• Fighting COVID-19 with an oxygen enema?

    Mammalian bum-breathers survive with posterior ventilation.

    Rarely is COVID-19 the butt of jokes, but new research on bum-breathing could point to a new avenue for oxygen ventil...

    COVID May 15, 2021
  • European pigs shook off their ancestry

    Modern breeds show virtually no signs of arrival from Near East.

    When ancient Near Eastern farmers migrated westward into Europe about 8500 years ago, they brought their pigs with th...

    Evolution August 13, 2019
  • The dawn of the zombie pigs

    Researchers restore partial brain function hours after death.

    Neuroscientists have succeeded in restoring partial function to the brains of decapitated pigs, hours after they were...

    Animals April 17, 2019
  • Robots heal injured pig oesaphagus

    A team report success with a cell-regenerating robot implant.

    Every so often the march of research seems to take an abrupt turn into the realm of science fiction. For example, a n...

    Robotics January 14, 2018
  • Bacteria resistant to antibiotic of last resort

    Piglets’ environment harboured carbapenem-resistant bacteria.

    Farrowing barns, where piglets were born, contained carbapenem-resistant bacteria. Credit: mikedabell / Getty Images ...

    Biology December 6, 2016
  • How is gelatine made?

    A detailed story on the ingredient found in many foods.

    Biting into a piece of soft, squishy candy is a simple pleasure – but did you know the material behind the chewiness ...

    Chemistry November 8, 2016
  • Pig hearts beat for 945 days after implants

    Modifications appear to have overcome rejection problems.

    Animal-to-human organ transplants have taken a step closer to reality, after hearts from genetically modified pigs im...

    Biology April 7, 2016
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