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Complete skin regeneration system of fish unraveled

Mon, 23 Apr 18 00:04:10 -0700

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have succeeded in observing the behavior of epidermal cells for the regeneration of smooth skin without remaining scar tissue using their model animal, the zebrafish.

Scientists find some human cancers to be 'evolutionary accidents'

Tue, 17 Apr 18 00:11:40 -0700

New research, published in Biological Reviews and conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and Escola Superior de Ciências da Saúde (Brasília, Brazil) has found some type of cancers unique to humans may be a result of evolutionary accidents.

Better species mapping can improve conservation efforts, study finds

Tue, 17 Apr 18 00:13:20 -0700

With limited funding available for conservation efforts, it's critical that species distribution models be more comprehensive

New method prioritizes species for conservation in the face of uncertainty

Wed, 11 Apr 18 00:13:40 -0700

A new way to prioritize species for conservation efforts outperforms other similar methods, according to research presented in PLOS ONE by Rikki Gumbs of Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues at the Zoological Society of London, UK.

Ancient origins of viruses discovered

Wed, 04 Apr 18 00:07:40 -0700

Research published today in Nature has found that many of the viruses infecting us today have ancient evolutionary histories that date back to the first vertebrates and perhaps the first animals in existence.

A synthetic chameleon has been developed

Fri, 30 Mar 18 00:12:30 -0700

An international team of researchers including Dmitry Ivanov, the head of laboratory of functional soft-matter systems, MSU, announced the development of a synthetic chameleon skin. Similar to its biological analogue, the synthetic skin reacts to mechanical stimuli by changing its stiffness and color. The scientists see their development as quite promising. The work was published in the recent issue of the Science journal.

Scientists found a new genus and species of frogs

Thu, 29 Mar 18 00:01:00 -0700

A team of scientists from MSU and their foreign colleagues discovered a previously unknown species and genus of batrachians Siamophryne troglodytes. These frogs live in the only one place on Earth -- a limestone cave in Thailand. The location of the cave is not disclosed to protect the animals. The results of the study will lead to the reconsideration of evolutionary history of the relevant group of Amphibia and are valuable for systematics and conservation.

Fat-sensing hormone helps control tadpole metamorphosis

Thu, 29 Mar 18 00:03:00 -0700

When tadpoles are but tadpoles, they're voracious eaters, chomping down all of the plant matter in their paths.

Resampling of hard-hit region suggests amphibians may be developing resistance to deadly fungus

Thu, 29 Mar 18 00:07:20 -0700

As amphibian populations globally continue to be ravaged by chytridiomycosis, a disease caused by a deadly fungal pathogen, a new study suggests that some populations in Panama may have started becoming more resistant to the fungus about a decade after it began significantly impacting them.

What stops mass extinctions?

Thu, 29 Mar 18 00:06:10 -0700

What slows or stops a disease epidemic if the pathogen is still present? It appears that wild frogs are becoming increasingly resistant to the chytrid fungal disease that has decimated amphibian populations around the world.

Study on frogs helps scientists understand disease outbreak and progression

Thu, 29 Mar 18 00:10:20 -0700

The search for answers to protect Central American frogs from extinction is also giving scientists clues on how to predict and respond to emerging diseases and epidemics in humans, plants and other wildlife. In their paper published in the magazine Science, March 30, University of Nevada, Reno's Jamie Voyles and her colleagues document the recovery of some tropical amphibians following continued exposure to a lethal pathogen.

Rocky habitats need to be protected for endangered amphibians to survive

Mon, 26 Mar 18 00:09:50 -0700

An international team of scientists led by the University of Plymouth has published research in the PLOS ONE journal showing that rare amphibians living on rocky plateaus in western India are in desperate need of greater protection as their habitats are being eroded.

Climate change risk for half of plant and animal species in biodiversity hotspots
Up to half of plant and animal species in the world's most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked. Even if the Paris Climate Agreement 2