Mudskipper fish may offer clues about development of tongue in land animals
Molecular ruler sets bacterial needle length
When a salmonella bacterium attacks a cell, it uses a nanoscopic needle to inject it with proteins to aid the infection. If the needle is too short, the cell won't be infected. Too long, and the needle breaks. ...
Cyborg beetle research allows free-flight study of insects
Hard-wiring beetles for radio-controlled flight turns out to be a fitting way to learn more about their biology. Cyborg insect research led by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Singapore's ...
Geckos found to have skin mechanism that flings off water (w/ video)
Oldest known sponge found in China
Centuries-old DNA helps identify origins of slave skeletons found in Caribbean
More than 300 years ago, three African-born slaves died on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. No written records memorialized their fate, and their names and precise ethnic background remained a mystery. ...
Cockroaches made to follow directions via wireless nerve stimulation
Color-coading gene sequences in human cells
The origins of polarized nervous systems
Study shows one reason why pigeons so rarely crash
Genetically speaking, mammals are more like their fathers
You might resemble or act more like your mother, but a novel research study from UNC School of Medicine researchers reveals that mammals are genetically more like their dads. Specifically, the research shows ...
Purring tempo, sliding notes grab cats' attention
Honey bees use multiple genetic pathways to fight infections
Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to researchers at Penn State and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Antibiotic effectiveness imperiled as use in livestock expected to increase
Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030, and possibly endanger the effectiveness of antimicrobials in humans, according to researchers from Princeton University, ...