Tag: Biology
over 1 year ago
cnet.com

In a Storeroom Cupboard, Scientists Uncover Lizard Fossil That Rewrites History

An ancestor to modern snakes and lizards found lurking in London's Natural History Museum.

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over 1 year ago
wsj.com

Uganda Struggles to Contain Its Second-Deadliest Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization has warned that neighboring countries should prepare for imported cases from Uganda, wh...

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over 1 year ago
nypost.com

Chris Hemsworth hypes revival of extinct, ‘iconic’ Tasmanian tiger

“Thor” superstar told The Post he’s psyched about the return of the “Tassie tiger” to his native Australia.

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over 1 year ago
cnet.com

Inside the Plan to De-extinct the Tasmanian Tiger

CRISPR startup Colossal supercharges the effort to bring Australia's thylacine back from extinction.

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almost 2 years ago
theguardian.com

Can our mitochondria help to beat long Covid?

Mitochondria play a role in many aspects of keeping us healthy – and could be the key to unlocking treatments for chr...

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almost 2 years ago
nypost.com

What having a stinky friend actually says about you

A new study has revealed that a person’s body odor — and ability to smell — may impact their search for platonic pals...

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almost 2 years ago
inews.co.uk

Monkeypox virus could have mutated to become more transmissible between humans

Scientists are investigating whether the cluster of cases in the UK, Europe and other regions where monkeypox is not ...

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almost 2 years ago
nypost.com

Taylor Swift latest addition to all-star cast of creepy crawling critters

Taylor Swift could have been talking about this skittering insect when she wrote “Shake it Off.”

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about 2 years ago
nypost.com

Sexperts debunk G-spot ‘orgasm button’ myth: It’s actually 5 ‘zones’

Scientists are considering renaming the elusive erogenous area — which they now claim has “mislead” people to think o...

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about 2 years ago
nypost.com

Will huge, parachuting Joro spiders invade New York City?

The massive spider, an invasive species from Asia, has already descended on Southeastern states — and is likely makin...

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about 2 years ago
inews.co.uk

Elephants and rhinos boost plant diversity with their droppings

New report finds that big animals help preserve biodiversity and protect against climate change

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over 2 years ago
theguardian.com

Burn, baby, burn: the new science of metabolism

Losing weight may be tough, but keeping it off, research tells us, is tougher – just not for the reasons you might think

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almost 3 years ago
inews.co.uk

WHO scientists fear 'unscrupulous' clinics will offer designer babies and boosted fertility

The organisation has kicked off a major global governance project for gene editing, in part to help protect people fr...

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almost 3 years ago
inews.co.uk

Gene-edited fry-ups could be available in the UK within five years

The developers of a gene-edited pig have just entered discussions with regulators to bring their product to the market

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almost 3 years ago
theguardian.com

Giles Yeo: ‘Let’s consider the type of food we eat, and not fixate on calories’

The scientist and broadcaster discusses the drawbacks of calorie-counting and BMI in measuring obesity, and how our g...

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almost 3 years ago
nypost.com

Frozen ‘zombie’ worms brought back to life after 24,000 years

Previous studies found that the worms, known as rotifers, could potentially be revived after 10 years on ice, but a n...

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almost 3 years ago
inews.co.uk

Ban on keeping lab-grown embryos alive beyond 14 days 'should be lifted'

Leading medical advisory body says it is time to remove the cap, subject to public acceptance and strict supervision

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almost 3 years ago
inews.co.uk

York University duck may not really be tallest mallard in the UK - but his legend shines on

Long Boi towers over his fellow mallards, and went viral on Twitter after children's author Dick King-Smith shared an...

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almost 3 years ago
inews.co.uk

Slugs and snails expected to re-emerge this weekend - just as gardeners tend prized seedlings

Warmer conditions combined with scattered showers offers them ideal conditions

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almost 3 years ago
inews.co.uk

Oldest fossil discovery in Scottish Highlands could hold the key to evolution of animals

The one billion year old fossil of an organism with two distinct cell types is believed to be the earliest multicellu...

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almost 3 years ago
inews.co.uk

Scientists have a duty to engage the public to debate the shifting rules of biology

Humanity’s ability to play with the building blocks of life is growing fast – faster than our ability to regulate res...

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about 3 years ago
inews.co.uk

Government looks poised to lift the ban on gene editing in agriculture

The technique is currently banned in the UK and Europe on safety concerns - with just a handful of scientific trials ...

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about 3 years ago
inews.co.uk

Scientists have recovered and sequenced the oldest DNA in the world from a 1.2m-year-old tooth

The previous record related to the bone of a 700,000-year-old horse found in Canada's Yukon Territory

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about 3 years ago
inews.co.uk

An antioxidant found in green tea could help to treat and prevent cancer

A compound found in the leaves shows promise as a new research avenue for cancer medicines

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about 3 years ago
nypost.com

How mice can ‘catch’ pain — and pain relief — from each other

“I feel your pain.”

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over 3 years ago
theguardian.com

Anosmia: how Covid brought loss of smell centre stage

A condition once overlooked by researchers is now in the spotlight as a key symptom of Covid-19

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over 3 years ago
theguardian.com

Covid vaccine: NHS England sets out plans for GP clinics

Plan for dedicated practices to run from 8am to 8pm seven days a week

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over 3 years ago
nypost.com

Even vampire bats social distance when they get sick, study finds

If they can do it, so can you.

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over 3 years ago
nypost.com

This ‘diabolical’ beetle can survive being run over by a car

They were the first sadistic enough to try it.

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over 3 years ago
wired.co.uk

This seabed coral farm is trying to save our reefs from extinction

Pollution, warming oceans and destructive fishing practices are killing coral reefs. One project in Bonaire shows it'...

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almost 4 years ago
theguardian.com

Does the key to anti-ageing lie in our bones?

Osteocalcin, a hormone produced in the bones, could one day provide treatments for age-related issues such as muscle ...

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almost 4 years ago
theguardian.com

Could nearly half of those with Covid-19 have no idea they are infected?

As studies confirm many infected people show no symptoms, contact tracing and face masks assume even greater importance

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almost 4 years ago
theguardian.com

Can antibody testing deliver on promises to lift the lockdown?

As hundreds of test kits claim to offer accurate results on previous Covid-19 infection, scientists around the world ...

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about 4 years ago
theguardian.com

Coronavirus: death toll passes Sars virus as dozens more die in Wuhan

Wuhan hospitals need more staff and supplies as death toll passes that of Sars virus

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over 5 years ago
theguardian.com

Work on gene-edited babies blatant violation of the law, says China

Vice-minister condemns work of He Jiankui, but Chinese regulations are vague

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