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Fossil bird study describes ripple effect of extinction in animal kingdom
A University of Florida study demonstrates extinction's ripple effect through the animal kingdom, including how the demise of large mammals 20,000 years ago led to the disappearance of one species of cowbird. View News Article (2011-03-08)


Holes in fossil bones reveal dinosaur activity
New research from the University of Adelaide has added to the debate about whether dinosaurs were cold-blooded and sluggish or warm-blooded and active. View News Article (2011-07-11)


Chrono, the last piece of the circadian clock puzzle?
All organisms, from mammals to fungi, have daily cycles controlled by a tightly regulated internal clock, called the circadian clock.  View News Article (2014-04-16)


Supplements are not nutritious
Selenium supplementation, for example in mineral tablets, might not be that beneficial for the majority of people according to researchers writing in the open access journal Genome Biology. View News Article (2008-04-07)


A new genetic model for obesity?
A gene involved in fat (lipid) metabolism, and consequently relevant for studies in obesity and diabetes, has been described in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) by a team of researchers in the September issue of Mechanisms of Development. Luis Teixeira and Nathalie F. Vanzo from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, and their collaborators, describe how this gene,... View News Article (2003-09-25)


Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species
As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals, according to a new study by the University of California, Davis. View News Article (2013-10-10)


Animal magnetism provides a sense of direction
They may not be on most people's list of most attractive species, but bats definitely have animal magnetism. Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Princeton have discovered that bats use a magnetic substance in their body called magnetite as an 'internal compass' to help them navigate. View News Article (2008-02-27)


Long life and resistant to diseases? Our money's on bats to survive the apocalypse
Bats are amazing creatures. They've been around for at least 65 million years, and in that time have become one of the most abundant and widespread mammals on earth. View News Article (2012-12-21)


After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller
Evidence buried in the chromosomes of animals and plants strongly suggests only one group -- mammals -- have seen their genomes shrink after the dinosaurs' extinction. View News Article (2009-07-28)


U of S-led team unlocks link between sex and the female brain
An international team of scientists led by Gregg Adams at the University of Saskatchewan has discovered that a protein in semen acts on the female brain to prompt ovulation, and is the same molecule that regulates the growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve cells. View News Article (2012-08-21)

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