horizontal gene transfer, developmental biology, ecology, culture
Circadian Signs of Aging
Kerry Grens | Jul 13, 2011
The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.
Repeated Regeneration
Megan Scudellari | Jul 12, 2011
A 16-year-long newt study finds that regeneration remains efficient with repetition and age.
New COI Rules at Risk?
Jef Akst | Jul 12, 2011
A watchdog group urges the US government to enact guidelines that would require federally-funded researchers to publically disclose financial interests.
Top 7 in Developmental Biology
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in developmental biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.
Cellular Salve
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 8, 2011
Ivan Martin talks about the promise of using cell-based therapies to regenerate joint cartilage.
Summer Science, British Style
Jef Akst and Richard P. Grant | Jul 8, 2011
The Royal Society's annual science extravaganza packs some interesting stuff into 5 days of love and research.
Medical Journal Editors Quit
Jef Akst | Jul 7, 2011
Unhappy with management, two editors-in-chief of the Croatian Medical Journal bid the publication goodbye.
Dead Cane Toads Are Deadly
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 5, 2011
The deadly-when-eaten invasive amphibians that have been plaguing Australian wildlife for years continue to poison even after they’re dead.
Digit ratio predicts penis length
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2011
In addition to its relationship to a variety of diseases, the length ratio of the second and fourth fingers also correlates with stretched penile length in men.
Pain-Free Love
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.