Life Sciences

The scope of life sciences is as vast as the variety of life on Earth: mathematical biology, developmental biology, molecular and cell biology, parasitology and virology, microbiology and immunology — the list goes on. Elsevier, through its renowned imprints like Academic Press, provides high-quality content in all of these areas that supports learning, teaching, and research. Our books, eBooks, journals, and online tools are cross-disciplinary, allowing academics and professionals to effectively learn about science outside their areas of focus.

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

How African Elephants’ Amazing Sense Of Smell Could Save Lives

For 27 years Angola was gripped by civil war. Half a million human lives were lost and wildlife, too,... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Are Dogs Trying To Tell Us Something With Their Expressions?

Dogs have been part of human social groups for at least 30,000 years. So it’s not unreasonable to suppose... Read more

Earth & Environmental Science; Life Sciences

Scientist At Work: Measuring Public Health Impacts After Disasters

Two months after Hurricane Harvey submerged much of metropolitan Houston, recovery is under way across the city. Residents... Read more

Life Sciences

Chilled Proteins and 3-D Images: The Cryo-Electron Microscopy Technology that Just Won a Nobel Prize

Many people will never have heard of cryo-electron microscopy before the announcement that Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Wallacea: a Living Laboratory of Evolution

To mark Wallacea Week, a series of public lectures and exhibition on the Wallacea region of Indonesia, The Conversation... Read more

Life Sciences; Psychology

I’ve Always Wondered: Can Animals Be Left- and Right-Pawed?

This is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, a series where readers send in questions they’d like an... Read more

Biomedicine & Biochemistry; Life Sciences

Evolutionary Geneticists Spot Natural Selection Happening Now In People

Human evolution can seem like a phenomenon of the distant past which applies only to our ancestors living... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Saving Amphibians From A Deadly Fungus Means Acting Without Knowing All The Answers

The calls of frogs on warm nights in the spring are a welcome sound, telling listeners that the... Read more

Connect with us on social media and stay up to date on new articles