Biology News

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
Advance could speed use of genetic material RNA in nanotechnology Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists are reporting an advance in overcoming a major barrier to the use of the genetic material RNA in nanotechnology - the field that involves building machines thousands of times smaller than t
New technique to help catch sexual offenders Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 00:00
Sexual offenders hoping to outsmart police by using a condom during their crimes may be out of luck thanks to a technique, being developed at Sheffield Hallam University, that can prove they have had
Obesity in horses could be as high as in humans Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 00:00
At least one in five horses used for leisure are overweight or obese. It's a condition which can lead to laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome.
Wildlife biologists put dogs' scat-sniffing talents to good use Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 00:00
It will come as no surprise to dog owners that their four-legged friends have a flair for sniffing out the excrement of other animals. Now, biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, have t