Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels

The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.

The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.

bioethics, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics, neuroscience
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Jef Akst | Sep 13, 2018
The Vertebrate Genomes Project has released data on 14 vertebrate species, but the goal is to sequence all 66,000.
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 13, 2018
The hybrid cells promote tumor heterogeneity and possible metastasis, a new study in mice and humans shows.
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Ruth Williams | Sep 13, 2018
Lab mice suffering from inexplicable renal failure turn out to be infected with a hitherto unknown virus.
Thousands of <em>BRCA1</em> Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018
The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.
Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Dies
Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Dies
Catherine Offord | Sep 12, 2018
The 51-year-old University of Cape Town researcher had been suffering from depression, and his death has prompted reflection on being a black academic in South Africa.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Diana Kwon | Sep 10, 2018
The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.
Image of the Day: Switch Gears
Image of the Day: Switch Gears
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 10, 2018
A gene responsible for the free-moving, primitive nature of fetal cells is expressed in some breast cancer cells in mice and humans.
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Ashley Yeager | Sep 6, 2018
Using bioinformatics, two teams of scientists identified inhibitory proteins for Cas9’s relative.