Biology News

Malaria mosquitoes evolve differently to ward off pathogens Monday, March 21, 2011 - 23:00
In analyzing malaria mosquitoes in sub-Saharan Africa, a Cornell-led team of researchers finds evidence of two very different evolutionary paths in the immune systems of neighboring mosquito groups.
Some Outcomes of the Evolutionary Race Buck Conventional Wisdom Monday, March 21, 2011 - 23:00
Organisms focusing on long-term mutations survive while others focusing on short-term fitness gains go extinct
How the lily blooms Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 23:00
The lily white has inspired centuries' worth of rich poetry and art, but when it comes to the science of how and why those delicately curved petals burst from the bud, surprisingly little is known.
All Wrapped Up: Researcher's Graphene Cloak Protects Bacteria, Leading to Better Images Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 23:00
It's a cloak that surpasses all others: a microscopic carbon cloak made of graphene that could change the way bacteria and other cells are imaged. Vikas Berry, assistant professor of chemical engineer
Cancer drug found hiding in sunflower seed protein Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 23:00
UQ scientists have found sunflower proteins and their processing machinery are hijacked to make rogue protein rings in a discovery that could open the door to cheaper, plant-based drug manufacturing.
Seeing in Stereo: Engineers Invent Lens for 3D Microscope Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 23:00
Engineers at Ohio State University have invented a lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image.
MU researcher works to save one of the world's most endangered birds Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 23:00
The Tuamotu Kingfisher is a multicolored, tropical bird with bright blue feathers, a dusty orange head, and a bright green back. The entire population of these birds – less than 125 – lives on one tin
MU Researchers Use Motion Sensors to Determine Equine Lameness Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 23:00

The most common ailment to affect a horse is lameness. A University of Missouri equine veterinarian has developed a system to effectively assess this problem using motion detection. This system has