Biology News

Keeping soft fruit 'fur-free' for longer Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 00:00
A new way of improving the shelf life of soft fruit like strawberries and raspberries is being pioneered by researchers at The University of Nottingham
Novel edible coatings increase life of fresh meat products Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 00:00
Idoya Fernandez Pan, agricultural engineer with a PhD from the Public University of Navarre, has designed novel edible coatings for fresh meat products such as breast of chicken. These coatings, prese
Rising CO2 is causing plants to release less water to the atmosphere, researchers say Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 00:00
Idoya Fernandez Pan, agricultural engineer with a PhD from the Public University of Navarre, has designed novel edible coatings for fresh meat products such as breast of chicken. These coatings, prese
Genetic analysis reveals history, evolution of an ancient delicacy - morels Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 00:00
Dinosaurs squashed them with impunity. Thousands of species that lacked culinary appreciation have turned up their noses at them. And a study based on advanced DNA analysis has shown that this shamefu
Ecological adaptation likely to influence impacts of climate change Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 00:00
Animals' capacity to adapt is a factor in how they are likely to respond to changing climate conditions
Turning bacteria into butanol biofuel factories Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 00:00
University of California, Berkeley, chemists have engineered bacteria to churn out a gasoline-like biofuel at about 10 times the rate of competing microbes, a breakthrough that could soon provide an a
Scientists identify new implications of perennial bioenergy crops Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 00:00
Research shows a conversion from annual to perennial bioenergy crops has broader implications beyond just the impacts on carbon
Severe flu pandemic response may damage effectiveness of wastewater treatment Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 00:00
Existing plans for antiviral and antibiotic use during a severe influenza pandemic could reduce wastewater treatment efficiency before discharge into receiving rivers, resulting in deterioration of wa