Biology News

How do deep sea plants perform photosynthesis?

Plants on land grow by using sunlight to perform photosynthesis, but how do algae photosynthesise in the deep sea, where sunlight is limited?

Environmental DNA successfully assesses changes in marine biodiversity

Environmental DNA has been found to successfully assess changes in marine biodiversity when key implementation steps are followed.

Using wastewater-based epidemiology to track viral disease dynamics

Researchers in Japan are developing a wastewater-based early warning system and mass diagnosis tool for COVID-19 and other diseases.

Palaeolithic human DNA discovery reveals how humans migrated to the UK

Analyses of the oldest DNA in the UK have discovered that two distinct groups of humans migrated to Britain at the end of the last ice age

Biology Special Reports

My inner dinosaur – what can palaeontology teach us about human anatomy?

Professor Dr P Martin Sander of the University Bonn's Paleontology Department takes us on the fascinating journey that forged human evolution and explains how...

Developing innovative techniques to investigate winter soil processes

Professors Philippe Van Cappellen and Fereidoun Rezanezhad from the Ecohydrology Research Group and Water Institute at the University of Waterloo discuss how they are...

Developing materials to overcome AMR in orthopaedic implants

AIMed is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (Horizon2020 MSCA-ITN) training 15 early-stage researchers to develop materials with antimicrobial properties suitable for use on...

Biology News Cont'd

Tetrapods discovery provides exciting insights about evolution

Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered that early tetrapods had fewer skull bones, which limited their evolution

Analysing the role of NMR spectroscopy in integrated structural biology

Dr Björn M Burmann from the University of Gothenburg outlines the central role of NMR spectroscopy in modern structural biology. The central dogma that structure...

Scientists examine issues that impact marine and coastal biodiversity

An international research team, including Lancaster University, has revealed a list of 15 issues and the potential impact they could have on marine and...

Understanding biofilter bacteria in recirculating aquaculture systems

Marineholmen RASLab’s CEO Dr Mark Powell and Research Coordinator Dr Irene Roalkvam explain what genome sequencing can tell us about biofilter bacteria in recirculating...

Developing bioreactor technology for hydrogen storage

A group of microbiologists from the Geothe University Frankfurt utilise acetogenic bacteria to develop bioreactor technology for hydrogen storage.  Efforts to combat climate change are...

Scientists investigate the origins of the human spine

A research team from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory at the University of Barcelona has demonstrated for the first time how the cellular structures...

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