Biology News Articles

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

29 May 2015

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

27 May 2015

Researchers have uncovered an efficient way to create new hair cells used for hearing...

27 May 2015

How horseshoe bats could revolutionise naval sonar…

21 May 2015

A paralysed man can shake hands again thanks to a new thought-controlled robotic arm…

21 May 2015

A chemical extracted from an Asian vine causes obese animals to return to a normal body weight within a few weeks...

18 May 2015

It may be hard to swallow just after stubbing your toe, but there is a purpose to pain, and a reason humans get it...

18 May 2015

Your microbiome reveals where you grew up, where you live, what you eat and even what medicines might suit you best...

15 May 2015

A hot-blooded fish shows being warm-bodied isn't the solve preserve of mammals and birds...

15 May 2015

How does selective hearing really work?

15 May 2015

Dressing in red around the office might have your colleagues seeing you in a different light!

12 May 2015

‘Binge-drinking’ when young alters our brains’ development for life, new research reveals...

10 May 2015

Not only do naked mole rats look unusual, they are also resistant to cancer, thanks to a unique gene.

10 May 2015

Results from the Genomethics study show that 98 per cent of people want to know about potentially harmful things in...

07 May 2015

Do you suffer from back pain? Blame your ancestors!

28 April 2015

Remains from a Stegosaurus burial site have led to gender identification. But how do you sex a dinosaur?

23 April 2015

Study shows that bees prefer nectar laced with neonicotinoids insecticides, which could have major implications for EU...

17 April 2015

Why knuckles go crack has been revealed by Canadian researchers.

17 April 2015

Canines have evolved to use their puppy dog eyes to boost 'love' hormone in owners' brain.

16 April 2015

Salmonella can be harnessed to kill cancers.

11 April 2015

Scientists have discovered that squid edit the messages read from their genes to a surprisingly large extent.

11 April 2015

US researchers have developed a more efficient, smaller tool for genetic engineering, effectively a pair of tiny...

10 April 2015

Plucking a patch of hair provokes nearby unplucked, resting hairs to regenerate, new research has shown...

27 March 2015

A new safer Ebola vaccine has been developed by scientists.

26 March 2015

How do bats avoid mid-air collisions? With a simple set of rules, new research reveals...