Biology Articles

Keep up with the latest trends and new insights in the field of Biology.

CRISPR-DIY
CRISPR DIY – biohacking genes at home

Have you ever thought of changing yourself for the better — genetically-speaking? Lately, CRISPR company..

Hallucinations – a brain glitch – apparently could occur in animals, too. At least, according to a recent experiment on lab mice using optogenetics technique. [Img credit: Rick Harris (Flickr), by CC BY-SA 2.0]
Hallucination – Are we the only ones “seeing” things or animals hallucinate, too?

Hallucination – a brain glitch -- is perceiving something that seems real. It can be quite scary and distres..

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Genetically “curing” an infertile crop plant into fertile again

Modifying plant mitochondrial DNA could improve genetic diversity and thereby increase fecundity and survival ..

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A New Theory on the Origin of Animal Multicellularity

Multicellular life, purportedly, started around 600 million years ago. From single-celled, certain organisms e..

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Direct and indirect physiologic effects of growth hormone
Animal Growth Hormones

Hormones are produced in the endocrine glands of animals. The pituitary gland and hypothalamus are the most impor..

Growth Patterns
Growth Patterns

This tutorial describes the sigmoid curve, annual plant growth, tree growth, human growth, and insect growth as the grow..

The process of photosynthesis
Photosynthesis – Photolysis and Carbon Fixation

Photosynthesis is the process that plants undertake to create organic materials from carbon dioxide and water, with the ..

Wart-like leaf galls on grape leaves
Plant Cell Defense

Plants protect themselves by releasing hydrogen peroxide to fight against fungal invasion. Another way is by secreting c..