mice, ecology, immunology
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Tracy Vence | Jun 30, 2014
Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes than uninfected animals, a study shows.
Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation
Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation
Kate Yandell | Jun 22, 2014
ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.
Ancient Apoptosis
Ancient Apoptosis
Kate Yandell | Jun 9, 2014
Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.
Combating Asian Carp
Combating Asian Carp
Jef Akst | Jun 5, 2014
A new plan to protect the Great Lakes from the invasive species is set in motion.
Animal Tracker
Animal Tracker
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 3, 2014
A program developed by animal behavior researchers automatically tracks individuals in a group, like fish in a school or ants in a colony.
Wild Relatives
Wild Relatives
Hannes Dempewolf, Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez, Colin K. Khoury | Jun 1, 2014
As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.
Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies
Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 24, 2014
Gerald Edelman, who broke new ground in two distinct fields of life science, has passed away at age 84.
Running Wild
Running Wild
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 22, 2014
Mice in nature appear to enjoy running on wheels, helping to settle the question whether the behavior is a just a neurotic response in lab mice.
Rock Snot Explained
Rock Snot Explained
Bob Grant | May 8, 2014
An increasingly common algal growth, found in rivers the world over, is caused by changing environmental conditions, not accidental introductions.
Finch-Powered Fumigation
Finch-Powered Fumigation
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 7, 2014
Darwin’s finches use pesticide-treated cotton to line their nests and unwittingly protect themselves against parasitic fly larvae.