Home  |  Top News  |  Most Popular  |  Video  |  Multimedia  |  News Feeds  |  Feedback
  Medicine  |  Nature & Earth  |  Biology  |  Technology & Engineering  |  Space & Planetary  |  Psychology  |  Physics & Chemistry  |  Economics  |  Archaeology
Top > Biology >

Jurassic Pain: Giant 'Flea-like' Insects Plagued Dinosaurs 165 Million Years Ago

Published: May 1, 2012.
Released by Oregon State University  

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It takes a gutsy insect to sneak up on a huge dinosaur while it sleeps, crawl onto its soft underbelly and give it a bite that might have felt like a needle going in – but giant "flea-like" animals, possibly the oldest of their type ever discovered, probably did just that.


Full Story »


More news from Oregon State University


nature
Global Decline of Large Herbivores May Lead to an 'Empty Landscape'
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The decline of the world's large herbivores, especially in Africa and parts of Asia, is raising the specter of an "empty landscape" in some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, according to a newly published study. Many populations of animals such as rhinoceroses, zebras, camels, elephants and tapirs are diminishing or threatened with extinction in grasslands, savannahs, deserts and forests, scientists say.

nature
Researchers Find 200-year Lag Between Climate Events in Greenland, Antarctica
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A new study using evidence from a highly detailed ice core from West Antarctica shows a consistent link between abrupt temperature changes on Greenland and Antarctica during the last ice age, giving scientists a clearer picture of the link between climate in the northern and southern hemispheres.

medicine
Drug Prices to Treat Multiple Sclerosis Soar, Point to Larger Problem
PORTLAND, Ore. - A new study released today found that drugs used to treat multiple sclerosis have soared in price in the past two decades, in some cases more than 700 percent, even though newer drugs have come to the market - a process that normally should have stabilized or reduced the cost of at least the older medications.

technology
OSU Innovation Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth Tenfold
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi systems to reduce bandwidth problems in crowded locations, such as airport terminals or coffee shops, and in homes where several people have multiple WiFi devices.

medicine
Survey Shows Half of Older Adults in US Now Taking Aspirin
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A national survey suggests that slightly more than half of the older adults in the United States are now taking a daily dose of aspirin, even though its use is not recommended by the Food and Drug Administration for most people who have not yet had a heart attack or stroke.

biology
Longest Mammal Migration Raises Questions About Distinct Species
NEWPORT, Ore. - A team of scientists from the United States and Russia has documented the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded - a round-trip trek of nearly 14,000 miles by a whale identified as a critically endangered species that raises questions about its status.

medicine
Injury Prevention Programs Not Widely Used in High Schools, Study Shows
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Injury prevention programs can help reduce ankle, knee and other lower extremity injuries in sports, but the programs are not being widely used in high schools, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

medicine
Mechanism Outlined by Which Inadequate Vitamin E Can Cause Brain Damage
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered how vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the "building blocks" it needs to maintain neuronal health.

Related »

Showing 
7/9/14 

Ancient Arachnid Brought Back to Life
Silurian 
8/22/14 
Fossil Arthropod Went on the Hunt for Its Prey
A new species of carnivorous crustacean has been identified, which roamed the seas 435 million years ago, grasping its …
Today 
2/27/13 
Feeding Limbs And Nervous System of One of Earth's Earliest Animals Discovered
An extraordinary find allowing scientists to see through the head of the 'fuxianhuiid' arthropod has revealed one of the …
Robot 
10/18/11 
Tree-dwelling Animals Were the First to Fly, New Research Suggests
A six-legged, 25 gram robot has been fitted with flapping wings in order to gain an insight into the …
Leaf 
7/24/14 
Leaf-mining Insects Destroyed with the Dinosaurs, Others Quickly Appeared
After the asteroid impact at the end of the Cretaceous period that triggered the dinosaurs' extinction and ushered in …
Pierolapithecus 
5/1/13 
Fossil of Great Ape Sheds Light on Evolution
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Researchers who unearthed the fossil specimen of an ape skeleton in Spain in 2002 assigned it …
More » 
 
© Newsline Group  |  About  |  Privacy Policy  |  Feedback  |  Mobile