Biology News

Mystery of recognition of unfolded proteins resolved: The castle forms the key Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 00:00
Detect proteins normally address their specific three-dimensional structure. Does the key to the lock can take place a reaction. But there are reactions in which has the key to the start of the reacti
UMass Amherst Biologists Use GPS to 'Map' Bats Teeth to Explore Evolutionary Adaptations to Diet Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 00:00
In a clever use of GPS technology, biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have mapped the topography of bat teeth as if they were uncharted mountain ranges, in order to better underst
Total cooperation among people is not viable Monday, February 14, 2011 - 00:00
A situation where a majority of people cooperate never happens. This is due to the fact that a significant number of individuals never cooperate and if they do it is in response to the decision of th
New evolutionary research disproves living missing link theories Monday, February 14, 2011 - 00:00
Genetic research proves worm has evolved to be less sophisticated than its ancestors. Evolution is not a steady march towards ever more sophisticated beings and therefore the search for the living
Quest for designer bacteria uncovers a Spy Monday, February 14, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists have discovered a molecular assistant called Spy that helps bacteria excel at producing proteins for medical and industrial purposes.
Ancient Mesoamerican Sculpture Uncovered in Southern Mexico Monday, February 14, 2011 - 00:00
The man is the central figure on a stone monument discovered in 2009 at a site called Ojo de Agua in far southern Mexico in the state of Chiapas along the Pacific coast. Hodgson, a doctoral candidate
When worms stick together and swim on thin water, what happens and why does it matter? Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 00:00
Nematodes, microscopic worms, are making engineers look twice at their ability to exhibit the Cheerios effect when they move in a collective motion.
Pheromone increases foraging honey bees, leads to healthier hives Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 00:00
The application of a naturally occurring pheromone to honey bee test colonies increases colony growth resulting in stronger hives overall, according to a new study conducted by scientists at Oregon St