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In silico study sheds light on elephants’ cancer resistance

Added: 17 Jul 2022

Elephants’ ability to combat cancer could help develop treatments in humans and also bolster conser…

New map of Southern Ocean floor will boost understanding of climate processes

Added: 10 Jun 2022

International researchers have completed what has been hailed as the most detailed seafloor map of …

Which three extinct animals would you invite to dinner?

Added: 24 May 2022

Considering de-extinction, iterative evolution, re-evolution and the Elvis taxon, Russ Swan muses o…

Saving the vaquita porpoise from extinction

Added: 5 May 2022

Only ten vaquita porpoises survive, but the species may not be doomed, scientists say. If they can …

Scientists announce comprehensive regional diagnostic of microbial ocean life using DNA testing

Added: 4 May 2022

Scientists announce comprehensive regional diagnostic of microbial ocean life using DNA testing. La…

It’s all just a matter of perception

Added: 4 Apr 2022

In anticipation of the announcement of this year’s competition winners, we asked previous winners a…

Researchers propose ‘ecologically honest’ approach to modelling behaviour

Added: 20 Jan 2022

When studying the behaviour of species, study design is often based on human norms. But, when model…

How to train your AI microscope

Added: 20 Jan 2022

Artificial Intelligence will define the future of microscopy. With increased demand for more powerf…

Diagnosing exotic animals

Added: 13 Jan 2022

From one of the UK's leading veterinary diagnostic laboratories specialising in an array of exotic …

Monitoring DNA in air samples could revolutionise biomonitoring

Added: 10 Jan 2022

DNA from air could revolutionise the way we measure animal biodiversity, say scientists. Two resear…

Fossil research affected by significant colonial bias, study finds

Added: 6 Jan 2022

Recent research highlights just some of the historical, social and economic factors which have infl…

New microscope uses photonics to gain insights into ‘superbugs’

Added: 25 Nov 2021

Scientists are building a new super-resolution microscope that uses laser light to study the inner …

Olympus Image of the Year Award 2021

Added: 4 Nov 2021

Olympus has just launched its third Image of the Year contest and is accepting entries. Each year, …

Shape-shifting worm blob model could inspire future robot swarms

Added: 26 Oct 2021

Lumbriculus variegatus blackworms can aggregate into ‘blobs’ capable of collective movement. Resear…

Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies

Added: 22 Oct 2021

Sexual conflict in fruit flies is governed by specifically wired neurons in the brain which have be…

Trans-disciplinary approaches reveal important disease transmission dynamics

Added: 4 Oct 2021

New research reveals the complex multi-host-species and multi-parasite-species disease transmission…

Dinosaur domination resulted from volcano-driven climate change

Added: 27 Sep 2021

The rise of dinosaurs coincided with environmental changes driven by major volcanic eruptions over …

European Parliament votes in favour of EU plan to replace animal experiments with cutting-edge science

Added: 20 Sep 2021

The European Parliament has embraced an historic opportunity to take animal suffering out of the eq…

Are all mammals just copy cats? Felines to play a key role in human genetics

Added: 30 Jul 2021

The feline genome is ordered similarly to humans according to one veterinary medicine expert. So, c…

Shipping biologicals - the journey of human tissue samples

Added: 29 Jul 2021

Medical research relies on routine and specialist biological samples which must be handled with gre…