human evolution, cell & molecular biology, neuroscience, evolution
Cough Syrup Treats MS?
Bob Grant | Jul 11, 2011
Researchers find that an ingredient in common cough medicine improves multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models.
Rising Waters Wash Away Cell Lines
Jef Akst | Jul 11, 2011
A Danish cell bank scrambles to save irreplaceable cell and tissue samples in the wake of a flood.
Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?
Amy Maxmen | Jul 8, 2011
New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.
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.
Radical Reversal
Megan Scudellari | Jul 6, 2011
Free radicals, widely believed to promote cancer, may actually slow tumor growth.
Top 7 in Cancer Biology
Bob Grant | Jul 6, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in cancer biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Air Pollution Stunts Cognition
Tia Ghose | Jul 6, 2011
Particulates in the air can cause impaired learning and depression in mice.
Brain Cells Self-Amplify
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2011
A certain type of neural precursor does it all—replaces itself, differentiates into specialized brain cells, and multiplies into more stem-cell-like cells.
Pain-Free Love
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.