Biology News

Defense mechanism against bacteria and fungi found Friday, January 21, 2011 - 00:00
With the body's own antibiotics, called defensins, the human organism to defend itself against microbial attacks.An interdisciplinary team of researchers from biochemists and medical scientists have n
Discovered a new species Politolana sanchezi to science in the El Cachucho Marine Protected Area Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 00:00

After scientific community acceptance of the isopod Haplomesus longiramus and the amphipod Liropus cachuchoensis, scientists at the ECOMARG research group have published (IEO) the taxonomic and ecolo

Biological Clock Ticks Slower for Female Birds Who Choose Good Mates Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 00:00
How fast a female's fertility fades depends partly on her partners. some female birds can slow the ticking of their biological clocks by choosing the right mates, according to results of a study publi
Biodegradable foam from milk protein and clay Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 00:00
Development of a new ultra-light biodegradable foam plastic material made from two unlikely ingredients: The protein in milk and ordinary clay.
Newly discovered group of algae live in both fresh water and ocean may have worldwide distribution Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 00:00
A team of biologists has discovered an entirely new group of algae living in a wide variety of marine and freshwater environments. This group of algae, which the researchers dubbed rappemonads, have
Like Humans, Amoebae Pack a Lunch Before They Travel Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 00:00
Amoebae increase survival odds through rudimentary form of agriculture; finding has implications for human diseases
Death in the bat caves: UC Davis experts call for action against fast-moving disease Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 00:00
A team of wildlife experts led by UC Davis called today for a national fight against a new fungus that has killed more than 1 million bats in the eastern United States and is spreading fast throughout
Toward controlling fungus that caused Irish potato famine Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists are reporting a key advance toward development of a way to combat the terrible plant diseases that caused the Irish potato famine and still inflict billions of dollars of damage to crops ea