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Florida's 'worm grunters' collect bait worms by inadvertently imitating mole sounds

... worms will believe that they are pursued by a mole and leave their burrows." So this spring he ... in the forest, where he found more than 200 mole tunnels in the vicinity of 94 holes left by worm ... tube in the side that allowed him to introduce a mole to the mix. As soon as ...

Burrowing mammals dig for a living, but how do they do that?

... Next time you see a mole digging in tree-root-filled soil in search of ... findings of one line of her research. Moles and mole rats, she said, are examples of mammals that have ... head-lift diggers include marsupial moles, blind mole rats ...

UGA licenses new Bermuda grass that thrives in sun and shade

... on golf courses around the world and in major sports stadiums. Hanna has spearheaded the screening of Bermudagrass for hybrids that naturally deter mole crickets, the No. 1 lawn and turf pest in the Southeast. He and his research team have been awarded seven patents. New Concept Turf, a ...

Zebrafish provide a model for cancerous melanoma in humans

... do humans. Zebrafish that were born from the original mutant fish displayed abnormal growth of their melanocytes, reminiscent of familial atypical mole and melanoma syndrome (FAMM) seen in humans. By producing other signaling molecules in the mutant fish, the researchers were able to identify a ...

As rates rise, researchers find better way to identify melanoma

... 48 adults. The lesions fell into the category of cutaneous melanocytic neoplasms, a diverse group that includes benign moles; Spitz nevi, a type of mole seen in younger people that can be easily mistaken for melanoma but is not cancerous; and malignant melanoma, which has several phases of growth. ...

October Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... Quaternary Research Center and Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-1310, USA Making mole hills out of mountains: Ever since humans disturbed Earths surface in the name of agriculture, we have witnessed increased erosion and soil loss. In ...

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 ... experiments to determine whether the star-nosed mole and another small, semi-aquatic mammal - the ... fashion strikingly similar to what the star-nosed mole is doing, except that it is doing it under ...

What animals can tell us about hemorrhage, organ transplants and aging

... like brittle skeletons, but snap back to life when placed in water? Naked mole rats can live for 28 years but their mice cousins live only three? Birds ... would live the longest, the theory goes. Buffenstein's research with naked mole rats, the longest-lived rodent known, may cause physiologists to modify ...

Stanford snake venom study shows that certain cells may eliminate poison

... 6b, the most toxic component in the venom of the burrowing asp, or Israeli mole viper. Knowing also that mammalian mast cells had been shown to respond to ... also act to degrade sarafotoxins and reduce the toxicity of the Israeli mole viper venom. Galli and Metz first did experiments in vitro using ...

Wasps queue for top job

... for food." The defining feature of eusocial animals - including insects like bees, ants and 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 ...

Sociality of sweat bees evolved simultaneously during climate change

... animals include honey, bumble, carpenter and sweat (halictid) bees, ants, termites, many wasps 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, ...

NHGRI announces new sequencing targets

... shrew (Elephantulus species), flying lemur (Dermoptera species), mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus), 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 ...
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