Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer

DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.

DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.

China, evolution, neuroscience, culture
Image of the Day: Electrify
Image of the Day: Electrify
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 9, 2018
Researchers have identified what makes synapses strong or weak in fruit flies.
Image of the Day: Watering Hole
Image of the Day: Watering Hole
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 8, 2018
A new study describes an unusual water harvesting method in plants.
Language Gene Dethroned
Language Gene Dethroned
Shawna Williams | Aug 3, 2018
Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.
Image of the Day: Puppet Master
Image of the Day: Puppet Master
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 3, 2018
Researchers study the mechanistic effects of behavioral changes caused by parasites in fruit flies.
Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized
Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 2, 2018

Levels of active LRRK2 were high even in Parkinson’s patients without a mutation in LRRK2, suggesting that inhibitors of the protein could treat a wider patient population than expected.

Image of the Day: Scatterbrain
Image of the Day: Scatterbrain
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 2, 2018
Distributed neuronal networks help the brain sort smells.
Image of the Day: Bigger Picture
Image of the Day: Bigger Picture
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 1, 2018
Island birds possess bigger brains than those from the mainland.
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2018
Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Aug 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.