Biology News

Rowdy residents warn crustaceans away from perilous reefs Friday, February 4, 2011 - 00:00

Coral reefs present a treacherous wall of mouths to flea-sized planktonic crustaceans, but the clamour generated by animals on the reef may act like a foghorn to warn them away from danger.

Some iPS cells indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells Friday, February 4, 2011 - 00:00
For years, scientists have been debating how closely related reprogrammed, inducible stem cells, or iPS cells, are to native embryonic stem (ES) cells. The debate goes beyond the academic as researche
Smithsonian scientists discover 7 new species of fish Friday, February 4, 2011 - 00:00
Things are not always what they seem when it comes to fish—something scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the Ocean Science Foundation are finding out. Using modern genetic analysis, combined
Microfluids: New lab-on-a-chip technology could improve accuracy of lab tests and speed up results Friday, February 4, 2011 - 00:00
Sample size up to one million times smaller than in conventional labs.
Discovery of jumping gene cluster tangles tree of life Friday, February 4, 2011 - 00:00
The discovery that a large cluster of genes appears to have jumped directly from one species of fungus to another, however, significantly strengthens the argument that a different metaphor, such as a
Lund adopts chromosome 19 Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 00:00
Today, we know what all the genes on a person’s 46 chromosomes look like, but it is only by studying the gene coding information linked to different proteins that we can gain knowledge that can lead t
Death in the Bat Caves: Disease Wiping out Hibernating Bats Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 00:00
Conservationists across the United States are racing to discover a solution to White-Nose Syndrome, a disease that is threatening to wipe out bat species across North America. A review published in Co
Northern hunters slowed down advance of Neolithic farmers Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 00:00
Farmers from the Near East spread throughout Europe around 7,000 years ago, but the hunter-gatherers of the north slowed their advance for around 15 centuries. Now, researchers from the University of