cell & molecular biology, NIH, culture, evolution
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone
The War Rages On
The War Rages On
Jerry A. Coyne | Jul 1, 2015
Conflict between science and religion continues, with effects on health, politics, and the environment.
Book Excerpt from <em>Faith vs. Fact</em>
Book Excerpt from Faith vs. Fact
Jerry A. Coyne | Jul 1, 2015
In Chapter 1, “The Problem,” author Jerry Coyne sets the historical stage for his suggestion that science and religion are not compatible and never will be.
Keeping Science Pubs Clean
Keeping Science Pubs Clean
Jef Akst | Jun 29, 2015
Science releases new guidelines for research transparency, hoping to stem the tide of retractions and misconduct.
Regenerative Cardiomyocytes Found
Regenerative Cardiomyocytes Found
Kerry Grens | Jun 24, 2015
Specialized cardiac cells in the mouse heart appear to be the long-sought-after proliferative heart cells.
Extra DNA Base Discovered
Extra DNA Base Discovered
Jef Akst | Jun 23, 2015
An epigenetic variant of cytosine is stable in the genomes of living mice, suggesting a possible expansion of the DNA alphabet.
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Bob Grant | Jun 22, 2015
A new study shows that kangaroos are predominantly left-handed.
The Handedness of Cells
The Handedness of Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 17, 2015
Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.
Captive Chimps Endangered, Too
Captive Chimps Endangered, Too
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2015
The US Fish and Wildlife Service moves captive chimpanzees under the umbrella of federal protection that covers their wild counterparts.
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Bob Grant | Jun 12, 2015
The predatory toxins employed by animals separated by millions of years of evolution are virtually identical, a study shows.