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Mucus from skin of Indian frog can kill flu virus

Mucus from skin of Indian frog can kill flu virus

According to researchers from Emory University in the US and Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in Thiruvananthapuram, India, skin secretions from South Indian frogs can destroy H1 variety of influenza viruses that can affect humans.

Breakthrough! Researchers find first fluorescent frog in Argentina

Breakthrough! Researchers find first fluorescent frog in Argentina

Argentine and Brazilian scientists at the Bernardino Rivadaiva Natural Sciences Museum made the discovery while studying the metabolic origin of pigments in a tree-frog species common to South America.

Sir David Attenborough has a new frog species named after him

Sir David Attenborough has a new frog species named after him

The new species which measures just about two centimetres and was found in the Peruvian Andes, South America.

Western Ghats home to rare sand-eating tadpoles

Western Ghats home to rare sand-eating tadpoles

These tadpoles, which they claim have ribs, live in absolute darkness, maybe till the time they develop into young frogs.

New golden frog species found

 Researchers have discovered a new species of pale-gold coloured frog in the cloud forests of the high Andes in Colombia.

Thumbnail-size frog discovered in India's wastelands

Thumbnail-size frog discovered in India's wastelands

A new species of narrow-mouthed frog has just been discovered in the laterite rock formations of India's coastal plains and has been named Microhyla laterite after its natural habitat.

Bats important for survival of rare frog, other species

Bats important for survival of rare frog, other species

 A rare frog species found in remote caves hidden in densely forested mountains near the border between Russia and Georgia depend on bats to survive, a study has found.