Biology News Articles

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

13 February 2020

What helps a zoo pull in the punters?

17 December 2019

DNA stores our biological blueprint, and it can now store the blueprint of common objects too...

29 November 2019

If you find it difficult to change your diet, look at what these bacteria did…

23 November 2019

The genetic changes that protect ash trees against ash dieback disease have been uncovered by UK scientists...

15 November 2019

In every generation there is about a 1% chance of a child’s father not actually being the mother’s husband...

07 November 2019

Being called a bird brain might not be such a bad thing…

02 November 2019

Measles erases the immune system's memory of past infections, two new studies revealed this week...

01 November 2019

After decades, researchers have discovered how measles erases our immune system’s memory of past infections...

30 October 2019

Ditching a raft of genes helped marine mammals to adapt to life afloat...

26 October 2019

Global wildlife trade affects whole groups of species, with up to 3,000 more species predicted to be affected.

25 September 2019

Researchers find that restoring sensation in amputated legs seems to make walking easier...

06 September 2019

A strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria absorb fewer nutrients, but thrive in hospital environments...

23 August 2019

How can bacteria cool the climate?

25 July 2019

Cigarette butts stunt plant growth...

17 July 2019

The minimum number of genes needed for life depends on the surrounding environment...

08 July 2019

Do plants have consciousness?

08 July 2019

The first complete full body map detailing the connections between neurons in worms has been drawn.

04 July 2019

Scientists have found a hidden weakness of the superbug MRSA...

28 June 2019

Protein sequences turned into audible melodies

23 June 2019

What would Old McDonald says about his overcrowded, over-medicated, and overlooked animals...?

15 June 2019

Humans have a unique perception of pitch compared to macaque monkeys

08 June 2019

A new compound has been discovered that is able to kill antibiotic resistant bacteria...

06 June 2019

CRISPR gene edited twins have been found to have a 21% higher mortality rate before the age of 76.

05 June 2019

Heart plasters to replace heart muscle in patients recovering from a heart attack