Mammalian

10 January 2017

Our gene of the month has a tale behind it.

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...

14 November 2016

Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have found that the ancestors of chimps and bonobos got up to...

24 October 2016

Surprising insights into chemotherapy-resistant leukaemia cells open up routes for more effective treatments.

21 October 2016

Eggs capable of being fertilised and giving rise to healthy baby mice have been produced in the culture dish using stem...

14 October 2016

By combining an existing HIV drug with an antibody, researchers may have found a way to eliminate the need for...

07 October 2016

Scientists have successfully extracted proteins preserved for nearly 4 million years in ostrich eggshells.

07 October 2016

New research suggests that living forever is off the cards

09 September 2016

Giraffe have long been assumed to be a single species. However, a new genetic study argues that there are in fact four...

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...

29 April 2016

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

28 October 2015

The poo of large animals that are now extinct was key to the Earth's nutrient cycle.

16 October 2015

Young babies use their tongues to help them to hear and make sense of spoken sounds. Might a dummy make a difference to...

08 October 2015

Going for a long run gave mice the same high as if they were smoking cannabis.

02 October 2015

The colours of extinct animals have been revealed for the first time as ancient pigments are unlocked from fossils...

24 September 2015

Some bats use a special conveyor belt-like tongue to extract nactar from flowers

18 September 2015

Endangered Asian elephants age faster and have fewer offspring if their mothers are stressed when they are born.

17 September 2015

To help understand what goes on in the mind of man's best friend, five hundred dogs have been recruited as the...

14 August 2015

Drones bad for black bears...

14 August 2015

The contrasting pattern on zebras may have a different purpose to what we originally thought...

06 August 2015

Bonobos can communicate like human babies, using sounds that have a meaning dependent on context, but which is not...

10 July 2015

A genetic tendency to overactivity in certain brain regions has been shown to cause anxiety and depression in up to...

06 July 2015

The biological pathway that determines how mice feel pain is completely different in males and females, and could...