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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Handling stress: a biological view

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari life@scmp.com Handling stress: a biological view Results of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams were released last week. Whether ... and why are others paralysed by it? IGCSE students who have studied enzymes and genes in biology will understand the significance of the enzyme Catechol-O-Methytransferase (COMT) as a major step ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY LEAGUE

    New 'biological passport' tests to detect signs of doping

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse 'Biological passport' to track doping Australia's National Rugby League will introduce new "biological passport" drug tests that can spot the signs of doping even after chemicals have left an athlete's body. The Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) programme was developed during last year's London Olympics to detect Human ...

  3. News - World - NATURE

    Harlequin ladybird shows dangers of alien species as biological control

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... with harsh chemical pesticides. It is a prime example of an environmentally friendly agricultural practice known as biological control. But one particular ladybird- the harlequin, or Harmonia ... The findings offer a cautionary tale for biological control. Vogel said: "You should think twice before you introduce an alien species into a new, even if it's for a good reason." ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Jonathan Tiernan-Locke faces UCI doping hearing

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 10:14pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Tiernan-Locke to face doping hearing Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke will try to explain anomalies in his biological passport after being summoned ... he "intends to defend himself against that charge". We understand that the violation was highlighted by an anomaly in his biological passport, in a reading taken before he signed ...

  5. Sport - Soccer

    New steroids test for World Cup

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 10:58pm by AP

    ... and will be used at the soccer World Cup in Brazil. Wada called it "the twin" of the blood profiling currently system used in the athletes' biological passport system. It will allow ... the new technique would particularly target testosterone and would "complement" the biological passport. It can be used from January 1. Fifa will be one of the first federations to use ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Frederick Sanger, 2-time Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, dies at 95

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:10am by AP

    ... sequencing, has died at the age of 95. His death was confirmed yesterday by the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, which Sanger helped found in 1962. The laboratory praised Sanger, who died in his sleep on Tuesday at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, as an "extremely modest and self-effacing man whose contributions have made an extraordinary impact on molecular biology ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Electric lighting interferes with the body's circadian clock, researchers say

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan life@scmp.com Electric lighting may stop us bumping into things in the dark, but it also messes with our biological clock, and that can have grave consequences Unatural forces ... is quite important in health maintenance leonard guarente, professor of biology at mit The participants wore wrist monitors that recorded the intensity of light they were exposed to, the timing ...

  8. Sport - China - NATIONAL GAMES

    Doping on the rise in China

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 03:17pm by Reuters, Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Violations already at same level for whole of 2012 ahead of Shenyang event; marathoner first to be caught because of biological passports Doping on the rise on mainland Biological passports for Chinese athletes caught their first suspected cheat as the country's anti-doping authorities announced that violations were on the rise ahead of the National ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Building small houses in park enclaves will degrade biodiversity

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:34am by LETTERS

    ... on Biological Diversity, and in that context is responsible for fostering the conservation of biological diversity in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, it now intends to follow the request of the Heung Yee Kuk ... Kenneth Leung, School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong (on behalf of seven ecologists of HKU) ...

  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    Woman aiming to prove we can live without food

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of the Hoffman Centre and host of a weekly health talk podcast, said it was "delusional to think that you can escape the laws of biology". "Plants have what are called choroplasts ...




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