Bioengineering and Biotechnology News
Artificial Meadows And Robot Spiders Reveal Secret Life Of Bees
Posted on October 09, 2012 at 11:34:50 am
Many animals learn to avoid being eaten by predators. Now ecologists have discovered that bumblebees can even learn to outwit colour-changing crab spiders
Unique Ancient Spider Attack Preserved in Amber
Posted on October 09, 2012 at 11:13:00 am
Researchers have found what they say is the only fossil ever discovered of a spider attack on prey caught in its web -- a 100 million-year-old snapshot of an engagement frozen in time
Regenerated Lizard Tails Differ from Originals
Posted on October 09, 2012 at 11:08:31 am
Researchers examined the anatomical and microscopic make-up of regenerated lizard tails and discovered that the new tails are quite different from the original ones.
Solar Cell Consisting of a Single Molecule
Posted on October 03, 2012 at 08:58:37 am
Scientists have developed a method to measure photocurrents of a single functionalized photosynthetic protein system
Elephants Communicate With 'Let’s-Go Rumble'
Posted on October 03, 2012 at 08:46:32 am
In the wilds of Africa, when it's time for a family of elephants gathered at a watering hole to leave, the matriarch of the group gives the "let's-go rumble" -- as it's referred to in scientific literature -- kicking off a coordinated and well-timed conve
Increase in Allergies Is Not from Being Too Clean
Posted on October 03, 2012 at 08:43:08 am
A new scientific report out October 3 from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH)[i] dismantles the myth that the epidemic rise in allergies in recent years has happened because we're living in sterile homes and overdoing hygiene.
'Superweeds' Linked to GM Crop Herbicide Use
Posted on October 02, 2012 at 09:08:12 am
Study finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops -- cotton, soybeans and corn -- has actually increased.
Insights from How Salamanders Grow New Limbs
Posted on September 25, 2012 at 05:49:06 pm
Based on two new studies by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, regeneration of a new limb or organ in a human will be much more difficult than the mad scientist and supervillain
First Giant Salamander Was a Hot Hunter
Posted on September 21, 2012 at 11:38:29 pm
Modern giant salamanders live only in water -- but their ancestors ventured out on land, say geoscientists at the University of Tübingen
Naked Mole-Rats May Hold Clues to Pain Relief
Posted on September 21, 2012 at 11:15:56 pm
Naked mole-rats evolved to thrive in an acidic environment that other mammals, including humans, would find intolerable