17 Jul 2018 - 14:29
In multicellular organisms, including humans, most DNA is coiled up within the cell’s nucleus. A small part, however, is tucked away within the mitochondria— organelles that produce energy and...
Type: News Article
30 May 2018 - 14:00
It’s a puzzle that has confounded biologists for centuries: the earth’s tropical regions are home to an enormous variety of plant and animal species, but as you travel north or south, away from the...
Type: News Article
21 May 2018 - 09:38
Out at sea, a scientist holds a plankton sample up to the light and observes the shimmering contents. This sparkling spectacle is caused by thousands of microscopic organisms living at the sea...
Type: News Article
17 May 2018 - 17:04
Coral reefs are in trouble. Between pollution, rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification, coral systems throughout the world’s oceans are severely declining – and some have disappeared. However...
Type: News Article
12 Apr 2018 - 14:54
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have taken one step closer towards potential cures for several human genetic diseases, and the answers have...
Type: News Article
3 Apr 2018 - 00:05
What do ballet and cell biology have in common? Perhaps more than you might think. Every cell in your body is enclosed by a cell membrane, a lipid bilayer that separates the cell’s contents from its...
Type: Press release
20 Dec 2017 - 14:34
Imagine trying to defeat an army of invaders that can double its population size every twenty minutes. This is what the human body is facing when it becomes infected with a harmful strain of...
Type: News Article
11 Dec 2017 - 13:50
The inside of an electron microscope, which requires vacuum levels similar to those encountered in outer space, can be an extremely inhospitable place for organic materials. Traditionally, life...
Type: News Article
16 Nov 2017 - 00:00
One of the greatest threats to the environment today is wastewater left over from production activities. Agricultural practices, such as pig farming, produce a large amount of wastewater containing...
Type: News Article
6 Nov 2017 - 17:00
For generations, researchers have thought about ecology in terms of the landscape. Now, new technology and methods are allowing scientists to record and examine the particular "soundscape" of a place...
Type: Video
11 Oct 2017 - 11:34
In 2016 the World Health Organization named antibiotic resistance as “one of the biggest threats to...
Type: News Article
6 Oct 2017 - 01:00
In the 1960s, rock climbers on Ball’s Pyramid, a small, isolated volcanic stack located in the Tasman Sea, discovered a treasure that would mark the beginning of an incredible story of survival. The...
Type: News Article
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