Biology News Articles

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31 July 2015

Unexpected internal structures have been found in the teeth of T.rex, amongst other dinosaurs...

28 July 2015

A fossil snake unlike any other has been discovered - it has 4 legs! Could this settle some arguments about the...

16 July 2015

Mexican cave fish adapted to cycles of starvation and binge- eating have gene changes identical to some obese humans.

10 July 2015

A genetic tendency to overactivity in certain brain regions has been shown to cause anxiety and depression in up to...

10 July 2015

A new method for measuring biological age - the decline in organ function - has been used for the first time in young...

06 July 2015

The biological pathway that determines how mice feel pain is completely different in males and females, and could...

04 July 2015

Women change colour across the month and become subtly redder when they are at their most fertile, a new study has...

04 July 2015

Doses of antibiotics administered in babyhood trigger lifelong metabolic effects, including heightened risk of obesity...

30 June 2015

Fossils of a primitive turtle, thought to be the missing link in the evolution of the modern-day turtle, have been...

26 June 2015

The missing link in the pathway that endows poppies with the ability to make morphine has been found by scientists in...

19 June 2015

Some Australian marsupials, including kangaroos and wallabies, show signs of left handedness, a new study has shown...

18 June 2015

Evaporating water can be used as an energy source to generate electricity using bacterial spores found in soil.

16 June 2015

Chimps have a fondness for beer and barbecuing, just like humans...

12 June 2015

The remains of blood cells and fibrous tissues have been found preserved in a collection of dinosaur fossils by UK...

11 June 2015

By applying designs from nature to engineering problems, your heating bills could be reduced as nature-inspired designs...

11 June 2015

We’ve infiltrated the ranks of our immune system’s intelligence army to control how we fight disease…

09 June 2015

Ladybird colour reveals to predators how toxic they are…

05 June 2015

Chimpanzees possess all of the required cognitive abilities for cooking, announces a new study from Harvard University.

05 June 2015

A sequencing machine installed in a Sierra Leone tent is distributing virus data freely to the world and revealing how...

05 June 2015

How the unfertilised egg wipes the DNA slate clean and reboots the genome to kick-start cell division following...

05 June 2015

Every virus infection you have ever contracted can now be detected by a new test developed by US scientists.

05 June 2015

Bleached Caribbean corals compromise on greedier temperature-resistant symbionts...

03 June 2015

Cats are actually picky about bitter, not sour, tastes

29 May 2015

A gene that coordinates the body's pain pathways has been discovered with the help of a group of patients who...