chickens
Image of the Day: Eggshell Edifice
Image of the Day: Eggshell Edifice
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 6, 2018
A new 3-D model plumbs the molecular intricacies of eggshell composition.
Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken Skin
Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken Skin
The Scientist Staff | Aug 25, 2017
In a developing chicken embryo, skin cells pull on each other, forming multicellular mounds that eventually turn into properly-spaced feathers.
Imperfect Poultry Vax
Imperfect Poultry Vax
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 27, 2015
Chickens immunized against Marek’s disease virus are apt to spread more-virulent versions of the pathogen, a study shows.
Counting Chicks?
Counting Chicks?
Jenny Rood | Jan 30, 2015
Like humans, baby birds visualize increasing numbers from left to right, a study suggests.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 28, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Pharma Firms Comply with New Antibiotics Rules
Pharma Firms Comply with New Antibiotics Rules
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 31, 2014
Most drug manufacturers agree to follow the Food and Drug Administration’s new labeling guidelines for antibiotics used in farm animals.
Why Many Birds Don’t Have Penises
Why Many Birds Don’t Have Penises
Kate Yandell | Jun 7, 2013
In avian species, a gene induces programmed cell death during development in the area where a phallus would otherwise grow.
H7N9’s Lineage
H7N9’s Lineage
Kate Yandell | May 2, 2013
An analysis of the novel virus indicates it’s descended from at least four different bird flu strains.
Characterizing H7N9
Characterizing H7N9
Kate Yandell | Apr 26, 2013
What scientists are learning about the zoonotic flu virus that has infected more than 100 people in China since February
Prenatal Stress Ages Offspring
Tia Ghose | Nov 9, 2011
High stress during fetal development could  cause premature aging, according to a study in chickens, which published today (November 9) in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.