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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)

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)

Unique frog helps amphibian conservation efforts
A tropical frog - the only one of its kind in the world - is providing conservationists with exclusive insights into the genetic make-up of its closest endangered relatives. View News Article (2011-03-08)

Ancient Amphibians Left Full-Body Imprints
Unprecedented fossilized body imprints of amphibians have been discovered in 330 million-year-old rocks from Pennsylvania. The imprints show the unmistakably webbed feet and bodies of three previously unknown, foot-long salamander-like critters that lived 100 million years before the first dinosaurs. View News Article (2007-10-31)

New study reveals large scale conservation essential
Scientists were surprised with findings of a recent study that reveals many animal species believed to persist in small contained areas actually need broad, landscape level conservation to survive. View News Article (2008-06-10)

N.C.'s Southern Cricket Frog populations declining
A recent U.S. Geological Survey report confirmed that the nation's amphibians, including frogs, toads and salamanders, are disappearing "at an alarming and rapid rate."  View News Article (2013-07-11)

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