Evolution (69 News)

How brain develops before birth is tightly controlled by RNA modification

Oct 2, 2017 6:00 pm
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A chemical tag added to RNA during embryonic development regulates how the early brain grows, according to research from the Perelman School of Medici...

Even Brainless Animals Need Sleep!

Sep 25, 2017 10:20 am
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The purpose and evolutionary origins of sleep are among the biggest mysteries in neuroscience. Every complex animal, from the humblest fruit fly to th...

Why Aging is Important and Inevitable?

Sep 22, 2017 9:00 am
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Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the ageing process....

Unexpected Role of Neuronal Receptor in Sexual Reproduction!

Jul 26, 2017 1:00 pm
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For many years biologists have wondered why plants have so many genes coding for proteins that are known to be essential for the nervous system of ani...

In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human

Jul 24, 2017 2:00 pm
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In saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people...

Can You Guess Who Will Be The last Survivors on Earth?

Jul 17, 2017 1:00 pm
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The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun di...

How Evolution Sometimes Takes Shortcuts!

Jul 10, 2017 11:01 am
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Amid the incredible diversity of living things on our planet, there is a common theme. Organisms need to acquire new genes, or change the functions of...

If All Eggs Have The Same Function, Why Are They So Different?

Jul 5, 2017 2:02 pm
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One of nature's most efficient life-support systems is the egg. Eggs evolved over 300 million years ago as vertebrate animals adapted to living on...

Were Our Ancestors Diurnal Or Nocturnal Mammals?

Jun 11, 2017 2:00 pm
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Our earliest mammalian ancestors likely skulked through the dark, using their powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian predators th...

Link Between Diabetic Mothers and The Neurological Birth Defects of Their Babies

Jun 3, 2017 4:00 pm
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A new study has found a link between neurological birth defects in infants commonly found in pregnant women with diabetes and several neurodegenerativ...

The discovery of neurons that control willingness to mate in female fruit flies.

May 20, 2017 12:00 pm
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How can you tell if an individual is expressing sexual interest? With males, it's usually quite obvious and can be anything from lavish theatrical...

Do we really share our gene regulation with sponges?

May 20, 2017 11:00 am
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Humans have a lot in common with the humble sea sponge, according to research that changes the way we think about animal evolution. University of Que...

Combining Biology And Mathematics To Find Out How Lizards Change Their Colors

May 17, 2017 2:00 pm
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From the clown fish to leopards, skin colour patterns in animals arise from microscopic interactions among coloured cells that obey equations discover...

Our cognitive map scales according to surroundings.

May 15, 2017 4:00 pm
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A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill -- the abili...

The historical symbiosis relationship between plants and fungi.

May 15, 2017 3:00 pm
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Walking through a grassy field or forest take a moment to consider what lies beneath the surface. A web of plant roots interacts symbiotically with ar...

The Original Rotary Motor Made First by Mother Nature.

May 15, 2017 10:00 am
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The bacterial flagellum is one of nature's smallest motors, rotating at up to 60,000 revolutions per minute. To function properly and propel the b...

Smell helps primates to distinguish members with parasitic infection.

May 13, 2017 8:00 pm
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Researchers from the CNRS have discovered that mandrills use their sense of smell to avoid contamination by intestinal protozoans through contact with...

The origin of the amazing diversity in plumage color and patterning in birds.

May 13, 2017 4:00 pm
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Birds show an amazing diversity in plumage colour and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? In a new study published...

Why Octopuses Chose RNA Editing Over Evolution?

May 11, 2017 5:00 pm
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Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are famous for engaging in complex behavior, from unlocking an aquarium tank and escaping to instantaneous skin camoufl...

Instincts Are What The Ancestors Learned

May 11, 2017 11:30 am
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(Phys.org)—A pair of biology professors, one with the University of Illinois, the other with Macquarie University in Australia has proposed in a...


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