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Electron micrograph of an adult male Schistosoma parasite worm. The bar (bottom left) represents a magnification of 0.5mm.

Preservation of Parasites

Almost every species has its own unique species of parasite - so with every extinction ... and by learning about parasites, we can learn about our own physiology and anatomy.  We also know that parasites are ... of Natural History Almost every species studied has its own unique species of parasite – so with every extinction ...

Tomatoes on the vine

Perfecting the Tastiest Tomato

... of Florida, explained to Chris Smith that it was his own displeasure at the inferiority of shop-bought tomatoes ... - If you're of a certain generation and you've grown your own tomatoes, or had access to them, you realise that some of ...

Peeking at poo: how some stay slim

... living there.  And we know that everybody has got their own special mix.  And up until now, the thought has been, ... mix.  But what we wanted to know was, what if it's your own genetic makeup?  Does that have any effect? Chris -   ...

Healthy gypsy moth caterpillar on a leaf.

Viral Gene alters Bug Behaviour

... a virus to manipulate its insect host's behaviour for its own benefit. Some pathogens, such as baculoviruses, use ... virus to manipulate its insect host’s behaviour for its own benefit... Viral Gene alters Bug Behaviour ...

The Superb Blue Fairy Wren is a small Australian Passerine of the fammily maluridae

Password Passed Down Before Hatching

... the egg. t's important for a Fairy-wren to recognise its own young because they are subject to parasitism by cuckoos - ... are added to the nest at a later stage than the wren's own eggs, they are therefore exposed to fewer incubation ...

Fresian (Holstein) Cows

Microbes and Muck - Making cattle eco-friendly

In western countries, the average person eats their own weight in meat every year, which means that livestock ... Jamie -   Or we can tweak the forage.  So what our own researchers do is try to understand how the microbes ...

Friends

Friendships down to your genes

... that we may be picking friends with similar genes to our own. By comparing the genes of friends and strangers, James ...

Cancer cells in culture

How do cancer cells survive?

... for the cell itself, so they end up dying of their own mutations. Very, very rarely, you get this perfect storm ...

A DNA helicase (Ruva protein) from a bacterium, Escherichia coli, at pH 4.9 and room temperature.

DNA Analogue Memory Mechanism

... of years in fossil specimens, but it also encodes its own backup system comprising two paired chains, one a mirror ...

Can a baby be born with leukaemia?

... any baby is born - and you would've seen this with your own kids - you have a heel prick test and this is taken away ...

The Anopheles gambiae mosquito, a key vector in the transmission of malaria to humans.

Selfish genes manipulate malaria-bearing mosquitoes

Selfish genetic elements that promote their own survival could be used to disrupt mosquito ...

Dolly the Sheep with her first born lamb, called Bonnie.

News - Happy birthday Dolly

... to lung disease and producing six normal lambs of her own in the usual biological way, Dolly was living proof of ...

cold sore herpes

DNA editing techniques can combat herpes

... of small pieces of DNA that park themselves alongside our own human DNA inside our cells. This places them beyond the ...

Defining DNA, and what is a gene?

... terms of certain units that make sense in terms of their own structure, and a gene is basically a unit of that kind. ...

A baby explores a model of DNA

Selecting babies by their DNA

... that. that depends on the severity of the condition, their own experience of it in the family. Some will feel very ...

Do plants grown from cuttings share identical DNA?

... rhubarb or will the plants evolve to create their own unique DNA? Do plants grown from cuttings share identical ...

lucerne

Getting to the Root of Rhizobia to Improve Agricultural Yields

... -   They do.  They can survive in the soil on their own, but sometimes food can be a bit hard to come by and ...

Two proposed structures of the 30nm chromatin filament.

Exploring the Exciting field of Epigenetics

... inside her, then that daughter is going to have her own eggs being incorporated into her ovary.  So, at one ...

Jack the Ripper's identity discovered?

... the case and I think Russell is using my DNA work and his own sort of circumstantial evidence to say very firmly that ...