News tagged with biology
(Medical Xpress)—UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of aging and extend the healthy life span of fruit flies. The research, ...
Genetics May 06, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (18) | 1 |
In a serendipitous discovery, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to turn bone marrow stem cells directly into brain cells.
Medical research Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (11) | 2 |
Mouse brain made transparent: Method enables 3-D analysis of brain's fine structure and connections (w/ video)
Combining neuroscience and chemical engineering, researchers at Stanford University have developed a process that renders a mouse brain transparent. The postmortem brain remains whole—not sliced or sectioned in any way—with ...
Neuroscience Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
How do nerve cells—which can each be up to three feet long in humans—keep from rupturing or falling apart?
Neuroscience Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—New research shows that drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week may counteract the memory loss associated with ageing, and could help delay the onset of degenerative brain disorders, ...
Health May 08, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (9) | 5 |
In the future, if you want to improve your ability to manipulate numbers in your head, you might just plug yourself in. So say researchers who report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 16 on studies of a harm ...
Neuroscience May 16, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 1 |
Sleep plays an important role in the brain's ability to consolidate learning when two new potentially competing tasks are learned in the same day, research at the University of Chicago demonstrates.
Neuroscience Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
The feeling of hunger itself may protect against Alzheimer's disease, according to study published today in the journal PLOS ONE. Interestingly, the results of this study in mice suggest that mild hunger ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—People often think that other people are staring at them even when they aren't research led by the University of Sydney has found.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 09, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—New research from UC Davis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that blocking an enzyme that promotes inflammation can prevent the tissue damage following a heart attack ...
Medical research Mar 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Why some stress is good for you? Acute stress primes the brain to do better on memory tasks two weeks later
(Medical Xpress)—Overworked and stressed out? Look on the bright side. Some stress is good for you.
Neuroscience Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in collaboration with researchers from Icelandic Heart Association, Sage Bionetworks, and other institutions, have discovered that a network of genes involved in ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 25, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
A drug developed by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, known as J147, reverses memory deficits and slows Alzheimer's disease in aged mice following short-term treatment. The findings, ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 13, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Healthy cells don't just happen. As they grow and divide, they need checks and balances to ensure they function properly while adapting to changing conditions around them.
Cancer Apr 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2 |
A potential new strategy to developing new drugs to control inflammation without serious side effects has been found by Georgia State University researchers and international colleagues.
Inflammatory disorders Apr 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Biology is a vast subject containing many subdivisions, topics, and disciplines. Among the most important topics are five unifying principles that can be said to be the fundamental axioms of modern biology:
Subdisciplines of biology are recognized on the basis of the scale at which organisms are studied and the methods used to study them: biochemistry examines the rudimentary chemistry of life; molecular biology studies the complex interactions of systems of biological molecules; cellular biology examines the basic building block of all life, the cell; physiology examines the physical and chemical functions of the tissues, organs, and organ systems of an organism; and ecology examines how various organisms interact and associate with their environment.
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