The UK's world-leading robotics research will be showcased at the second UK Robotics Week, which begins on Saturday, 24 June, 2017 and runs until Friday, 30 June. A week-long programme of events..
Credit: Nora Villamil-Buenrostro Flowering crops such as beans and cotton offer their sweetest nectar to recruit colonising ants in a strategy that balances their need for defence and to reproduce,..
Credit: © IDM Eating behavior and the subjective feeling of hunger are regulated by a variety of hormones. Here a key role is played by the hormone insulin because it is not only active in the body, ..
The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce winners of the Biophysical Journal Outstanding Poster Awards given at the "Single-Cell Biophysics: Measurement, Modulation, and Modeling," meeting held J..
Plants adopt different strategies to survive the changing temperatures of their natural environments. This is most evident in temperate regions where forest trees shed their leaves to conserve energy ..
Credit: Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign As farmers survey their fields this summer, several questions come to mind: How many plants germinat..
Credit: Rob McCauley Marine seismic surveys used in petroleum exploration could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton, new research published in leading sci..
MADISON, Wisconsin - Ann Palmenberg and Rob Kalejta heard complaints at one too many virology conferences about the perceived lack of women among the invited and keynote speakers. So, they did what al..
Credit: IBS One of the current challenges in biology is to understand rapidly-changing phenomena. Interestingly, only a small fraction of them is due to proteins acting in isolation, the majority o..
Credit: Prober laboratory Humans are diurnal animals, meaning that we usually sleep at night and are awake during the day, due at least in part to light or the lack thereof. Light is known to affec..
Credit: CMira and MIT Portugal In countries such as Portugal, bio-innovation and entrepreneurship in sectors that rely on existing natural resources -- the Sea, the Forest, certain crops -- or on l..
A study of historic whaling records has revealed there were warning signs that populations of commercially harvested whales were heading for global collapse up to 40 years before the event. The rese..
Credit: Diego Javier Jiménez Microbes are widely used to break down plant biomass into sugars, which can be used as sustainable building blocks for novel biocompounds. Getting the right microbial com..
Credit: Baylor College of Medicine Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected d..