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Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea

...mbolic value of their previously known and beloved clawed salamander, will be and should be extremely proud of such a new unique animal," Kaplan noted. "The boost to environmental awareness and education in the region will be invaluable to such a rapidly developing and highly educated country." ...

Controlling wildlife trade key to preventing health crises, study says

... been spread by the international trade in African clawed frogs, is now threatening some 30 percent of all of the amphibian species worldwide with extinction. And even parasites on animals in the trade carry animal and human pathogens, such as heartwater disease, Lyme disease, and babesiosis." Besides dire...

Clawed frog helps Fanconi anemia research make leaps

A large, clawed frog is helping Oregon Health & Science Univer...to report a new approach using eggs of the African clawed frog, which goes by the Latin name Xenopus laevis, to understand how the Fanconi anemia proteins ens...

Study shows hope for ridding lakes of clawed invader

...ooping up fish eggs like so much caviar. But the clawed invader, the early results of a long-term University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggest, may be vulnerable to a "double whammy" of intensive trapping and predator fish manipulation to the point where it may actually be possible to rid lakes of an ani...

Study shows frogs can play key role in stem cell research

...pops up in wildlife documentaries, but the African clawed frog could prove a powerful ally for scientists wo...ut never from amphibians. But, because the African clawed frog is easier to study than mice and humans, the Edinburgh team anticipate that it will become an i...

Leptin found to control appetite and limb development in frogs

...me in a cold-blooded vertebrate, the South African clawed frog Xenopus. As it does in humans and other mammals, leptin acts on the frog brain to suppress appetite. But the hormone also seems to play a role in the complex signaling that turns a finned tadpole into a four-legged frog, according to Robert De...

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