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Amphibians Face Another Fungal Threat

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | October 30, 2014

Joining Bd, a newly identified chytrid fungus can be lethal to European salamanders and newts.

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Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians

By Bob Grant | October 20, 2014

Several toad, newt, and salamander populations are being hit hard by an emerging pathogen in a pristine national park in Spain.

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Sequencing the Underdogs

By Ed Yong | March 8, 2013

Transcriptome studies reveal new insights about unusual animals whose genomes have not been sequenced.

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Eye of Newt

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Researchers find that newts are capable of regenerating body parts well into old age.

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Newts' New Eyes

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Cut off a newt’s tail or a leg, or remove a lens from its eye, and it grows back. However, whether newts can continue to do this throughout their lives, or lose the ability as they get older, has remained a mystery. 

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Repeated Regeneration

By Megan Scudellari | July 12, 2011

A 16-year-long newt study finds that regeneration remains efficient with repetition and age.

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