Biology News

The Genius of Bacteria Monday, January 24, 2011 - 00:00
TAU develops an IQ test to assess and outsmart bacteria's social intelligence.
Dino-era sex riddle solved by new fossil find Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 00:00

Killed and preserved with her egg, a fossil of a flying reptile shows for the first time how hips and crests can be used to sex pterodactyls

Scientists Find Industrial Pollutants in Eastern Lake Erie Carp Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 00:00
Documented elevated levels of two industrial pollutants in carp in eastern Lake Erie, adding to the body of scientific work demonstrating the lasting environmental effects of human activity and waste
With Chemical Modification, Stable RNA Nanoparticles Go 3-D Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 00:00
For years, RNA has seemed an elusive tool in nanotechnology research-easily manipulated into a variety of structures, yet susceptible to quick destruction when confronted with a commonly found enzyme
New Technique Focuses on Transcription Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 00:00
Converting the code contained in genes to the proteins that make up a living organism is one of the most important and highly regulated tasks performed within a cell. A new tool from Howard Hughes Med
Monk seal and hump-backed dolphin are threatened by fishing activities off coast of Mauritania Friday, January 21, 2011 - 00:00
Catalan researchers have studied the marine trophic network in Mauritania, on the north west coast of Africa which is an extremely heavily exploited fishing area the monk seal and the Atlantic dolphin
The Salt in the Soup of Evolution Friday, January 21, 2011 - 00:00

Microbiologists at the Institute of Biology II of the University of Freiburg have discovered a previously unknown central metabolic pathway in microorganisms. The life forms use this pathway to surviv

More Asteroids Could Have Made Life's Ingredients Friday, January 21, 2011 - 00:00
New research shows that a wide range of asteroids were capable of creating the kind of amino acids used by life on Earth. The findings support theories that meteorites may have played a role in settin