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Deceptively simple: Minute marine animals live in a sophisticated symbiosis with bacteria
Trichoplax, one of the simplest animals on Earth, lives in a highly specific and intimate symbiosis with two types of bacteria. (2019-06-10)
Rare fossils provide more detailed picture of biodiversity during Middle Ordovician
Marine fossil specimens unearthed in northern Portugal are filling a gap in understanding evolution during the Middle Ordovician period. (2019-06-04)
A question of time
Researchers show how the immune system distinguishes between self molecules and non-self molecules such as those from pathogens. (2019-05-03)
Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing
Researchers studying how pain works at the University of Sydney have discovered an antidote to the deadly sting delivered by the most venomous creature on Earth -- the Australian box jellyfish. (2019-04-30)
Simple sea anemones not so simple after all
New research on tube anemones is challenging everything that evolutionary biologists thought they knew about sea animal genetics. (2019-04-23)
What makes a jellyfish?
Genomic study reveals how jellyfish develop into floating beauties, rather than staying stationary like corals or sea anemones. (2019-04-15)
NUS researchers create water-resistant electronic skin with self-healing abilities
Inspired by jellyfish, NUS researchers have created an electronic skin that is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive, and repairs itself in both wet and dry conditions. (2019-03-18)
Tracking turtles with telemetry
A new model has been created that can forecast the location of Eastern Pacific leatherback turtles along the coast of Central and South America in an effort to decrease bycatch mortality of this critically endangered and ecologically important species. (2019-03-14)
Unprecedented number of warm-water species moved northward during marine heatwave
A UC Davis study documents an unprecedented number of southern marine species moving northward into California and as far north as Oregon during the 2014-2016 marine heatwave. (2019-03-12)
Sleep tight! Researchers identify the beneficial role of sleep
Why do animals sleep? Why do humans 'waste' a third of their lives sleeping? (2019-03-05)
Sea worms and jellyfish treat cancer and kill insects
Scientists of the Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (PIBOC) of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) and the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) found out marine invertebrates living in Troitsa Bay, the Sea of Japan, contain biologically active compounds with strong antitumor and antimicrobial properties, and also capable of killing insects. (2019-02-14)
Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic?
Using risk assessments, like those used for setting occupational safety limits in the workplace, researchers determined the winners and losers of climate change in the Antarctic. (2019-01-17)
Jellyfish map could be the future to protecting UK waters and fish
A University of Southampton research team has developed a map of chemicals found in Jellyfish caught across 1 million square-kilometres of UK waters. (2019-01-16)
Variable venom -- why are some snakes deadlier than others?
By comparing records of venom potency and quantity for over 100 venomous snake species, researchers have discoverd that the potency of a snake's venom depends on what it eats. (2019-01-08)
First jellyfish genome reveals ancient beginnings of complex body plan
The first in-depth look at the genome of a jellyfish -- the moon jelly Aurelia aurita -- shows that early jellyfish recycled existing genes to gain the ability to morph from polyp to medusa. (2018-12-03)
Popular science helps to discover the abundance of this jellyfish
When the Rhizostoma luteum jellyfish was discovered at the beginning of the 19th century in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar, only nine specimens were identified. (2018-11-13)
New study helps explain recent scarcity of Bay nettles
A new, long-term study of how environmental conditions affect the abundance and distribution of jellyfish in the nation's largest estuary helps explain the widely reported scarcity of sea nettles within Chesapeake Bay during the past few months and raises concerns about how a long-term continuation of this trend might harm Bay fisheries as climate continues to warm. (2018-10-10)
No more Iron Man: submarines now have soft, robotic arms
The human arm can perform a wide range of extremely delicate and coordinated movements. (2018-10-03)
Scientists created proteins controlled by light
Researchers developed fluorescent proteins that can be controlled by orange and green light. (2018-09-28)
New study probes the ancient past of a body plan code
Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have opened a window on another piece of evolutionary biology. (2018-09-27)
