Biology News

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
The Nervous System as a Three-Dimensional Map Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 00:00
Freiburg Research Team Creates First Complete Map of Special Connections of Nerve Cells in Zebrafish - Publication in Nature Communications
Mathematical Model Could Help Predict and Prevent Future Extinctions Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 00:00
Research could rescue fragile ecosystems and halt complex cascade events. developed a mathematical model to describe interactions within ecological food webs.
Agave fuels global excitement as a bioenergy crop Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists found that in 14 independent studies, the yields of two Agave species greatly exceeded the yields of other biofuel feedstocks, such as corn, soybean, sorghum, and wheat. Additionally, even
Asian Tiger Numbers Could Triple if Large-Scale Landscapes are Protected Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 00:00
The tiger reserves of Asia could support more than 10,000 wild tigers-three times the current number- if they are managed as large-scale landscapes that allow for connectivity between core breeding