Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Where in the world will the next epidemic start?

Viruses jumping from animals to humans have been the starting point of numerous outbreaks, from Ebola to Zika. Given the similarity of SARS-CoV-2 to coronaviruses found in bats, this probably marked the beginning of COVID-19 ...

Biomedical technology

Researchers develop new method to print tiny, functional organs

Researchers at EPFL have developed an approach to print tiny tissues that look and function almost like their full-sized counterpart. Measuring just a few centimeters across, the mini-tissues could allow scientists to study ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

3-D bioprinting constructs for cartilage regeneration

Cartilage injury is a common cause of joint dysfunction and existing joint prostheses cannot remodel with host joint tissue. However, it is challenging to develop large-scale biomimetic anisotropic constructs that structurally ...

Oncology & Cancer

Increasing the effectiveness of immunotherapy against skin cancer

The melanoma is a malignant tumor of the pigment cells. If diagnosed early, the tumor can be removed completely—and the chances of recovery are good. But in later stages, when the tumor has already spread or formed metastases ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Potential new drug to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection consequences

Scientists from the Department of Cell Biology of the University of Malaga (UMA) and the Andalusian Center for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND) have made progress in finding new rapid implementation therapies to combat ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China lab leak infects thousands with bacterial disease

Thousands of people in northwest China have tested positive for a bacterial disease after a leak from a state-owned biopharmaceutical plant making animal vaccines last year.

page 1 from 100

Animal

Animals are a major group of mostly multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their life. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently. Most animals are also heterotrophs, meaning they must ingest other organisms for sustenance.

Most known animal phyla appeared in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion, about 542 million years ago.

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA