Q&A: Myth Debunkers Take Aim at Microbiology Lore
Q&A: Myth Debunkers Take Aim at Microbiology Lore
University of Michigan’s Ada Hagan separates fact from fiction, such as whether you should starve a fever or if eating chocolate really causes acne.
Q&A: Myth Debunkers Take Aim at Microbiology Lore
Q&A: Myth Debunkers Take Aim at Microbiology Lore

University of Michigan’s Ada Hagan separates fact from fiction, such as whether you should starve a fever or if eating chocolate really causes acne.

University of Michigan’s Ada Hagan separates fact from fiction, such as whether you should starve a fever or if eating chocolate really causes acne.

autoimmune disease, genetics & genomics, immunology, culture, neuroscience
Dying Cells Push the Mouse Immune System into Killing Tumors
Dying Cells Push the Mouse Immune System into Killing Tumors
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 21, 2019
Introducing either necroptotic cells or an enzyme that triggers necroptosis can wipe out cancer.
Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2019
Staff at the UK’s Harwell Institute were notified that a strategy board recommended halting its academic work, but a final decision is months away.
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Diana Kwon | Jun 18, 2019
Direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies using EEG or tDCS are becoming increasingly popular, but some scientists are concerned about the lack of evidence for efficacy.
China Clamps Down on Foreign Use of Chinese Genetic Material and Data
China Clamps Down on Foreign Use of Chinese Genetic Material and Data
Emma Yasinski | Jun 17, 2019
New rules, which require international scientists to have a Chinese collaborator, go into effect July 1.
Pioneering Immunologist Teruko Ishizaka DiesPioneering Immunologist Teruko Ishizaka Dies
Pioneering Immunologist Teruko Ishizaka Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jun 14, 2019
With her husband, she studied allergic reactions and identified antibodies that set off itching, wheezing, and rashes.
Wellcome Sanger Institute to Close Animal Facility
Wellcome Sanger Institute to Close Animal Facility
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 10, 2019
The move reflects scientists using more cell lines and organoids in genetic research, although some experts disagree with the decision to scale back the use of animal models.
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Catherine Offord | Jun 9, 2019
The unapproved crop is resistant to glyphosate in the weedkiller Roundup, but doesn’t seem to have entered the food supply.
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 7, 2019
Two research groups demonstrate that in Caenorhabditis elegans, behavioral traits can be passed down through the germline to future generations, even though they aren’t hard-wired.
Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study
Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jun 7, 2019
Most of the genetic alterations are harmless, but some may contribute to cancer.