European Medicines Agency, culture, evolution
Evolution in Oil Droplets
Evolution in Oil Droplets
Bob Grant | Dec 9, 2014
For the first time, researchers have mimicked biological evolution using chemicals instead of living organisms.
Gene Jumped to All Three Domains of Life
Gene Jumped to All Three Domains of Life
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
By horizontal gene transfer, an antibacterial gene family has dispersed to a plant, an insect, several fungi, and an archaeon.
Book Excerpt from <em>One Plus One Equals One</em>
Book Excerpt from One Plus One Equals One
John Archibald | Dec 1, 2014
In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2014
Your Atomic Self, Eureka!, A Talent for Friendship, and Undeniable
Mosquito Genomes Galore
Mosquito Genomes Galore
Ruth Williams | Nov 27, 2014
Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research.
Barley Key to Mankind’s Alpine Incursion
Barley Key to Mankind’s Alpine Incursion
Bob Grant | Nov 24, 2014
The cold-tolerant cereal crop allowed humans to live and farm higher than ever starting more than 3,000 years ago.
Culturing Drug-Resistant Tumors
Culturing Drug-Resistant Tumors
Kerry Grens | Nov 17, 2014
Improved methods to grow patients’ tumor cells in a dish offer opportunities to find durable therapies.
When Males Kill Young
When Males Kill Young
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 13, 2014
Many social factors contributed to the evolution of male infanticide in mammal societies.
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2014
Researchers show that patterned coloration can be an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Molly Sharlach | Nov 11, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research