physiology, immunology, ecology
Biodegradables not environmentally friendly
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 3, 2011
The breakdown of landfill trash by microorganisms may cause significant harm to the environment through the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, researchers at North Carolina State University claim.
The Gravity of Life
Rob Dunn | Jun 1, 2011
Whose well-being is threatened by our changing relationship with the myriad organisms that shaped the evolution of our species?
Vaccines
Robin A. Weiss and Peter Hale | Jun 1, 2011
Looking back, looking ahead
The Last Vaccine Frontier
Brad Spellberg | Jun 1, 2011
Successful vaccines have been created to protect against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Why aren’t there any for combating fungal infections?
Recognizing the Human Potential
Gene M. Shearer and Adriano Boasso | Jun 1, 2011
It may be time to reconsider an AIDS vaccine which is more human than viral, triggering the immune system in a way that no other vaccine does.
Shooting Down Addiction
Thomas Kosten | Jun 1, 2011
A new breed of vaccines aims to wean users off cocaine.
A Shot in the Arm
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 1, 2011
Decades of vaccine research have expanded our understanding of the immune system and are yielding novel disease-fighting tactics.
Pick your frog poison
Jessica P. Johnson | May 31, 2011
Human development may destroy natural habitats, but it could also provide amphibians with a safe haven from deadly fungal infections.
Compact Model T
Hannah Waters | May 25, 2011
Editor's choice in immunology
Hangover Headache
Hannah Waters | May 25, 2011
Editor's choice in neuroscience