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Extinction threat growing for vertebrates, researchers report in Science
Increasing numbers of birds, mammals and amphibians have moved closer to extinction in the last several decades-but not as far as they would have if no conservation measures at all had been enacted, researchers report.  View News Article (2010-10-27)

Wildlife researchers identify impacts of contamination in amphibians
Bill Hopkins, fisheries and wildlife associate professor in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources, and colleagues doing research at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and in the field, have demonstrated that amphibians are exposed to contaminants through maternal transfer, as has been proven for other vertebrates. View News Article (2006-02-22)

Smithsonian scientists find the frog legs trade may facilitate spread of pathogens
Most countries throughout the world participate in the $40-million-per-year culinary trade of frog legs in some way, with 75 percent of frog legs consumed in France, Belgium and the United States.  View News Article (2009-11-20)

Scientists propose amphibian protection
An ecological strategy developed by four researchers, including two from Simon Fraser University, aims to abate the grim future that the combination of two factors could inflict on many amphibians, including frogs and salamanders.  View News Article (2014-05-02)

Antibody production gets confused during long-term spaceflight
The trip to Mars just got a little more difficult now that French researchers have discovered that antibodies used to fight off disease might become seriously compromised during long-term space flight.  View News Article (2011-05-20)

Hellbender salamander study seeks answers for global amphibian decline
A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers on the endangered Ozark Hellbender giant salamander is the first to detail its skin microbes, the bacteria and fungi that defend against pathogens. View News Article (2011-12-20)

Researchers turn to museums to track down clues in mysterious amphibian declines
There's a crisis among the world's amphibians-about 40 percent of amphibian species have dwindled in numbers in just three decades. Now, museum jars stuffed full of amphibians may help scientists decide whether this wave of extinctions was caused by a fungal infection. View News Article (2011-05-03)

Leeches ferry infection among newts
Parasite-carrying bloodsucking leeches may be delivering a one-two punch to newts, according to biologists, who say the discovery may provide clues to disease outbreaks in amphibians. View News Article (2007-02-01)

Early Exposure to Insecticides Gives Amphibians Higher Tolerance Later
Amphibians exposed to insecticides early in life-even those not yet hatched-have a higher tolerance to those same insecticides later in life, according to a recent University of Pittsburgh study. View News Article (2013-07-30)

Potential cure for captive amphibians with chytrid fungus
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have identified an alternative to a sometimes toxic therapy that protects frogs in zoos from a deadly fungal infection that has been destroying the amphibian populations worldwide.  View News Article (2014-05-13)

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