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Nourishing the Aging Brain

Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.

Capsule Reviews

Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders

How We Age

From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.

Beneficial Stats

Statisticians who normally crunch numbers to forecast trends in the food-service industry turn their attention to bettering treatment of ALS.

Thanks for the Memories

B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too.

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

Researchers engineer water nanostructures to wipe out pathogens that can spoil food and pose health risks.

A newly discovered 2.8 million-year-old jawbone is thought to be that of a direct human ancestor.

image: Genome Digest

Genome Digest

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What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Evolutionary Rewiring

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Strong selective pressure can lead to rapid and reproducible evolution in bacteria.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

A Michigan judge denies a request to reveal the identities of commenters on the post-publication review website.

Scientists engineer E. coli to produce artificial spider silk.

The US Food and Drug Administration approves Sandoz’s Zarxio, a biosimilar to Amgen’s filgrastim, which is mainly prescribed for cancer patients.

Oldest Homo fossils yet; killing foodborne microbes with water; HHS Public Access plans

Current Issue

March 2015

From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.

Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.

These mobile genetic elements can wreak havoc on the genome. Researchers are now trying to understand how such activity contributes to the aging process.

Galileo’s improvements to the microscope led to the first published observations using such an instrument.

Multimedia

Video, Slideshows, Infographics

See human brains age in week-by-week time lapse images that divulge the existence of tiny strokes that damage white matter.

UC Berkely biologist Robert Dudley explains his "drunken monkey" hypothesis for how humans developed a taste for alcohol.

The Marketplace

New Product Press Releases

Electric Ice Trays for Life Sciences New from tecaLAB.

Kapa Biosystems Launches DNA and RNA Sample Preparation Products.

Leica WF FRAP Photobleaching Module for the Inverted Research Microscope Leica DMi8.

Wireless Barcode Reader Offers Convenient, High Performance Scanning.

Molecular Devices Launches No-Wash Potassium Ion Channel Assay Kit.

MP Biomedicals, Leading Life Science and Diagnostics Product Provider, Launches new Automated Nucleic Acid Purification Platform – MPure-12.

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Marie-Paule Kieny started off her comment oh so right, but then continued oh so wrong.  In this case, forget the bioethicists. Kieny should have said, "We need to tell the bioethicists that there is no other choice."


- Unknown, Bioethics of Experimental Ebola Treatments
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