dementia, genetics & genomics, ecology
New Mice on the Block
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
After 10 years in development, a novel mouse population proves its mettle in complex trait research.
Climate Conflict of Interest?
Megan Scudellari | Feb 24, 2012
Greenpeace flags researchers' payments from a climate change skeptic organization.
A Mammalian Longevity Gene?
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 23, 2012
Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Feb 21, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Our Missing Genes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 17, 2012
New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.
Signs of Neuro-problems?
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2012
The likelihood of developing dementia later in life may be predicted by the speed at which people walk, while grip strength may predict stroke.
Boozing for Better Health
Megan Scudellari | Feb 16, 2012
Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.
Fukushima Birds Affected
Sabrina Richards | Feb 9, 2012
Radiation in Fukushima Prefecture is reducing bird populations less than 1 year since the nuclear disaster.
Satellites Spy on Fish Farms
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 8, 2012
Scientists use Google Earth to fact check official reports of fish farming in the Mediterranean.
Isolating Genomes from the Masses
Jef Akst | Feb 6, 2012
Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.