Tarantula toxin is used to report on electrical activity in live cells
Crucial experiments to develop a novel probe of cellular electrical activity were conducted in the Neurobiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in 2013. Today, that optical probe, which combines ...
Researchers find sea otter dental enamel 2.5 times as strong as humans
Australian water bird found to migrate long distance when the weather dictates
Elephants may be able to hear rain generated sound up to 150 miles away
Researchers uncover tomato's genetic history
Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria
From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines, medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis. However, any device implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood faces ...
Barcoding tool for stem cells: New technology that tracks the origin of blood cells challenges scientific dogma
A 7-year-project to develop a barcoding and tracking system for tissue stem cells has revealed previously unrecognized features of normal blood production: New data from Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists ...
Genetic secrets of the monarch butterfly revealed
The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic insects in the world, best known for its distinct orange and black wings and a spectacular annual mass migration across North America. However, little has been ...
Researchers find first instance of fish larvae making sounds
The ultimate biofilament: Hagfish slime
Study shows human impact on biodiversity on islands based on amount of trade
Warning coloration paved the way for louder, more complex calls in certain species of poisonous frogs
Frogs are well-known for being among the loudest amphibians, but new research indicates that the development of this trait followed another: bright coloration. Scientists have found that the telltale colors ...
Mycologist promotes agarikon as a possibility to counter growing antibiotic resistance
Synthetic biology on ordinary paper, results off the page
New achievements in synthetic biology announced today by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which will allow complex cellular recognition reactions to proceed outside ...