Bioengineering and Biotechnology News
9.2-Million-Year-Old Rhino Skull Preserved by Instant 'Cooking to Death' in Volcanic Ash
Posted on November 21, 2012 at 11:42:11 pm
Less than 2% of Earth's fossils are preserved in volcanic rock, but researchers have identified a new one: the skull of a rhino that perished in a volcanic eruption 9.2 million years ago.
Dinosaurs' Role in Evolution of Bird Flight
Posted on November 21, 2012 at 09:52:17 pm
A new study looking at the structure of feathers in bird-like dinosaurs has shed light on one of nature's most remarkable inventions -- how flight might have evolved
Telomere Lengths Predict Life Expectancy
Posted on November 20, 2012 at 07:30:34 pm
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found that biological age and life expectancy can be predicted by measuring an individual's DNA
How Huddling Penguins Share Heat Fairly
Posted on November 18, 2012 at 08:02:35 pm
Penguins that face the bitter cold and icy winds of Antarctica often huddle together in large groups for warmth during storms.
Probiotic Worm Treatment May Improve Symptoms of Colitis
Posted on November 15, 2012 at 10:40:13 pm
A new study on monkeys with chronic diarrhea that were treated by microscopic parasite worm (helminth) eggs has provided insights on how this form of therapy may heal the intestine
Ancient Shark: Clues to Origin of Great White
Posted on November 15, 2012 at 07:57:18 am
The great white shark is one of the largest living predatory animals and a magnet for media sensationalism, yet its evolutionary history is as misunderstood as its role as a menace
Solving the Mystery of Aging
Posted on November 13, 2012 at 08:27:09 am
Why do we get older? When do we die and why? Is there a life without aging? For centuries, science has been fascinated by these questions. Now researchers have examined why the polyp Hydra is immortal
Possible Building Blocks of Primitive Life
Posted on November 10, 2012 at 02:50:34 pm
Scientists believe that prior to the advent of DNA as Earth's primary genetic material, early forms of life used RNA to encode genetic instructions. What sort of genetic molecules did life rely on before RNA?
Origin of Italian Wines Is Controlled Better With Multivariate Statistics
Posted on November 10, 2012 at 11:25:32 am
Wine derives its economic value to a large extent from geographical origin, which has a significant impact on the quality of the wine
Human Disease Modeled in 'Lung-On-A-Chip'
Posted on November 07, 2012 at 07:23:45 pm
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have mimicked pulmonary edema in a microchip lined by living human cells