George, Reclusive Hawaiian Snail And Last Of His Kind, Dies At 14

LakeArrowhead (#1) 189 days ago World News george reclusive hawaiian snail kind dies 14 All   Discuss  | Add To 
While he was but one very lonely Achatinella apexfulva, his death takes place amid a crisis for Hawaii's native snails, whose populations have been decimated by invasive species.

New land snail species from Australia shows dissection not necessary to identify molluscs

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1176 days ago Science land snail species australia shows dissection identify molluscs All   Discuss  | Add To 
Dissection might prove unnecessary when identifying new molluscs after scientists described a previously unknown land snail based on its genitalia, yet without damaging the specimen in the slightest. Thanks to this novel method, the biologists have now discovered the first new Australian snail of its family for the last 33 years.

Pain drug in pipeline as researchers unwind marine snail puzzle

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1189 days ago Science pain drug pipeline researchers unwind marine snail puzzle All   Discuss  | Add To 
A big step toward the holy grail of biomedical science has been made -- a new form of effective pain relief. Marine snail venom has been a well-known and promising source of new pain drugs, but substantial hurdles had restrained progress to date.

Use snail mail to thwart spies, Assange tells journalists...

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1361 days ago World News snail mail thwart spies assange tells journalists All   Discuss  | Add To 
Use snail mail to thwart spies, Assange tells journalists...(Third column, 7th story, link)

Brushing off the dust: New snail species found lying in a museum since the 19th century

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1435 days ago Science brushing dust snail species lying museum 19th century All   Discuss  | Add To 
Having been collected back in the 19th century during an expedition in South America, a rather small snail species has been sitting around on the shelves of Madrid's National Museum of Natural Sciences ever since. Covered in more than a century-old dust, it was described as new only recently when an obscure specimen placed in the long tail of a historical collection drew the attention of Drs. Breure and Araujo.

Killer sea snail a target for new drugs

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1470 days ago Science killer sea snail target drugs All   Discuss  | Add To 
Pain treatment researchers have discovered thousands of new peptide toxins hidden deep within the venom of just one type of Queensland cone snail. Researchers hope the new molecules will be promising leads for new drugs to treat pain and cancer.

Clever snail? Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1511 days ago Science clever snail animals humans excel tasks All   Discuss  | Add To 
Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others. Researchers used pond snails to investigate learning and memory. They found that if an individual is good at forming memories about food they are poor at forming memories related to predator threat and vice versa.

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