Specialised structures such as chromosomes were thought to float haphazardly in cells. Now, researchers believe tiny motors guide them on cytoplasmic tracks, a finding that could explain certain genetic disorders.

Evidence suggests plants have a nervous system that enables them to respond to touch.

Certain mouse brain cells have been found to be capable of producing neurons. Scientists say if similar cells are found to exist in the human brain, it will soon be possible to treat nervous disorders.

A BRITISH laboratory and a US firm are collaborating to produce artificial blood after scientists overcame two obstacles that had hampered this effort. Attempts to use haemoglobin isolated from the

ZOOLOGISTS have always wondered why the females of two African antelope species repeatedly mated with only certain males. A further clue was provided by James Deutsch and Rory Nefdt of Cambridge

Scientists are fighting the uzi fly, a parasite of the silkworm, with a wasp like insect that can help reduce that menace of the uzi fly, a parasite of the silkworm.

An Oxford biologist says sexes exist to prevent chaos within cells during reproduction. And why only two sexes? Because life would get too complicated otherwise.

Babies less than six months old have the surprising abilities to distinguish shapes, sizes and colours. Now, a study indicates infants can even make simple mathematical calculations.

US scientists postulate the Barosaurus needed more than one heart to pump blood throughout its 15 metre height

A molecular theory is being put forward to explain why water behaves the way it does, but proof still eludes the researchers.

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