Biology News

Biofilm reorganization: Back to the theoretical drawing board Monday, March 21, 2011 - 23:00
Microcinematic image analysis finds existing theories of bacterial self-organization are lacking
First partial sequencing of an Iberian pig Monday, March 21, 2011 - 23:00
published the first partial genome sequencing of an Iberian pig. Using next-generation sequencing techniques, researchers have been able to sequence and analyse 1 percent of the genome.
Pitt-led Researchers Devise Model for Stronger Self-Healing Materials by Adding More Give Monday, March 21, 2011 - 23:00
A Pitt and Carnegie Mellon team developed a new model of how self-repairing materials function and show that materials with a certain number of easily breakable bonds can absorb more stress, a natura
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.