Biology News

"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
Dating sheds new light on dawn of the dinosaurs Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 00:00
Careful dating of new dinosaur fossils and volcanic ash around them by researchers from UC Davis and UC Berkeley casts doubt on the idea that dinosaurs appeared and opportunistically replaced other an
Gothenburg researchers register new species using DNA-based description Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 00:00
The previously unknown species of ribbon worm discovered in Kosterhavet National Park in 2007 has now been scientifically named using a new method. Pseudomicrura afzelii, a form of nemertean or ribbon