biology

 
Mind control for little monsters
Mind control for little monsters
Parasites influence the behaviour of their hosts. It is known. The tapeworm that cultivates rash behaviour in its host. The tiny bug that emboldens...
Taking fewer risks with age is biologically determined
Taking fewer risks with age is biologically determined
Taking fewer risks as you grow older is inevitable, according to scientists who have linked a drop...
Tiny mouse-steps on the path to new organs
Tiny mouse-steps on the path to new organs
Cells that began their existence in a mouse embryo were removed by scientists at Edinburgh University’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine,...
Discovery of new species born to die
Discovery of new species born to die
Several high-flying creatures, including giant flying frogs and squirrels and a parachute gecko, are among the hundreds of exotic new species...
Expedition leads scientists to 'lost world'
Expedition leads scientists to 'lost world'
An expedition to a remote part of northern Australia has uncovered three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years, with scientists on...
UWC celebrates science excellence
UWC celebrates science excellence
In the past five years the University of the Western Cape has become the South African research leader in physics, molecular biology and biochemistry. "With endowments of only R25-million [and] with respect to research impact between 2005 and 2010, the University of the Western Cape now...

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