Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Our vegetarian ancestors were once meat lovers!

In a thrilling discovery, paleontologists have unearthed the earliest ancestor of land-dwelling plant eaters: The striking point is that these tiny animals were once meat lovers who evolved into herbivores Continue reading “Our vegetarian ancestors were once meat lovers!” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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New snake species found in China

Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Everest Continue reading “New snake species found in China” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Leeches can fix torn ear!

Believe it or not! A 19-year-old woman in the US who lost her ear to a dog attack got it back with the help of a few leeches Continue reading “Leeches can fix torn ear!” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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When Izumo met Juno and you were born!

We are aware that fertilisation occurs when an egg and a sperm recognise each other and fuse together to form an embryo Continue reading “When Izumo met Juno and you were born!” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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How brain creates signposts and remember them too

Placing a pin in the google map to mark a place is one thing and creating signposts in the brain is quite another. But scientists have now discovered that our brain may just do something similar as the place cells More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Sperm may deliver stress too!

Your dad did not just pass his qualities via genes in you. He may have actually passed some stress too Continue reading “Sperm may deliver stress too!” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Stem cells grown on ‘soft carpets’ function better

The fluffiness of the medium of which human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialised cells they eventually become Continue reading “Stem cells grown on ‘soft carpets’ function More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expression

Everyone has the same set of genes and it is difficult to determine which genes are heritable or controlled by your DNA versus those that may be affected by the environment Continue reading “Unlocked: How More...

By BioNews On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil

The world’s largest ever swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes has been released in a Brazilian town to combat dengue Continue reading “Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil” More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Chilled lager beer originated in 500-year-old caves!

The origin of cold-adapted yeast that blended with a distant cousin to make your favourite lager beer has been found in 500-year-old caves in south America Continue reading “Chilled lager beer originated in More...