How a 'jellyfish'-shaped structure relieves pressure in your cells
Scientists at Scripps Research have solved the structure of a key protein that senses when our cells swell. (2018-08-16)
Predatory sea corals team up to feed on stinging jellyfish
Cave-dwelling corals in the Mediterranean can work alongside one another to catch and eat stinging jellyfish, a study reveals. (2018-07-31)
Origami-inspired device enables easy capture, release of delicate underwater organisms
A new device developed by a University of Rhode Island engineer and researchers at Harvard University safely traps delicate sea creatures inside a folding polyhedral enclosure and lets them go without harm using a novel, origami-inspired design. (2018-07-19)
An underwater pokéball for capturing sea creatures
The ocean is home to millions of soft-bodied creatures -- jellyfish, sponges, octopuses, squid, etc. (2018-07-18)
Polyps will let unrelated 'others' fuse to them and share tissue, scientists discover
University of Kansas scientists discovered that polyps have no qualms about treating a nonrelated individual like part of the family. (2018-07-12)
Releasing our inner jellyfish in the fight against infection
How mucus genes dating back to our time as a jellyfish could be key in our quest for new antibiotics. (2018-07-09)
Currents propel the spreading of invasive jellyfish
Twelve years ago, the comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi, originating from the North American East Coast, appeared in northern European waters. (2018-05-25)
Structure of a protein complex related with cell survival revealed
A team from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has determined for the first time the high-resolution structure of a complex (R2TP) involved in key processes for cell survival and in diseases such as cancer. (2018-04-16)
Monterey Bay Aquarium study finds sea turtles use flippers to manipulate food
Sea turtles use their flippers to handle prey despite the limbs being evolutionarily designed for locomotion, a discovery by Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers published in PeerJ. (2018-03-28)
Bioengineering team's 'circuit' work may benefit gene therapy
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have designed genetic 'circuits' out of living cellular material in order to gain a better understanding of how proteins function, with the goal of making improvements. (2018-03-06)
A leopard may not change its spots but venomous creatures change their venom recipe often
For a long time scientists believed that an animal's venom was consistent over time. (2018-03-05)
Capturing the balance of nature
Researchers capture dynamic changes in marine life over twelve years. (2018-03-02)
In living color: seeing cells from outside the body with synthetic bioluminescence
Glowing creatures like fireflies and jellyfish are captivating to look at but also a boon for science, as their bioluminescent molecules contribute to visualizing a host of biological processes. (2018-02-22)
Fancy a jellyfish chip?
Mathias Clausen, a Danish researcher, became intrigued by jellyfish when he bit into the marine delicacy and experienced an unexpected crunch; he decided he wanted to 'understand the transformation from soft gel to this crunchy thing.' Clausen and other scientists combined their expertise in biophysics and biochemistry to gain a better understanding of how food preparation affects jellyfish from the inside out. (2018-02-20)
Bright and stable: New acid-tolerant green fluorescent protein for bioimaging
Fluorescent proteins (FPs) are powerful tools for visualization of molecular and cellular processes; however, most FPs lose fluorescence at a pH lower than their neutral pKa (~6). (2018-01-04)
Fossil orphans reunited with their parents after half a billion years
Everyone wants to be with their family for Christmas, but spare a thought for a group of orphan fossils that have been separated from their parents since the dawn of animal evolution, over half a billion years ago. (2017-12-12)
Wound healing or regeneration -- the environment decides?
For humans, the loss of limbs is almost always an irreversible catastrophe. (2017-11-29)
New discovery: Common jellyfish is actually two species
UD professor and alum discover sea nettle jellyfish found in Rehoboth and Chesapeake Bay is actually two species. (2017-11-21)
Jellyfish-inspired electronic skin glows when it gets hurt
Electronic-skin technologies for prosthetics and robots can detect the slightest touch or breeze. (2017-11-01)
Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off California
Environmental disturbances such as El Niño shake up the marine food web off Southern California, new research shows, countering conventional thinking that the hierarchy of who-eats-who in the ocean remains largely constant over time. (2017-10-19)
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