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Image of the Day
Chris Tachibana | Feb 1, 2016
Is the public dissection of zoo animals a boon to research and education, a PR nightmare, or both?
Giraffe in Half
Staff | Feb 1, 2016
Watch footage from the public dissection of Marius, the young giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo who was ultimately fed to predators at the facility. (CAUTION: GRAPHIC IMAGES)
Lizard Secretes Heat
Bob Grant | Jan 25, 2016
Researchers confirm the unprecedented endothermic abilities of a South American reptile.
Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2015
In mice lacking intestinal microbiota, white fat turns brown and obesity is prevented.
Fish Size, Vision Skills Explained
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2015
Scientists describe molecular underpinnings of salmon size and of fishes’ ability to navigate murky environments in separate studies.
Fat Saps Muscle
Tracy Vence | Nov 1, 2015
The accumulation of fat within skeletal muscle, as happens with obesity, diminishes muscle performance.
New Data Attempt to Resolve Protein Dispute
Kerry Grens | Oct 22, 2015
The latest analysis on GDF11, a proposed antiaging protein, blames discrepancies in the literature on misreported doses and misinterpretation.
Growing Placenta-Generating Cells
Jef Akst | Oct 14, 2015
Researchers derive trophoblast stem cells from mouse fibroblasts, paving the way for cell therapy for placental dysfunction diseases.
Warming Up to Brown Fat
Kerry Grens | Oct 8, 2015
Scientists know how to turn on these fat-combusting cells. Can these energy burners be used to combat obesity?
Ruth Williams | Sep 3, 2015
The inner ear organ, from macro to micro