Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Extinction Could Come at a Price

Scientists and doctors are once again warning us about the dangers of extinction and how it could keep us from discovering new medical cures.

Not too long ago, we reported on a similar warning concerning flora, but this time, researchers are discussing fauna. They mention a particular type of toad which raised its young in the females' stomach; researchers said studies were being conducted on them to develop treatments for stomach ulcers and similar conditions, but the last time the toad was recorded in the wild was 1981.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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