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Bone gene can be repurposed for cognition in humans: Study

Bone gene can be repurposed for cognition in humans: Study

 Researchers have identified a gene -- previously known only to regulate bone growth and muscle metabolism in mammals -- that can also act as a promoter of brain maturation, cognition and learning in human and non-human primates.

Herbivorous mammals possess bigger bellies, says study

Herbivorous mammals possess bigger bellies, says study

The study revealed that on average, herbivorous mammals have a body cavity that is twice as big as carnivores of a similar body size. 

Wildlife population has plunged 60 percent since 1970, says report

Wildlife population has plunged 60 percent since 1970, says report

As per the report, the population if mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians has plunged owing to the human activities that have overwhelmed the environment.

Human breast milk is complex than other mammals

After one month, when the infant begins developing an adaptive immune system of his or her own, the composition of breast milk transitions so that levels of maternal antibodies drop by more than 90 percent.

For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

The disoriented damselfish were six times less likely to dart away from an attack, and more than twice as likely to wind up as some other fish`s meal, the study found.

Ancient mammals could regrow limbs: Study

The fossils used in the study derive from the collections of a number of Natural history museums among them the Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin.

Mammalian reproductive system highly-developed 48 million years ago

The fossil was discovered at the Messel pit near Frankfurt, Germany, and studied by Jens Lorenz Franzen and colleagues from Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt.

Rodent-like mammal survived dinosaur extinction

The discovery of a new fossil has given scientists an insight into how rodent-like mammal survived extinction of dinosaurs.

Turns out fishes too watch each others` back

 Fishes may be better at helping each other out than previously believed as a new study suggests that some of them really do look after their mates.

How deep-diving whales may help create synthetic blood

As per a recent study, deep-diving whales can hold answer for synthetic blood.

Fish too look after their mates!

 When it comes to helping each other out, it turns out that some fish are better at it than previously thought as researchers have found that pairs of rabbitfish cooperate and support each other while feeding.

Male seahorse nourishes baby like human mom

 Male seahorses play as much a part in nurturing embryos during pregnancy as female mammals, suggests a new study. Previously their role, other than as pouch provider, was largely a mystery.

Scarface: New species of pre-mammal discovered in Zambia

Venomousness is rare among mammals and their extinct relatives but scientists have now identified a new species of venomous relative of mammals in Zambia.

Pandas may have unique body clock

Pandas may have unique body clock

Unlike other mammals who are typically active either during the day, night or during twilight - at dawn and dusk - pandas may have a unique activity pattern. They are most active in the morning, afternoon and midnight, says a new study.

Caught on camera: Anaconda gives birth to live snakes!

Caught on camera: Anaconda gives birth to live snakes!

Behold the wonders of nature! It is very well known that snakes are known to lay eggs when it is about time to release their offspring.

50 percent mammals face habitat loss: Govt

Scientific studies conducted by many organisations have shown that around 50 per cent of mammals are facing habitat loss due to biotic pressures, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Mammals evolved fastest during mid-Jurassic era: Study

Mammals underwent a rapid `burst` of evolutionary change that reached its peak around the middle of the Jurassic age around 145-200 million years ago, a study says.

Humans can 'speak' like bats and dolphins

 An ultrasonic microphone has been developed to help humans communicate in the manner bats and dolphins do through ultrasonic waves.

Dinosaurs were warm-blooded animals, says study

Dinosaurs were warm-blooded animals, says study

 Dinosaurs were warm-blooded animals that had many traits in common with mammals, claims a new study.

Hearing ability evolved independently in mammals, birds

Hearing ability evolved independently in mammals, birds

The eardrum and hearing evolved independently in mammals and diapsids - a taxonomic group that includes reptiles and birds, new research has found.