Biology

Adam Langley, a Villanova biologist, and a group of students team up with Smithsonian researchers to measure plants and roots in marsh areas along the East Coast to determine the impact of carbon dioxide on growth.
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Mark Abrams
October 06, 2019 - 11:23 am
The future of animals and plant life on the planet is the focus of a new scientific global Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship formed at Villanova University.
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July 20, 2019 - 10:22 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The human microbiome is a collection of microbes that colonize the surfaces lining our skin and other organs. The more we learn about the microbiome,...
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This Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 photo shows Shelley, an adopted cat, at its new home in Philadelphia.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo
April 04, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. No surprise to you or most cat owners, right? But Japanese scientists said Thursday that they've provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words...
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In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, a healthcare worker from the World Health Organization gives an Ebola vaccination to a front line aid worker in Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP Photo, File
March 28, 2019 - 5:24 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study, underscoring the enormous challenges health care workers are facing in what has become the second-deadliest outbreak in history. The survey released late...
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