Mice fed a diet high in saturated fat show shifts in their gut microbes and develop obesity-related inflammation.
November 1, 2014|
Deriving physiologic first principles
November 5, 2013|
Researchers show that tissues are more likely than single cells to suffer damage during cryopreservation because of the tight junctions between cells.
July 1, 2013|
A vacation from your lab doesn’t have to mean a break from fascinating developments on the life science front.
July 1, 2013|
Molecules, cells, or vertebrates—when individuals move and act as a single unit, surprisingly complex behaviors arise that hint at the origins of multicellularity.
February 20, 2013|
Physicists and biologists are working together to understand cooperation at all levels of life, from the cohesion of molecules to interspecies interactions.
August 15, 2012|
A single-celled relative of animals forms colonies when exposed to a bacterial product, hinting at the possible origins of multicellularity.
January 16, 2012|
Using an artificial selection paradigm, researchers watch as unicellular yeast evolve into snowflake-like clusters with distinct multicellular characteristics.
May 19, 2011|
Tiny fossil tracks embedded in a California rock formation that was once part of an ancient river may be evidence that freshwater ecosystems arose around 100 million years earlier than what is generally believed.
January 1, 2011|
The volvocine algae are a model system for studying the evolution of multicellularity, as the group contains extant species ranging from the unicellular Chlamydomonas to a variety of colonial species and the full-fledged multicellular Volvox varieties.