innovation, evolution, immunology
Novel Hantavirus Infection Method
Novel Hantavirus Infection Method
Bob Grant | Jul 3, 2015
Researchers find that the potentially deadly virus uses cholesterol to gain access to cells.
How to Make a New Species
How to Make a New Species
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2015
Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.
High-Flying Ducks
High-Flying Ducks
Sarah Hewitt | Jul 1, 2015
Five species of waterfowl have evolved a variety of adaptations to adjust to the high altitude of South America’s Lake Titicaca.
Brrrr-ying the Results
Brrrr-ying the Results
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Holding laboratory mice at temperatures lower than those the animals prefer could be altering their physiology and skewing experimental results.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
July 2015's selection of notable quotes
Diagnosing Ebola in 15 Minutes
Diagnosing Ebola in 15 Minutes
Jef Akst | Jun 30, 2015
A new test that scans for the Ebola virus with just a fingerprick could be a practical diagnostic for use in West Africa.
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Bob Grant | Jun 22, 2015
A new study shows that kangaroos are predominantly left-handed.
Neutralizing HIV
Neutralizing HIV
Kerry Grens | Jun 18, 2015
Engineered immunogens based on conserved patches of the virus’s envelope protein point to new strategies for vaccine design.
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Bob Grant | Jun 12, 2015
The predatory toxins employed by animals separated by millions of years of evolution are virtually identical, a study shows.