Biology News

JIC geneticists find pea quality controls Friday, March 11, 2011 - 00:00
Legumes, such as peas, are an economically important source of protein for food and animal feed, and there has been a constant drive to improve the content and quality of protein in these crops. Targ
Bioenergy crops could lower surface temperatures, Stanford researchers say Friday, March 11, 2011 - 00:00
Concerns about the impact of corn ethanol on global warming have raised interest in more eco-friendly perennial grasses. A new study finds that large-scale cultivation of perennials could actually red
New UF study shows some sharks follow 'mental map' to navigate seas Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 00:00
A new study led by a University of Florida researcher uses tracking data of three shark species to provide the first evidence some of the fish swim directly to targeted locations
Host Change Alters Toxic Cocktail Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 00:00
Gene modification: Leaf beetle larvae attacking birch trees produce toxic cocktails that differ from the ones produced by conspecifics living on willows.
Banana peels get a second life as water purifier Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 00:00
Banana Peel Applied to the Solid Phase Extraction of Copper and Lead from River Water: Preconcentration of Metal Ions with a Fruit Waste
An advance toward blood transfusions that require no typing Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 00:00
Investigation of Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Polyelectrolytes on Fully Functional Human Red Blood Cells in Suspension for Attenuated Immune Response
New molecular robot can be programmed to follow instructions Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists have developed a programmable “molecular robot” — a sub-microscopic molecular machine made of synthetic DNA that moves between track locations separated by 6nm. The robot, a short strand of
Researchers find that pollution forms an invisible barrier for marine life Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 00:00
Over 50 percent of the population in the United States and over 60 percent in the world live in coastal areas. Rapidly growing human populations near the ocean have massively altered coastal water eco