Frogs Have a Bioelectric Mirror
Frogs Have a Bioelectric Mirror
Amputation of one limb triggers a rapid electric response that reflects the injury in the opposite one, researchers find.
Frogs Have a Bioelectric Mirror
Frogs Have a Bioelectric Mirror

Amputation of one limb triggers a rapid electric response that reflects the injury in the opposite one, researchers find.

Amputation of one limb triggers a rapid electric response that reflects the injury in the opposite one, researchers find.

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Infographic: Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease
Infographic: Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019
Human endogenous retroviruses that colonized vertebrate DNA millions of years ago have long been dismissed as junk DNA, but researchers now know that they may play important roles in cancer, neurodegeneration, and other ailments.
Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed
Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2019
Transposon mutagenesis give scientists a rare look at the most important interactions within microbial communities.
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019
The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
Urban environments are driving genetic changes in resident species through multiple mechanisms, from establishing gene flow barriers to exerting novel selection pressures.
Infographic: How Exposure to Cannabis in Utero Affects Development
Infographic: How Exposure to Cannabis in Utero Affects Development
Andrew Scheyer | Jan 1, 2019
Rodent and human studies have revealed a multitude of effects starting during gestation and lasting into adulthood.
Jorge Henao-Mejia Explores the Immune System’s Controls
Jorge Henao-Mejia Explores the Immune System’s Controls
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jan 1, 2019
By tying together his understanding of the microbiome and nucleic acids, the UPenn immunologist is decoding the underlying causes of inflammation and disease.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Infographic: How Macrophage Mitochondria Help Destroy Pathogens
Infographic: How Macrophage Mitochondria Help Destroy Pathogens
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism whereby macrophages employ their energy-generating organelles to aid in bacterial killing.
T-cell Tracker: A Profile of Wendy Havran
T-cell Tracker: A Profile of Wendy Havran
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2019
By uncovering novel properties of a unique population of T cells, the Scripps Research Institute immunologist has helped to redefine the immune cells, uncovering their role in wound healing.