Biology Articles

Articles about biology, genetics, ecology and evolution, insects, mammals, marine science, plants and zoology...

22 June 2005

The life of a laboratory animal is not generally an enviable one. However, for some fruitflies in San Francisco it must...

08 June 2005

"Neanderthal" was once used as an insult; a term for a stupid, brutish oaf but who were Neanderthals, and how...

11 May 2005

The recently discovered traces of ricin in a makeshift laboratory in a flat in London have caused a media frenzy over...

01 May 2005

Peter Brennan describes how smells called pheromones can influence our sexual behaviour and how pheromones work...

20 April 2005

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) aims to regulate the trade in animal and plant...

06 April 2005

Adel looks at the nuts and bolts of building an animal from genes right up to bones, and discusses similarities between...

23 March 2005

Developments in biological science, have led to a massive increase in the amount of data available in biology and...

09 March 2005

The fertility doctor Panos Zavos claimed to have cloned a human baby, while a team of researchers in South Korea also...

02 March 2005

Caffeine seems to be vital for the functioning of the modern world, from keeping drivers awake to getting that last...

26 January 2005

A report was published warning that Britain's prosperity will suffer if the government does not come up with new...

22 December 2004

The brain is probably the most fascinating yet impenetrable organ studied by scientists. One question that remains to...

15 December 2004

Research has shown that bald males command a larger harem of females than their hairier counterparts...that is, if the...

08 December 2004

Scientists studying the Conus snail have found that it harbours a cocktail of over 50 nerve toxins in its venom, some...

17 November 2004

Chris Smith describes how cloning, occuring naturally in your body continuously, will have produced literally metres of...

01 September 2004

Dr. Kat Arney discusses the process of genetic imprinting whereby the expression of a gene, and therefore its effects,...

16 June 2004

Hold the front page! Some white-coated genius somewhere has found a gene for violence: suddenly our streets will be a...

09 June 2004

Dalya Rosner asks whether microchimerism (literally an animal with parts made from lots of animals) causes female...

02 June 2004

The recent rush to denounce the Emmanuel City Technology College in Gateshead overwhelming. What is wrong with a state...

12 May 2004

What is a DNA fingerprint and how can it help you to solve crimes, identify a baby's father and suss out the best...

05 May 2004

My mother-in-law loathes science and loves science. She loathes science because it is used to bulldoze her opinion-...

28 April 2004

Imagine if you could turn your muscles into blood cells, or turning your bone marrow into muscle. How about changing...

14 April 2004

Cloning and genetic modification (GM) of organisms, including plants and animals, has enormous therapeutic potential....

07 April 2004

Animal models of disease help us to understand the molecular, cellular and chemical basis of disease, and to test new...