A pioneering science is offering researchers the possibility to design and engineer new forms of life on a made-to-order basis. This week we head to the United Kingdom to explore the boundless potential of synthetic biology.
Radio Netherlands (Sep. 29, 2011) A recent study by the Dutch national school exam board has revealed that Dutch children know very little about biology. One of the reasons, believe experts, is that biology classes for Dutch students ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 15, 2013) Researchers in the US are attempting to produce a synthetic material that can stop bedbugs in their tracks. The scientists want to replicate the bedbug-trapping properties of the bean plant leaf in a ... watch video
Newsy (Jan. 21, 2015) In a pair of new studies, researchers were able to make genetically engineered bacteria that resists viruses and needs synthetic food to survive.
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FORA.tv (Dec. 19, 2012) The Spine of the Continent introduces us to one of the single most ambitious conservation efforts ever undertaken: to create linked protected areas extending from the Yukon to Mexico, the entire ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 2, 2013) German and South African scientists are collaborating in Durban to find new ways of fighting tuberculosis, or TB. For the past 20 years the number of cases of TB has been on the rise, in part because ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 15, 2014) When hunting, falcons rarely fly straight at their prey, as the prey will usually take evasive action and escape. Instead, according to a new study in The Journal of Experimental Biology, the raptor ... watch video
July 3, 2015 Mice that are exposed to the powerful smell of cat urine early in life do not escape from cats later in life. Researchers have discovered that mice that smell cat urine early ... read more
June 30, 2015 This study investigates the associations between changes in national food energy supply and average population body weight in 24 high-, 27 middle- and 18 low-income countries. The authors found that ... read more
June 30, 2015 Caught in the act: millions of images from citizen scientists show that free-ranging domestic cats do their hunting close to home in neighborhoods and small urban forests, ... read more
July 1, 2015 Regenerative processes are the reason why wounds can heal and injured tissues can regrow. Some flatworms, salamanders and fishes even have the ability to completely rebuild ... read more
Mar. 13, 2014 A computer-aided design tool has been developed to create genetic languages to guide the design of biological systems. Known as GenoCAD, the open-source software was developed by researchers to help ... read more
Sep. 9, 2010 A new poll finds that two-thirds of Americans think that synthetic biology should move forward, but with more research to study its possible effects on humans and the environment, while one-third ... read more