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  1. Genomics reveals Hen Harrier is two distinct species

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Genomics reveals that the Hen Harrier has two distinct evolutionary lineages. Deemed as one species spread across different continents, scientists now confirm that the Eurasian Hen Harrier and the American ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  2. Hopping to the Frontier: Following a frog's evolutionary movements

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A common species of Asian tree frog may actually be two separate species according to new genetic data collected by an international group of scientists. If the two groups of frogs are confirmed to be ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  3. Feast without fear: Scientist says more snake species resist toxin

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Larger number of snakes than previously thought has mutation that protects them from toad toxin, even if they don't eat toads, a research team reports. Posted: 2016-11-23 00:35:06
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  4. New grasses neutralize toxic pollution from bombs, explosives, and munitions

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Engineers have developed the first transgenic grass species that can take up and destroy RDX -- a toxic compound that has been widely used in explosives since World War II and contaminates military bases ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  5. Poisonous amphibian defenses are linked to higher extinction risk

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Amphibians which have a toxic defense against predators -- such as the iconic poison dart frogs -- have a much higher risk of extinction than species which use other types of defense mechanisms, research ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  6. Skin bacteria could protect against disease

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... human skin secrete a protein which protects us from the reactive oxygen species thought to contribute to several skin diseases. The protein has an equally strong effect on dangerous oxygen species as known ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  7. Remote sensing data reveals hundreds more species at risk of extinction

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Existing assessments of extinction risk would benefit from modern geospatial technologies, say scientists, who warn that there are hundreds more species who are at risk of extinction than is currently ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  8. Narwhal echolocation beams may be the most directional of any species

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Analysis of some of the first recordings of wintering narwhals showed that they may have the most directional sonar of any species. Understanding how these whales use sound could help predict impacts of ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  9. Evolution of a species also involves the bacteria it carries

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Animals live in close association with microorganisms, carrying beneficial bacteria while coping with pathogenic infections. Now, a study shows that symbiotic bacteria play a direct role in the evolution ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  10. Feral chickens spread light on evolution

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... what happens as a species evolves. Posted: 2016-09-30 12:58:16 ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  11. How to be a male without the Y chromosome

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Key sex-determining genes continue to operate in a mammalian species that lacks the Y chromosome, taking us a step further toward understanding sex differentiation. Posted: 2016-09-30 12:07:16 ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  12. 'Ghost snake' discovered in Madagascar

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it 'ghost snake' for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. The researchers named it Madagascarophis lolo, pronounced 'luu luu,' which ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  13. Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage, at least in plants

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Looking different to your parents can provide species with a way to escape evolutionary dead ends, according to new research. Posted: 2016-08-08 15:59:06 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  14. Archaeology team makes world-first tool discovery

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    How smart were human-like species of the Stone Age? New research reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by early humans living 250,000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq, Jordan. Posted: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  15. Students expand perspective of birds

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Northern Michigan University students who participated in a recent field ornithology class recorded interactions with more than 175 bird species in various habitats. They saw raptors pepper the sky over ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  16. Ecologists identify potential new sources of Ebola and other filoviruses

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses -- a family that includes Ebola virus. The researchers suggest that areas where many ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  17. Bacteria can multiply disease-inducing genes to rapidly cause infection

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... species and T3SS has proven to be a common infection mechanism that pathogens, i.e. an infectious agent such as a virus or bacterium, use to destroy host cells. Now researchers have found a link between ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  18. DNA testing challenges traditional species classification

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Experts have made a surprising discovery that could subvert the significance of traditional criteria used for species classification. Employing novel techniques to retrieve DNA sequences from thousands ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  19. Scientists discover unsuspected bacterial link to bile duct cancer

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Findings of a new study could open up possibilities for more targeted therapies for bile duct cancer. A research team discovered that bile duct tissue harboured a community of diverse bacteria species. ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  20. For nature, gravel-bed rivers most important feature in mountainous western North America

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... coming out of glaciated mountains provide highly productive and important habitat for a large diversity of aquatic, avian and terrestrial species. Posted: 2016-06-24 19:47:02 ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
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