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Scientists have discovered a bacteria 'alarm clock' that wakes dormant Salmonella in the body, allowing the bug to trigger a repeat infection.
A study in which free-foraging bee colonies were placed in the field has shown that pesticide exposure can affect colony development.
Scientists at Imperial College London have discovered a feedback mechanism at the heart of photosynthesis that protects plants from damage by light.
Scientists have created a material that could make reading biological signals, from heartbeats to brainwaves, much more sensitive.
A new study of lead pollution in the North Atlantic provides strong evidence that leaded petrol emissions have declined over the past few decades.
Despite evolving separately for 400 million years, some sharks and tuna share genetic traits linked to higher metabolism and quick swimming behaviour.
The universe is not spinning or stretched in any particular direction, according to the most stringent test yet.
Building up proteins from scratch, rather than piecing together fragments of existing proteins, could make designing new nanomaterials easier.
Using maths previously applied to traffic jams and electrical grids, researchers have developed a new method to map signal propagation in proteins.
Research reveals that large areas of 'degraded' forest in Southeast Asia can play an important role in conserving mammal diversity.