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Marsh-dwelling mole gives new meaning to the term 'fast food'
The star-nosed mole
gives a whole new meaning to the term "fast food."...in the journal Nature reveals that this mysterious mole
has moves that can put the best magician to shame: The energetic burrower can detect small prey anim...
Sociality of sweat bees evolved simultaneously during climate change
...s as well as certain kinds of shrimp and the naked mole
rat. Danforth's study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences, used both fossils as well as more than 2,300 base pairs of DNA sequences from three genes to infer the ev...
NHGRI announces new sequencing targets
...s), horse (Equus caballus), llama (Llama species), mole
(Cryptomys species), pika (Ochotona species), a cousin of the rabbit, kangaroo rat (Dipodomys species) and tarsier (Tarsier species), an early primate and evolutionary cousin to monkeys, apes, and humans. NHGRI will base the choice of the eight mamma...
Signaling proteins may represent biomarkers for melanoma
...TAT1 and STAT3, were correlated with the degree of mole
abnormality when examined under a microscope. The researchers also found that interferon regulated the proteins in a manner that was dependent on its dose. "While abnormal moles are a major risk factor for new primary melanoma development, it is diff...
Wasps queue for top job
...wasps, and vertebrates like meerkats and the naked mole
rat is that some individuals forgo their own reproduction to help rear the offspring of others. In hover wasps, helpers spend between 0 and 95 per cent of their time foraging to feed the queen's larvae. Previous scientific thinking indicated that t...
What animals can tell us about hemorrhage, organ transplants and aging
... but snap back to life when placed in water? Naked mole
rats can live for 28 years but their mice cousins ...the theory goes. Buffenstein's research with naked mole
rats, the longest-lived rodent known, may cause physiologists to modify this theory. Metabolic ra...
Contrary to common wisdom, scientist discovers some mammals can smell objects under water
... Nature. He became curious when he observed that a mole
he was studying blew a lot of bubbles while swimmi...of experiments to determine whether the star-nosed mole
and another small, semi-aquatic mammal - the water shrew - can smell objects underwater. Using a hig...