QUT evolutionary biologist Dr Matthew Phillips used molecular dating from DNA sequences to challenge the dominant scientific theory that placental mammals diversified 20 million years before dinosaurs became extinct.
Plants have tiny pores on their leaves called stomata—Greek for mouths—through which they take in carbon dioxide from the air and from which water evaporates. New work from the lab of Dominique Bergmann, honorary adjunct ...
The enzyme sirtuin 6, or SIRT6, serves many key biological functions in regulating genome stability, DNA repair, metabolism and longevity, but how its multiple enzyme activities relate to its various functions is poorly understood.
A UCLA-led team of researchers has taken a unique approach to explain the way in which technologies evolve in modern society. Borrowing a technique that biologists might use to study the evolution of plants or animals, the ...
The field of Systems biology is of great importance for a deeper understanding of the processes of life. But adequate education is missing, or differ too much in different places. A new strategy for interdisciplinary education ...
Female beetles that are seasoned fighters put more effort into raising their offspring than mothers with no conflict experience, a study suggests.
The same 20-sided solid that was morphed into geodesic domes in the past century may be the shape of things to come in synthetic biology.
To see right through something is to know its true intent—the same could be said to apply to biological tissues, especially tumors.
Under growing pressure to report accurate findings as they interpret increasingly larger amounts of data, researchers are finding it more important than ever to follow sound statistical practices.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a new way to optimize electron transfer in semi-conductors used in solar fuel solutions.