genetics & genomics, funding, cell & molecular biology
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2015
Deficiency in a protein called pejvakin makes inner ear cells more vulnerable to sound, unable to brace themselves against oxidative stress stimulated by noise. 
Following the Funding
Following the Funding
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2015
Researchers use network theory to estimate the importance of relationships among researchers and institutions in attracting grant money.
Three Origins for Rice?
Three Origins for Rice?
Karen Zusi | Nov 3, 2015
Rice was domesticated three separate times across Asia, a new study suggests.
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2015
A single nucleotide polymorphism in BDNF is tied with lower levels of the protein and higher body-mass index.
Adding Padding
Adding Padding
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.
Remote Mind Control
Remote Mind Control
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2015
Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action
Fanning the Flames
Fanning the Flames
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Laura W. Bowers, Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan | Nov 1, 2015
Obese people are at higher risk for developing cancer, have worse prognoses once diagnosed, and are often resistant to chemotherapy regimens. The question is, Why?
Obesogens
Obesogens
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2015
Low doses of environmental chemicals can make animals gain weight. Whether they do the same to humans is a thorny issue.
2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Amanda B. Keener, Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
This year’s survey highlights dramatic regional, sector, and gender variations.