Biology News

Max Planck researchers urge more prominent role for zoos Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 23:00
Zoological gardens breed animals from threatened populations and can thus make a greater contribution towards biodiversity conservation.
New Research Tool Targets microRNA Expression in Zebrafish Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 23:00
A new research tool for studying microRNA expression in zebrafish will help researchers study the effects of miRNA on the early development of this model organism and better understand developmental a
Sightseeing in the slums: When tourists drop in on the poor Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 23:00
Often one only needs to stick out in a given social environment to be perceived as unclean, as in the case of migrants belonging to an ethnic minority, who may be viewed as a kind of cultural polluta
WHOI-Led Report Links Sonar to Whale Strandings Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 23:00
Scientists have long been aware of a link between naval sonar exercises and unusual mass strandings of beaked whales. Evidence of such a link triggered a series of lawsuits in which environmental grou
Surprising results in the first genome sequencing of a crustacean Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 23:00
There are many different kinds of crustaceans, ranging from the shellfish Swedish people eat at traditional crayfish parties every August to tiny relatives found in their millions in both freshwater a
Production of Mustard Oils: On the Origin of An Enzyme Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 23:00
During the evolution of plants of the mustard family a leucine producing enzyme mutated into an enzyme that protects plants against herbivores
UCLA researchers engineer E. coli to produce record-setting amounts of alternative fuel Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 23:00
Altering microbe's metabolism leads to big jump in n-butanol production. developed a way to produce normal butanol — often proposed as a greener fuel alternative to diesel and gasoline — from bacter
UF researcher: Flowering plant study 'catches evolution in the act' Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 23:00
A new University of Florida study shows when two flowering plants are crossed to produce a new hybrid, the new species genes are reset, allowing for greater genetic variation.