Loading...

The Scientist

» zoonotic diseases, evolution and immunology

Most Recent

image: Image of the Day: Original Fin

Image of the Day: Original Fin

By The Scientist Staff | April 2, 2018

Researchers identify the genetics underlying the development of dorsal fins in ancient fish.

0 Comments

Mice treated with an immunostimulant had better outcomes when researchers blocked the expression of TNFR2, a compound that helps tumors evade immune attack.

0 Comments

In the presence of cytosolic DNA, cancer cells activate antiviral pathways that disguise them as immune cells.

0 Comments

Errors in segregation during cell division can lead to inflammation in daughter cells.

0 Comments

image: Frogs Fight Back From Fungal Attack

Frogs Fight Back From Fungal Attack

By Ruth Williams | March 29, 2018

A decade after chytridiomycosis killed scores of amphibians in Panama, some species are recovering. New research indicates why.  

1 Comment

The drugs’ disruption of the microbiome makes a subsequent flavivirus infection more severe.

0 Comments

A study finds that the vaccine’s effects wear off as a person ages, suggesting a need for booster shots.

1 Comment

DNA analysis gives clues to how the ancient hominin’s population split and how they interacted with modern humans.

1 Comment

image: Monitoring Mutations with Microfluidics

Monitoring Mutations with Microfluidics

By Ruth Williams | March 15, 2018

A device dubbed the “mother machine” enables real-time observation of mutagenesis in single bacterial cells.  

0 Comments

In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents
  2. Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains
  3. RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs
  4. Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA