Posts Tagged: Department of Biology

Fruit fly gene study critical first step in understanding complex human mating rituals

May 21, 2020

A new study from Western University identifies a specific gene in fruit flies that drives female mate acceptance and rejection…

Insect experts available to discuss ‘murder hornets’ and potential Canadian impact

May 4, 2020

Asian giant hornets – AKA ‘murder hornets’ – are the latest damaging invasive insects discovered in North America. Not unlike…

Machine learning allows for ‘ultra-fast,’ ‘highly accurate’ classification of COVID-19 virus genomes

April 27, 2020

Using machine learning, a team of computer scientists and biologists from Western University and University of Waterloo have identified an…

Researchers solve mystery of Tuvan throat singing

March 10, 2020

An international research team has uncoupled the mystery of how Tuvan throat singers produce distinctive sounds in which you can…

New study shows significant amount of online feedback unopened by university students

March 14, 2019

A new study led by researchers from Western University and Queen’s University Belfast shows that many students do not even…

Tobacco plants transformed into ‘green bioreactors’ to benefit human health

February 26, 2019

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are using tobacco plants as ‘green bioreactors’ to produce an anti-inflammatory…

Black widow spiders rely on posture and body dynamics for survival and sex

December 13, 2018

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows that body dynamics and posture are crucial to how black…