Biology

Scientists have identified a unique mechanism that the soil dwelling bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens uses to effectively exploit nutrients in the root...
by John Innes Centre
9:51am
6.29.2017
Biologists help decode the structural complexities of male butterfly ejaculate and co-evolving female reproductive tract. Findings from these biochemical...
by University of Cincinnati
2:29pm
6.28.2017
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Taking advantage of advances in genetic technologies, researchers are gaining a better understanding of the role played by a specific gene involved in autism.
by UC Davis
9:17am
6.28.2017
Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists, resource economists and legal...
by Duke University
1:50pm
6.27.2017
Researchers found genes known to form hearts cells in humans and other animals in the gut of a muscle-less and heartless sea anemone. But the sea anemone isn't...
by University of Florida
9:36am
6.27.2017
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In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that the differences between male and female mice had an effect that could impact research results in more...
by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
2:31pm
6.26.2017
A microbiologist is looking for a single microbe. Or rather 22 of them. At each port he visits around the world—from Singapore to Rotterdam to Green Bay—he...
by Michigan Technological University
9:52am
6.26.2017
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A research team has determined the three-dimensional structure of the entire tetanus toxin protein. This discovery could be used to design new medicines,...
by Stockholm University
9:34am
6.26.2017
Harvard Medical School researchers have now provided the first insight into a perplexing question about human vision by studying an unusual model: chickens.
3:11pm
6.23.2017
Discovered more than two decades ago, the hormone leptin has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness. Yet, the pivotal experiments that probe the...
by Harvard Medical School
10:02am
6.23.2017
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Sea sponges known as Venus' flower baskets remain fixed to the sea floor with nothing more than an array of thin, hair-like anchors made essentially of glass.
by Brown University
2:37pm
6.22.2017
Most genetic searchers for the roots of autism have compared massive populations of those on the spectrum with huge numbers of unrelated peers who are not. A...
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10:02am
6.22.2017
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A core assumption in the study of disease-causing genes has been that they are clustered in molecular pathways directly connected to the disease. But work by a...
by Stanford University Medical Center
9:12am
6.21.2017
How the bloodsuckers overcome the variety of substrates and manage to cling on to various surfaces is shown by a current study.
by Technische Universität Dresden
2:04pm
6.20.2017
Combustion is often a rapid process, as in the case of fire. How can cells control the burning process so well? The question has long puzzled researchers....
by Stockholm University
9:26am
6.20.2017
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Scientists discovered that a subset of immune cells called nonclassical monocytes (NCMs), previously unknown to reside in the lungs, play a key role in driving...
by Northwestern University
9:19am
6.20.2017
A research group reports that long-distance brain connections can target discrete pools of stem cells and stimulate them to divide and produce specific...
by University of Basel
9:16am
6.19.2017
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When a baby is born small, it's often attributed to genetic factors or maternal risk factors. But a twin study now finds that slower transport of oxygen from...
by Boston's Children's Hospital
2:47pm
6.16.2017
Animal behavior experts have developed a new tool that can be used to predict a young dog's likelihood of successfully completing guide dog training.
by University of Nottingham
8:49am
6.16.2017
Researchers have identified properties in DNA's protective structure that could transform the way scientists think about the human genome. Molecules involved...
by University of Edinburgh
2:16pm
6.15.2017
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Scientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, scientists created a method...
by University of North Carolina Health Care
9:33am
6.15.2017
Haute couture can be credited for enhancing more than catwalks and red carpets. New research from UC Berkeley suggests that the 3-D or “stereoscopic” vision of...
by UC Berkeley
9:04am
6.15.2017
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A giant, flying turkey as tall as a kangaroo is among five extinct large megapode birds recently discovered by palaentologists.
by Flinders University
2:43pm
6.14.2017
The discovery is the first fossil evidence of a theorized passageway for some mammals.
by University at Buffalo
2:37pm
6.14.2017
First large-scale study shows birds with faster rates of differentiation are more likely to produce greater numbers of species.
by Louisiana State University
2:31pm
6.14.2017
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Sherpas are a Nepalese mountain people renowned for their climbing ability at extreme altitudes that easily kill other humans. Their biological ability to...
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10:04am
6.14.2017
The arrangement of the photoreceptors in our eyes allows us to detect socially significant color variation better than other types of color vision, a team of...
by New York University
9:55am
6.14.2017
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Body odor. To some it's an embarrassing nuisance. But to meerkats, it's a calling card. They produce a pungent "paste" in a pouch beneath their tails that they...
by Duke University
2:17pm
6.13.2017
Scientists have identified a rare genetic mutation that results in a markedly increased susceptibility to infection by human rhinoviruses (HRVs)—the main...
by National Institutes of Health
9:09am
6.13.2017
The number of microbes in a handful of soil exceeds the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, but researchers know less about what's on Earth because they...
by DOE/Joint Genome Institute
2:30pm
6.12.2017
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