News tagged with evolutionary origins

Scientists narrow down origins of malaria

(PhysOrg.com) -- From King Tut to Alexander the Great to Mother Theresa, the mosquito-borne illness malaria has long been a menace to human civilization. Now, an international team of scientists, including ...

dateMar 05, 2010 in Medical research
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Poisonous Poisson

In contrast to the exhaustive research into venom produced by snakes and spiders, venomous fish have been neglected and remain something of a mystery. Now, a study of 158 catfish species, published in the ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Evolution
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The Worm That Turned Evolutionary Key

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Keelworm, widespread in the seas and tide-pools around Scotland and the rest of the UK, is unwittingly helping scientists at the University of St Andrews to understand the evolution of modern animals.

dateNov 20, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Darwin's Tree of Life May Be More Like a Thicket

(PhysOrg.com) -- In On The Origin of Species, Darwin used the image of a tree of life to illustrate how species evolve, one from another. Even today, branches sprouting from lower branches (representing ancest ...

dateJan 27, 2009 in weblog
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