Why Insects Should Be in Your Diet
Because of their high protein and fat content and their reproductive efficiency, insects hold great promise for thwarting an impending global food crisis.
Variety Is the Spice of Life
True understanding of the complexity of biological systems demands an assortment of model systems.
Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.
Collective cell migration relies on a directional signal that comes from the moving cluster, rather than from external cues.
Histones stored on lipid droplets in fly embryos provide a backup supply when newly synthesized ones are lacking.
The eating schedule—and not the amount of calories—can make the difference between an obese, diabetic, sick mouse and one with a healthy metabolism.
Immune to Failure
With dogged persistence and an unwillingness to entertain defeat, Bruce Beutler discovered a receptor that powers the innate immune response to infections—and earned his share of a Nobel Prize.