Study identifies thousands of genes that were turned on or off in the uterus during the evolution of pregnancy An international team of scientists has identified large-scale genetic changes that marked the evolution of pregnancy in mammals.
Save Threatened Species by Giving Them Treated Cotton for Nests When University of Utah biologists set out cotton balls treated with a mild pesticide, wild finches in the Galapagos Islands used the cotton to help build their nests, killing parasitic … Continue reading →
Results Could Aid Future Efforts to Monitor Health Bacteria are invisible to the naked eye, but they reside on nearly every surface humans encounter—including the skin. Uncovering the role these microorganisms play in human health is a major focus of … Continue reading →
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fish, unlike humans, can regenerate nerve connections and recover normal mobility following an injury to their spinal cord. Now, University of Missouri researchers have discovered how the sea lamprey, an eel-like fish, regrows the neurons that comprise … Continue reading →
Human beings would probably be known as pilosals rather than mammals if Carl Linnaeus had not been a proponent of breast-feeding. For social and political reasons, the famed taxonomist labeled the class of animals to which humans belong with a … Continue reading →
Average Growing Nation Can Expect 10.8 Percent More Threatened Species by 2050 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The ongoing global growth in the human population will inevitably crowd out mammals and birds and has the potential to threaten hundreds of species with … Continue reading →
In stunning color, new biodiversity research from North Carolina State University maps out priority areas worldwide that hold the key to protecting vulnerable species and focusing conservation efforts. The research, published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, … Continue reading →