Biology News Articles

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

18 September 2014

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

11 September 2014

Brain cells produced by reprogramming skin cells of patients with schizophrenia show chemical imbalances that may...

05 September 2014

Skipping breakfast may lead to children having more than just a rumbling stomach, as it is linked to a higher risk of...

04 September 2014

Watching gripping action-packed movies makes you eat more, so would-be dieters are advised to switch over to Question...

04 September 2014

Breast-feeding manipulates the microbes in the intestine, which in turn produces lifelong changes in the fabric of the...

25 August 2014

The day when we can grow fully-functioning organs in a dish have come a step closer, with a lab-grown thymus.

25 August 2014

Researchers have analysed the patterns of gene activity in regrowing lizard tails, paving the way for better...

21 August 2014

Nerve cells forming a "sleep-switch", lost from the brain through the effects of ageing and disease, leads to...

21 August 2014

The lungs of sufferers of cystic fibrosis, an inherited airway disease, fail to respond to inhaled bacteria, leading to...

13 August 2014

An international research team has unveiled the complete genome sequence of the common marmoset.

13 August 2014

Researchers have discovered that elephants are nature's champion sniffers.

08 August 2014

Spider silk is the strongest substance known in nature, but how is this fibre it made and will we ever be able to...

01 August 2014

Fears and phobias can be passed from mother to offspring through a smell signal, according to scientists.

01 August 2014

People are quick to judge, as researchers identify facial features that people associate with personality traits in a...

25 July 2014

Seals use offshore wind farms as bases for their hunting and fishing exploits, new research has shown.

25 July 2014

Beef is 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.

25 July 2014

Scientists have uncovered 80 previously unknown genes, which may play a role in a person's risk of developing...

18 July 2014

Dental plaque found on ancient skeletons has provided clues to our eating habits at the dawn of agriculture.

18 July 2014

Your genetic make-up determines who you make friends with, new research has revealed.

11 July 2014

New research shows that frogs and toads can become resistant to the deadly fungus that has been wiping them out.

10 July 2014

US government this week discovered vials of smallpox virus whilst cleaning out an old storeroom.

10 July 2014

A consortium of more than 80 researchers from 18 countries have decoded the genome sequence of Eucalyptus grandis.

10 July 2014

With BBQ season upon us, some unlucky people can expect to find themselves counted amongst the thousands that get...

10 July 2014

Researchers have uncovered a surprising genetic connection between the development of language in humans and learning...