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Lampreys (sometimes also called lamprey eels) are a Predator family of Jawless fish, whose adults are characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. Translated from an admixture of Latin and Greek, lamprey means stone lickers (lambere: to lick, and petra: stone). While lampreys are well-known for those species which bore into the flesh of other fish to suck their blood, most species of lamprey are non-parasitic and never feed on other fish . In zoology, lampreys are sometimes not considered to be true fish because of their distinctive morphology and physiology.
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Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have identified several genes linked to human neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury, in the ...
Genetics Feb 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A compound initially isolated from sharks shows potential as a unique broad-spectrum human antiviral agent, according to a study led by a Georgetown University Medical Center investigator and reported in the Proceedings of ...
Medical research Sep 19, 2011 | 4 / 5 (5) | 0 |