News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

Most Recent

New director at CDC

By | July 4, 2002

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appoints Julie Gerberding, MD, first woman to head agency.

0 Comments

Walking from water

By | July 4, 2002

A 350-million-year-old fossil fills in the gaps after the first animals left the seas and began to adapt to terrestrial life.

0 Comments

Mutations in mental retardation

By | July 3, 2002

Mutations in the gene encoding a receptor for angiotensin II are found in patients with X-linked mental retardation.

0 Comments

Redox controls HIV entry

By | July 3, 2002

The redox state of the thiols in domain 2 of CD4 controls entry of HIV-1 into susceptible cells.

0 Comments

Antibody based toothpaste

By | July 2, 2002

can deliver passive immunity at dental mucosal sites.

0 Comments

defect in Huntington's disease

By | July 2, 2002

In Huntington's disease mutant huntingtin protein has a direct effect on mitochondria, causing calcium handling defects.

0 Comments

Targeting human transgenes

By | July 2, 2002

Adeno-associated virus vectors can be used for efficient transgene insertion into targeted loci in human cells.

0 Comments

Don't turn off the light!

By | July 1, 2002

Diabetic patients could benefit from a modified cycle of sleep illumination in order to reduce oxygen consumption in the retina.

0 Comments

IL-13 mediates asthma

By | July 1, 2002

Interleukin-13 acts directly on airway epithelial cells causing the hyperreactivity and mucus overproduction characteristic of asthma.

0 Comments

Modified primers

By | July 1, 2002

A new technique for preparing fluorescent cDNA probes will allow microarray analysis of smaller RNA samples.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Running on Empty
    Features Running on Empty

    Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.

  2. Authors Peeved by APA’s Article Takedown Pilot
  3. Athletes’ Microbiomes Differ from Nonathletes
  4. Was a Drop in CRISPR Firms’ Stock Warranted?
AAAS