Biology - Other news

Lens produces hours of scientific work in seconds

A new form of microscope which can produce results in seconds rather than hours – dramatically speeding up the process of drug development - is being developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde ...

Feb 13, 2012
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Why humans choose running over walking

Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around 2 meters per second – about 4.5 miles per hour.

Jan 05, 2012
4.8 / 5 (5) 7 | with audio podcast

Restaurants plan DNA-certified premium seafood

(AP) -- Restaurants around the world will soon use new DNA technology to assure patrons they are being served the genuine fish fillet or caviar they ordered, rather than inferior substitutes, an expert in genetic identification ...

Nov 27, 2011
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Brain control? Shining light on pupil constriction

(PhysOrg.com) -- You’ve seen it on television: A doctor shines a bright light into an unconscious patient’s eye to check for brain death. If the pupil constricts, the brain is OK, because in mammals, ...

Nov 02, 2011
4.2 / 5 (5) 2 | with audio podcast

Tracing an elusive killer parasite in Peru

Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, not all epidemics involve people suffering from zombie-like symptoms--some can only be uncovered through door-to-door epidemiology and advanced mathematics.

Sep 27, 2011
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