adeno-associated virus, cell & molecular biology, ecology
Virus May Explain “Melting” Sea Stars
Virus May Explain “Melting” Sea Stars
Molly Sharlach | Nov 19, 2014
Researchers discover a densovirus that is associated with sea star wasting disease.
Hairy Situation for Wolves
Hairy Situation for Wolves
Molly Sharlach | Nov 16, 2014
Researchers find high stress hormone levels in the hair of hunted wolves in Northern Canada.
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2014
Researchers show that patterned coloration can be an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.
Mapping the Human Proteome
Mapping the Human Proteome
Jef Akst | Nov 10, 2014
A comprehensive map of human proteins throughout the body identifies the testes as home to the most unique blend of gene products.
Mitochondria Munchers
Mitochondria Munchers
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.
Enhanced Enhancers
Enhanced Enhancers
Eric Olson | Nov 1, 2014
The recent discovery of super-enhancers may offer new drug targets for a range of diseases.
Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs
Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2014
Cellular blebs shed by tumor cells can process short stretches of RNA that go on to induce tumor formation in neighboring cells.
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2014
Several toad, newt, and salamander populations are being hit hard by an emerging pathogen in a pristine national park in Spain.
Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells
Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells
Bob Grant | Oct 13, 2014
Researchers craft hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Ruth Williams | Oct 9, 2014
Mitochondrial mutations inherited from the mother can shorten a mouse’s lifespan.