dementia, genetics & genomics, ecology
Organizational Regulation
Sabrina Richards | Apr 4, 2012
A new study shows that transcription of genes in trypanosome parasites is regulated by genome organization.
Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer
Megan Scudellari | Apr 4, 2012
A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.
How Predictive are Genomes?
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 3, 2012
Researchers put the predictive power of whole genome sequencing to the test.
A Brighter Beacon
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.
Finding Phenotypes
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
Genes shared across species that produce different phenotypes – deafness in humans and directional growth in plants – may reveal new models of disease.
Whirlpool Bistros
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
Fish adapt to feed for months along the entire depth of massive oceanic whirlpools that are rich in nutrients and plankton.
Pesticide Problems for Bees
Pesticide Problems for Bees
Sabrina Richards | Mar 30, 2012
Bees exposed to neonicotinoids, a widely-used class of pesticide, navigate poorly and produce fewer queens, suggesting a role for neonicotinoids in colony collapse.
More Maternal Effort Means More Robust Offspring
Sabrina Richards | Mar 28, 2012
House wrens forced to invest extra resources in their offspring produced bigger sons and daughters with stronger immune systems.
Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents
Sabrina Richards | Mar 28, 2012
The US Supreme Court ordered patents held by Myriad Genetics to be reviewed further by the Federal Circuit Court.