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World's first animals caused global warming

(University of Exeter) The evolution of Earth's first animals more than 500 million years ago caused global warming, new research shows.


Migratory animals carry more parasites, says study

(University of Georgia) Every year, billions of animals migrate across the globe, carrying parasites with them and encountering parasites through their travels. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Georgia's Odum School of Ecology discovered that animals known to migrate long distances are infected by a greater number of parasite species than animals that do not migrate.

Roles of emotional support animals examined

Airlines are not the only organizations grappling with the complexities surrounding emotional support animals. Colleges and courts are also questioning the need for these animals and the effects they may have on students and juries, respectively, according to new research.


In the race of life, the tortoise beats the hare every time

(Duke University) Researchers have discovered that, over the long-run, the race will indeed go to the slower, steadier animal. An analysis of the reported speeds of animals based on land, air and water shows that some of the world's fastest animals are actually some of the slowest when their movements are averaged throughout their lifetimes, giving credence to Aesop's fable 'The Tortoise and the ...

What's a Bigger Threat: Wolves, Bears, Sharks … or the Family Dog?

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 -- Dogs, farm animals and insects -- not wild animals -- are the cause of death for most U.S. residents killed by animals, according to a new study. The study reported that 1,610 people in the United States were killed by...

What's a Bigger Threat: Wolves, Bears, Sharks … or the Family Dog?

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 -- Dogs, farm animals and insects -- not wild animals -- are the cause of death for most U.S. residents killed by animals, according to a new study. The study reported that 1,610 people in the United States were killed by...

Between 3Rs: Do New Gene Editing Tools Mean Fewer Animals?

NewsTransgenic models are vital to research but generating them takes work—and a considerable number of animals. However, scientists are devising ways to both refine and reduce the use of genetically-altered animals.

Animal Cruelty May Indicate Child Abuse

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Children who abuse animals may have been abused themselves, a new study suggests. Kids aged 10 and up who intentionally hurt animals are two to three times more likely to have been abused than kids who treat animals with...

Most Americans Accept GE Animals for Human Health, Study

The most widely accepted use of genetically engineered (GE) animals involves mosquitoes to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases, according to the survey conducted by Pew Research Center. The survey was conducted on April 23-May 6, 2018 among 2,537 U.S. adults to understand the public perception of GE animals. The results showed that 70% of t...

Researchers Get a Peek at How Other Animals See the World

A household scene as viewed by various pets and pests. Human eyesight is roughly seven times sharper than a cat, 40 to 60 times sharper than a rat or a goldfish, and hundreds of times sharper than a fly or a mosquito. (Image courtesy of Eleanor Caves) Animals have us beat in basically every test of sensory perception. Bats bounce ultrasonic waves to locate prey, and bears can smell a carcass from...

Animals Start New Lives After Time in the Lab

Scientists and others have been opening their homes to research animals after the studies conclude, with legislation in some states now mandating adoption.

Image of the Day: Ray of Light

The discovery of the world's first known manta ray nursery will offer a glimpse into the animals' juvenile stage.

Horses get the flu, too

(University of Rochester Medical Center) Flu vaccines for horses haven't been updated in more than 25 years, but researchers have developed a new live equine influenza vaccine that's safe and more protective than existing vaccines. Proactively preventing the spread of flu in animals is important, as animals are the most likely source of future human pandemics. Animals can be infected with multiple...

Study sheds light on how brain lets animals hunt for food by following smells

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Most animals have a keen sense of smell, which assists them in everyday tasks. Now, a new study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine sheds light on exactly how animals follow smells.

Kenya Developing Animal Biotech Regulatory Guidelines

Kenya could soon begin using genetically modified (GM) animals in research as the country's biosafety authority is set to finalize draft guidelines on regulation of contained use of transgenic animals. Speaking at a workshop on regulation of GM animals in Kenya, acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) Prof. Doringto...

Camouflaged plants use the same tricks as animals

(University of Exeter) Plants use many of the same methods as animals to camouflage themselves, a new study shows.

The Blue Whale Genome Reveals the Animals' Extraordinary Evolutionary History

New research highlights that the evolution of these extraordinary animals and other rorquals was also anything but ordinary

Neuroscientists find first evidence animals can mentally replay past events

Researchers have reported the first evidence that non-human animals can mentally replay past events from memory. The discovery could help improve the development of drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease by providing a way to study memory in animals that more closely addresses how memory works in people.

Inbred animals face greater threat from changes to environment

(University of Edinburgh) Animals that are inbred make mistakes in response to changes in their surroundings, at a cost to themselves and their young.

STAT Plus: FDA commissioner says genetically engineering animals and developing human gene therapies are intertwined

Currently, the FDA generally treats genetically engineered animals as “new animal drugs.”

ASU Study Finds Animals Can Use Muscle as an Internal Water Source

As our climate changes, the availability of water is also changing, leaving animals with limited or unreliable supplies of this critical resource

Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earths Species

Following the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would benefit plants and animals around the world, according to a new study.

Affimers provide new insight into cells while satisfying commitment to animals

Scientists at the University of Leeds may have found a new way to reduce the number of animals used in research while also gaining improved insight into treating cancer and other diseases.

Researchers explore whether smarter animals are bigger troublemakers

(University of Wyoming) A new paper in the journal Animal Behaviour examines whether smarter animals might be better at learning to live in cities -- but, at the same time, also may come into more conflict with humans.

Women seeing baby animals have a reduced appetite for meat

(Lancaster University) Images of baby animals reduces people's appetite for meat say researchers, who found that the effect is much stronger for women than for men.The findings may reflect women's greater emotional attunement towards babies and, by extension, their tendency to empathise more with baby animals. Also, meat is associated with masculinity and images of tough men who consume meat for m...


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