Biology News Articles

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25 August 2016

Growing human noroviruses in the lab.

19 August 2016

Birds serenade their incubating eggs to control how their offspring will handle heat.

18 August 2016

Many people complain that going on holiday caused them to catch a cold, and now we may know why!

12 August 2016

A plant virus spread by aphids renders tomato plants irresistible to bumblebees, which rush in to pollinate them, a...

12 August 2016

Living 500 years or more, a species of shark has swum away with the medal for world's longest-lived vertebrate...

04 August 2016

Inflammation and a build-up of fibrous tissue in the ovary as it ages is behind the drop in fertility that women...

04 August 2016

A genetic change that rendered modern humans resistant to the effects of smoke may explain why we flourished while...

29 July 2016

A parasitic plant capable of devastating food crops has met its match with the domestic tomato...

29 July 2016

Harnessing the power of fire may have unwittingly led to the evolution of tuberculosis, according to a new study out...

25 July 2016

Speedy chewing robot munches on paleodiet to evaluate tooth wear rate.

22 July 2016

The greater honeyguide bird has evolved to seek out and cooperate with humans to help them find honey, scientists...

11 July 2016

A breakthrough in vaccination technology that could speed up the production of vaccines for Ebola, Zika or the Flu...

10 July 2016

After 277 attempts, Dolly - the world’s first cloned mammal, was born on the 5th July 1996 at the Roslin Institute in...

08 July 2016

Scientists studying some of the oldest life on Earth have discovered that the bacteria can use light that plants...

01 July 2016

DNA editing tools can be used to combat herpes viruses, Dutch scientists have shown...

24 June 2016

The itchiness of a mosquito bite dramatically boosts the infection rate for viruses like dengue, yellow fever and...

24 June 2016

A new way to find the optimal cocktail of drugs for patients with cystic fibrosis has been announced by Dutch...

17 June 2016

Exercise is commonly associated with stress relief and well being, and researchers now believe it could also be the...

17 June 2016

A technique for producing anatomically accurate replacement bones using a individual's own cells has been...

17 June 2016

Tobacco plant may light up the way to beat malaria.

10 June 2016

An immune system reboot can halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), doctors in Canada have reported this...

07 June 2016

When given the choice of plastic particles or zooplankton, fish prefer to eat plastic. Is it time to ban microplastic...

03 June 2016

Opioid drugs, like morphine, can paradoxically cause chronic pain conditions.

20 May 2016

A tiny organism that lives in soil has been found to reverse some of the physical effects of stress.