Biology News Stories

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

02 November 2019

Measles erases the immune system's memory of past infections, two new studies revealed this week...

01 November 2019

After decades, researchers have discovered how measles erases our immune system’s memory of past infections...

30 October 2019

Ditching a raft of genes helped marine mammals to adapt to life afloat...

26 October 2019

Global wildlife trade affects whole groups of species, with up to 3,000 more species predicted to be affected.

25 September 2019

Researchers find that restoring sensation in amputated legs seems to make walking easier...

06 September 2019

A strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria absorb fewer nutrients, but thrive in hospital environments...

23 August 2019

How can bacteria cool the climate?

25 July 2019

Cigarette butts stunt plant growth...

17 July 2019

The minimum number of genes needed for life depends on the surrounding environment...

08 July 2019

Do plants have consciousness?

08 July 2019

The first complete full body map detailing the connections between neurons in worms has been drawn.

04 July 2019

Scientists have found a hidden weakness of the superbug MRSA...

28 June 2019

Protein sequences turned into audible melodies

23 June 2019

What would Old McDonald says about his overcrowded, over-medicated, and overlooked animals...?

15 June 2019

Humans have a unique perception of pitch compared to macaque monkeys

08 June 2019

A new compound has been discovered that is able to kill antibiotic resistant bacteria...

06 June 2019

CRISPR gene edited twins have been found to have a 21% higher mortality rate before the age of 76.

05 June 2019

Heart plasters to replace heart muscle in patients recovering from a heart attack

30 May 2019

Could iron deficiency in the cells of the heart lead to heart failure?

24 May 2019

Tiny obstacle courses show bacteria adapt their movement to maintain speed.

10 May 2019

Meet T-Rex's pint-sized ancestor, revealed after twenty years of mystery...

03 May 2019

The largest ever genome-wide study of bipolar has found important new genetic links.

18 April 2019

Ancient DNA reveals farming was brought to Britain by migrants, not adopted by local hunter-gatherers.

27 March 2019

Sleep feels refreshing and we're groggy without it - but what actually causes it?