Research reveals unexpected insights into early dinosaur’s brain, eating habits and agility

IMAGE: Braincase and endocast of Thecodontosaurus antiquus. From CT scans of the braincase fossil, 3-D models of the braincase and the endocast were generated and studied. view more  Credit: Created by Antonio Ballell with BioRender.com, Thecodontosaurus silhouette from PhyloPic.org. A pioneering reconstruction of the brain belonging to one of the earliest dinosaurs to roam the Earth […]

Healthy habits are key to maintaining health even while taking multiple prescriptions

DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2020 — Lifestyle habits including eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and not smoking can reduce the risk of death, even for people taking multiple medications, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The meeting will be held virtually, Friday, November 13 – […]

DNA in fringe-lipped bat feces reveals unexpected eating habits — ScienceDaily

Feces is full of secrets. For scientists, digging into feces provides insights into animal diets and is particularly useful for understanding nocturnal or rare species. When animals eat, prey DNA travels all the way through animal digestive tracts and comes out again. Feces contains very precise information about the prey species consumed. At the Smithsonian […]

DNA in fringe-lipped bat poop reveals unexpected eating habits

Hypothesized approach of a sleeping white-necked jacobin, Florisuga mellivora, by the fringe-lipped bat, Trachops cirrhosus. Credit: Amy Koehler Poop is full of secrets. For scientists, digging into feces provides insights into animal diets and is particularly useful for understanding nocturnal or rare species. When animals eat, prey DNA travels all the way through animal digestive […]