adeno-associated virus, immunology, evolution, developmental biology
Latitude Affects Human Eye Size
Jef Akst | Jul 27, 2011
People living near the Earth’s poles, where days are often short and light often low, have larger eyes and visual cortices than those closer to the equator.
Chimp Brains Don’t Shrink with Age
Tia Ghose | Jul 25, 2011
Unlike human brains, chimpanzee brains don’t get smaller as they age, suggesting that pronounced neurological decline is a uniquely human byproduct of our oversized brains and extreme longevity.
Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans
Jef Akst | Jul 19, 2011
Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.
WHO Says No to TB Blood Tests
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 19, 2011
For the first time, WHO warns against the use of a diagnostic method.
Circadian Signs of Aging
Kerry Grens | Jul 13, 2011
The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.
Repeated Regeneration
Megan Scudellari | Jul 12, 2011
A 16-year-long newt study finds that regeneration remains efficient with repetition and age.
Top 7 in Developmental Biology
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in developmental biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.
Contact Allergies May Help Stymie Cancer
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2011
New data suggests that skin rashes are associated with lower risk of developing certain cancers.
Putting Vaccines to the Test
Tia Ghose | Jul 10, 2011
Gene expression analysis allows researchers to predict which patients will respond to flu vaccines and possibly expedite vaccine development.
Cellular Salve
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 8, 2011
Ivan Martin talks about the promise of using cell-based therapies to regenerate joint cartilage.