RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Biology

A collection of news and information related to Biology published by this site and its partners.

Top Biology Articles

Displaying items 56-66
  • Feeble Fido: Scientists dig into key to extend dogs' lives

    Feeble Fido: Scientists dig into key to extend dogs' lives
    When Daniel Promislow jogs with his Weimaraner, Silver, it pains him to see age creeping up on the 11-year-old canine. "Month by month, he gets slower and slower," said Promislow, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Washington. His other dog,...
  • Study: Parent-infant communication differs by gender shortly after birth

    Study: Parent-infant communication differs by gender shortly after birth
    Mothers are more likely to respond to their infant's vocal cues than fathers, and infants respond preferentially to mother's voice, according to a new study. Researchers also found that mothers may be more likely to vocalize back and forth with female...
  • Liberal or conservative? Brain's 'disgust' reaction holds the answer

    Liberal or conservative? Brain's 'disgust' reaction holds the answer
    Think your political beliefs arise from logic and reason? Think again. A team of scientists who studied the brains of liberal, moderate and conservative people found that they could tell who leaned left and who leaned right based on how their brains...
  • Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers

    Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers
    Their wings spanning 10 feet or more as they glide serenely above Colombia's Andes, condors are majestic physical specimens. They have been important symbols here since pre-colonial times, when indigenous tribes saw them as messengers of the gods and...
  • Thomas A. Cebula, microbiologist and JHU professor

    Thomas A. Cebula, microbiologist and JHU professor
    Thomas A. Cebula, a lauded microbiologist who helped develop ways to speed up the identification of dangerous pathogens and taught as a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University, died Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital following a heart attack....
  • Native lizard hangs tight with rapid evolution

    Native lizard hangs tight with rapid evolution
    Anybody who has lived or played in Florida likely has been called out by a finger-long lizard that taunts people with bold stares, push-ups and throat flexing. Aggressive, tough and foreign, those Cuban brown anoles also throw attitude at their close...
  • NSU renames Oceanographic Center for Guy Harvey

    NSU renames Oceanographic Center for Guy Harvey
    Nova Southeastern University plans to rename its Oceanographic Center in honor of wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey. The decision, which will be announced later Friday, came after Harvey and his Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation provided a "very...
  • Building a better mouse to study Ebola

    Building a better mouse to study Ebola
    Scientists wearing anti-pathogen "spacesuits" and working in a government biocontainment laboratory have shown that genetically diverse strains of mice can accurately model the devastating health effects of the Ebola virus, according to new research. In...
  • Individual genetic differences may affect Ebola survival: study

    Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish. A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die from the disease. Researchers at the...
  • For some, violent criminality may be written in their genes

    In an apparent first, a study of Finnish convicts has identified genetic variations at two key sites on the genome that may distinguish extremely violent criminals from the rest of us. The two single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, that appear to...
  • Northfield native wins $50K National Geographic prize

    Northfield native wins $50K National Geographic prize
    Northfield native Charles Engelman said he is still in shock after he was selected as the winner in a national contest sponsored by National Geographic, in which he will receive a $50,000 grant to launch his "dream expedition." "To be completely honest,...