Biology News

Northern and southern Swedes are genetically different Friday, February 11, 2011 - 00:00

People from northern and southern Sweden differ from each other genetically, according to the largest genetic study of the Swedish population yet. Swedes also have genetically more in common with Germ

Darwin's finches of the bacterial world Friday, February 11, 2011 - 00:00
The example of the pathogen Bartonella , the researchers showed that bacteria acquire a molecular needle to inject bacterial proteins into host cells much more efficiently to new host organisms such a
Salmon happy in deeper water Friday, February 11, 2011 - 00:00
It was thought to be impossible to farm salmon in submerged sea cages. But new research from the Centre for Research-based Innovation in Aquaculture Technology (CREATE) in Trondheim demonstrates other
A New Way to Attack Pathogens: RNA Recycling System Gone Awry Brings MRSA to a Halt Friday, February 11, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists have discovered a new way to attack dangerous pathogens, marking a hopeful next step in the ever-escalating battle between man and microbe.
Virus, parasite may combine to increase harm to humans Friday, February 11, 2011 - 00:00
A parasite and a virus may be teaming up in a way that increases the parasite’s ability to harm humans, scientists at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and Washington University School of Medi
Firefly Glow: Berkeley Lab Scientists Develop a Safe Hydrogen Peroxide Probe Based on Firefly Friday, February 11, 2011 - 00:00
Berkeley Lab scientists have developed a probe for monitoring hydrogen peroxide levels in mice that enables them to track the progression of cancerous tumors or infectious diseases without harming the
On their own 2 feet: Fossil reveals early human bipedalism Friday, February 11, 2011 - 00:00
3.2 million-year-old fossil foot bone supports humanlike bipedalism in Lucy’s species, Australopithecus afarensis
Cocaine production increases destruction of Colombia's rainforests Friday, February 11, 2011 - 00:00
Cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's hotspots of plant and animal diversity, scientists are reporting in