Biology News

The Chemistry of Mosquito Sex Could be Key to Controlling Diseases Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 23:00
Enshrouded in the sex life of a mosquito is a world of intricacies that may reveal the key to controlling diseases such West Nile virus and dengue fever
Wide Variety in Nutritional Content Found in "Senior" Dog Foods Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 23:00
Tufts researchers discover discrepancy in owners’ perceptions, actual content. The nutritional content of dog foods marketed for old dogs varies as widely as owner’s perceptions about them, according
Seedless cherimoya, the next banana? Monday, March 14, 2011 - 23:00
They looked similar to the ovules of a mutant of the lab plant Arabidopsis discovered by Gasser's lab at UC Davis in the late 1990s. In Arabidopsis, the defective plants do not make seeds or fruit. Bu
Sharpest microscope tip lands researcher a world record Monday, March 14, 2011 - 23:00
A very tiny, very sharp object has put Canadian researchers at the National Institute for Nanotechnology and the University of Alberta into the Guinness Book of World Records.
New evidence for innate knowledge Monday, March 14, 2011 - 23:00
Do we have innate knowledge? Neuroscientists working on Blue Brain Project at EPFL are finding proof that this is the case. They’ve discovered that neurons m
Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire, according to CU-Boulder researcher Monday, March 14, 2011 - 23:00

A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder shows clear evidence of the continuous control of fire by Neanderthals in Europe dating back roughly 400,000 years, yet another indication that

About 40 percent of hake species are mislabeled Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 23:00
Researchers at the University of Oviedo have analyzed the DNA of hake samples and parts sold in Spain, and have found that labels for 38.9 perc of the samples indicated misspelled the name of species
Doing More With Less: Efficient Experiments for Bacterial Engineering Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 23:00
Shewanella oneidensis is a bacterium known for its ability to break down heavy metals and make them less soluble in groundwater. If scientists could engineer the organism in certain ways, it could be