Evolution (137 News)

Researchers Discover a New Large DNA Virus That May Hold Clues to the Evolution of Complex Life

Jun 24, 2019 11:00 am
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A group of researchers from Japan have discovered a new large DNA virus that may help scientists better understand the origins of DNA replication a...

A New Study Sheds Light on a Recent Evolutionary Process in the Human Immune System

Apr 15, 2019 4:00 pm
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Cell biologists from the University of Konstanz have shed light on a recent evolutionary process in the human immune system. Facilitated by public ...

Hypoxia Induces Rapid Changes to Chromatin

Apr 11, 2019 4:00 pm
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Research by Professor Sonia Rocha and her team at the Institute of Integrative Biology reveals new insights into how cells respond to oxygen depriv...

Noncoding Sequences Can Evolve into Completely Novel Proteins

Mar 27, 2019 2:00 pm
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One of the most important questions in biology is how rapidly new proteins evolve in organisms. Proteins are the building blocks that carry out the...

Revealing How Rabbits Have Evolved Genetic Resistance to Myxomatosis through Natural Selection

Feb 26, 2019 3:00 pm
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Nearly seventy years after myxomatosis decimated the rabbit populations of Australia, Britain and France, a new study reveals how the species has e...

Discovering a Colombian Family with Another early-onset Alzheimer's Gene Mutation

Feb 26, 2019 12:00 pm
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For some of us, they carry the bright blue of our grandfather's eyes. For others they result in the characteristic cleft chin or the familial t...

How Could a Rat without a Y Chromosome Develop as a Male?

Feb 3, 2019 12:00 pm
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A look at the brains of an endangered spiny rat off the coast of Japan by University of Missouri (MU) Bond Life Sciences Center scientist Cheryl Ro...

New Insights about Archaea Could Help Us Learn More about Ourselves

Jan 31, 2019 3:00 pm
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Forty-two years after Carl Woese defined archaea as the third domain of life, scientists at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) a...

A Genetic Study Identifies Five New Associated Regions Involving Skin, Eye and Hair Colour

Jan 23, 2019 1:00 pm
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The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that the variation of light skin among Eurasian people evolved independently from ...

aAIMs Promise to Give More Accurate Classification of Ancient People

Jan 21, 2019 4:00 pm
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Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian popul...

The Evolutionary Forces Which Act on Male Fruit Flies Depend on Multiple Mating

Jan 19, 2019 4:00 pm
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Results, published in Nature Communications, have shown that the nature of the evolutionary forces which act on male fruit flies depend on how many...

Neandertal Genes Shed Light on Endocranial Globularity of Modern Humans

Dec 17, 2018 6:00 pm
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A characteristic feature of modern humans is the unusually round skull and brain, in contrast to the elongated shape seen in other human species. B...

Researchers Find Revolutionary evidence That Epigenetics Works in Archaea

Dec 12, 2018 2:00 pm
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have found revolutionary evidence that an evolutionary phenomenon at work in complex organisms is at pla...

New Insights into Longevity and Cognition Revealed by Parrot Genome Comparative Analysis

Dec 12, 2018 12:00 pm
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Parrots are famously talkative, and a blue-fronted Amazon parrot named Moises—or at least its genome—is telling scientists volumes abou...

Discovering PLEKHG6 Gene That Drives Aspects of Brain Development Differently in Primates Compared to Other Species

Dec 11, 2018 3:00 pm
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University of Otago researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates – great apes and humans – apart from other ...

Scientists Create Synthetic Microorganisms to Study Evolutionary Mysteries

Dec 1, 2018 3:00 pm
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Scientists at Scripps Research and their collaborators have created microorganisms that may recapitulate key features of organisms thought to have ...

Genes of a Human Origin play a Critical Role in Development of our Large Brains

Sep 23, 2018 12:00 pm
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A set of three nearly identical genes found only in humans appear to play a critical role in the development of our large brains, according to a st...

Understanding the Chromosome Evolution of Australian Sheep Blowfly

Sep 15, 2018 1:00 pm
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NC State University researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes by identifying a gene indispensable for male survival in a dev...

A Closer Look into the Biological Phenomenon of Alternative Splicing

Sep 10, 2018 1:00 pm
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A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study sheds light on the genetic mechanisms that allowed sunflowers to undergo a relatively rapid evolutionar...

Marine Mammals Adaptations Have Led to the Loss of the Gene that Protects from Pesticides

Aug 28, 2018 11:00 am
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As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to make a protein that defends humans and other land-dwelling mam...


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