Evolution (19 News)

Redifining Species Based on the Two Genomes in Cells

Mar 20, 2017 9:00 pm
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What is a species? Biologists -- and ornithologists in particular -- have been debating the best definition for a very long time. A new commentary pub...

Life Might Be Older Than Ever Thought

Mar 20, 2017 11:00 am
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Scientists at the Swedish Museum of Natural History have found fossils of 1.6 billion-year-old probable red algae. The spectacular finds, publishing o...

miRNA beats Predictions Regarding its Stablity

Mar 12, 2017 6:00 pm
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They have found the molecules in the well-known glacier mummy "Ötzi." A number of facts have been scientifically proven about the glaci...

Treating Cancer By Mimicking Evolution

Mar 9, 2017 11:00 am
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Research led by Associate Professor David Ackerley, director of Victoria's Biotechnology programme, has underpinned the development of a new form ...

Accelerating plant domestication Using CRISPR

Mar 8, 2017 11:00 am
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Out of the more than 300,000 plant species in existence, only three species -- rice, wheat, and maize -- account for most of the plant matter that hum...

Genetically Modified Armies are Unlikely to be In Near Future

Mar 7, 2017 12:00 pm
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Rest easy, folks. Armies of genetically modified super-species are unlikely to conquer Earth anytime soon. In a paper recently appearing in the jou...

Role of DNA hairpins in Evolution

Mar 5, 2017 9:00 pm
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The evolution of cells and organisms is thought to have been preceded by a phase in which informational molecules like DNA could be replicated selecti...

Role of Prions Evolution

Mar 5, 2017 3:00 pm
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Alzheimer's disease, and other neurodegenerative conditions involving abnormal folding of proteins, may help explain the emergence of life -- and ...

Most Ancient Tropical DNA found

Mar 4, 2017 7:00 pm
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An extinct tortoise species that accidentally tumbled into a water-filled limestone sinkhole in the Bahamas about 1,000 years ago has finally made its...

Identifying Genes responsible for Environmental Adaptation

Mar 4, 2017 2:00 pm
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Over many thousands of years, farmers have bred maize varieties so the crops are optimally adapted to local environments. A new study, published Fe...

Social Chromosome Evolved Through Single Event

Mar 1, 2017 7:00 pm
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Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the chromosome responsible for the social organisation of colonies of t...

Viral Protein Enables Photosynthesis in Bacteria

Feb 28, 2017 3:00 pm
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Viruses propagate by infecting a host cell and reproducing inside. This not only affects humans and animals, but bacteria as well. This type of virus ...

Genetic Signature linked to Complex Motor Skills

Feb 22, 2017 7:00 pm
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Researchers have identified a genetic signature found exclusively in the nerve cells that supply, or innervate, the muscles of an organism's ou...

Salmonella Becomes More Virulent Through Lossing Genes

Feb 22, 2017 9:00 am
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Salmonella infections are typically the culprit behind food poisoning outbreaks, but in sub-Saharan Africa, they often cause drug-resistant, deadly bl...

New Clues to Answering an Evolutionary Mystery

Feb 11, 2017 8:00 am
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A University of Queensland-led international study has discovered a new type of bacterial structure which has previously only been seen in more com...

The Appendix Might Serve an Adaptive Purpose

Jan 14, 2017 1:00 pm
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One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts - appendix, wisdom teeth,...

How Cytoplasmic DNA Undergoes Adaptation to Avoid Harmful Mutations

Dec 28, 2016 8:00 am
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About 1.5 to 2 billion years ago, the great evolutionary 'big fish, little fish' engulfment occurred. Somehow, scientists think, one bacteria ...

Increased Instances of C-Sections are Causing Evolutionary Changes

Dec 21, 2016 1:00 pm
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A small team of researchers with members from Austria and the U.S. has found statistical evidence that an increase in the number of mothers giving bir...

Researchers Find DNA Mutation that Allows the Human Brain to Grow Bigger

Dec 21, 2016 7:48 am
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A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute has found what they believe is the DNA mutation that led to a change in function of a gene in humans...