Biology News

Played by Humans, Scored By Nature, Online Game Helps Unravel Secrets of RNA Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 00:00
The game, called EteRNA harnesses game play to uncover principles for designing molecules of RNA, which biologists believe may be the key regulator of everything that happens in living cells. But the
Tango Mandarins to Appear This Month in Produce Aisles Monday, January 10, 2011 - 00:00
The first commercial crop of a new mandarin variety created by scientists at the University of California, Riverside will be harvested beginning later this month.
Oxygen-free Early Oceans Likely Delayed Rise of Life on Planet Monday, January 10, 2011 - 00:00
Geologists at the University of California, Riverside have found chemical evidence in 2.6-billion-year-old rocks that indicates that Earth's ancient oceans were oxygen-free and, surprisingly, containe
First Strawberry Genome Sequence Promises Better Berries Monday, January 10, 2011 - 00:00
An international team of researchers, including several from the University of New Hampshire, have completed the first DNA sequence of any strawberry plant, giving breeders much-needed tools to creat
'Hot-Bunking' Bacterium Recycles Iron to Boost Ocean Metabolism Monday, January 10, 2011 - 00:00
In the vast ocean where an essential nutrient-iron-is scarce, a marine bacterium that launches the ocean food web survives by using a remarkable biochemical trick: It recycles iron
Princeton scientists construct synthetic proteins that sustain life Friday, January 7, 2011 - 00:00
In a groundbreaking achievement that could help scientists "build" new biological systems, Princeton University scientists have constructed for the first time artificial proteins that enable the growt
Researchers Rouse Brain Cells that Control Eating Behavior in Mice Friday, January 7, 2011 - 00:00
By illuminating key nerve cells that regulate feeding behavior, researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus have discovered how to prod mice to eat voraciously-or
When less is more: how mitochondrial signals extend lifespan Friday, January 7, 2011 - 00:00
Using the roundworm Ceanorhabditis elegans to show that perturbing mitochondrial function in subsets of worm cells sent global signals governing longevity of the entire organism.