Navigation Links
Where Mother's Skin Turns Into Food For Offspring

Scientists have discovered a worm that feasts on its mother's skin - a practice they have never before seen in animals.//

Mark Wilkinson, a zoologist at the Natural History Museum in London and his team uncovered the bizarre form of parental care in Kenya, reported the online edition of the National Geographic channel.

The researchers observed the young of a caecilian, a type of limbless amphibian, feasting on their mother. They say the teeth of its young appear to be specially designed for eating its mother's flesh.

The doting limbless mother transforms its skin into a nourishing, fat-rich meal for its newborns to eat, they say.

There's nothing (in the animal kingdom) that peels off the skin and eats big chunks of it like these things are doing, Wilkinson said.

The team says the offspring of Boulengerula taitanus are entirely dependent on their parent's skin, which transforms into a kind of baby food that the study team likens to mother's milk in mammals.

The female's skin doubles in thickness during this period, the researchers found. You've got several layers of skin, and the outer layer is what they eat,
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Where there is a will, there is a way!
2. Where Is Our Healthcare System Heading?
3. Where it is wise to be a fool with food
4. Home Is Where the Gym Is
5. Where Burnt Out Executives De-stress in Natures Lap
6. Bacteria Fighter Goes Where Antibiotics Cant
7. NHS Trust Wants Abortion Mothers Case To Be Dismissed
8. Mothers Healthy Diet Protects Baby from Developing Atherosclerosis
9. Obesity Could Be Linked to Mothers Early Puberty
10. An Enzyme That Turns a One –time Experience into a long-time Memor
11. Daughter Turns Saviour: Ailing Mother Provided Wonder Drug Herceptin, To Fight Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating ... Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to ... correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ... , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment ... also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial ... Plant City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the ... closing for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of ... Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Dublin ... addition of the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy ... This report focuses on the ... review, including its applications in various applications. The report ... includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market ... the report includes the following: , World ... Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  MedSource announced today that it has selected ... of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment ... clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture ... as the EDC platform of choice in exchange ... has long been a preferred EDC platform by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: