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Mammals not the only animals to feed embryo during gestation
How and when does mom feed her embryo? We humans, like most mammals, experience pregnancy where a mother supplies nutrition directly to the embryo as it develops. But we're in the minority.  View News Article (2015-05-01)

NASA contributes to first global review of Arctic marine mammals
Many human communities want answers about the current status and future of Arctic marine mammals, including scientists who dedicate their lives to study them and indigenous people whose traditional ways of subsistence are intertwined with the fate of species such as ice seals, narwhals, walruses and polar bears. View News Article (2015-05-01)

Research backs human role in extinction of mammoths, other mammals
Radiocarbon analysis of the decline and extinction of large mammals in the Americas lends support to the idea that hunting by humans led to the animals' demise -- and backs the generally accepted understanding of when humans arrived in, and how they colonized, the Western Hemisphere.  View News Article (2015-10-27)

New influenza virus from seals highlights the risks of pandemic flu from animals
A new strain of influenza virus found in harbor seals could represent a threat to wildlife and human health, according to the authors of a study appearing July 31 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. View News Article (2012-07-31)

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)

Molecular characteristics of mammalian melanopsins for non-visual photoreception
Researchers at Institute for Molecular Sciences reported that a mammalian photoreceptive protein melanopsin spontaneously releases the chromophore retinal.  View News Article (2015-10-09)

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)

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