Biology News Stories

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

06 November 2018

Non-genetic traits inherited between generations are rarer than previously thought, according to a new study in Cell.

26 October 2018

Mass coral bleaching in 2016 has affected the fierce butterfly fish.

11 October 2018

How thyroxine controls retinal development...

05 October 2018

Scientists have found cracks in elephants skin which keep them cool and liked this cracking to a common, genetic skin...

07 September 2018

The sun is a free and plentiful energy source which could be used to produce clean fuel. New research moves us closer...

28 July 2018

Using the power of tiny magnets, a team at Stanford have captured cancer cells circulating in the blood

20 July 2018

Could blocking the survival of ‘memory’ immune cells be the answer to a disfiguring skin condition?

07 July 2018

A way to target cancer by re-programming the immune system to attack tumours has been discovered by scientists in the...

06 July 2018

Coffee could help reduce the risk of chronic diseases...

28 June 2018

Changes in the molecules your gut bacteria make can help diagnose fatty liver disease...

28 June 2018

Bigger is better: Organisms first grew big to increase their radius of spreading their offspring rather than to compete...

14 June 2018

CRISPR-Cas9 may increase the risk of cancer in certain cells, according to a recent study at the Karolinska Institute...

06 June 2018

A Submersible Chamber for Ascending Specimens (SubCAS) to safely transport newly-discovered fish from the ocean’s...

01 June 2018

Hair dye created by discarded blackcurrant skins will soon hit the market thanks to researchers at the University of...

25 May 2018

What impact could a more active commute have for your heart health?

02 February 2018

The beginning of the genome revolution?

19 January 2018

Soil samples from all over the world have been studied to uncover the bacteria they contain. The vast majority of the...

14 January 2018

Reprogrammed stem cells have been used to grow human muscles...

12 January 2018

Scientists grow functioning muscle in the lab

21 December 2017

Research has revealed that our microbiome can fluctuate with the seasons.

21 December 2017

Not feeling the cold could be key to the ability of hibernators, like squirrels and hamsters, to snooze their way...

21 December 2017

Scientists have found that immune system cells provide growth hormones to the developing embryo...

15 December 2017

How the building blocks of life might have formed

08 December 2017

Can computers speak dolphin?