Biology News Articles

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

11 July 2016

A breakthrough in vaccination technology that could speed up the production of vaccines for Ebola, Zika or the Flu...

10 July 2016

After 277 attempts, Dolly - the world’s first cloned mammal, was born on the 5th July 1996 at the Roslin Institute in...

08 July 2016

Scientists studying some of the oldest life on Earth have discovered that the bacteria can use light that plants...

01 July 2016

DNA editing tools can be used to combat herpes viruses, Dutch scientists have shown...

24 June 2016

The itchiness of a mosquito bite dramatically boosts the infection rate for viruses like dengue, yellow fever and...

24 June 2016

A new way to find the optimal cocktail of drugs for patients with cystic fibrosis has been announced by Dutch...

17 June 2016

Exercise is commonly associated with stress relief and well being, and researchers now believe it could also be the...

17 June 2016

A technique for producing anatomically accurate replacement bones using a individual's own cells has been...

17 June 2016

Tobacco plant may light up the way to beat malaria.

10 June 2016

An immune system reboot can halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), doctors in Canada have reported this...

07 June 2016

When given the choice of plastic particles or zooplankton, fish prefer to eat plastic. Is it time to ban microplastic...

03 June 2016

Opioid drugs, like morphine, can paradoxically cause chronic pain conditions.

20 May 2016

A tiny organism that lives in soil has been found to reverse some of the physical effects of stress.

19 May 2016

Study finds that having Botox treatment impairs your ability to read the emotions of others.

13 May 2016

Researchers have discovered a new route, which could help explain the very origins of life on Earth.

29 April 2016

Pensioners vaccinated before 11am had up to four times the immune response compared to those in the afternoon, new...

29 April 2016

A gene that adds two years to your appearance has been documented by scientists studying people in the Netherlands and...

29 April 2016

Microscopic beads coated with part of the outer shell of human eggs could act as both a contraceptive and fertility...

22 April 2016

One half of the human brain remains on alert the first time you sleep in unfamiliar surroundings...

21 April 2016

Vegetarianism may the best option for feeding the growing global population if we're to avoid widespread...

14 April 2016

If you go down in the woods today, you might catch a clutch of trees sharing a carbon picnic...

05 April 2016

Researchers have found that pregnant women would be prepared to take part in a gene therapy trial for the condition...

10 March 2016

Bacteria that can degrade PET, one of the most commonly used forms of plastic, have been identified by Japanese...

25 February 2016

A genetic analysis of Australian aborigines confirms when their earliest ancestors first arrived on the Antipodean...