Biology News Articles

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11 August 2017

The constellation of genes that need to be in working order to enable the immune system to kill off cancers has been...

11 August 2017

A certain species of bacteria breaks down compounds, commonly found in black tea, to create a molecule that protects...

03 August 2017

An in-born heart defect has been fixed using gene editing in human embryos, scientists reported this week.

03 August 2017

Worsening night-time light pollution is hitting pollination rates and denting plant fruit yields, a new study has shown...

03 August 2017

The use of artificial light at night, such as street lights, can harm pollination according to researchers at the...

31 July 2017

Diabetes may be transferable to other individuals, scientists have shown...

28 June 2017

For the first time since their extinction from over-hunting in the 16th century beavers have been reintroduced to...

25 May 2017

The long-standing question of why, and how, flamingos balance on just one leg seems to be about minimising muscular...

25 May 2017

Mice conceived using sperm flown in space are healthy and have normal fertility themselves, Japanese scientists have...

24 May 2017

To see Blade Runner 2049 in 3D might be a dazzling experience but how did 3D vision develop in the evolution? Is it...

26 April 2017

Caterpillars that can munch their way through plastic bags have been described by scientists in Cambridge.

20 April 2017

Even the deepest parts of the ocean are not safe from the footprints of humanity...

14 April 2017

Ancient proteins provide clues for biotech.

14 April 2017

A new sex test could help to save endangered sea turtles.

14 April 2017

Researchers find a molecule that can turn back the clock.

07 April 2017

With photosynthesis levels rising, could plants be the key to combating climate change?

07 April 2017

Everyone loves catching some ZZZs. For some of us, sleep is not always restful, and for scientists, it’s still a bit of...

19 March 2017

From the noses of West Africans, South Asians, East Asians, and Northern Europeans, new research has found populations...

14 March 2017

Male flies with faulty Shriveled are infertile, and also have testes that shrink and shrivel with age.

10 March 2017

Scientists have constructed artificial chromosomes capable of genetically “booting up” and running in cultured cells.

27 February 2017

Many of us are probably all too familiar with the looming dread that comes with the morning after a night of drinking....

23 February 2017

Bumblebees have been trained to roll a ball into a “goal” in reward for sugar-water. They were able to pick up the...

15 February 2017

Scientists have discovered that the sea may have its own pollution solution in the shape of seagrasses, which come with...

14 February 2017

It’s time for our Gene of the Month, and to celebrate Valentine’s day we’ve picked the most romantic molecule we could...