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Unwinding the secrets of stress in plants could help feed the world during climate crisis

Royal Holloway researchers have discovered how natural responses to stress in plants modify the way DNA is wrapped up in the cell to help...

Scientists looked at acorn worm for clues as to why vertebrates cannot regenerate their bodies

A group of researchers found that the Ptychodera flava draws on reprogramming-based mechanisms. It is a worm-like marine organism capable of regenerating its entire...

New study reveals mystery origin of iconic Aussie snakes

University of Adelaide researchers have found the first tangible evidence. The ancestors of some of Australia's most venomous snakes arrived by sea and not...

Gut microbes help hibernating ground squirrels emerge strong and healthy in spring

Ground squirrels enter a state called torpor while hibernating. Their metabolism drops to as low as just 1% of summer levels. Their body temperature can plummet...

Why king baboon spider venom is so painful?

Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute researchers have uncovered the reason...

Study reveals why zebra mussels are so sticky

University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and Institute of Biomedical Engineering scientists have studied both zebra and quagga mussels for years....

New study focused on origins of life on Earth

A team of scientists have addressed the most profoundly unanswered questions in biology. They have discovered the structures of proteins which are responsible for...

New study reveals DNA maturations are random

University of California and Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology scientists have said that a simple roadside weed hold the key to understanding and...

Plants depend on the CLASSY gene family to diversify their epigenomes

A team at Salk has shown that the CLASSY gene family decides which parts of the genome are turned off in a tissue-specific manner....