'Decoding' gene regulation
Researchers at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna as well as at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna have discovered ...
UK Nobel laureate resigns over remarks about 'girls' in labs (Update)
British Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tim Hunt has resigned from his post at University College London over controversial comments he made about female scientists.
Eight schools test-drive PULSE certification of undergraduate biology education
The PULSE (Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education) certification process is an ambitious endeavor designed to motivate important changes in life sciences education nationwide. More than 70 life science departments ...
Cold improves longevity for some C. elegans worms, shortens life span for others
Century-old wisdom holds that cold-blooded creatures—flies, worms, fish—live longer in colder environments. And more recent studies have found it's true for mammals as well: Dropping the core body temperatures ...
Mosquito sex-determining gene could help fight dengue fever
Males aren't relevant—at least when it comes to disease transmission by mosquitoes.
Driest place on Earth hosts life
Researchers have pinpointed the driest location on Earth in the Atacama Desert, a region in Chile already recognised as the most arid in the world. They have also found evidence of life at the site, a discovery ...
Citizen scientist divers help track the success of artificial reefs
In 2000, the City of San Diego in collaboration with the San Diego Oceans Foundation (SDOF), purchased, cleaned and sank a 366 foot-long Canadian warship called the HMCS Yukon to create an artificial reef, ...
Students launch world's largest e-commerce platform for single stranded DNA molecules
Students from the University of Cambridge have set up the world's largest e-commerce platform for single stranded DNA which they believe have enormous potential for contributing to therapeutic treatments.
New evidence suggests Isthmus of Panama was formed earlier than thought
Drug discovery researchers identify, refine compound to combat malaria parasite
Two Virginia Tech researchers found that when it comes to fighting malaria, teamwork pays off.
Faculty in doctoral programs more responsive to white male prospective students, research finds
Faced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white males than to women and ...
Irradiating formamide with meteorite dust can lead to synthesis of prebiotic compounds
How organizational ecology may relate to human networks—and even to terrorist organizations
The world today is more intimate and tightly wound together than ever before. Organizations are linked together in a variety of ways, allowing relationships to form and resources to be exchanged.
NASA: We'll find alien life in 10 to 20 years
Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly "no."