The world's oldest bacteria

A research team has for the first time ever discovered DNA from living bacteria that are more than half a million years old. Never before has traces of still living organisms that old been found. The exceptional discovery ...

FSU researchers developing diagnostic 'lab on a chip'

If you have ever marveled over the orderly process by which cars, buses and other modes of transportation are directed toward their destinations in a big city, you’ll really appreciate the work of one Florida State University ...

Team creates math model for circadian rhythm

The internal clock in living beings that regulates sleeping and waking patterns -- usually called the circadian clock -- has often befuddled scientists due to its mysterious time delays. Molecular interactions that regulate ...

Nanowire coating for bone implants, stents

University of Arkansas researchers have found a simple, inexpensive way to create a nanowire coating on the surface of biocompatible titanium that can be used to create more effective surfaces for hip replacement, dental ...

Scientists identify embryonic stem cells by appearance alone

Some scientific results are hard to spot, especially in genetic research. Often scientists are unable to physically see if the gene they inserted into a cell has produced the desired trait. To overcome this problem researchers ...

Hungry insects leave clues to impacts of climate change

A boardwalk beckons into the stand of trees, pleasantly cool on a hot summer morning - where it becomes immediately clear that this is no ordinary forest. Odd metal and plastic contraptions adorn trunks and dangle from branches, ...

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