Read more...

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Gene loss could help explain evolution of limbs from fins


June 24th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): The loss of genes guiding fin development may help reveal how fish evolved into four-limbed vertebrates, according to new research.In the late Devonian period, some 365 million ... Read more...

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Tree frogs convey aggression using body vibrations


May 21st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered that male red-eyed tree frogs communicate with one another in aggressive contests by using vibrations they send ... Read more...

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New role for zebrafish in human studies


May 20th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Zebrafish - an important animal model in disease and environmental studies - could eventually help scientists in revealing the function of a mysterious enzyme linked to the steroid ... Read more...

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Unconscious learning uses old parts of the brain


April 7th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) Non-conscious learning systems use areas of the brain that are simpler and evolutionarily older, says new research. The study involved an investigation into the limbic striatum, one of ... Read more...

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Soil bacteria may offer drug to treat roundworm


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): A protein from a soil bacterium used to kill insects naturally on organic crops is a highly effective treatment for intestinal parasitic roundworms, claim scientists.These parasites, which include ... Read more...

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Scientists find mouse that eats like the dinosaurs


February 20th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the European woodmouse has a unique taste for ferns, a food once eaten by long-extinct dinosaurs.According to a report by BBC News, the mouse ... Read more...

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