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Hummingbird's hover surprisingly easy to hack
Hummingbirds need a completely stationary visual field in order to hover in place, according to University of British Columbia research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2014-12-08)
Applied Entomology and Zoology joins Springer's publishing program
The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology and Springer will collaborate to publish the society's official journal Applied Entomology and Zoology as of January 2011. (2010-12-08)
Fighting Aussie yabbies don't forget a face -- new research by the University of Melbourne
The fighting Australian yabby does not forget the face of its foes says new research from University of Melbourne zoologists. (2008-02-27)
The end of aging? New study examines evolutionary explanations for 'biological immortality'
Though getting older may seem inevitable, a major new study from the forthcoming issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology examines the point in human life when your body simply stops aging. (2005-12-05)
Sequencers take a bird in hand
Long before Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Darwin, and even John Audubon, man had a passion for studying birds. (2000-05-14)
Chronic administration of nandrolone decanoate
Investigations by researchers of Zoology Department of Cotton College, Guwahati, and Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India, have revealed that long term exposure to elevated doses of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) can significantly affect aldosterone concentration and serum sodium/ potassium levels in albino mice. (2017-03-02)
Discovery -- marsupials and humans shared same genetic imprinting 150 million years ago
Research published in Nature Genetics by a team of international scientists including the department of zoology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, has established an identical mechanism of genetic imprinting, a process involved in marsupial and human fetal development, which evolved 150 million years ago. (2008-07-14)
Shade will be a precious resource to lizards in a warming world
Climate change may even test lizards' famous ability to tolerate and escape the heat -- making habitat protection increasingly vital -- according to a new study by UBC and international biodiversity experts. (2014-03-10)
A fly's eye view
A fly's eye view of the world can offer valuable insights into how our own brains work. (2000-06-14)
Study highlights success of meningitis C vaccination programme among UK children
Authors of a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET report how the introduction of a recent vaccination campaign in the UK has substantially reduced the potential for group C meningococcal infection among children. (2002-05-23)
Drunken elephants: The marula fruit myth
Dispelling years of anecdotes in travelogues, the popular press, and scholarly works, biologists from the University of Bristol argue that it is nearly impossible for elephants to become intoxicated from eating the fruit of the marula tree. (2005-12-05)
Worker ants store fat to share with colony members during times of need
In a fascinating new study from the September/October 2006 issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Daniel A. (2006-07-26)
Mother birds give a nutritional leg up to chicks with unattractive fathers
Mother birds deposit variable amounts of antioxidants into egg yolks, and it has long been theorized that females invest more in offspring sired by better quality males. (2006-09-25)
UBC mathematicians offer elegant solution to evolutionary conundrum
UBC researchers have proffered a new mathematical model that seeks to unravel a key evolutionary riddle -- namely what factors underlie the generation of biological diversity both within and between species. (2010-04-22)
Ocean acidification research should increase focus on species' ability to adapt
Not enough current research on marine ecosystems focuses on species' long-term adaptation to ocean acidification creating a murky picture of our ocean's future, according to an international study led by a University of British Columbia zoologist. (2014-01-27)
Study challenges belief that tree frogs depress metabolic rate after 'waxing' themselves
Researchers from the University of Florida explore wiping behaviours in a tree frog that waxes itself, and test whether these frogs become dormant to conserve energy during dehydration. (2006-10-16)
'Creationism is not science' - making the case for Darwin at UCL
Can the hold that Intelligent Design theorists have in America be broken by the evolutionists? (2005-11-11)
Gazelles shrink liver and heart to reduce oxygen consumption during drought
How do gazelles and other large desert mammals adjust their physiology to survive when food and water are in short supply? (2006-06-08)
Researchers detect receptor for day/night cycles
It's been something of a mystery to scientists - how are blind mice able to synchronize their biological rhythms to day and night? (2003-06-23)
Enigmatic sea urchin structure catalogued
A comprehensive investigation into the axial complex of sea urchins has shown that within that group of marine invertebrates there exists a structural evolutionary interdependence of various internal organs. (2009-06-08)
The dangers of reintroducing lions and other carnivores for ecotourism
Ecotourism has motivated efforts to reintroduce lions to landscapes where they were not previously common. (2015-03-16)
Endangered gourmet sea snail could be doomed by increasing ocean acidity
Increasing levels of ocean acidity could spell doom for British Columbia's already beleaguered northern abalone, according to the first study to provide direct experimental evidence that changing sea water chemistry is negatively affecting an endangered species. (2011-05-25)
Insect gene expression responds to diet
Cabbage looper caterpillars are able to alter the expression of genes associated with metabolism, homeostasis and immunity in response to feeding on plants carrying bacteria. (2009-05-06)
Older killer whales make the best mothers
Killer whales nearing the menopause may be more successful in rearing their young. (2009-02-02)
Here's venom in your eye: Spitting cobras hit their mark
Using high-speed photography and electromyography, scientists uncover the mechanics of a cobra (2009-01-22)
Good grief! Losing a friend brings wild birds closer together
New Oxford University research has revealed that instead of grieving, wild birds appear to adjust to the loss of a flockmate by increasing both the number and intensity of their relationships with other birds. (2017-05-17)
Study: Lizards bask for more than warmth
Keeping warm isn't the only reason lizards and other cold-blooded critters bask in the sun. (2009-04-20)
Cousin marriage laws outdated
Marriage between first cousins is highly stigmatized in the West and, indeed, is illegal in 31 US states. (2008-12-22)
Special skin keeps fish species alive on land
A new study shows how an amphibious fish stays alive for up to two months on land. (2010-11-08)
Bird vaccine for West Nile Virus
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a vaccine to halt the spread of West Nile Virus among common and endangered bird species. (2013-07-09)
Salmonella in garden birds responsive to antibiotics
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that salmonella bacteria found in garden birds are sensitive to antibiotics, suggesting that the infection is unlike the bacteria found in livestock and humans. (2008-06-02)
New research: Why bigger animals aren't always faster
New research in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology shows why bigger isn't always better when it comes to sprinting speed. (2012-04-30)
Insects' survival, mating decrease with age in wild, researchers discover
A unique insect has given researchers the opportunity to study aging in the wild for the first time. (2002-11-27)
Spider sharing isn't always caring: Colonies die when arachnids overshare food
Spiders living together in colonies of tens of thousands can go extinct from sharing food equitably, finds new UBC research. (2016-08-04)
Lizard moms may prepare their babies for a stressful world
Stressed out lizard moms tend to give their developing embryos short shrift, but the hardship may ultimately be a good thing for the babies once they're born, according to a study published in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. (2012-04-19)
Spotted hyenas can increase survival rates by hunting alone
In a paper recently published in the journal Animal Behavior, Smith, a student in MSU's department of zoology, shows that while spotted hyenas know the value of living together in large, cooperative societies, they also realize that venturing on their own now and then to hunt for food is often the key to their survival. (2008-07-16)
Large caps this spring's must-have for water fleas
It remains one of the unresolved mysteries of the animal world: Why do females change the way they look each season while males look the same all year round? (2010-05-03)
World first discovery -- genes from extinct Tasmanian tiger function in a mouse
Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Texas, have extracted genes from the extinct Tasmanian tiger, inserted it into a mouse and observed a biological function -- this is a world first for the use of the DNA of an extinct species to induce a functional response in another living organism. (2008-05-19)
MSU uses grant to help students master scientific mumbo jumbo
Warning: This class will teach students to translate scientific mumbo jumbo into understandable phrases. (2012-12-06)
Chimps, like humans, focus on faces
A chimp's attention is captured by faces more effectively than by bananas. (2009-07-22)
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