Biology

  • Sniffing out cancer

    We've know for some time that dogs can detect the scent of diseases including cancer, but new...

    Dogs trained over five years show they correctly sniff out bladder cancer in urine samples 93% of the time. – Corbis...

    Biology March 10, 2014
  • Make your own spare parts

    Can 3D printing solve the organ donor shortage?  By Mark Peplow.

    The tiny body on the operating table is not breathing. All around him the medical staff at the C.S. Mott Children’s H...

    Biology January 5, 2014
  • Poo transplants to treat range of diseases

    Other people’s faeces is something we instinctively avoid, but the emerging science of the human ...

    We face some pretty grim treatment options for the sake of our health. We swallow foul-tasting pills, vaccinate ourse...

    Biology May 1, 2012
  • Deep sea glass sponge

    The sea sponge occupies a niche position in taxonomy – not quite an animal but also not a fungus ...

    The dried siliceous skeleton of the deep sea glass sponge, Euplectella. – Wikimedia Sponges are considered ...

    Biology March 6, 2012
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