Developmental Biology
Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Researchers create Methuselah fly by selecting best cells

A deceased Drosophila melanogaster. Image credit: Institute for Cell Biology, University of Bern

A team of researchers at the University of Bern has managed to considerably prolong the lifespan of flies by activating a  More...

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The same autopod-building genetic switches from gar are able to drive gene activity (purple) in the digits of transgenic mice; an activity that was absent in other fish groups studied.
By BioNews On Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Modern genetics confirm ancient relationship between fins and hands

Paleontologists have documented the evolutionary adaptations necessary for ancient lobe-finned fish to transform pectoral  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Gene behind brain development discovered

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a gene key for the development of our brain.  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Fishing for solutions: Examining function of all genes in the zebrafish genome to benefit human health

Equipped with the zebrafish genome, researchers have designed a method to assay the function of each and  More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 14th, 2013

Tadpole’s tail holds lessons for healing

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made a surprising finding after studying how  More...

Image Credit: University of Cincinnati.
By ANI On Monday, October 1st, 2012

Gene that causes deafness pinpointed

Researchers have discovered a new genetic mutation responsible for deafness  More...

Salk research shows that in the axolotl, a Mexican salamander, jumping genes have to be shackled or they might move around in the genomes of cells in the tissue destined to become a new limb, and disrupt the process of regeneration.
Image: Courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
By IANS On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Regenerating human limbs not easy: Study

Regenerating a new limb or organ in humans may not be as easy as mad  More...

By BioNews On Monday, July 2nd, 2012

World’s number of IVF and ICSI babies reach 5 million mark

The number of babies born as a result of assisted reproduction technologies (ART) has reached an estimated total of 5 million since the world’s first  More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 9th, 2011

Rats exhibit human-like empathy to help ‘distressed’ fellow rodents

Rats, which are generally associated with double-crossing and cheating in love, are actually empathetic  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Diabetes drug could help cut risk of cancer

A new study has found that an inexpensive drug used to treats Type-2 diabetes can prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells  More...