Biology - Evolution news

Australia discovered by the 'Southern Route'

Genetic research indicates that Australian Aborigines initially arrived via south Asia. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have found telltale mutations in modern-day Indian populations that a ...

Jul 21, 2009 3.8 / 5 (9) 1

In amoeba world, cheating doesn't pay

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cheaters may prosper in the short term, but over time they seem doomed to fail, at least in the microscopic world of amoebas where natural selection favors the noble.

Oct 01, 2009 4.9 / 5 (7) 0

Form or function? Evolution takes different paths

Biologists long have known that both the appearance of organisms and their inner workings are shaped by evolution. But do the same genetic mechanisms underlie changes in form and function? A new study by scientists at the ...

Apr 05, 2010 4.7 / 5 (7) 3 | with audio podcast

Humans, sharks share immune-system feature

A central element of the immune system has remained constant through more than 400 million years of evolution, according to new research at National Jewish Health. In the September 29, 2011, online version ...

Sep 30, 2011 4.7 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast