Biology News

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
The Import Business of Cellular Power Plants Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 00:00
Discovered a new signaling path in cells: a mechanism which enables the transport of proteins into mitochondria to be adjusted depending on the current metabolic state of the cell.
Inventions of the Evolution: What gives Frogs a Face Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 00:00
Zoologists clarify the role of the gene FOXN3 for the development of the clawed frog
Deep sleep in birds: Brain regions sleep more deeply when used more - also in birds Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 00:00
When we are asleep, those regions of our brain that were particularly active during wakefulness sleep more deeply. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany and col
Conservation paleobiologists dig deep to solve today's ecological, evolutionary questions Friday, January 14, 2011 - 00:00
Conservation paleobiologists--scientists who use the fossil record to understand the evolutionary and ecological responses of present-day species to changes in their environment--are putting the dead
New predator "dawn runner" discovered in early dinosaur graveyard Friday, January 14, 2011 - 00:00
A team of paleontologists and geologists from Argentina and the United States on Jan. 13 announced the discovery of a lanky dinosaur that roamed South America in search of prey as the age of dinosaurs
Polymer Membranes with Molecular-sized Channels That Assemble Themselves Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 00:00
Many futurists envision a world in which polymer membranes with molecular-sized channels are used to capture carbon, produce solar-based fuels, or desalinate sea water, among many other functions. Thi