Biology News

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

Maryland sprout processor enters into consent decree with the FDA Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 23:00
The Food and Drug Administration announced today that Vegi-Pak Farm LLC of Mt. Airy, Md., and its president, Sun Ja Lee, and general manager, Brian W. Lee, signed a consent decree recently prohibiting
Human gender roles influence research on animals Friday, March 18, 2011 - 23:00
In a recent study published in Animal Behaviour, biology researchers Kristina Karlsson Green and Josefin Madjidian at Lund University in Sweden have shown that animals’ and plants’ traits and behavi
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