Biology News

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 00:00
Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known as TSA, that takes over pastures, elbow
Team looks to the cow rumen for better biofuels enzymes Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 00:00
Found dozens of enzymes in the cow rumen that help degrade plant material. This research could help overcome a major challenge in biofuel production - finding an efficient way to release the energy st
Island-scale study reveals climate-change effects Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 00:00
A large-scale UC Davis experiment with ants, lizards and seaweed on a dozen Caribbean islands shows that predicting the effects of environmental change on complex natural ecosystems requires a large l
Was the fox prehistoric man's best friend? Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 00:00
Early humans may have preferred the fox to the dog as an animal companion, new archaeological findings suggest.
Identification of potential target genes for the tomato fruit-ripening regulator RIN Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 00:00
Using immunoprecipitated (IPed) DNA fragments recovered by chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) with anti-RIN antibody from ripening tomato fruit, we analyzed potential binding sites for RIN (CArG-box
Resistance seen among certain common herbicides, prescription drugs Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 00:00
Experts weigh in on the effects to agriculture, human medicine
A new appreciation of the ecology-evolution dynamic Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 00:00
Ecology drives evolution. In today's issue of the journal Science, UC Davis expert Thomas Schoener describes growing evidence that the reverse is also true, and explores what that might mean to our un
Pre-Surgical Stress Management Boosts Immune Function, Lowers Mood Disturbance for Patients Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 00:00
Practicing stress management techniques before prostate cancer surgery may help activate the body's immune response leading to quicker recovery, as well as aid in lowering mood disturbance, according