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Deep-sea snail described by Southampton researcher makes Red list of Endangered Species

July 19, 2019

A fascinating deep-sea snail, first described as a new species by an international team of researchers including a…
Superstrong, Reversible Adhesive That Works Like Snail Slime

June 18, 2019

If you’ve ever pressed a picture-hanging strip onto the wall only to realize it’s slightly off-center, you know…
UCLA biologists “transfer” a memory

May 15, 2018

UCLA biologists report they have transferred a memory from one marine snail to another, creating an artificial memory,…
How the Cone Snail’s Deadly Venom Can Help Us Build Better Medicines

October 11, 2017

Cone snails have inspired humans for centuries. Coastal communities have often traded their beautiful shells like money and…
Scientists Sequence Genome of Snail That Spreads Parasitic Worm

May 17, 2017

An international team of scientists, including a researcher from Berkeley Lab, have characterized the genome of Biomphalaria glabrata,…
This spiny slug blazed a trail for snails

February 7, 2017

Reach back far enough in the family tree of a snail or a clam and you’ll find a…
Predator or not? Invasive snails hide even when they don’t know

January 25, 2017

Recognizing the signs of a predator can mean the difference between living to see another day and becoming…
Snails travel far and wide, spreading disease along the way

January 12, 2017

Parasite-carrying snails can travel long distances, spreading a deadly disease along the way, according to new research led…
Snails select sources of food based on dislike for smells rather than taste

May 10, 2016

Harnessing naturally occurring chemicals could be used as a means to protect crop seedlings being eaten by common…
Pain drug in pipeline as researchers unwind marine snail puzzle

April 12, 2016

A University of Queensland researcher has made a big step toward the holy grail of biomedical science —…
Biotron puts any environment on Earth in researchers’ reach

December 28, 2015

One of the most flexible and unique research facilities in North America is sitting in plain sight, but…
Killer sea snail a target for new drugs

July 7, 2015

University of Queensland pain treatment researchers have discovered thousands of new peptide toxins hidden deep within the venom…
On the trail of the clever snail

May 27, 2015

Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others according to a new study published in the…
Genetic discovery may offer new avenue of attack against schistosomiasis

March 25, 2015

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a group of genes in one species of snail that provide…
Predatory snails evolved diverse venoms to subdue a wide range of prey species

March 19, 2015

A new study by University of Michigan biologists suggests that some predatory marine cone snails evolved a highly…
Snail shells show high-rise plateau is much lower than it used to be

September 23, 2014

The Tibetan Plateau in south-central Asia, because of its size, elevation and impact on climate, is one of…
Cone snails have multiple venoms

March 27, 2014

Professor Richard Lewis with a textile cone. Cone snails change “weapons” depending on whether they are hunting or defending…
Jumping snails left grounded in future oceans

January 8, 2014

Sea snails that leap to escape their predators may soon lose their extraordinary jumping ability because of rising…
Cone snails are for life and not just at Christmas

December 27, 2013

Those who fly to tropical shores this Christmas in search of sea and sun, may be unaware that…
Oh, the places you’ll go–if you’re an Atlantic slipper shell

December 19, 2013

Walk the beach or peer into a tidepool anywhere along the northeastern U.S. coast, and you’ll find shells…
Snail fever expected to decline in Africa due to climate change

December 13, 2013

The dangerous parasite Schistosoma mansoni that causes snail fever in humans could become significantly less common in the…
Study finds ‘Goldilocks’ effect in snail populations

December 4, 2013

The snail species Potamopyrgus antipodarum is native to New Zealand, but has established itself in many other locations. Credit: Bart…
Update: Stress makes snails forgetful

November 14, 2013

New research on pond snails has revealed that high levels of stress can block memory processes. Researchers from…
New research discovers snail shell coiling programmed by protein patterning

June 11, 2013

Snail shells coil in response to a lopsided protein gradient across their shell mantles, suggests research in BioMed…
Snail tale: Fossil shells and new geochemical technique provide clues to ancient climate cooling

April 24, 2013

Using a new laboratory technique to analyze fossil snail shells, scientists have gained insights into an abrupt climate…
Researcher Using Snail Teeth to Improve Solar Cells and Batteries

January 23, 2013

An assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering is using the teeth of a marine…
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