The physical forces of cells in action

The detection of physical forces is one of the most complex challenges facing science. Considered to play a decisive role in many biological processes,...

Discovery of the oldest evidence of mobility on Earth

Scientists have uncovered the oldest fossilized traces of motility. Whereas previous remnants were dated to 570 million years ago, this new evidence is 2.1...

Mosquitoes that carry malaria may have been doing so 100 million...

The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a...

Brazil-endemic plant genus Mcvaughia highlights diversity in a unique biome

A new species of the Brazil-endemic small genus Mcvaughia described as part of a extended revision of this unique group. Mcvaughia is a genus...

Modern mahouts taking care of elephants in Myanmar are younger and...

Traditional elephant handling worldwide is rapidly changing. Researchers discovered that mahouts in Myanmar are only 22 years old on average, with an average experience...

Interventions to reduce antibiotics require tailored approach in developing countries

Fears around leaving infectious diseases untreated and poorly enforced antibiotic supply controls could hamper efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics in low to...

Acoustic waves can monitor stiffness of living cells

Engineers have devised a new, non-invasive way to monitor the stiffness of single living cells, using acoustic waves. Their technique could be used to...

On the land, one-quarter of vertebrates die because of humans

Humans have a ''disproportionately huge effect'' on the other species of vertebrates that share Earth's surface with us, causing more than 25 percent of...

Female manakins use male mating call when implanted with male hormones

Among golden-collared manakins, a bird found only in Panama and western Colombia, males emit a particular mating call, the 'chee-poo', to attract females. Researchers...

Corals adapt photosynthetic rates to prevailing environmental conditions

Considering that light is the driving force behind the growth and productivity of reef ecosystems, scientists are interested in understanding the relationship between primary...

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