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Posted Wed Apr 23 2008: from BBC (UK):
Biodiversity loss "bad for our health"
A new generation of medical treatments could be lost forever unless the current rate of biodiversity loss is reversed, conservationists have warned.... Further research [on the southern gastric brooding frog (Rheobatrachus silus)] could have lead to new ways of preventing and treating stomach ulcers in humans, but the amphibian was last recorded in the wild in 1981. "These studies could not be continued because both species of Rheobactrachus became extinct... The valuable medical secrets they held are now gone forever."
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At least now we have a reason to stop the species-cide: stomach ulcers.

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