Dry tropical forests are more vulnerable to the impacts of global heating than had been thought, according to new research, with wildlife and plants at severe risk of harm from human impacts. Some tropical forests are very wet, but others…
(Menzies Institute for Medical Research ) In an article published today in Science, a multidisciplinary research team from more than 10 universities and research institutes outlines how integrating a more diverse set of species and environments could enhance the biomedical research cycle.
(eLife ) Infant marsupials and monotremes use a connection between their ear and jaw bones shortly after birth to enable them to drink their mothers’ milk, new findings in eLife reveal.
(eLife ) New insight on how four species of seabirds have developed the ability to cruise through both air and water has been published today in the open-access journal eLife.
New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems such as freshwaters will release more methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone. The study, published today in Nature Climate Change, attributes this difference to changes in…
(Queen Mary University of London) New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems such as freshwaters will release more methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone.
There’s some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever. But cases of tick-borne spotted fevers have increased east of the Mississippi River, and more research is needed to understand why.
We all know that there are ”good” and ”bad” bacteria, but scientists have little insight into how bacteria become ”bad” or ”pathogenic” and cause disease. Now, a team of scientists has described how mutations resulting in the malformation of the lipopolysaccharide transporter — an essential protein for bacterial growth– caused a non-pathogenic Escherichia coli strain to become pathogenic.