Amphibians

Amphibian-inspired drug can boost bone healing

A new drug, inspired by amphibians like salamanders, is being developed to help bones heal faster and better in older people suffering a fracture.

Nov 22, 2015, 12:11 PM IST
Virus threat may make amphibians disappear

Virus threat may make amphibians disappear

A team of European researchers has found that viruses are causing severe diseases and mass deaths in many amphibians including frogs and salamanders.

Oct 17, 2014, 18:05 PM IST

How amphibians crossed continents revealed

A researcher has created a first-of-its-kind comprehensive diagram to understand how amphibians crossed the continents.

Aug 05, 2014, 18:24 PM IST

Amphibians and dinosaurs were new large predators after mass extinction 252 mln years ago

Researchers have said that crocodile-like amphibians and later the precursors of the known plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs went in search of prey in the oceans soon after the end of the mass extinction.

Mar 21, 2014, 14:48 PM IST

Cats have `superpowerful` psychedelic vision

A new research has found that common house cats can see things that are invisible to us.

Feb 19, 2014, 16:42 PM IST

Biodiversity protects amphibians against diseases and deformities

The richer the assortment of amphibian species in a pond, the more protection that community of frogs, toads and salamanders has against a parasitic infection that can cause severe deformities.

Feb 18, 2013, 09:01 AM IST

Jurassic animals sang love songs to woo mates

In the middle Jurassic, some 165 million years ago, many animals, such as amphibians and other arthropods, apparently sang love songs to attract mating partners.

Feb 07, 2012, 13:08 PM IST

`Fish became amphibians in wooded areas`

In a new study, scientists have found the evidence that the transition between fish and amphibians occurred in the humid, wooded floodplains.

Dec 28, 2011, 11:37 AM IST

Triple threat paints grim future for frogs: Study

Frogs, salamanders and other amphibians may eventually have no safe haven left on the globe because of a triple threat of worsening scourges, a new study predicts.

Nov 17, 2011, 12:47 PM IST

New aquatic fungus pushing amphibians on road to extinction

Reports indicate that a new aquatic fungus is threatening to make many amphibians like frogs and toads extinct.

Nov 24, 2009, 12:32 PM IST

Amphibians not predictors of environmental decline: Experts

A team of scientists is challenging the prevailing view that amphibians are particularly sensitive to environmental threats and, as such, are “canaries,” or predictors of environmental decline.

Nov 12, 2009, 13:20 PM IST