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August 27, 2015

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August 27, 2015

Study Validates Monkey Model of Visual Perception

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study shows that humans and rhesus monkeys have very similar abilities in recognizing objects "at a glance," validating the use of this animal model in the study of human visual ... read more

Batting Practice in the Genome

Aug. 25, 2015 — In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But scientists have now found that spectator proteins ... read more

Study in Bats and Rodents Offers Insights on How Viruses Spread Across Species

Aug. 25, 2015 — Bats are natural reservoirs of several important emerging viruses, and because cross-species transmission appears to be quite common among bats, it's important to study bats in a community ... read more

Humans Carry More Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Than Animals They Work With

Aug. 24, 2015 — One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland. Widespread use of antibiotics to treat the ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers studying plants, ants, birds, dung beetles and orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon have found clear evidence that deforestation causes drastic loss of tropical forest ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Lycaenid butterfly larvae, which are in a symbiotic relationship with ants, can control the effect of dopamine by supplying the ants with nectar, new research shows. The results of this study provide ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — January 2014 saw the launch of one of Europe’s largest species conservation projects. The project’s aim is to reintroduce the northern bald ibis, a species of migratory bird, to Europe by the ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Birds 'shout' to be heard over the noise produced by human-made activity, new research has shown. Researchers recorded songs produced by 32 male bluebirds, and analysed two from each male ... read more

Research on Meat Species Shows Mislabeling in Commercial Products

Aug. 21, 2015 — Two separate studies have been released on meat mislabeling in consumer commercial products. One study focused on identification of species found in ground meat products, and the other focused on ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — The fact that the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa reflects past human activities -- and not climatic or other environmental constraints. This is determined in a new study, ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Research reveals new insight behind widespread wildlife extinctions, shrinking fish sizes, and disruptions to global food chains. 'Our wickedly efficient killing technology, global economic ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — A new model presents a common mathematical structure that underlies the full range of feeding strategies of plants and animals: from familiar parasites, predators, and scavengers to more obscure ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Disease-causing viruses engage their hosts in ongoing arms races: positive selection for antiviral genes increases host fitness and survival, and viruses in turn select for mutations that counteract ... read more

Bats Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Aug. 19, 2015 — Intensive agriculture is taking a toll on bats in the Western Ghats of India, one of the world's most biodiverse regions, but shade-grown coffee, remnant rainforest patches and riverine ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Arachnophobes fearful of spiders jumping, creeping or falling into their beds now have something new to worry about. Some spiders might also glide in through the ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Leading scientists and experts in the field of rhino conservation state in a new paper that it is safe to consider the Sumatran rhinoceros extinct in the wild in Malaysia. The survival of the ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — A team of international researchers has discovered a fossil monkey specimen representing the earliest baboon ever found. Dating back more than two million years ago, the partial skull was found in ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — An international research team has some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops and other plants. These valuable pollinators have faced ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — The expected impact of climate change on North American lizards is much worse than first thought. A team of biologists has discovered that lizard embryos die when subjected to a temperature of 110 ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — A cooling, drying climate over the last 40 million years turned North America from a warm and wooded place into the drier, open plains we know today. A new study shows how dogs evolved in response to ... read more

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