cold adaptation
Genetic Adaptation to Cold Brought Migraines With It
Genetic Adaptation to Cold Brought Migraines With It
Viviane Callier | May 3, 2018
Humans living in higher latitudes tend to have a variant of a gene involved in sensing cold temperatures, but it comes with a cost.  
Hibernating Rodents Feel Less Cold
Hibernating Rodents Feel Less Cold
Abby Olena | Dec 19, 2017
Syrian hamsters and thirteen-lined ground squirrels are tolerant of chilly temperatures, thanks to amino acid changes in a cold-responsive ion channel. 
Distantly Related Conifers Share a Surprising Number of Cold-Tolerance Genes
Distantly Related Conifers Share a Surprising Number of Cold-Tolerance Genes
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
Spruce and pine and have relied on similar genetic toolkits for climate adaptation despite millions of years of evolution.
Shingo Kajimura: Fishing for Answers
Shingo Kajimura: Fishing for Answers
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 39
Freezing Cells
Freezing Cells
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 2013
A handful of species have learned how to survive in freezing climates. To do so, the animals must counteract the damaging effects of ice crystal formation, or keep from freezing altogether. Here are a few ways they do it.
Icing Organs
Icing Organs
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 2013
Why scientists are so near and yet so far from being able to cryopreserve organs
Humans Adapt to Icy Life
Humans Adapt to Icy Life
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 30, 2013
A genetic analysis of Siberians finds three genes that have evolved to help the populations weather the frigid winters.
How to Survive Freezing Waters
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2012
For at least one species of octopus, all it takes is a little RNA editing.