Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age

A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.

A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.

mice, microbiology, cell & molecular biology
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Jef Akst | Feb 14, 2019
When implanted into mice, the “pseudo-islets” helped treat the animals’ diabetes symptoms.
Breastmilk from Mothers Who Pump Has a Different Microbial Makeup
Breastmilk from Mothers Who Pump Has a Different Microbial Makeup
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 13, 2019
In a study of nearly 400 breastfeeding mothers, researchers find links between directly feeding the child and a more diverse microbiota, compared to milk from pumping.
Image of the Day: Star Burst
Image of the Day: Star Burst
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 8, 2019
Pancreatic cells associated with cancer resemble celestial bodies as revealed by microscopy.
Mixing It Up in the Web of Life
Mixing It Up in the Web of Life
Rodrigo Pérez Ortega | Feb 5, 2019
Many types of marine plankton are either animal-like or plant-like. But a huge number are both, and they are upending ideas about ocean ecology.
Climate Change May Hamper Response to Flu: Study
Climate Change May Hamper Response to Flu: Study
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 5, 2019
Mice exposed to heat wave temperatures ate less and showed weakened immune responses to the virus.
Specific Gut Microbes Linked with Depression: Study
Specific Gut Microbes Linked with Depression: Study
Ashley Yeager | Feb 4, 2019
The research is among the first to find the connection in humans.
Image of the Day: Gut Reaction
Image of the Day: Gut Reaction
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 4, 2019
Immune cells in the mouse gut help recognize damaging compounds and prompt intestinal stem cells to repair DNA.
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Amanda Keener | Feb 1, 2019
A growing branch of research on how plants use exosomes to interact with their environment is opening up a new field of plant biology.
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.