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Friday 18 August, 2017

Dutch chimpanzee changed the food calls to match their Scottish counterparts

Chimpanzees grunt calls

Chimpanzees living in captivity are capable of learning calls that refer to specific food items.  More...

by BioNews | Published 3 years ago
The lungfish ear is a good model for the ears of the first terrestrial vertebrates. A new study shows that they are capable of detecting airborne sound despite not having a tympanic middle ear.
By BioNews On Friday, February 6th, 2015

Researchers discover how hearing evolved

Lungfish and salamanders can hear, despite not having an outer ear or tympanic middle ear.  More...

Inattention in the brain
To study how the brain purposefully ignores sensory stimuli, researchers looked at brainwaves connecting the somatosensory cortex (hSI) to the right inferior frontal cortex (IFC). White regions were experimental controls.
Image credit: Brown University
By BioNews On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

How brain purposefully ignores distractions

A study has revealed that our brain purposefully ignores less important things for us to concentrate on something more crucial  More...

Dr. Kui Liu is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg. His group specialises in the study of the genetic and epigenetic regulation of female germ cell development. Research in recent years has covered both preclinical basic research and the transfer of the results generated from studies of mouse models to clinically applicable techniques for treating female infertility. Image credit: University of Gothenburg
By BioNews On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Doubt over stem-cell based infertility treatment

A new study by a Swedish institution suggests that infertility cannot be successfully treated with stem cells.  More...

ancient microorganisms without evolution
By BioNews On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

A deep-sea microorganism without evolution for more than 2 billion years

Researchers have discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported — a type of deep-sea microorganism that appears  More...

biological clock to predict longivity
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Scientists identify biological clock to predict longivity

A group of scientists has identified a biological clock that could help predict how long we live, according to a study.  More...

The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, depicted in blue and red, is larger and linked with better function in those who carry one copy of the KLOTHO gene variant. Illustration by Michael Griffin Kelly
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Larger brain region linked to longevity

People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making  More...

spider web SEM
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Spider electro-combs its sticky nano-filaments

A spider commonly found in garden centres in Britain is giving fresh insights into how to spin incredibly long and strong fibres just a few nanometres thick.  More...

Enhancer Promoter Evolution
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

New insights into mammalian evolution

Why is a dolphin not a cat? Despite having a common ancestor, different mammalian species have acquired their unique characteristics by repurposing functional elements through gene regulation, says a study. “What More...

Interior of the Manot Cave in Israel's Galilee, where a 55,000-year-old skull sheds new light on human migration patterns.
Credit: Amos Frumkin / Hebrew University Cave Research Center
By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Ancient skull from Galilee cave offers clues to the first modern Europeans

The discovery of a 55,000-year-old partial skull in Northern Israel provides new insights into the migration of modern humans out of Africa.   More...