Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped <em>Homo sapiens</em> Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness

Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.

Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.

induced pluripotent stem cells, microbiology, evolution
Directed Evolution, Phage Display Nab Chemistry Nobel
Directed Evolution, Phage Display Nab Chemistry Nobel
Catherine Offord, Kerry Grens | Oct 3, 2018
The 2018 award goes to Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter, and George Smith.
Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers
Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers
Ashley Yeager | Oct 2, 2018
Three researchers, Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland, who worked on optical tweezers and chirped pulse amplification win the 2018 award.
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 2, 2018
An accomplished infectious disease scientist, Meyers spent the 1960s treating and studying the condition in central Africa.
Infographic: The Search for Life Below the Surface
Infographic: The Search for Life Below the Surface
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
The recent expansion of large-scale scientific drilling programs, combined with intensified efforts to take advantage of existing portals into the crust, has led to an explosion of research on the deep biosphere.
Life Thrives Within the Earth&rsquo;s Crust
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.
A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 27, 2018
Controversy surrounding a mathematical model to explain the so-called “greater variability of males” hypothesis fells two versions of a paper—but critics of the work wish it were still published.
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2018
Some patients could suppress the virus without antiretroviral therapy for months after the drug infusions.
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 26, 2018
Suppression of a signaling pathway in Toxoplasma gondii prevents the parasite from replicating in host cells.
Fossilized Lipids Confirm <em>Dickinsonia</em> as One of the Earliest Animals
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals
Ruth Williams | Sep 20, 2018
An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.