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2012-03-28 00:49:59

The two-and-a-half-year TARA OCEANS expedition finishes on 31 March when the ship and crew reach Lorient, France. The arrival completes a journey of 60 000 miles across all the world´s major oceans to sample and investigate microorganisms in the largest ecosystem on the planet, reports Eric Karsenti in an editorial published today in Molecular Systems Biology. “Life and evolution started in the oceans, yet we know very little about the distribution of marine biodiversity,”...

2012-01-24 21:51:11

Division of labor is not only a defining feature of human societies but is also omnipresent among the building blocks of biological organisms and is considered a major theme of evolution. Theoretical Biologists Claus Rueffler and Joachim Hermisson from Vienna University in collaboration with Günter P. Wagner from Yale University identified necessary conditions under which division of labor is favored by natural selection. The results of their study are published in the...

2011-11-07 08:00:00

The Physiology and Zoology Sciences are two of the key categories covered by the Bio-Sciences Network Sciencia.org. The users of the website monitor nearly 160 scientific journals publishing in these two disciplines. (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Sciencia.org is a new sciences social network established to provide the very latest news headlines, references and resources from scientific journals, books and websites worldwide. This science and research content is contributed by the website's...

2011-08-19 00:02:05

Shmoop University, Inc. enters the science domain with a Boom - ology. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 The moon is full again, and Shmoop is launching more product: Full Contact Biology. Shmoop has scintillating text PG-13 rated drawings on naked mitochondria, and vivid evocations of all of the goopy stuff that just goes with biology. Shmoop's is a living textbook and Shmoop invites students and teachers to imbibe. Key cells from the travails: Shmoop's hypothesis is that biology...

2010-06-01 13:32:55

There have been impressive advances in computational methods, allowing researchers to better understand biological and physiological systems at the atomic level. In its latest Perspectives in General Physiology series, the Journal of General Physiology (JGP) offers an in-depth look at several of these methods and the advantages of each as applied to membrane proteins, with special focus on ion channels. The Perspectives appear in the June issue (www.jgp.org). The main focus of computational...

2009-02-16 08:15:00

A failure to grasp the fundamentals of biological systems may be leaving K-12 teachers and students vulnerable to claims by intelligent design creationists, new-age homeopaths and other "hucksters," according to a University of Colorado at Boulder biology professor. On the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's classic book "The Origin of Species" that first described natural selection in detail, polls still show that only about one third of Americans believe evolution is supported by...

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Biology is the study of living organisms. Before the 19th century, biology was known as natural history (the study of all living things). Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus was the first person to coin the term biology. Biology comes from the Greek words bios (meaning "life") and logia (meaning "study of"). It is a common science that is a standard subject in schools and universities around the world. Over a million papers are published annually in biology and medicinal journals. Not just a...

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