human evolution, immunology
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 1, 2016
Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.
Opinion: Our Inner Caveman
Opinion: Our Inner Caveman
João Pedro de Magalhães | Aug 1, 2016
The modern human brain evolved in social and environmental settings very unlike today’s. Despite our cultural and technological progress, tribal instincts remain.
On Becoming Human
On Becoming Human
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2016
Some thoughts on going to the Galápagos
How Your Nose Got Its Shape
How Your Nose Got Its Shape
Karen Zusi | Aug 1, 2016
Climate variation has sculpted our schnozzes since the earliest humans evolved, but environmental pressures can’t explain everything.
Humans Never Stopped Evolving
Humans Never Stopped Evolving
John Hawks | Aug 1, 2016
The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.
Decoding Human Accelerated Regions
Decoding Human Accelerated Regions
Katherine S. Pollard | Aug 1, 2016
Do the portions of our genomes that set us apart from other animals hold the secret to human evolution?
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Nailing Down HAR Function
Nailing Down HAR Function
Katherine S. Pollard | Jul 31, 2016
A remaining challenge in the study of human accelerated regions (HARs) is establishing their specific functions during development and other biological processes.
Understanding Human Accelerated Regions
Understanding Human Accelerated Regions
Katherine S. Pollard | Jul 31, 2016
Fast-evolving regions of the human genome differentiate our species from all other mammals.
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 31, 2016
In mice, immune cells from the body cavity surrounding organs arrive at the site of damage to chew up the nuclei of dead cells.