Notebook
Marauding Moths
Jessica P. Johnson | Oct 1, 2011
Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.
Blood Simple
Tia Ghose | Sep 1, 2011
A veterinary vaccine spawned products that could clean the HIV virus from blood supplies.
To Pee or Not to Pee
Richard P. Grant | Sep 1, 2011
Have researchers found the seat of urination control in a primitive brain region?
Octophilosophy
Katherine Bagley | Sep 1, 2011
When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.
Adapting to Climate Change
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2011
Indigenous populations are especially vulnerable to the effects of global climate change. A new research project aims to help them adapt.
Personalized Athletics
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2011
Motivated by a career-ending ligament tear, a former NFL player starts a company to test athletes' genetic predispositions to common sports injuries.
String Theory
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
New types of biological filaments are turning up in yeast, fly, bacterial cells and in rat neurons, and they may yield clues to how the cytoskeleton evolved from metabolically active enzymes.
An Unlichenly Pair
Hannah Waters | Aug 1, 2011
A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.
Powering Clinical Trials
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2011
To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.
Cellular Salve
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 8, 2011
Ivan Martin talks about the promise of using cell-based therapies to regenerate joint cartilage.