disease & medicine, techniques
Using Mimics to Get Around Antibodies’  Limitations
Using Mimics to Get Around Antibodies’ Limitations
Devika G. Bansal | Jun 1, 2018
Synthetic and natural alternatives to traditional antibodies offer more control, specificity, and reproducibility. 
Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab
Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab
Abby Olena | Jun 1, 2018
The IoT can link up many facets of research—from laboratory equipment to ideas—but scientists must be ready for the questions its implementation could raise.
Infographic: Researchers Aim to Predict How Pathogens Jump Species
Infographic: Researchers Aim to Predict How Pathogens Jump Species
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018

Understanding the factors that influence spillover could help forecast future epidemics.

 

Infographic: Gassy Genes
Infographic: Gassy Genes
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2018

Soil scientists get bacteria to report on what their neighbors are up to.

Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2018
The bat version of the STING protein helps dampen the mammals' immune response to infection, researchers have found.
Gene Expression Analysis Gets Gassy
Gene Expression Analysis Gets Gassy
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2018
Soil scientists use a gas-producing reporter system to assess gene activity in bacteria.
Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
A step-by-step study of diseases that jump species gives subtle clues about future epidemics.
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2018
Low levels of a biochemical process involved in fat breakdown predicts weight gain and metabolic complications more than a decade later.
Aging-Related Diseases May Be a Negative Outcome of Human Evolution
Aging-Related Diseases May Be a Negative Outcome of Human Evolution
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 31, 2018
Genetic adaptations for human brain development also make us vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.  
In Utero Transplant in First Clinical Trial Successful
In Utero Transplant in First Clinical Trial Successful
Jim Daley | May 30, 2018
Doctors treated the fetus, who has alpha thalassemia major, with cells from her mother’s bone marrow.