Researchers successfully clone adult human stem cells
Noted researchers warn that biomedical research system in US is unsustainable
Archaeological, genetic evidence expands views of domestication
Many of our ideas about domestication derive from Charles Darwin, whose ideas in turn were strongly influenced by British animal-breeding practices during the 19th century, a period when landowners vigorously ...
Bulletproof nuclei? Stem cells exhibit unusual absorption property
Stem cells – the body's master cells – demonstrate a bizarre property never before seen at a cellular level, according to a study published today from scientists at the University of Cambridge. The property ...
Male monkey filmed caring for dying mate (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The incident was captured by Dr Bruna Bezerra and colleagues in the Atlantic Forest in the Northeast of Brazil. Dr Bezerra is a Research Associate at the University of Bristol and a Professor ...
Scientists tether lionfish to Cayman reefs
Research done by U.S. scientists in the Cayman Islands suggests that native predators can be trained to gobble up invasive lionfish that colonize regional reefs and voraciously prey on juvenile marine creatures.
Scientists pinpoint when harmless bacteria became flesh-eating monsters
Bacterial diseases cause millions of deaths every year. Most of these bacteria were benign at some point in their evolutionary past, and we don't always understand what turned them into disease-causing pathogens. ...
Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just five mutations to spread easily in people
It's a flu virus so deadly that scientists once halted research on the disease because governments feared it might be used by terrorists to stage a biological attack.
Study shows exception to rule of lifespan for fliers, burrowers and tree dwellers
Lifestyle determines gut microbes
An international team of researchers has for the first time deciphered the intestinal bacteria of present-day hunter-gatherers.
Biologists help solve fungi mysteries
(Phys.org) —A new genetic analysis revealing the previously unknown biodiversity and distribution of thousands of fungi in North America might also reveal a previously underappreciated contributor to climate ...
Research reveals evolution of cells' signaling networks in diverse organisms
(Phys.org) —Cells use protein-signaling networks to process information from their surroundings and respond to constantly changing environments. This includes information about the presence or absence of ...
Study brings greater clarity to sex roles
Glossy magazines and TV reality shows often portray males as the gender that strays and females as the gender that's picky.
Ecologists find national park tourists offer elk and antelope shelter from predators
(Phys.org) —Prey animals, such as elk and pronghorn, are changing their behavior in close proximity to predictable human activity. A new paper published in PLOS ONE by ecologists at Colorado State University provides a nove ...