Biology Current Events is our news page about recent discoveries in biology. It offers news and interesting current events in the life sciences. Topics covered range from evolution to marine biology news. From time to time, this page also links to interesting biology news stories on other websites. For students, articles include dates of publication and sources.
3D x-ray film: Rapid movements in real time
Scientists have developed a new technique that records 3D X-ray films showing the internal movements of organisms on a tiny precise scale.
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New hope against glioblastoma: Anti-psychotic medications
Researchers have discovered FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs have tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma. Full article >>
Are humans hybrids?
Many facts suggest the answer is yes. Full article >>
Lou Gehrig's Disease: A cure?
A study led by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researchers has revealed how ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) is transmitted from cell to cell, and suggests the spread of the disease can be blocked. Full article >>
Plaque: A microbial Pompeii
An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of thousand-year-old skeletons.
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Sea turtles: Legal harvest tops 42,000 a year
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of sea turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries. Full article >>
Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. Full article >>
Humpback whales: Overlapping with humans
Tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries. Full article >>
A virtual tour of Lascaux
You can now view the many prehistoric and beautiful paintings of Lascaux Cave and never get out of your chair. Full article >>
A new predator expanding its range
The coywolf, also known as the Red Wolf or Eastern Coyote, is more aggressive than a coyote and more adaptable than a wolf. And now it's moving into big eastern cities like Toronto and New York. Full article >>
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