Biology News

Student Research Shows Diversity of Bacterial Viruses Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 00:00
The PLoS One paper highlights the wide diversity of the newly-identified phages and provides insights into how these viruses compete with each other in the wild. The students' involvement in our rese
Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 00:00
Ormia ochracea is a small parasitic fly best known for its strong sense of directional hearing. A female fly tracks a male cricket by its chirps and then deposits her eggs on the unfortunate host. The
Tweeting Teenage Songbirds Reveal Impact of Social Cues on Learning Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 00:00
In a finding that once again displays the power of the female, UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, improve their performance in the p
UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S. Friday, February 25, 2011 - 00:00
Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, new University of Florida research ha
New Study Shows Marine 'Networks' Can Protect Fish Stocks Friday, February 25, 2011 - 00:00
strong links between the corals reefs of the South China Sea, West Pacific and Coral Triangle hold the key to preserving fish and marine resources in the Asia-Pacific region.
Biologist Belovsky's research offers important clues about grasshopper population explosions Friday, February 25, 2011 - 00:00
Belovsky’s research demonstrates that no single factor leads to a grasshopper outbreak, but, rather, multiple interacting factors are necessary. This requires sound understanding of how food and preda
Climate change will compound woes of human migration Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 00:00
A daylong conference on Saturday will consider the plight of people like Maria Teresa Moreno, one of the world's newest class of migrants: those driven from their homes by climate change
New path to water efficient seeds opens as TIP pips PIP as water gatekeeper Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 00:00
A new path to produce water efficient seeds that will be a significant tool to cope with drought resistance, and ensure global food security. The research not only provides the best map to date of th