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Chemical in Gila monster's saliva yields Alzheimer drug
...d learning. The bite of the Gila monster, a native lizard
to the southwest United States and Mexico, can be deadly but its saliva also contains a chemical which acts on a previously unknown receptor pathway in the brain that affects memory. New York-based biotechnology company Axonyx Inc., which is ...
More Lizards, Including Pets, Found Venomous
...rtling discovery, researchers have found that more lizard
families than assumed till now are venomous, inclu...aled that the symptoms like pain and swelling from lizard
bites, which were previously attributed to the bacteria that thrive on bits of meat left between the...
Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites
... wild boar, fiddler crabs, mud crabs, three marine lizard
species and five marine turtle species. They also host threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile, Indian python and the iconic Bengal tiger. For these reasons, the Sundarbans National Park in India and the Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans...
Lizard Mothers Dress Their Progeny to Ensure Success in Later Life
A new study has found that lizard
mothers dress their children in different colour p... said. Lancaster began by treating side-blotched lizard
eggs with a collection of different hormones. That revealed an outstanding influence of estradiol on...