Biology

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

Feb 20, 2018

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

Feb 20, 2018

Researchers say they're working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel 'Black Sam' Bellamy

Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons

Feb 18, 2018

Medical examiner collects DNA samples to help families find remains of missing loved ones across the country

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

Feb 17, 2018

A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska

Underwater video shows marine life growing at wind farm

Feb 15, 2018

Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage suggesting a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation's first offshore wind farm

Idaho can keep data on animals tracked illegally amid appeal

Feb 15, 2018

Idaho officials don't have to destroy information right away that came from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by a helicopter crew that landed illegally in a wilderness area where engines are prohibited

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

Feb 13, 2018

Scientists are trying gene therapy to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS

Valentine condom campaign urges lovers to think of animals

Feb 9, 2018

An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine's Day

Scientists aim at joint injuries that can trigger arthritis

Feb 7, 2018

Ankle, knee injuries can lead to arthritis even in younger adults, and animal research points to possible future protection

US genetics scientist among winners of esteemed Israel prize

Feb 7, 2018

American genetic scientist who linked gene mutation to breast cancer among winners of prestigious Israeli prize

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