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Only mammals express RAGE

RAGE stands for “receptor for advanced glycation end-products”, also known as “AGER”, and new research shows that it first appeared in mammals (Sessa et al., 2014). Despite the name, the receptor also binds other signaling molecules such as HMGB1, S100 proteins, beta-amyloid, phosphatidylserine, among others (Xie et al., 2013). RAGE is reportedly involved in diabetes,…

How to determine if you are a mammal…

This was just too cute (and funny!) not to share. I came across a blog in Scientific American that discussed a “standardized test” created by Hannah Bonner, illustrator and children’s writer, to help determine whether someone (or some creature) is a mammal: The test is part of her book called “When Dinos Dawned, Mammals Got…

Meet the first newly discovered mammalian species in 35 years, the olinguito, as presented by Rob Nelson from Untamed Science: