Genome-wide analysis reveals genetic similarities among friends
If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble ...
Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking "bio-bots" powered by muscle ...
Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the 'biological clock'
Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian ...
Review: Evolutionary advances in new smartwatches
New Android wristwatches from Samsung and LG make a few evolutionary advances, though I won't be rushing out to buy either.
Fish experience heart failure as water temperature rises
Fish may experience heart failure as ocean temperatures rise due to climate change, according to new research from the University of Auckland.
Atlantic salmon also show capacity to adapt to warmer waters
Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change, a group of scientists at the University of Oslo and University of ...
Measuring obesity in overweight zoo elephants
African elephants in captivity are getting fat. While the thought of a pudgy pachyderm might produce a chuckle, it is a situation with potentially serious consequences for the species.
Nobel laureate: We've just scraped the surface on the potential of stem-cell therapy
Martin Evans received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2007 for "for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells".