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Image of the Day
John Frater, Genevieve Martin, Matthew Pace | May 1, 2015
Curing HIV means finding and eradicating viruses still lurking in the shadows.
My Mighty Mouse
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2015
Personal drug regimens based on xenograft mice harboring a single patient’s tumor still need to prove their true utility in medicine.
How We Age
Staff | Mar 1, 2015
From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.
Christopher S. Sullivan | Feb 1, 2015
New understanding of noncoding RNAs may solve a long-standing puzzle about how viruses orchestrate lifelong infections.
The Genetics of Society
Claire Asher and Seirian Sumner | Jan 1, 2015
Researchers aim to unravel the molecular mechanisms by which a single genotype gives rise to diverse castes in eusocial organisms.
Lurking in the Shadows
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2014
Bats harbor diverse pathogens, including Ebola, Marburg, SARS, and MERS viruses. Understanding why could help researchers stymie deadly emerging diseases.
A Face to Remember
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2014
Once dominated by correlational studies, face-perception research is moving into the realm of experimentation—and gaining tremendous insight.
On the Other Hand
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?
Weihong Tan, Guizhi Zhu, Lei Mei | Aug 1, 2014
From bioimaging to drug delivery and therapeutics, nanotechnology is poised to change the way doctors practice medicine.
The Sex Paradox
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2014
Birds do it. Bees do it. We do it. But not without a physical, biochemical, and genetic price. How did the costly practice of sex become so commonplace?