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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…

Scientists get second opinion from AI on tell-tale heart

Added: 26 Aug 2021

The single biggest global cause of death is heart disease. Changes in the electrical signals associ…

Food or sex? Fruit flies give insight into decision-making

Added: 17 Aug 2021

Individuals are likely to prioritise food over sex after being deprived of both, according to resea…

Study debunks myth that carnivores roam wild in absence of humans

Added: 13 Aug 2021

As people sheltered in place at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, sightings of wildlife in urban …

COVID-19 may impact fight-or-flight response in young adults

Added: 9 Aug 2021

New collaborative research using microneurography suggests COVID-19 may alter the fight-or-flight r…

Fruit compound may have potential to prevent and treat Parkinson's disease

Added: 2 Aug 2021

Researchers have added to evidence that the compound farnesol, found naturally in herbs, and berrie…

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…

Gene variant discovery could help treat Alzheimer's and other degenerative brain disorders

Added: 29 Jul 2021

New research suggests early changes in brain metabolism may explain the neurodegeneration suffered …

One drug to treat them all: towards a 'master' coronavirus treatment

Added: 22 Jul 2021

Researchers seek and find that precious drug-binding pocket that is so essential to the coronavirus…

Breakthrough for tracking RNA with fluorescence

Added: 7 Jul 2021

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in developing a method to …

Tissue autografting turns pulp fiction into pulp reality

Added: 6 Jul 2021

One of the most challenging medical conditions is serious loss of tissue. Unlike certain animals, h…

Electron microscopy just became a thousand times more efficient

Added: 3 Jun 2021

Imaging a million samples a second to make electron microscopy a thousand times more efficient, the…

Staying ahead of the bacteria: A new weapon in the anti-bacterial arms race

Added: 1 Jun 2021

In the perpetual arms races between bacteria and human-made antibiotics, there is a new tool to giv…

Are UK Zoos putting the Con in Conservation?

Added: 27 May 2021

A shocking new report published by Born Free highlights that the majority of species found in the U…

UKRI funding to bring the public into the heart of five research projects

Added: 27 May 2021

UK Research and Innovation is encouraging people from across the UK to actively contribute to five …

The first frost is the deepest - understanding the biochemical flowering brake in plants

Added: 17 May 2021

The first frost of autumn may be grim for gardeners but the latest evidence reveals it is a profoun…

How moths find their flame - genetics of mate attraction discovered

Added: 14 May 2021

Biologists have discovered the gene controlling the mating preference of male European corn borer m…

Giant sea lizard fossil shows diversity of life before asteroid hit

Added: 14 May 2021

A further species discovery confirms the abundance and diversity of giant marine lizards in the Cre…

Learning on the fly: Computer model links insect and mammalian learning

Added: 7 May 2021

Even the humble fruit fly craves a dose of the happy hormone, according to a new study from the Uni…

Texas CRISPR gene editing opens new battlefront against Duchenne MD

Added: 7 May 2021

Thirty five years ago the human gene that causes Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) was discovered. …