Biology News

Using Artificial, Cell-Like 'Honey Pots' To Entrap Deadly Viruses Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 00:00
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Weill Cornell Medical College have designed artificial protocells that can lure, entrap and inactivate a class of d
Flood-tolerant Rice Plants Can Also Survive Drought, Say UC Riverside Scientists Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 00:00
Rice, which is sensitive to drought due to its high water requirement, is particularly vulnerable to how global climate change is altering the frequency and magnitude of floods and droughts. If rice p
Has the Earth's sixth mass extinction already arrived? Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 00:00
With the steep decline in populations of many animal species, from frogs and fish to tigers, some scientists have warned that Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction like those that occurred only f
UF Pine lsland pollen study leads to revision of state's ancient geography Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 00:00
The discovery of land in Florida during the early Eocene opens the possibility for researchers to explore the existence of land animals at that time, including their adaptation, evolution and dispersa
Noise distracts fish from their dinner Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 00:00
We all struggle to concentrate when there are roadworks taking place outside our window. New research from scientists at the University of Bristol demonstrates that fish suffer the same problem, becom
Reviving 100-year-old resting spores of diatoms Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 00:00
Diatoms account for a large proportion of the phytoplankton found in the water, and live both in the open sea and in freshwater lakes. By reviving 100-year-old spores that had laid buried and inactive
Wisconsin boaters and anglers are doing more to halt spread of aquatic invasive species Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 00:00
Researchers found that 87 percent of boaters and anglers surveyed in 2010 said they removed plants from their boat before leaving the landing, compared to 76 percent in 2009. Removing plants can help
NIH launches largest oil spill health study Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 00:00

A new study that will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers begins today in towns across Louisiana, Mississippi,