Biology News Articles

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

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...

14 February 2017

Fourteen new developmental disorders have been discovered by a team led by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger...

14 February 2017

Doctors have successfully treated two baby girls with cancer using gene-edited immune cells.

14 February 2017

An international collaboration of researchers has discovered 83 new genetic variations linked to human height.

12 February 2017

For centuries, people have wondered what happens to us after we die. While the question will likely remain one of the...

09 February 2017

The Incas called it the "mother grain" while middle class residents of Cambridge and Canberra call it lunch....

03 February 2017

A type of fossil less than a millimetre long and believed originally to be impossible to find, has been unexpectedly...

19 January 2017

A chemical found in sharks can block the process that leads to Parkinson's Disease, scientists at Cambridge...

14 January 2017

A new study suggests retroviruses are hundreds of millions of years older than previously thought

10 January 2017

Our gene of the month has a tale behind it.

05 January 2017

A weakened strain of malaria can safely be injected into susceptible humans to produce protective antibodies.

15 December 2016

Two new sets of footprints, left by an ancient human relative over three and a half million years ago, have been...

08 December 2016

Pandas are highly sensitive to the scales of their habitats, and some regions earmarked for conservation are...

08 December 2016

Gene therapy for a fatal inherited paralysing disease called spinal muscular atrophy, SMA, that strikes in infancy has...