Biology News

Pre-Surgical Stress Management Boosts Immune Function, Lowers Mood Disturbance for Patients Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 00:00
Practicing stress management techniques before prostate cancer surgery may help activate the body's immune response leading to quicker recovery, as well as aid in lowering mood disturbance, according
Hydrophones in North Atlantic document endangered right whales Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists using undersea hydrophones have documented the appearance of endangered right whales in a region east of Greenland, where they historically had been hunted but were thought to be extinct.
New research traces evolutionary path of multidrug resistant strep bacteria Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 00:00
Despite penicillin and the dozens of antibiotics that followed it, streptococcus bacteria have remained a major threat to health throughout the world. The reason: the superb evolutionary skills of thi
Focusing on one cell Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 00:00

Most people don’t think highly of pond scum, but for Susan Dutcher, PhD, the single-celled green algae Chlamydomonas are incredible creatures worthy of her life’s work.

NIH-funded scientists publish orangutan genome sequence Friday, January 28, 2011 - 00:00
Slower orangutan evolution has resulted in a more stable genome compared to humans
DNA caught rock 'n rollin' Friday, January 28, 2011 - 00:00
DNA, that marvelous, twisty molecule of life, has an alter ego, research at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine reveals.
"Catch-up" growth signals revealed Friday, January 28, 2011 - 00:00

Researchers have uncovered molecular signals that regulate catch-up growth-the growth spurt that occurs when normal conditions are restored after a fetus, young animal or child has been ill, under str

Do chimpanzees mourn their dead infants? Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 00:00
For the first time, MPI researchers report in detail how a chimpanzee mother responds to the death of her infant. The chimpanzee mother shows behaviours not typically seen directed toward live infants