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Lab identifies new model to study connectivity in the developing brain - Medical Xpress

Medical Xpress
Dr. Francis, associate professor of neurobiology, details how NRX-1, the nematode equivalent to the neurexin protein in mammals, must be present for the formation of synaptic connections between specific types of neurons. In addition, the researchers ...

Biodiversity: Why the extinction crisis isn't as bad as you thought - New Scientist

New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

Pa. officials on the lookout for threatening flora, fauna - Herald-Mail Media

Herald-Mail Media
The officials left with a resolve to work on eradicating the toxic flora and to keep the dangerous fauna at arms length. “All parts of the (poison hemlock) are poisonous to mammals, especially seeds and leaves,” Trilby Libhart, botany and weed ...

Biodiversity in crisis: How close to the brink is life on Earth? - New Scientist

New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

Population declines of mammals and birds linked to rapid warming of climate - Phys.Org

Lead-author, Fiona Spooner from UCL Centre of Biodiversity & Environment Research said and ZSL's Institute of Zoology: "The reason we think birds might be worse off in particular is due to birds breeding seasons being particularly sensitive to ...
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Cross Species Transfer of Genes Has Driven Evolution - AgWeb

Far from just being the product of our parents, University of Adelaide scientists have shown that widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today's mammals, and been an important driver of evolution. In the world ...

Fat cell filling, ketogenic diet, and the history of biochemistry - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)
There's more than one type of fat cell. Besides the white fat that stores triglycerides in lipid droplets in preparation for lean times later, mammals also have heat-generating brown fat, which acts more like a radiator than a storage closet. Brown fat ...


Marsupial Mammals - University of California, Berkeley
United States

Marsupials are the group of mammals commonly thought of as pouched mammals. You can search in their database of Vertebrate ...

United States

Exhibition from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History covering what makes a mammal, how mammals evolved and where mammals ...

United States

The Australian Museum encourages research into the biology of Australian and Pacific mammals, has extensive collections and resources and will ...

Nature Worldwide: Mammals
United States

National checklists of all the species of mammals in the world.

European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM)
United Kingdom

For biologists, veterinarians, trainers, and others working with or interested in aquatic mammals.

Natural History Collections: Mammals
United Kingdom

An introduction to the biology of the placental mammals, the monotremes and the marsupials.

Class Mammalia
United States

Introduction to mammals, with detailed information about subclasses and orders of mammals, from the Animal Diversity Web.

Paleocene Mammals of the World

An introduction to the first 10 million years of the age of mammals. Learn about these early mammals: multituberculates, marsupials, ...

UCMP Hall of Mammals
United States

University of California Museum of Paleontology site providing an introduction the Class Mammalia and to the subcategories of mammals, including ...

Mammals: Echidna
United States

Fact sheet from San Diego Zoo.

United Kingdom

The data portal, YouTHERIA, contains information on the size, ecology, distribution, life history of different individuals, populations, and species of ...

United States

Conducts research on marine mammals, with particular attention to issues related to marine mammals off the coast of Oregon, Washington ...


The Italian Journal of Mammalogy accepts papers on original research in basic and applied mammalogy concerning living and fossil mammals. ...

Wildlife Africa: Animal Behavior: Mammals
South Africa

Notes on the habitat, habits, diet and breeding behavior of some of the larger African mammals.

American Museum of Natural History: Department of Mammalogy
United States

The department collects, archives and studies specimens of recent mammals and houses over 275,000 specimens, making it the third largest ...

Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute
United States

BDRI engages people worldwide in scientific research and education, aiming to contribute to the conservation of bottlenose dolphins and their ...

Mammals of Texas
United States

Guide to the 181 species of Texas mammals, based on Davis and Schmidly's classic printed handbook.

Armadillo Central
United States

Offers general facts about, research on, and pictures of the nocturnal mammals found though out the Americas.

Frontline: A Whale of A Business
United States

Join the debate over captive marine mammals; take a look inside Sea World; learn about Keiko, star of the Free ...

Wonderful World of the Manatee
United States

Information, pictures, and more on the gentle mammals called manatees. Share the experience and learn how you can help save ...

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