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All animals have one common ancestor – Sea sponges: Scientists

All animals have one common ancestor – Sea sponges: Scientists

The researchers found that models that can better describe the data favour sponges at the root of the animal tree.

Dec 03, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

In a step towards helping repair damaged body parts, scientists in Britain have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures.

Aug 16, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Human noise can adversely affect animal's use of scent

Human noise can adversely affect animal's use of scent

Human-made noise can have a detrimental impact on an animal's use of information from scent, thereby putting them at greater risk of being attacked by predators, new research has found.

Oct 25, 2016, 16:53 PM IST

Revealed – Hypertension is controlled by rice-grain sized carotid!

Scientists at the University of Bristol have found that removing one carotid body from some patients suffering from hypertension can provide immediate and sustained fall in blood pressure. 

Sep 19, 2016, 18:15 PM IST
Engineers develop shape-changing metamaterial

Engineers develop shape-changing metamaterial

Metamaterials are materials engineered to produce properties that do not occur naturally and they are used to make artificial electromagnetic and vibration absorbers and high-performance sensors.
 

Aug 07, 2016, 19:36 PM IST
For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

The disoriented damselfish were six times less likely to dart away from an attack, and more than twice as likely to wind up as some other fish`s meal, the study found.

Feb 05, 2016, 23:50 PM IST

Breakthrough in human cell transformation for better health

The fuller understanding, at the molecular level of cell production leading on from this, may allow the researchers to grow whole organs from somebody's own cells, the findings, published in Nature Genetics, showed.

Jan 24, 2016, 16:31 PM IST
Ants don't respond to social information on the move: Study

Ants don't respond to social information on the move: Study

The average speed increased in anticipation of a longer movement, suggesting that movement durations were somehow determined in advance.

Jan 17, 2016, 18:33 PM IST

This row-bot loves dirty water

The Row-bot mimics the way a water boatman moves and the way it feeds on rich organic matter in the dirty water it swims in.

Nov 30, 2015, 17:10 PM IST
Early ecosystems were more complex than previously believed

Early ecosystems were more complex than previously believed

Using a computer modelling approach called computational fluid dynamics, they were able to show that Tribrachidium fed by collecting particles suspended in water.  

Nov 29, 2015, 08:14 AM IST

Fossil fireworm named after punk icon Henry Rollins

A muscly fossil fireworm, discovered by scientists from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum, has been named Rollinschaeta myoplena in honour of punk musician and spoken word artist, Henry Rollins.

Nov 22, 2015, 16:27 PM IST
Ants form 'superorganism' when threatened by predator

Ants form 'superorganism' when threatened by predator

They suggest that just as organisms may respond to cell damage via pain, ant colonies respond to loss of workers via group awareness.

Nov 16, 2015, 16:13 PM IST
Our love for honey dates back to Stone Age

Our love for honey dates back to Stone Age

 The study involved large scale investigation of sites across Europe, the Near East and Northern Africa.

Nov 12, 2015, 15:57 PM IST
How jaws influenced dinosaurs' diets

How jaws influenced dinosaurs' diets

Just how serious was the killer T rex dinosaur's bite? Researchers from the University of Bristol have now revealed that the feeding style and dietary preferences of dinosaurs were closely linked to how wide they could open their jaws.

Nov 04, 2015, 16:20 PM IST

New method to starve lung cancer

Cancer cells use glucose at rates tens or even hundreds of times larger than that of normal cells.  

Oct 22, 2015, 15:20 PM IST
Could early birds fly? 125m-yr-old wing holds clue to ancient mystery

Could early birds fly? 125m-yr-old wing holds clue to ancient mystery

125 million-year-old fossil discovered that reveals whether prehistoric birds could fly or not.

Oct 09, 2015, 08:58 AM IST

What disrupts brain in psychiatric disorder

Researchers have identified how over-activation of certain brain chemical receptors trigger disruption in the brain's communication channels linked to symptoms in psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia.

Aug 18, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

Squid-inspired material can provide camouflage at flip of a switch

Researchers have created a thin, skin-like material that can change color and patterns like squids.

Jun 16, 2015, 18:26 PM IST
Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'

Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'

A group of scientists has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

May 22, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

Indian-origin researcher develops soap bubbles that deliver information

Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist have created a multi-sensory technology called SensaBubble that creates soap bubbles, which can have images projected onto them or release a scent when they are burst.

Apr 24, 2014, 18:35 PM IST