Biology News Articles

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15 December 2014

Lasers simulate asteroid and comet impacts and create the building blocks of DNA - in a lab!

15 December 2014

Plastic debris adrift in the Earth's oceans poses a very real threat to both marine life and human health.

05 December 2014

"Non-echolocating" bats have been found to actually use a primitive form of echolocation, hinting at the...

05 December 2014

New herpes drug stops cold sores from coming back again by stopping gene activation.

04 December 2014

Electric eels use remote control to force their prey to disclose themselves...

01 December 2014

Man receives nightmarish news from his doctors, when his headaches turn out to be a rare tapeworm living in his brain...

28 November 2014

Malaria-spreading mosquitoes have genomes sequenced to find out why they carry the parasite and which species may be...

28 November 2014

DNA smeared on the outside of a rocket launched into space survived the flight and re-entry, and may contaminate...

14 November 2014

The environment people live in can predict their religious beliefs, says biggest global study of its kind.

14 November 2014

People switch on genes with their thoughts using a system developed by Swiss scientists.

07 November 2014

Fossil pregnant horse with placenta and unborn foal unearthed by researchers.

07 November 2014

Your genes select gut bugs that can keep you slim...

31 October 2014

Understanding the human genome takes another step forward.

23 October 2014

How the intestines register fullness and tell the brain to stop eating has been uncovered by researchers in the US....

17 October 2014

A large group of foreign freshwater species from Turkey and the Ukraine are poised to invade Britain’s waterways.

16 October 2014

A new dialysis treatment for drug overdoses is set to speed up the process of more rapidly ridding the body of toxins...

16 October 2014

A way to restore the intellectual vigour of youth, and even make blind mice see, has been uncovered by US researchers...

14 October 2014

Writing in the journal Cancer Research this month, Spanish researchers have characterised the dog epigenome in...

14 October 2014

The cattle genome has gone large, as an international consortium of researchers announces a global database of cow gene...

12 October 2014

Bats are well-known carriers of human viruses, such as rabies and the headline-grabbing Ebola. But could they harbour...

03 October 2014

The development of a pedometer-like collar for mountain lions gives us an insight into their behaviour and the...

02 October 2014

A brain area formerly relegated to controlling only a few functions might underpin the evolution of human intelligence...

26 September 2014

Taking inspiration (and also proteins) from mussels and engineering them into bacteria, we can make a super-strong glue...

18 September 2014

A promising new therapy for multiple sclerosis, a disease of the nervous system that robs sufferers of their faculties...