Live Slow, Die Old
Ed Yong | May 17, 2012
Ancient bacteria living in deep-sea sediments are alive—but with metabolisms so slow that it’s hard to tell.
Treating Fat with Fat
Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012
Is brown fat ready for therapeutic prime time?
Biota Babble
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
A Mammalian Longevity Gene?
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 23, 2012
Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.
Immune Heat
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
Metabolites Involved in Chronic Pain
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jan 22, 2012
Untargeted metabolic profiling implicates a new suite of metabolites that may be involved in nerve damage-induced pain.
Snake Heart Balloons After Meal
Tia Ghose | Oct 28, 2011
The Burmese python’s heart triples in size after a nice big meal, thanks in part to a special blend of fatty acids.
Sharing the Bounty
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.
RNAs regulate cell death
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 5, 2011
Three RNAs expressed in the nucleolus mediate death in cells exposed to too much fat.
Power Failure
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2011
Does mitochondrial dysfunction lie at the heart of common, complex diseases like cancer and autism?