Inside the cell, an ocean of buffeting waves
Conventional wisdom holds that the cytoplasm of mammalian cells is a viscous fluid, with organelles and proteins suspended within it, jiggling against one another and drifting at random. However, a new biophysical ...
Grizzlies and people don't mix, but some want the bears in California
Black bears are a cherished part of the community here, a woodsy gateway town that funnels tourists to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, where the first question many visitors ask of rangers is "Where can I see a bear?"
Dead two-headed dolphin discovered in Turkey
Turkish media reports say Turkish scientists will examine a two-headed dolphin that washed up on a beach in western Turkey.
New Nano3 microscope will allow high-resolution look inside cells
The University of California, San Diego's Nanofabrication Cleanroom Facility (Nano3) is the first institution to obtain a novel FEI Scios dual-beam microscope, with an adaptation for use at cryogenic temperatures. ...
Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms
Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it's a winner.
Bioengineering team builds molecular motors to further the study of cell function
(Phys.org) —In every cell in your body, tiny protein motors are toiling away to keep you going. Moving muscles, dividing cells, twisting DNA – they are the workhorses of biology. But there is still uncertainty ...
Overfishing in the English Channel leaves fisherman scraping the bottom of the barrel
Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen 'scraping the barrel' for increasing amounts of shellfish to make up their catch.
Long-term studies reveal drastic changes in the marine fauna of the North Sea
Long-term studies conducted by scientists at the institute "Senckenberg am Meer" and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt have revealed obvious changes in the North Sea's biota. Studies during ...
Biologists find 'missing link' in the production of protein factories in cells
Biologists at UC San Diego have found the "missing link" in the chemical system that enables animal cells to produce ribosomes—the thousands of protein "factories" contained within each cell that manufacture ...
When genes play games: Algorithm helps explain sex in evolution
What do you get when you mix theorists in computer science with evolutionary biologists? You get an algorithm to explain sex.
Why the urge to find 'Nemo' has helped fish diversify
Caring parents foster successful offspring, or so the thinking goes. But for reef fishes, such as Disney's charismatic clownfish, Nemo, the effects of parental care stretch right across evolutionary time ...
Wandering Oregon wolf has pups in Cascade Range
Biologists say Oregon's famous wandering wolf has fathered pups with a mate in the southern Cascade Range—the first confirmed wolf pack in those mountains since the 1940s.
An ecological risk research agenda for synthetic biology
Environmental scientists and synthetic biologists have for the first time developed a set of key research areas to study the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology, a field that could push beyond incremental changes ...
Speedy surgery puts transmitters into Hudson fish
Biologists are performing surgery on scores of endangered fish in New York's Hudson River.