Evolutionary biologists on Tuesday said they had scientific backing to confirm suspicions that movies exploit our innate response to alarm and distress calls.
Security systems could be more effective if officials looked at how organisms deal with threats in the natural world, University of Arizona researchers suggest in the May 20 edition of the journal Nature.
New research suggests that Charles Darwin's family was a living human example of a theory that he developed about plants: that inbreeding could negatively affect the health and number of resulting offspring.
A Virginia Tech biologist proposes to use a physics strategy called resonant activation to nudge dormant bacteria cells into a stage where they will be sensitive to antibiotics.
If your home region has a hot, wet climate and a lot of different kinds of birds and mammals living in it, there's a really good chance the region will also contain numerous kinds of pathogens that cause human diseases.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Anthropologist James Holland Jones and biologist Marcel Salathe developed a mathematical model to identify social networks and predict how they'll interact during a disease outbreak. They say that's the key ...
Eighteenth century minister's mathematical theorem helps scientists map out cell signalling pathways
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Glasgow have successfully exploited statistical inference and mathematical modelling to discover how cells communicate.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study led by UCL scientists has found that current genetic data cannot explain why vast swathes of the world can digest milk.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Centuries ago, scientists began reducing the physics of the universe into a few, key laws described by a handful of parameters. Such simple descriptions have remained elusive for complex biological systems ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Learning how to walk again after long-duration space flights is a problem astronauts face as they readjust to Earth's gravity. To learn how microgravity affects human space travelers, NASA scientists studied ...