Biology News

New international network for virus research Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 23:00
A new network of the worlds leading medical virologists in 26 countries, including Sweden, was formed on 9 March during a meeting in Washington DC, USA. The Global Virus Network (GVN) will act as a w
New High-Resolution Carbon Mapping Techniques Provide More Accurate Results Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 23:00
A team of scientists from the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Ecology and the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) has developed new, more accurate me
Extent and Speed of Lionfish Spread Unprecedented Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 23:00
The rapid spread of lionfishes along the U.S. eastern seaboard, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean is the first documented case of a non-native marine fish establishing a self-sustaining population in the
Untapped crop data from Africa predicts corn peril if temperatures rise Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 00:00
A team led by a Stanford researcher has found a valuable, untapped resource in historical data from crop yield trials conducted across sub-Saharan Africa. Combined with weather records, they show that
How the Slime Mold Gets Organized Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 00:00
Cells at the tip of the slime mold's fruiting body organize into an epithelial layer and secrete proteins as do some animals cells
Archaeological research to reveal hidden secrets of daily life Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 00:00
A new archaeological research project at the University will reconstruct urban life in cities such as Constantinople during a period of history that has long remained hidden from view.
Scientists use bacteria to power simple molecular machines Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 22:35

Organisms turn microgears in suspended solution by swimming. A scientist from Princeton University, working with researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University, has discovered that common bacteria can turn microgears when suspended in a solution, providing insights for design of bio-inspired dynamically adaptive materials for energy.


Chilly times for Chinese dinosaurs Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 00:00
Dinosaurs did not always enjoy mild climates. New findings show that during part of the Early Cretaceous, north-east China had a temperate climate with harsh winters. They explain the abundance of fea