Biology News Articles

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19 March 2015

Remembering one thing can cause you to forget another, new research has shown.

12 March 2015

New high-speed video of young praying mantises leaping reveals how they manage to land cleanly every time.

12 March 2015

Scientists have used ultrasound to remove Alzheimer's causing plaque from the brain

12 March 2015

Scientists have revealed we do the more socially acceptable human equivalent of dogs when they greet each other.

11 March 2015

The region of the brain responsible for how much pain we feel has been identified by scientists.

10 March 2015

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the Hessian Fly, a major wheat pest, in order to try and reduce its impact on...

10 March 2015

Scientists have discovered that our cells' 'spellchecker' doesn't work equally well across the...

10 March 2015

Researchers have found a region of the human genome associated with peanut allergy.

27 February 2015

Scientists have developed an anti-oxident that can reduce the stickiness of mucus for cystic fibrosis patients.

27 February 2015

Scientists have genetically modified plants to have their own specific insecticidal properties

20 February 2015

Nanoparticles that could help prevent heart attacks and strokes have been developed.

20 February 2015

Babies of young teenage dads are more likely to suffer from a birth defect.

20 February 2015

Genetics proves penguins have lost the ability to taste sweet, bitter and umami flavours.

06 February 2015

From couch potato to busy body - how happy thoughts can improve your physical health.

28 January 2015

High stress levels during pregnancy can affect the level of nutrients available to the baby, leading to health risks in...

27 January 2015

Humidity and temperature are key factors in the ability to form complex tones.

27 January 2015

Pet dogs have been implicated in transmitting a deadly virus to lions in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park...

27 January 2015

Wild pumas' feeding behaviour is affected by proximity to human housing.

22 January 2015

Cone snails use a weaponised insulin to disable their prey.

19 January 2015

Do birds in flight weigh more, less or the same than they do at rest?

16 January 2015

Bar-headed geese take a "roller coaster" route to save energy while crossing the world's highest...

16 January 2015

Sea turtles use Earth's magnetic field to find their birth place

09 January 2015

Obesity affects your genes and risk of diabetes

08 January 2015

Bowhead whales have evolved anti-ageing DNA-repair systems to outlive almost all other animals on earth.