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Stories with subject: Biology
  • Some nurseries offer plants that are safe for bees 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:13 pm
  • MOORHEAD, Minnesota - As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees.

  • Woman's quest could help cure rare disorder 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:44 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - When Mary Kaye Richter's son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands. To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Illinois, into the headquarters for a foundation that she established.

  • Rare sighting of bowhead whale in Cape Cod Bay 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:57 pm
  • PROVINCETOWN, Massachusetts - Researchers have identified a bowhead whale in Cape Cod Bay - the second time in recorded history the animal has been seen so far south in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • New salmon species being considered for Lake Oahe 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:01 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - Wildlife officials are considering adding another species of salmon to Lake Oahe to boost the success of anglers.

  • Fish found with mercury in remote Western regions 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:28 pm
  • FRESNO, California - Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday.

  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:57 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:16 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

  • Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:39 pm
  • The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

  • Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:51 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Subtle immune system changes may explain why some Great Lakes trout and salmon die from the lack of an essential vitamin after eating alewife, an important forage species, according to a scientific report released Wednesday.

  • Dead whale found in New York harbor being examined 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:16 pm
  • JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - Mammal researchers were conducting a necropsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death for a 57-foot-long whale that was found dead in New York harbor over the weekend.

  • Calif. biologist awarded $500K NY medical prize 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:34 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - A California scientist whose discoveries related to cell biology have led to new treatments for blood cancer and other diseases will receive one of the richest prizes in medical and scientific research next month, officials at Albany Medical Center said Tuesday.

  • Nonprofit groups allowed to join Kauai law defense 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:26 pm
  • HONOLULU - A federal judge has decided to allow four nonprofit organizations to join Kauai County in defending a new law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops in court.

  • University of Tulsa researchers find new species 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:50 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - A salamander first discovered by a University of Tulsa doctoral student in 2011 is being hailed as a new species in an international journal for animal taxonomy.

  • Patient donates millions to San Diego eye center 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 3:47 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - A patient has donated $6.5 million to the eye center at the University of California, San Diego.

  • Conn. biologist joins international salmon group 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:19 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - President Barack Obama has appointed a senior biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as commissioner of the Council of North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization.

  • Sea turtle science & conservation conference in La 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:44 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - A weeklong international sea turtle conference is gearing up in New Orleans.

  • W.Va. grower promotes unmodified feed corn 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:19 am
  • KEARNEYSVILLE, West Virginia - Lyle Tabb is hoping that his non-genetically modified corn will take off with farmers who can charge top dollar for "all natural" eggs.

  • Local fish served in Alaska schools 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:31 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Forget the days of "mystery meat" in school lunch, it's easier than ever to get fresh fish from local waters on the menu, thanks to the Fish to Schools program founded in Sitka.

  • New Hampshire bat population continues to decline 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:44 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - White nose syndrome continues to devastate New Hampshire's bat population, even as other states report signs of recovery.

  • Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:34 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Gov. John Kitzhaber told members of his newly created task force on genetically engineered agriculture that he does not expect them to reach a consensus or produce any specific proposals for next year's legislative session.

  • Los Angeles teacher suspended for science projects 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:52 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Students and parents are calling for the return of a popular Los Angeles high school science teacher who was suspended from the classroom after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators.

  • Hawaii lawmakers gut and replace contents of bills 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:25 am
  • HONOLULU - A series of bills that lawmakers passed in the Hawaii Senate were drafted without giving the public the proper chance to weigh in, following a "gut-and-replace" maneuver scorned by government watchdog groups.

  • No wolves to be brought to Isle Royale for now 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:50 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - No additional gray wolves will be transplanted to Isle Royale National Park for now, the park's top manager said Wednesday, despite concerns that the Lake Superior island chain's dwindling and inbred population might not survive much longer.

  • Climate changes to result in bird, reptile shifts 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:17 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose - and lose big.

  • Oregon task force on GMO agriculture to meet 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:31 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon's task force on genetically engineered agriculture has been formed and will meet for the first time this week.