Biology News

Pollution Triggers Genetic Resistance Mechanism in a Coastal Fish Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 00:00
Some 50 years later, one type of fish—the Atlantic tomcod—has not only survived but appears to be thriving in the hostile Hudson environment
First identification of endocrine disruptors in algae blooms Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists are reporting for the first time that previously unrecognized substances released by algae blooms have the potential to act as endocrine disruptors, which can interfere with the normal acti
Improving Microscopy by Following the Astronomers' Guide Star Friday, February 18, 2011 - 00:00
A corrective strategy used by astronomers to sharpen images of celestial bodies can now help scientists see with more depth and clarity into the living brain of a mouse. Eric Betzig, a group leader at
Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows Friday, February 18, 2011 - 00:00
For years, citrus growers have feared that abandoned groves provided refuge for the Asian citrus psyllid, an invasive insect that transmits citrus greening - now, University of Florida researchers say
Oldest Fossils of Large Seaweeds, Worm-like Animals Tell Story of Ancient Oxygen Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 00:00
Geobiologists uncover Davy Jones Locker of fossils near small village in south China
Sterility in frogs caused by environmental pharmaceutical progestogens Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 00:00
Frogs appear to be very sensitive to progestogens, a kind of pharmaceutical that is released into the environment. Female tadpoles that swim in water containing a specific progestogen, levonorgestrel,
Oxygen levels in the air do not limit plant productivity Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 00:00

There have been concerns that present oxygen levels may limit plant productivity. Researchers at Umea University show that this is not the case in a new study published in the journal The Proceedings

New Method for Unraveling Molecular Structures Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 00:00
Chemists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) introduced a new method for identifying chemical compounds. The approach they used is an improvem