MODIS, neuroscience, evolution, cell & molecular biology
Plant RNAs Found in Mammals
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 20, 2011
MicroRNAs from plants accumulate in mammalian blood and tissues, where they can regulate gene expression.
Mammoth Blood in the ER?
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 19, 2011
A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.
Public Solves Protein Structure
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2011
Players of an online game that allows users to adjust how proteins are folded have solved a decade-long protein structure mystery.
Next Generation: All-In-One In Vivo Scope
Kerry Grens | Sep 16, 2011
Researchers package a fluorescence microscope—including the light and camera—that can image the brain of a freely moving mouse.
Ancient Croc Found
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2011
Researchers discover a new fossil of an ancient 20-foot-long crocodile in the same coal mine where the world’s largest snake was found.
Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.
Early Bird Plumage
Early Bird Plumage
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
After rummaging through thousands of amber inclusions housed at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada, researchers discovered 11 amber encased-feather fossils that provide the most detailed picture yet of early feather evolution.
Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 15, 2011
Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.
Skipping Pluripotency
Jef Akst | Sep 14, 2011
Researchers are developing ways to convert mature somatic cells from one cell type to another, avoiding the tumor-causing pluripotent stage associated with stem cells.
Behavior Brief
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 13, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research