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Synthetic gel mimics amphibians
A man-made material able to re-grow parts previously removed could be used to make armour, self-healing paint or tyres, researchers say.
Amphibian family first for India
A new family of caecilians, the most enigmatic branch of the amphibians, has been discovered in northeastern India.
World's smallest frog discovered
Papua New Guinea has yielded what looks like the smallest frog species ever seen, just 7mm long, along with a marginally bigger relative.
Frog killer immune genes revealed
Scientists take a big step toward understanding why some frogs are able to survive the fungal disease chytridiomycosis while others quickly die.
Appeal to look out for amphibians
People in Nottinghamshire are being asked to look out for amphibians as part of a survey.
Frog hunt ends: Most still absent
A mission to discover whether 100 amphibian species believed extinct are still alive ends with few successes.
Eco-engineering hopes for frogs
An international team of researchers table a range of engineering ideas that could help protect amphibians from future climate change.
Elephant damage 'good for frogs'
Areas heavily damaged by elephants are home to more species of amphibians and reptiles than areas when the beasts are excluded, a study suggests.
'Lost' frogs found after decades
A mission aimed at re-discovering amphibians believed extinct yields its first positive results.
Conservationists begin hunt for 'extinct' frogs
Conservationists are preparing to scout the world for traces of amphibian species that are believed to be extinct, but may just be clinging to existence.
Peru poison frog reveals secret of monogamy
The first monogamous amphibian has been discovered living in the rainforest of South America.
Secrets of frog killer laid bare
Scientists have unravelled the mechanism by which the fungal disease chytridiomycosis kills its victims.
Crisis for the world’s amphibians
It is a time of crisis for the world's amphibians, says Helen Meredith. In this week's Green Room she says we may be facing our last chance to save this important group of animals.
Launch for amphibian 'life raft'
Conservationists have launched a new initiative aimed at safeguarding the world's amphibians from extinction.
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