funding, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology, evolution
Research Fund Used for Political Ends
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 19, 2011
Research money from the oil industry was used by University of Calgary academics to promote skepticism about human-caused climate change.
New Drug Toxicity Chip
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2011
The NIH, FDA, and DARPA are teaming up to develop a chip to test drug toxicities as one of the first projects of the NIH's new translational research center.
Public Solves Protein Structure
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2011
Players of an online game that allows users to adjust how proteins are folded have solved a decade-long protein structure mystery.
Next Generation: All-In-One In Vivo Scope
Kerry Grens | Sep 16, 2011
Researchers package a fluorescence microscope—including the light and camera—that can image the brain of a freely moving mouse.
Ancient Croc Found
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2011
Researchers discover a new fossil of an ancient 20-foot-long crocodile in the same coal mine where the world’s largest snake was found.
NSF Faces Budget Cuts
Tia Ghose | Sep 16, 2011
A Senate panel has reduced the National Science Foundation’s budget by $162 million for the upcoming fiscal year.
Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.
Early Bird Plumage
Early Bird Plumage
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
After rummaging through thousands of amber inclusions housed at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada, researchers discovered 11 amber encased-feather fossils that provide the most detailed picture yet of early feather evolution.
Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 15, 2011
Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.
Chinese Biosafety Concerns
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 14, 2011
A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.