Latest Molecular Biology and Evolution Stories
Antibiotic resistance has become an increasing public health concern, with MRSA infections and last lines of antibiotic drug treatments having to be increasingly deployed in hospitals and clinics.
The social insects, including bees, wasps, ants and termites have developed a highly advanced society where division of labor amongst workers to serve the queen's reproduction has long fascinated biologists who have wanted to uncover the molecular pathways driving the complex behavior of insect societies.
Take a muscle cell, modify it over millions of years, and you end up with an exciting and literally shocking evolutionary result: the electric fish.
Male bears are seemingly always on the prowl, roaming much greater distances than females, particularly for mating.
The baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been associated with human activities for thousands of years, being the primary biological agent in baking, brewing, winemaking and other fermentation processes.
Defensins, as their name implies, are small proteins found in plants and animals that help ward off viral, bacterial or fungal pests.
With the Neanderthal genome now published, for the first time, scientists have a rich new resource of comparative evolution.
Human migrations—from the prehistoric epoch to the present day—have extended cultures across the globe.
New findings from an international team of researchers show that most Neanderthals in Europe died off around 50,000 years ago.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).