cognitive science, immunology, genetics & genomics, developmental biology
Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 15, 2011
Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.
Mouse Genomes Catalogued
Sabrina Richards | Sep 14, 2011
Researchers have sequenced the genomes of 17 different mouse strains, boosting research into the genetic basis of phenotypic variation, disease, and evolution.
Fluorescent Cats Aid Research
Fluorescent Cats Aid Research
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 13, 2011
Tiny, adorable and…green? Glowing kittens may answer questions about neurobiology and disease.
Get Your Gut Sequenced
Jef Akst | Sep 8, 2011
A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.
Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?
Bob Grant | Sep 6, 2011
A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.
Genetics Paper Retracted
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 2, 2011
Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.
What Causes Alzheimer’s?
W. Sue T. Griffin | Sep 1, 2011
Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit.
Beyond Expectation
Karen Hopkin | Sep 1, 2011
Philippa “Pippa” Marrack has made some unanticipated discoveries about how the immune system functions in health and disease.
Amoebae Get Organized
Richard P. Grant | Sep 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Developmental Biology
Speak, RNA
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Sep 1, 2011
A trip through the transcriptome