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South American marsupials discovered to reach new heights

In the Andean forests along the border of Chile and Argentina, there have long been speculations that the mouse-sized marsupial monito del monteĀ (Dromiciops gliroides)...

What does the koala genome tell us about the taste of eucalyptus?

Koalas have long captured people's hearts and minds thanks to their cuddly features and seemingly relaxed demeanor. Now, in a collaborative study by the Koala...

Urbanization driving opossum’s northward march

The headline reads like something from the satirical newspaper The Onion: "Grand Forks opossum slain; body to go to University of Michigan for research." But...

Hope for Tasmanian devils with a deadly, transmissible cancer

Morris Animal Foundation-funded researcherĀ Dr. Deanne Whitworth, and her colleagues at the University of Queensland, have taken the first step toward developing an effective treatment...