funding, developmental biology, evolution, immunology
The Cytokine Cycle
The Cytokine Cycle
W. Sue T. Griffin | Sep 1, 2011
The initiating cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown. However, from our studies it’s clear that many types of neuronal damage—­­from traumatic brain injury, to epilepsy, infection, or genetic predisposition—­can activate brain immune cells—microglia and astrocytes-- promoting them to produce IL-1 and S100 inflammatory cytokines.
Blood’s Role in the Aging Brain
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
A blood protein involved in allergy contributes to the decline in brain function and memory in aging mice.
Velcro Helps Muscles Grow
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
Stretching muscle cells as they grow helps promote the expression of growth factors.
Hiding Under a Cap
Richard P. Grant | Aug 30, 2011
Editor's Choice in Immunology
Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in evolutionary biology, from Faculty of 1000
NIH Finalizes Conflict Rules
Bob Grant | Aug 25, 2011
America's key federal biomedical research agency officially releases its new policy on conflicts of interest.
86 Percent of Eukaryotes Undiscovered
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2011
A new estimate of eukaryotic diversity suggests a total of 8.7 million species. So far, scientists have discovered only 1.2 million of them.
Cutting Back in Academia
Jef Akst | Aug 23, 2011
The National Academy of Sciences will propose a plan for cutting back costs at state universities.
Beer Yeast Identified
Jef Akst | Aug 23, 2011
A new yeast species found in Patagonia appears to be the missing half of the long-used lager yeast.
New Oldest Fossils
Jef Akst | Aug 22, 2011
Fossils discovered in Australian rocks may be the remnants of three and a half billion-year-old microorganisms.