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Researchers list reasons not to lick a toad

As human diseases become alarmingly antibiotic resistant, identification of new pharmaceuticals is critical. The cane toad and other members of the Bufonidae family produce substances widely used in traditional folk medicine, ...

Giant fire-bellied toad's brain brims with powerful germ-fighters

Frog and toad skins already are renowned as cornucopias of hundreds of germ-fighting substances. Now a new report in ACS's Journal of Proteome Research reveals that the toad brains also may contain an abundance of antibacterial ...

EPA fellow studies effect of mercury in toads

Christine Bergeron of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, a doctoral student in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources, received a fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Center for Environmental ...

Climate change will show which animals can take the heat

Species' ability to overcome adversity goes beyond Darwin's survival of the fittest. Climate change has made sure of that. In a new study based on simulations examining species and their projected range, researchers at Brown ...

What do toad toes show? Plenty, says ASU biologist

(PhysOrg.com) -- Brian Sullivan has been clipping toes from toads since the early 1980s. It’s not some type of strange hobby, and he releases the toads back into their habitat along the Agua Fria River north of Phoenix ...

Genes could get the jump on cane toads

James Cook University scientists have been using the spread of cane toads to examine genetic mechanisms that limit their range.

Myna 'guity of evicting Aussie birds'

The common myna – popularly known as 'the cane-toad of the air' – has been convicted on new evidence it is pushing Australian native birds out of their home range.

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