14 Sep 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Kuruma shrimp are an economically important species in Asia and considered a delicacy in Japan, where a large shrimp farming industry has been established. Despite its importance, very...
Type: Press release
29 Jun 2021 - 18:00
Highlights Bobtail and bottletail squids are tiny marine invertebrates that are found throughout the world’s oceans and are useful model animals for research There are 68 recognized species of...
Type: Press release
30 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Venoms are a mixture of proteins that animals have weaponized for prey capture and self defense New research has found that snakes and mammals share a set of genes that have similar...
Type: Press release
22 Mar 2021 - 12:00
To a biologist who lived a few centuries ago, the biological world may have seemed confusingly diverse. Other than the fact of being alive, what did bacteria or a bonsai tree have in common with a...
Type: News Article
17 Feb 2021 - 02:30
Highlights New research has found that a group of genes that reduces the risk of developing severe COVID-19 by around 20% is inherited from Neanderthals These genes, located on chromosome 12,...
Type: Press release
15 Oct 2020 - 09:00
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia to Central America, corals turned white and ghostly...
Type: Press release
30 Sep 2020 - 00:00
Since first appearing in late 2019, the novel virus, SARS-CoV-2, has had a range of impacts on those it infects. Some people become severely ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and...
Type: Press release
29 Sep 2020 - 12:27
Pteropods, or “wing-footed” sea snails and slugs, may be more resilient to acidic oceans than previously thought, scientists report. By digging into their evolutionary history, the research team...
Type: Press release
6 Aug 2020 - 15:00
Inside every cell lies a genome – a full set of DNA that contains the instructions for building an organism. Across the biological world, genomes show a staggering diversity in size. For example, the...
Type: Press release
29 Jul 2020 - 10:45
For millions of years, remote islands have been hotbeds of biodiversity, where unique species have flourished. Scientists have proposed different theories to explain how animals and plants colonize...
Type: News Article
16 Jul 2020 - 00:00
Ocean plankton are the drifters of the marine world. They’re algae, animals, bacteria, or protists that are at the mercy of the tide and currents. Many are microscopic and hidden from view, barely...
Type: Press release
26 Jun 2020 - 01:00
Since the 1980s, in seaweed farms dotted along the coastline of the subtropical islands of Okinawa, farmers have cultivated the edible brown alga, Okinawa mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus). Popular in...
Type: Press release
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