culture Friday, genetics & genomics, immunology, neuroscience, evolution
How Vampire Bats Find Veins
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 4, 2011
Heat-sensing protein channels in vampire bats allow the flying mammals to find the best place to sink their teeth into their prey.
Baruj Benacerraf Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 3, 2011
The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.
Estrogenā€™s New Role
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 2, 2011
The well-studied hormone functions as a neurotransmitter in the brains of zebra finches.
Top 7 in Immunology
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 2, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Anti-evolution Vandals?
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2011
Pro-evolution bumper stickers and emblems are being removed from the cars of biologists in Florida.
The Right Sort
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
Isolating specific cell types from a mass of plant or animal tissue is laborious and tricky. 
The Right Sort
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
Using the strongest molecular binding partnership in biology to separate different cell types.
Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain
Tom Curran | Aug 1, 2011
Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.
Personalized Athletics
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2011
Motivated by a career-ending ligament tear, a former NFL player starts a company to test athletes' genetic predispositions to common sports injuries.
Memory Aid
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
Editor's Choice in Neuroscience